Roberto Roberto - Biography - Louis K. Meisel Gallery
BORN

1974
Todi, Italy

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Candy paintings, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, Art New York, New York, NY
2015
Castelli Di Zucchero, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
2014
New Paintings, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York
2012
La Mia Caramella, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York
2011
Candy Paintings, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
2009
Beijing, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Glass FX, Art of Glass 2, The Hermitage Museum and Gardens, Norfolk, VA
2007
Dirty Plates, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York
2005
Giardini di Cristallo, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York
2004
Spazi Infiniti, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York
Albermarle Gallery, London, England
2002
Robert Kidd Gallery, Detroit, MI
2000
Galerie De Castiglione, Paris, France
1996
Palazzo delle, Perugia, Italy
1995
Umbria Jazz, Perugia, Italy
1994
Todi Festival, Todi, Italy

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012-17
Hyperrealism 1967-2012; Kunsthalle Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany; Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain; Saarland Museum, Germany; The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England; The Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia; Musee d’Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
2017
The Europeans, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
2016
Feast for the Eyes, The Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
2015
The Artist’s Gaze, Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach, FL
Summer Group Exhibition, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
True Colors, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
2014
Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, Context Art Miami, Miami, FL
Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, Art Silicon Valley, San Francisco, CA
Photorealism: Beginnings to Today, The New Orleans Museum
Of Art, New Orleans, LA
Photorealism: The Everyday Illuminated, Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, Art Context, Miami, FL
2013-14
Photorealism Revisited; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK; The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
2011
Real: Realism and Diverse Media, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
2010
Sweet Tooth, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
Expansion, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Real(ists), Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
2009
Photorealist Painting, Arthur M. Berger Gallery, Manhattanville College, New York
Louis K. Meisel Gallery: 40 Years of Photorealism, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Summer Views: Gallery Artists & Invitational, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Small Paintings from Around the World, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
2008
Unforeseen Reflections, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Arte contemporanea per i rifugiati, seventh edition, Sotheby's, Milan, Italy
SPF 20 - Shades of Summer, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Arte contemporanea per i rifugiati, seventh edition, Sotheby's, Rome, Italy
Monaco 2008, Prince Fine Arts, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Art Chicago 2008, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, Chicago, IL
Arte Contemporanea per I Rifugiati, Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy
Culinary Arts, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Structure, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Iperrealisti, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Arte Contemporanea per I Rifugiati, UNHCR, Christies, Milan, Italy
2006
Summer Suite, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Three Person Show, Albemarle Gallery, London,
Contemporary Realism 2006, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tusla, OK
Winter Reflections, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
2005
Re-presenting Realism VII, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
New Photorealists, Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
What is Realism?, Albemarle Gallery, London, curated by Edward Lucie-Smith
Cars and Ketchup: Photorealist Images of the American Landscape, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Personal Places, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Winter in Blue, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
2004
New American Realism, Tony Brunelli Fine Art, Binghamton, NY
The Big Picture, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Vertical Arrangements, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Seeing is Believing: American Trompe L’oeil, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Summer is..., Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
New Photorealists, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York
Blow Up, St. Paul’s Gallery, Birmingham, England
Albemarle Gallery, London, England
2003
Albemarle Gallery, London, England
Painting Glass, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York
Albemarle Gallery, London, England
Art Chicago, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002
Albemarle Gallery, London, Eng land
Paisley Tyler & Co., London, England
Robert Kidd Gallery, Detroit, MI
2001
Albemarle Gallery, London, England
Robert Kidd Gallery, Detroit, MI
Albemarle Gallery, London, England
2000
M.F.F. Galerie, Nice, France
Galerie Rocha, Barbizon, France
Alexander of Florence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Galleria Ortarte, Novara, Italy
Albemarle Gallery, London, England
Galleria Questarte, Fiera d'Arte Contemporanea, Innsbruk, Austria
1999
M.F.F. Galerie, Nice, France
Galerie Rocha, Barbizon, France
Alexander of Florence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Galleria Ortarte, Novara, Italy
Galleria Questarte, Villa Farsetti, Venice, Italy
1998
Galerie Rocha, Barbizon, France
Galleria Fidesarte 16 Asta, Venice, Italy
Galleria Ortarte, Novara, Italy
Galleria Fidesarte 17 Asta, Venice, Italy
Galeria Got, Paris, France
Alexander of Florence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Galleria Artesegno, Mostra Mercato d'Arte Contemporanea,
"Arte Padova 1998", Padova, Italy
1997
Centro Espositivo Hotel, "La Rosetta", Perugia, Italy
Palazzo Comunale, Perugia, Italy
National Museum of Fine Arts, La Valletta, Malta
Galleria Arearte, Ancona, Italy
1997
Galleria Artesegno, Udine, Italy
Galerie le Miroir des Maitres, Geneva, Switzerland
1996
Centro Espositivo Hotel, "Fonte Cesia", Perugia, Italy
"Grande percorso artistico", Perugia, Italy
Palazzo Comunale, "Todi Festival", Perugia, Italy
1995
Palazzo Pietromarchi, Perugia, Italy
Mostra Mercato d'Arte Antica e Moderna, Terni, Italy

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016
Kloosterboer, Lorena. “Kloosterboer on 50 Years of Photorealism”, Poets&Artists, July 2.
Sweet Treats, American Art Collector, March 2016, 102-103
Sugar Castles, Arttrade.TV, 27 Feb 2016
Work of the Day, Art New York, 25 Feb 2016
Daniel, Ana, The Sounthhamptom Review, Real, Yet More than Real, volume X, Winter/Spring 2016, 95 and 98
Goldstein, Michael. “Roberto Bernardi: Roberto Bernardi”. ArtistsForum.Org. March 6
Leger, Herve, ed. “Roberto Bernardi”. Art’s Vice, page 68-69.
“Real, Yet More Than Real”, The Southampton Review, Volume X No. 1.
2015
Repubblica.it, Il vestito di Beuys, 22-0 -2015 by Carlo Alberto Bucci
Candyland, by Gilles Dyan and Shirley Yablonsky, exhibition catalogue, Opera Gallery
Eldiario.es, La exposición 'Hiperrealismo 1967-2013 del Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao concluye el próximo día 19 by Europa Press Bilbao, July 1.
Hipescience.com "Hiper-realismo:11 artistas que vao deixar voce de queixo caido", March 12.
SociArt Network, "una coppia iperrealista. Spence e Bernardi" by D. Marcatajo, May 8.
Fernandez, Sara. Revista Indie, Hiperrealismo.1967-2012.
“Sirona Fine Art Presents A Small Army Of World-Class Artists”, Miami Art Scene, January 30.
2014
Pricco, Evan, ed. Juxtapoz: Hyperreal. Berkley, CA: Gingko Press. Pages 204-209.
Lash, Miranda, Russell Lord, Louis K. Meisel, Susan Taylor. Photorealism: Beginnings to Today. Edited by Nola Butler. New York: Scala Arts Publishers and New Orleans: New Orleans Museum of Art.
2013
Meisel, Louis K. Photorealism in the Digital Age. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Kraemer, Torsten. “Beziehung von Farbe und Gegenstand” in Thema Kunst: Farbe. Stuttgart and Leipzig, Germany: Ernst Klett Verlang.
Letze, Otto, et. al. 50 Years of Hyperrealist Painting. Hatje Cantz: Germany.
Jauregui, Andres. “Roberto Bernardi Hyperrealist Paintings: Amazing Still Lifes of Chrome, Plastic, Candy”, The Huffington Post, January 17.
2012
Rose, Joshua. “Roberto Bernardi”, American Art Collector, October.
2011
Press, Marina. Candy Paintings and Other Works. New York: Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery. May.
2010
Turner, Cherie Louise. Sweet Tooth. San Francisco: Scott Richards Contemporary Art. November.
Dean, Kevin. Real(ists). Sarasota: Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design.
2009
Bernardi, Roberto and Raphaella Spence. Beijing Project. Exh. Cat. New York: Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery. December.
“La mano perfetta della bellezza”, Il Messaggero, September.
“Metto il frigorifero sulla tela”, Il Messaggero, September
“Arte Contemporanea per i Rifugiati “, DDN Cucine International, April-June.
GlassFX: Works by Roberto Bernardi. Exh. Cat. Newport, VA: Hermitage Museum & Gardens Press.
2008
Katter, Eldon and Marilyn Stewart, Eds. Explorations in Art, Grade 6. Worchester, Mass: Davis Publications.
Arte Contemporanea per i Rifugiati, Auction Catalogue. Milan: Sotheby’s.
"Opere d’arte all’asta per aiutare i rifugiati", E Polis Milano, December 1.
"Arte contemporanea per i rifugiati: asta oggi da Sotheby's", DNEWS, December 1.
"Arte contemporanea peri i rifugiati", La Repubblica, December 1.
“Arte contemporanea Sotheby’s”, Il Sole 24 Ore, November 30.
“Arte all’asta per l’Uganda”, Corriere Della Sera, November 30.
“Arte contemporanea per i rifugiati”, Luxgallery, November 30.
“Opere all’asta per l’Africa madrina Ornella Vanoni”, La Repubblica, November 30.
“Arte contemporanea per i rifugiati”, Teknemedia, November 29.
“Solidarietà”, Il Venerdì di Repubblica, November 28.
“Arte contemporanea peri i rifugiati, appuntamento da Sotheby’s a Milano”, CSR &
Sustainability News, November 27.
“Un natale in bellezza”, MF, November 27.
“Arte contemporanea all’asta per aiutare i rifugiati”, La Repubblica, November 15.
“Unhcr e Sotheby’s, arte per i rifugiati”, Corriere Della Sera, November 14.
“Arte contemporanea per i Rifugiati VII edizione”, Roma Multietnica, November 14.
“L’arte a sostegno dei bambini di Uganda e Sudan”, Radio Vaticana, November 13.
“Unhcr: da Sotheby’s asta di arte contemporanea per i rifugiati”, Il Veliono, November 12.
“The Scene of Ordinaries”, Vogue Girl Korea, September.
“La Rinascita del Fotorealismo”, Piacere Magazine, April.
2007
Arte Contemporanea per i Rifugiati, Auction Catalogue. Milan: Christie’s. pp. 30-31, ill. col.
Edtr., American Art Collector, Nov., pp. 130-133, ill., col.
Leggio, Gail. Singing Shapes, Still Life Paintings in the Galleries, American Arts Quarterly, Fall, pp.12-13, ill. col.
University Settlement Wine Collection, ill., col., wine case label and catalog.
O’Hern, John. Reflective Measures, American Art Collector, Aug., pp.56-59, ill., col.
Kagan, Dick. “Taste Sensations”, Arts & Antiques, May, p. 52.
2003
Modern Painters, Albemarle Gallery, London
The Spectator, Albemarle Gallery, London
Art News, Albemarle Gallery, London
The Art Newspaper, Albemarle Gallery, London
Country Life, Albemarle Gallery, London
2002
Taylor, John Russell. “Presente il passato e l’eterno”, General Catalogue 1998 – 2002.
“Top Arts”, Catalogo Nazionale d’Arte Contemporanea.
Country Life, Albemarle Gallery, London
Modern Painters, Albemarle Gallery, London
International Homes, Albemarle Gallery, London
Robert Kidd Gallery, Art in America, June.
2001
Art in America, May.
“The Annual Still Life Show 2001” Albemarle Gallery, General Catalogue
Country Life, Albemarle Gallery, (England)
“Top Arts”, Catalogo Nazionale d’Arte Contemporanea
2000
“L’espressione dei sogni” Solo exhibition M.F.F. Galerie, General Catalogue
“Top Arts”, Catalogo Nazionale d’Arte Contemporanea
“Festival della Pittura Italiana”, Albemarle Gallery, General Catalogue
“Contemporary Italiana Art”, Alexander of Florence Gallery, General Catalogue
Art in America, October
Albemarle Gallery, The Spectator.
1999
“Top Arts”, Catalogo Nazionale d’Arte Contemporanea
”L’Arte Contemporanea dal Secondo Dopoguerra ad Oggi”, n°35, (Edizione Giorgio Mondatori)
”Grafemi, quaderni d’arte e di letteratura” (la Panarie rivista friulana di cultura)
Arte Mondatori: n°307 March
1998 “Catalogo d’Arte Contemporanea Italiana”, Pittore e Scultori 1946-1998, (Edizione De Agostini)
Arte Moderna e Contemporanea 16°, 17°, Asta Fidesarte, Mestre/Venezia
“Arte Padova 1998”, 9° mostra mercato d’arte contemporanea, General Catalogue
1998
Arte Mondadori: n°294, n°297, n°301, n°303, n°304. Feb. - Dec.
1997
Gli Europeisti at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta - Malta (General Catalogue)
“Gli Europeisti a Malta”, The Sunday Times, February 2.
Il centro Italia, February 15.
“L’Arte Contemporanea dal secondo Dopoguerra ad Oggi” n 33, (Edizione Giorgio Mondadori)
Arte Mondadori: n°286, n°289, n°292. June - Dec.

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