BIOGRAPHY

Born in Palermo on August 30, 1962, in 1987 Vasta took her Master Degree in Philosophy at the University of Perugia. Her thesis was Visual Education for the Development of the Creative Personality

In 1997, after living for a few years between New York and Washington D.C., USA, Vasta decided to show in Perugia at Palazzo della Penna, together with the artists she was in contact with while in New York.

Between 1999 and 2000, she resided in Germany where in the Cistercian Abbey of Marienstatt she realized the works which were to be exhibited at the Bochum Museum. Vasta has lectured for several academic institutions such as the American University of Washington D.C., Chautauqua Institution in Buffalo, New York, Cardinal Stritch in Milwaukee and Montana State University in Bozeman. 

First prize holder for painting at the Florence International Biennial in 2003, Vasta has widely exhibited in Italy and abroad. She is an Academic of Merit and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Fine Arts Pietro Vannucci in Perugia. 

In 2012, Rossella Vasta was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters by Cardinal Stritch Franciscan University. 

Since the year 2000, Vasta has served as director and coordinator of the Pieve International School of Corciano, PG. 

SOLO-SHOWS

1981

Italy, Spoleto Festival, first solo-show

1990

Poland, Gdynia Pland, Subbotko Gallery

Poland, Sopot, Herman Gallery

1991

Germany, Dortmund, curator Ursula Berrar

1992

Germany, Munich, U.P.B.

1994

USA, Washington D.C., American University, Visiting Artist

1995

Italy, Perugia, Spazio Arte Gallery, Ixtus

Italy, Rome, Salon Privé Gallery, "Metamorphoses", curator Barbara Rose

2003

Italy, Todi, Extra Moenia Gallery, "Hortus Conclusus in Extra Moenia"

2004

USA, Bozeman, MSU Helen E. Copeland Gallery, "100 Palms for Peace works on paper"

2005

USA, Milwaukee, CSU, Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery, "100 Palms for Peace drawings"; Lecture on "The Medieval Garden as the Mirror of the Franciscan University"

2007

USA, NY Buffalo, Chautaqua Institution "IN MENSA ceramics"

Italy, Perugia, CONFAPI, "Arborea"

Japan, Tokyo, Shidome Italia Creative Center, "Table of Silence"

Japan, Tokyo, Shidome Italia Creative Center, "I Ching Labyrinth" ceramics

2008

Japan, Tokyo, Italian Cultural Institute, "Table of Silence"

2008/2009

International Sustainability Project, "Cantico per un bambino (Canticle for a Child)" ceramics, promoted by Kiwanis for the realization of several schools along the Ivory Coast

2010

Italy, Perugia, "Interruptio" book presentation at Umbria Libri Book Fair

Italy, Torino, "Interruptio" book presentation at Salone Internazionale del Libro Book Fair

2014

USA, Billings, MT, YAM (Yellowstone Art Museum), lecture "Transforming mind patterns and sound waves into visual art"

USA, Billings, MT, Rocky Mountain College, Fortin Education Center Auditorium, lecture on "Art, Spirituality, and Peace"

USA, Bozeman, MT, Montana State University, Cheever Hall, Visiting Artist Lecture on "The Table of Silence"

2015

Spain, Madrid, Binomio Gallery, "Kenosis"

2022

Germany, Dusseldorf, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, "Otto per Otto"

GROUP-SHOWS

1987

Italy, Macerata, "Varianti in corso d'opera", curator Massimo Duranti 

1989

Italy, Corciano Festival, "Imago", curated by A. Carlo Ponti, Massimo Duranti

Italy, Bolzano, Les Chances de l'Art Gallery

1991

Germany, Potsdam/Berlin, "Vergleich Zwischen Culturen"

1992

Italy, Corciano Festival, "Artisti in Umbria", curated by Crispolti, Ponti, Duranti

Italy, Erice (Trapani), City Gallery

1994

Italy, Macerata, Per Mari e per Monti Gallery by Pio Monti, "Il Gatto e la Volpe"

1997

Italy, Rome, Rome International Art Fair RIPARTE, stand StellaR Graphics from Paris

Italy, Todi, Extra Moenia Gallery, "Women beyond Borders"

Italy, Perugia, Palazzo della Penna Museum, "New York-New Generation", curated by Barbara Rose

1999

USA, New York, Rough House

2000

Germany, Bochum, Bochum Museum, "Kunst-Hexen", curated by Hans Gunter Golinski

2001

Italy, Todi, Extra Moenia Gallery, "Baroque and Alchemy"

Italy, Trevi, Trevi Flash Art Museum, "Extra Virgin"

Italy, Florence, "International Biennial of Florence", 4th Prize

2003

Italy, Firenze, "International Biennial of Florence", 1st Prize

2004

Italy, Todi, Extra Moenia Gallery, "Marini, Sanfilippo, Vasta"

2006

Italy, Todi, Extra Moenia Gallery, "IN MENSA", ceramics

2007

Italy, Spello, Villa Fidelia, "Terra di Maestri", curator A. Carlo Ponti

Italy, Todi, Palazzo Landi Corradi, "Omaggio a Piero Dorazio"

2009

Italy, Todi, Extra Moenia Gallery, "32 sentieri"

Italy, Assisi, Monte Frumentario, "OROBLU", curators G. Marini and F. Santaniello

Italy, Assisi, San Damiano, "Table of Silence"

Italy, Colombella, Villa la Colombella UN-WWAP UNESCO, "Arte d'Acqua"

2010

Italy, Todi, Extra Moenia Gallery, "Interruptio"

2011

Brazil, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Fortaleza, "Itendidad Feminina en la colección del IVAM", curator Barbara Rose

USA, New York, Lincoln Center, "Table of Silence", Ground Zero Memorial September 11

Italy, Deruta, Foundation A. Moretti, "A Chalice in Memory of Alviero Moretti", curator A. Carlo Ponti

Italy, Assisi, San Rufino Cathedral October 26, "Table of Silence", in occasion of Pope Benedict multi-religious conference 

Spain, Valencia, IVAM, Istitut Valencia d'Art Modern, "Identidad femenina" permanent collection, curated and catalogue essay by Barbara Rose

Italy, Florence, SACI, "Interruptio" book presentation

Portugal, Matosinhos, "Centro de Arte Moderna Gerardo Rueda", permanent collection

USA, Seattle, Seattle City Hall, "A Chalice for Alviero"

2012

Traveling exhibit "Identidad femenina":

-Bogotá, Colombia, Museo de Arte Moderno

-Santiago de Chile, Chile, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

-Montevideo, Uruguay, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales

-Buenos Aires, Argentina, Museo de Arte Moderno

2013

Spain, Madrid, Binomio Gallery, "Convergencias/Divergencias Gerardo Rueda y sus contemporáneos"

Germany, Fritzlar, "Tra Terra e Cielo"

USA, New York, Lincoln Center, "Table of Silence", Ground Zero Memorial September 11. Included in the "Year of Italian Culture in USA"

Italy, Coricano Festival, "Malizie sul Perugino" curated by Massimo Duranti

Italy, Santa Maria degli Angeli, Assisi, Saint Mary of the Angels Basilica, "in Lucem Transitus"

2014

Italy, Deruta, Foundation A. Moretti, "Relics of the Mind"

Italy, Foligno, CIAC Museum, "Ricognizione 2014-Arte contemporanea in Umbria"

USA, New York, Lincoln Center, "Table of Silence", Ground Zero Memorial September 11

2015

USA, New York, Lincoln Center, "Table of Silence", Ground Zero Memorial September 11

2016

Italy, Rome, Ara Pacis Museum, "Table of Silence/Mare Internum", curated by Roberta Semeraro

USA, New York, Lincoln Center, "Table of Silence", Ground Zero Memorial September 11

2017

Italy, Fabriano, Pinacoteca di Fabriano, "Tavola Aurea", RINASCO Project the Aristide Merloni Foundation, UNESCO Fabriano Creative City

USA, New York, Lincoln Center, "Table of Silence", Ground Zero Memorial September 11

Italy, Saint Mary of the Angels, Porziuncola Museum, "A due a due" with artist Arturo Casanova, curated by Barbara Rose

2018

Italy, Caserta, Reggia di Caserta, "Painting After Postmodernism", curated by Barbara Rose

Italy, Venice, Isola Della Giudecca, EMERGENCY Headquarters Venice, "Mare Internum", curated by Roberta Semeraro

Italy, Bevagna, "In Limine. In chartis Mevaniae" curated by Andrea Baffoni and A. Carlo Ponti

Italy, Foligno, CIAC Museum, Permanent Collection curated by Italo Tomassoni

2019

Spain, Toledo, Roberto Polo Museum, Permanent Collection