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About the artist


Born in Palermo on August 30th 1962, in 1987 Vasta took her Master Degree in Philosophy at the University of Perugia. Her thesis was Visual Education for the Development of Creative Personality.
In 1997, after living for a few years in the US, Vasta decides 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 is in Germany where in the Cistercian Abbey of Marienstatt she realizes the works which will be exhibited at the Bochum Museum. Vasta has lectured for several academic institutions such as the American University of Washington DC, Chautauqua Institution in Buffalo, New York, Cardinal Stritch in Milwaukee and Montana State University in Bozeman. First prize for painting at the Florence International Biennial in 2003, Vasta has widely exhibited in Italy and abroad.

She is Academic of Merit and member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Fine Arts Pietro Vannucci in Perugia. In 2012 Rossella Vasta has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters by Cardinal Stritch University, the biggest of the 22 Franciscan Universities in US.

Solo-Shows and Presentations

  • 1981
    • Italy, Spoleto Festival, first solo-show
  • 1990
    • Poland, Gdinia Poland, Subbotko Gallery
    • Poland, Sopot, Herman Gallery
  • 1991
    • Germany, Dortmund, curator Ursula Berrar
  • 1992
    • Germany, Munich, U.P.B.
  • 1995
    • Italy, Perugia, Spazio Arte Gallery, Ixtus
    • Italy, Rome, Salon Privé Gallery, Metamorphoses, curator Barbara Rose
  • 1996
    • USA, Washington DC, American University, Visiting Artist
  • 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, 100Palms for Peace works on paper
    • USA, Milwaukee, lecture on The Medieval Garden as the Mirror of the Franciscan University
    • USA, NY Buffalo, Chautauqua Institution, CVA Gallery 100 Palms for Peace works on paper
  • 2007
    • USA, NY Buffalo, Chautauqua Institution IN MENSA ceramics
    • Italy, Perugia, CONFAPI,Arborea
    • Japan,Tokyo,Shiodomeitalia Creative Center, Table of Silence
  • 2008
    • Japan, Tokyo,Italian Cultural Institute,Table of Silence
  • 2010
    • Italy, Interruptio, UmbriaLibri Book Fair and Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino Book Fair
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