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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 in Corciano, Italy. 



Italy, Spoleto Festival, first solo-show


Poland, Gdynia Pland, Subbotko Gallery

Poland, Sopot, Herman Gallery


Germany, Dortmund, curator Ursula Berrar


Germany, Munich, U.P.B.


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


Italy, Perugia, Spazio Arte Gallery, Ixtus

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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"


Spain, Madrid, Binomio Gallery, "Kenosis"


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


Spain, Cuenca, Fundación Antonio Pérez, "Entanglements/Entrelazamientos"



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


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

Italy, Bolzano, Les Chances de l'Art Gallery


Germany, Potsdam/Berlin, "Vergleich Zwischen Culturen"


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

Italy, Erice (Trapani), City Gallery


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


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


USA, New York, Rough House


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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"


Italy, Todi, Extra Moenia Gallery, "Interruptio"


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"


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


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"


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


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


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


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


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


Spain, Toledo, Roberto Polo Museum, Permanent Collection 


Germany, Dusseldorf, "Parade", Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art


Gemany, Dusseldorf, "Colour Turns Me On", Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art

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