Artophilia  •  977   •  2 November 2015

Andrea Bucci


Andrea BucciAndrea Bucci was born in 1966 in Viareggio, Tuscany, on the Italian seacoast, where he lives and works. Son of an artist, but self-taught in his medium of terra cotta, he laid aside a career in architecture to place himself under the critical public eye and affront the road of an artist. He has the spontaneity of youth but also the determination of one who has objectives and wants to pursue them.

His ceramic and bronze figures have poetic simplicity: where, however, everything has a sense. Certain accentuations and deformations finish his pieces with a normal appearance, as if the reality is that represented by the sculptor, and not vice versa. He has enormous bravura in making us accept personages and situations that seem to come out of a book of poetry, and not out of a kiln. He has a light touch and a fantastic grace in all that he presents; but he also has drive, energy, and comprehension of the possibilities – the end result is mastery of his medium.

Since 1986, Andrea has created his art on a professional level. He works both in clay and bronze in small and monumental sizes. Andrea actively participates in the Italian artistic life, with numerous collective and personal exhibitions, along with maintaining and exhibiting in his personal gallery in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.

Andrea’s first foreign exhibit was held in 2000 in Montreal, Canada, with the sponsorship of the Institute of Italian Culture. From there other exhibits have followed in the U.S.A. and Northern Europe. In 2008 he entered and won his first public art competition in Olso, Norway, held by the Selvaag Gruppen for their Peer Gynt Competition. The sculpture, titled “The Wild Buck Ride” will be installed in the fall of 2010.

Andrea’s sculptures are in public and private collections in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, U.S.A. , UK.


Education
– Faculty of Architecture, University of Florence, Italy 1987 – 1997
– High School Diploma, Accounting, ITC Carlo Piaggia, Viareggio, 1981 – 1987

Exhibitions
2014
– Doinel Gallery, London
2013
– Exhibition at “Gruppo culturale Fornace Pasquinucci” Capraia Fiorentina (FI) Italy
2012
– Personal exhibition at Windhover Center For The Arts, Fond du Lac, WI U.S.A.
– Personal exhibition at Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI U.S.A.
2011
– Winner of the China MTLE International City Public Art Exhibition in China for the realization of a two meters bronze.
2010
– Inauguration of the bronze the “Wild buck ride” at Peer Gynt sculpture Park, Oslo, Norway
– Personal exhibition at Kamer op Rozendaal, Rozendaal, Holland
– Personal exhibition at Il Sogno Gallery, Amerongen, Holland
– Group exhibition MEAM, European Museum of Modern Art, Fundació Fran Daurel Barcelona.
2009
– Personal exhibition sponsered by city of Lucca for “September Lucchese,” Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
2007
– Il Sogno Gallery, Amerongen, Holland
2006
– Windhover Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
2005
– Art Option Gallery, Wijk bij Durstede, Holland
– Solo exhibition, Castle of Santa Margherita, Ligure, Italy
– Saporito Gallery, Alba, Piedmont, Italy
– Personal gallery exhibition in the town of  Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
2004
– Gallery Night Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
– Fiera dell’Artigianato, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
– Personal gallery exhibition in the town of  Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
– Alexandra Gallery, Rovigo, Veneto, Italy
2003
– Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. U.S.A.
– Personal gallery exhibition in the town of Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
– Haven Gallery, Haven, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
– Blarasin Gallery, Macerata, Marche, Italy
– Galleria Bongiovanni, Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
2002
– Group exhibition – Comunicazione nel terzo millennio – Spazio Ergy, Milan, Italy
– The Premio Internazionale D’arte Ermanno Casoli, Marche, Italy
– Joseph Bottoms Fine Arts, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.
– Joseph Bottoms Fine Arts, Monterey, California, U.S.A.
– Metro One Fine Art Gallery,  Ephraim, Door County, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
2001
– Windhover Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
– Saporito Gallery, Alba, Piemont, Italy
2000
– Solo exhibition at the Spazio Ergy, Milan, Italy
– Diagram Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada (First personal exhibit in North America sponsored by the Italian Institute of Culture of Canada)
1999
– Centro Culturale Luigi Russo, Piestrasanta, Tuscany, Italy
– Galleria Valiani, Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy
– Selected International Art exhibition Ermanno Casoli, Marche, Italy
– Galleria Borbone, Capezzano, Tuscany, Italy
– Personal gallery exhibition in the town of Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

Public colection
– Permanent collection at the Museo dei Bozzetti, Pietrasanta, Tuscany, Italy
– Permanent collection of the Thelma Center for the Arts, Fond du lac, WI, U.S.A.


Gallery

Andrea Bucci

Starry sky

Andrea Bucci

Womb

Andrea Bucci

Metamorfosi

Andrea Bucci

Maria and Baby Jesus

Andrea Bucci

Antenna

Andrea Bucci Angel

Angel

Andrea Bucci

Moonrising

Andrea Bucci

White nude

Andrea Bucci

Tongue

Andrea Bucci

Time

Andrea Bucci

Pensiero stupendo

Andrea Bucci Joker

Joker

Andrea Bucci

Gentleman’s portrait

Andrea Bucci

Bagneuse

Andrea Bucci Angel

Angel

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