BARBARA CALLIO

Originally from Molare (AL), she lives and works in Ovada (AL).

After graduating from the artistic high school at Nicolò Barabino in Genoa, he has dedicated himself to painting for more than thirty-five years and his works are present in public and private collections in Italy and  abroad.

She has to her credit numerous solo exhibitions (Florence, Milan, Venice, Genoa, Ferrara, Livorno, etc. ..) and prestigious prizes in important national and international reviews and for merits for her creativity she has been awarded various artistic awards.

In 2015 she participated in "Expo International Art" by the historian art critic Giorgio Grasso and was among the 20 painters protagonists of the event "The Model for Art 2015" commissioned by the patron Paolo Vassallo.

In 2016 she was selected for “Nowart”, an international exhibition of contemporary art curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, promoted by InArte Gallery Bergamo.

In recent years he has stayed in Menton in France, where he has exhibited with solo exhibitions at the Salon Du Louvre and the Palais de L'Europe.

PERSONAL

 

1978 - Gallery "Il Vicolo" Ovada (Alessandria)

1982 - "Cultural Artistic Group"  (Alessandria) 1983 - "Rowing Club" (Alessandria)

1984 - "Ernando Venanzi Art Studio (Livorno)

1984 - "Diamante" Art Gallery (Ferrara) 1985 - "Guasco" Building (Alessandria)

1986 - "La Saletta" International Center Space A (Florence)

1986 - "Loggia of San Sebastiano" Ovada (Alessandria)

1986 - "Selene" Art Gallery (Milan)

1987 - "Enoteca Palazzo Robellini" Acqui Terme (Alessandria)

1987- "Galleria Cavour" Valenza (Alessandria)

1992- Palazzo "Kursaal" Loano (Savona)

1992- Auditorium "La Pietra" Pietra Ligure (Savona)

1994- "Eustachi" Gallery (Milan)

1995 - Lavagna Municipal Hall (Genoa)

1995 - Ancient Castle on the Sea Rapallo (Genoa)

1996 - Exhibition Hall Municipality of Ovada (Alessandria)

1997 - Twenty Years (Anthology) Novi Ligure (Alessandria)

1998 - Atelier opening with permanent exhibition in Ovada (Alessandria)

2000 - "Gallery Studio d'Arte 2" (Venice)

2007-Thirty Years (Anthology) Capriata d'Orba (Alessandria)

2009 -Salon du Louvre Menton (France)

2010-2011-2012-2013 Marché Etival Menton (France)

2014 - Exhibition Palais de l'Europe Menton (France)

Awards and acknowledgments

 

 

1977 - 1st Prize in the extemporaneous painting competition of Ovada (AL)

 

1978 - II ° Prize of the "Keramik" Painting Competition - S.Margherita Ligure  

 

1979 - 1st Prize Regional Competition for Figurative Arts "Valtour Trophy - Voltri (Genoa)

 

1985 - International Recognition for Letters and Arts - "Bologna d'Oro" -

 

1985 - Participation by invitation at the "Biennale Arte e Sport" Palazzo Vecchio - Florence

 

1985 - Title "Homo electus Ducati extensi" of the homonymous Academy in Ferrara

 

1986 - Selected to be part of the "Florence Arte" Female Group - City of Florence

 

1987 - Present at the Figurative Arts Exhibition of the Fine Arts Promotion Society - Turin

 

1992 - present on the Exhibition of Contemporary Artists Cultural Artistic Circle -Cantu '(CO)

 

1992 - 1st Prize National Competition of extemporaneous landscape painting "Giancarlo Meroni" - Villaverio (MI)

 

1992 - Participation in the XVII International Review "A framework for Europe" chosen for permanent exhibition at the Municipality of Cantù - Cantù (CO)

 

1993 - 1st Prize at the 15th edition of the "Painter's Art Competition" Galleria Eustachi - Milan

 

1993 - Critics' Prize at the IX ° edition of the "Gran Trofeo Amici del Quadrato" - Milan

 

1996 - 1st Prize "Gran Trofeo d'Arte" International Competition Pietra Ligure (SV)

 

1996 - 1st Prize "Via Crucis" Competition for the Basaluzzo Cemetery (AL)

 

1998 - "Prix Art Collection" Castrocaro Terme

 

2002 - Special Critics Award at the "Il Gioco nell'Arte" Competition Villa Ormond - Sanremo (IM)

 

2005 - City of Alassio Award (SV)

 

2007 - 1st National Competition Award for "Rosso delle Langhe" label Monforte d'Alba (CN)

 

2008 - V ° Biennale Ermitage du Riou - Cannes curated by Artexpò Promotion

 

2015 - Selected among the 20 painters protagonists of the Review "The Model for Art" by   patron Paolo Vassallo.

 

2015 - Selected for "Expo International Art Milano" by the critic Giorgio Grasso

 

2015 - Art Oscar Award - Principality of Monaco by Artexpò Promotion

 

  2015 - By invitation, participates in Expo Arte 2015 "The taste of art", an artistic and traveling exhibition that touches the cities of Oleggio, Molfetta, Dolceacqua, Novara, curated by Vincenzo Scardigno.

 

2016 - Selected for the "Nowart" International Exhibition of Contemporary Art curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, promoted by InArte Gallery Bergamo

 

2017 - Selected for the Summer Art 2017 Review promoted by the Mazzoleni Foundation present Vittorio Sgarbi - Villa Mazzucchelli - Bergamo

Catalogs

 

 

1983 "Italian Art for the World" 9th Volume Celit Italian Library Center Turin

 

1997 "L'Elite - Italian Art Selection" Como

 

1997/2000 Municipality of Sanremo "International Biennial of Painting" Filippo Salesi

 

2003 "Arte Musica Poesia" City of Acqui Terme by the Mario Ferrari Artistic Circle

 

2008 "Ermitage International Biennial of Riou" Artexpo Promotion

 

2015 "From the Milan Expo to the Venice Biennale" curated by Giorgio Falossi and Lorenzo Cipriani Il Quadrato Milano

 

2015 "Milano Expo 2015" International Contemporary Art curated by Giorgio Grasso

 

2015 "Satura Arte 2015" Genoa by Mario Napoli

 

2015 "Martesana Lions Club" Parco Adda by Mariela Leticia Zunino

 

2017 "The state of the art at the time of the 57th Venice Biennale" Volume one, curated by Giorgio Grasso

 

2016 2017 "Nowart Magazine" by InArte Werkkunst Gallery Casa d'Aste

 

2019 "100 artists to invest in" Feltrinelli, curated by Antonio Castellana

 

2020 "Quadrarum Art Gallery" Cinecittà Roma Ateditori, curated by Gianfranco Pugliese and Mary Rose Florio