BIOGRAPHY PETER SCATURRO
2018 Museo ItaloAmericano, Fort Mason, San Francisco. Permanent Collection Exhibition.
2017 Pop Up exhibit in the home and among the collection of Dr. Peter Selz, Berkeley, Ca He was the founding director of the Berkeley Art Museum and is Professor Emeritus of UC Berkeley, author and curator.
2017 Palace of the Legion of Honor acquired by donation a pen and ink for their Achenbach Foundation.
2017 Article about me/my work in the NapaValley Life Magazine - Summer
2016 Exhibit in the show 'Non-Ob' at the Blue Line Gallery
2016 -2017 - 2018 Open Studio weekends at my studio.
2015 Springfield Art Museum, MO. Watercolor USA 2015. 2 paintings accepted. One painting was used on the cover for the museum catalogue as well as for banners and postcard invitations.
2014 ' Presence in Abstraction ' Museo Italo Americano San Francisco 2 person show.
De Witt Cheng - Curator of the Stanford Art Spaces posted this comment on Face Book "Abstract Expressionis Peter Scaturro's watercolor's have the weight and intensity of oils with great color harmony....his ceramic's as well"
2014 ' Date with the Devil' Group Show Napa Valley Museum
2013 Crocker - Kingsely Biennial Competition Blue Line Art gallery, Rosevile, Ca
2012 'Minatures' Group Exhibition at Napa Valley Museum.
2012 My paintings continue to be represented at SFMOMA Artist Gallery ,Ft.Mason, San Francisco.
2011-12 Working on 3 new series; 'Presence' (watercolor) and 'Orion Monoliths' and 'Offering' (ceramic/mixed media sculpture)
2010 I was one in The Napa Valley Museums' exhibit '4 ON FORM' , Jan 23 - Feb 28, 2010 . My sculptures and paintings were represented. 4 ON FORM FORUM discussion with artists. January 30, 2010
2009 Kenneth Baker, Art Critic for the a painting of mine with a notice of my solo show @ the Concourse Gallery @ 555 California Street, San Francisco in the Bank of America building San Francisco Chronicle, chose to publish in the Sunday July 26th, 2009 Datebook and on SFGate.Com.
2009 A ceramic sculpture of mine was juried into the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Biennial 2009, September 5- November 29. Susan Cummins, Frances McCormack and Michael Schwager were the valued jurors. I was also invited to participate in 'Art Dish', a panel of 4 artists in dialogue with Kate Eilerstsen, the Director of SVMA .
2009 My solo exhibit at the Museo ItaloAmericano, March 5 - May 3, 2009, was a benchmark of my history of exhibiting with the Museo since its location in North Beach in the early '80's. This exhibit of painting and sculpture was the largest to date in my career. The Italian American heritage has been a strong influence in my career as an artist. My great uncle Ignazio Scaturro authored a two volume history 'Storia di Sicilia' as well as a two volume history 'Storia della Citta di Sciacca' ,1924-26, which is where the Scaturro family came from. This is one of the few definitive histories of medieval Sciacca to date.
I met with Mr. Peter Selz and Robert Whyte at my exhibiton at the Museo. Peter Selz is Professor Emeritus in the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley and founding Director of the University Art Museum in Berkeley. In 2006 his book, Art Of Engagement: Visual Politics of California, co-authored with Dr. Susan Landauer, Chief Curator of the San Jose Museum of Art was published. Mr. Robert White , Curator Emeritus of the Museo Italo Americano and former Director of Education at the San Francisco Museum of Art for 20 years. The meeting and dialogue was deeply affirmative of the work in the exhibit and future collaboration is projected. They continue to be advocates of my work.
As an artist I went to Rome in '93-'94 to live and work for a year. I was commissioned by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization headquartered there to create cover illustrations for their flagship magazine 'Ceres". I was also commissioned to create poster's for the International Plant Genetic Resource Institute there as well. It aided underdeveloped countries in conserving their indigenous plants for future generations.
I received my M.F.A. and B.F.A. degrees from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pa. with my junior year of study in Rome, Italy. The sculptures I created were purchased and exhibited by La Salita Gallery there.
The Museo nominated my work in ceramic sculpture and painting in (May 2007) for the Fleishacker Foundation's, Eureka Fellowship . The Museo ItaloAmericano acquired a 2 watercolors and a ceramic sculpture of mine for their permanent collection in 2003-04 and 2018. The collection includes the work of internationally known artist's such as Francesco Clemente, John Grillo, Giorgio DeChirico, Mark Disuvero, and Arnaldo Pomodoro. The collection represents one hundred years of painting, sculpture, works on paper, mosaics and frescoes. 2001 six ceramic sculpture's of mine were selected along with 4 other Italian American artist's work in a national juried exhibition put on by the Museo called Mostra 2001: Clay and Glass.
2008 I had a solo exhibit at Folio Winemaker's Studio in Napa, Ca. which is owned and operated by the Michael Mondavi family.
2008 six of my images were selected by the Rene di Rosa Art and Nature Preserve in Napa, Ca. to be shown at their SlideSlam multi- screen show event. The di Rosa Preserve boasts the largest collection of northern California fine art.
2006 my watercolor's were awarded First Prize in the International H2O Color Competition created by www.artrom.com based in Rome.
2005 a watercolor, titled 'InterBeing', was chosen along with 59 other artist's, out of a field of 380, in a national juried competition by the San Francisco Chronicle's art critic Kenneth Baker to be in the "Contemporary Abstractions" exhibition in August at the Alameda Art Center in Alameda, Ca.
Beth Dungan, PhD/ History of Art, UC Berkeley, Guest Curator, Berkeley Art Museum wrote about my work;
" Your work in the Alameda, (Ca.) " Contemporary Abstractions " show (Aug. 2005) is dazzling. Your work is strong and very compelling on a number of fronts. I appreciate your complex use of colors, as well as the relationships between abstraction and the suggestion of figuration which your work provides. I am impressed by and excited about your art."
2005 my work was nominated to the San Francisco MOMA -Seca Award competition by the Museo ItaloAmericano. SFMOMA Artist's Gallery in San Francisco continue to sell my paintings to private collectors. Larry and Brennie Brackett, owners of Frank Howard Allen Realtors have purchased a set of digital prints for their home in northern Ca. The General Manager of Hilton Hotels in San Francisco had a set of prints made for his office. Art Broker's Inc. of Sausalito, Ca. reproduce and market the high definition digital prints of my work.
2005, as well, I had a solo show of my watercolor's and ceramic sculpture at the Barefoot Art Gallery in Mill Valley, Ca
The years of 2001-04 were particularly productive years concentrating on painting and sculpture. My work was in a few noteworthy group shows of gallery artist's at Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, Ca.
In the late 90's my work in pastel was awarded the thousand dollar prize at the Marin Art Festival by Robert F. Johnson, Chief Curator, for the Achenbach Foundation at the Palace of Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco.
Corporate acquisition's of my work have included Macy's who purchased 12 original works on paper and reproduced them for 44 store in three states.
PETER A. SCATURRO
MASTER OF FINE ARTS - TYLER SCHOOL OF ART - TEMPLE UNIVERSITY - ELKINS PARK, PA.
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS - TYLER SCHOOL OF ART - TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
JUNIOR YEAR - TYLER SCHOOL OF ART - ROME, ITALY
COLLEGE OF MARIN - CERAMIC SCULPTURE - INDEPENDENT STUDY - KENTFIELD, CA
NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE- CERAMIC SCULPTURE - INDEPENDENT STUDY - NAPA, CA.
INTERVIEWS/ ARTICLES/ DEMONSTRATION/ CABLE TELEVISION
2017 NAPA VALLEY LIFE MAGAZINE - SUMMER ISSUE
2009 KENNETH BAKER, EXHIBITION NOTICE , SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE 7-26-09
2009 PETER SELZ / ROBERT WHYTE MEETING/DISCUSION MUSEO ITALOAMERICANO EXHIBIT
2009 COMCAST CABLE- INSIDE CITY LIMITS- EPISODE 4-8-09
2008 NAPA VALLEY REGISTER, MARCH 3, NAPA, CA. INTERVIEW
2007 Watercolor Demonstration Napa Valley Art Association, Napa, Ca
1994 KKHI FM RADIO - HOSTS: CLINTON &. ANDERSON'S - 'TALK OF MARIN" - SAN RAFAEL, CA.
1996/94/92 CALIFORNIA PALACE OF LEGION OF HONOR, ACHENBACH FOUNDATION - ROBERT F. JOHNSON, CURATOR IN CHARGE - PORTFOLIO REVIEW
1993 UNITED NATIONS (FA0) ROME, ITALY - INITATED NEW ARTIST CONTRACT
1990 PACIFIC SUN NEWSPAPER - MILL VALLEY, CA - EXHIBITION REVIEW
PUBLIC / PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:
2018 MUSEO ITALOAMERICANO - FORT MASON -SAN FRANCISCO, CA. MY WATERCOLOR, PRESENCE 18
2018 - MY PEN AND INK DRAWING 'WNBL # 22 ' ACCEPTED TO THE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF THEACHENBACH FOUNDATION AT THE PALACE OF LEGION OF HONOR MUSEUM, SAN FRANCISCO
1988- PRESENT ONGOING PRIVATE COLLECTION OF MY WORK.
2008 FOLIO WINERY, NAPA, CA.
2004 MUSEO ITALOAMERICANO- FORT MASON- SAN FRANCISCO, CA. PAINTING
2003 MUSEO ITALOAMERICANO - FORT MASON - SAN FRANCISCO, CA. CERAMIC SCULPTURE
2003 SECURA/BURNEIT INC. - 599 BRIDGEWAY, SAUSAL1TO, CA
1996 MACY'S SAN FRANCISCO, CA . CAPITAL INVESTMENT COLLECTION
2015 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, WATERCOLOR USA 2015, SPRINGFIELD ART MUSEUM, MO., WATERCOLOR HONOR SOCIETY.
2007 NOMINEE, EUREKA FELLOWSHIP, FLEISHACKER FOUNDATION
2006 FIRST PRIZE H20 COLOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION WWW.ARTROM.COM
2005 NOMINEE, SECA AWARD, SFMOMA, SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
1997 MARIN ART FESTIVAL, SAN RAFAEL, CA. JUDGE: MR. ROBERT F. JOHNSON, CHIEF CURATOR ACHENBACK FOUNDATION - PALACE OF THE LEGION OF HONOR - SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
1996 SEBASTOPOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS - SEBASTOPOL, CA - MERIT AWARD
1994 SILVER MEDAL AWARD - POSTER DESIGN - AGRICULTURAL COMMUNICATORS IN EDUCATION CONFERENCE - WASHINGTON, DC
2017- POP UP SHOW AT THE HOME OF DR. PETER SELZ, BERKELEY, CA.
2017- BUMP WINES , SONOMA, CA.
2014 MUSEO ITALOAMERICANO, SAN FRANCISCO, CA. 2 PERSON SHOW
2009 CONCOURSE GALLERY, 555 CALIFORNIA STREET, BANK OF AMERICA BUILDING, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
2009 MUSEO ITALOAMERICANO, SAN FRANCISCO, CA. 2 PERSON SHOW
2008 FOLIO WINERY , NAPA, CA.
2007 APRIL IN PARIS , SAN FRANCISCO, CA
2005 BAREFOOT ART GALLERY - MILL VALLEY, CA
1998 DOMINICAN COLLEGE - SAN RAFAEL, CA
1991 FOREST BOOKS/GALLERY - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
1990 ESPACIO GALLERY - LARKSPUR, CA
2018 MUSEO ITALOAMERICANO, FORT MASON, SAN FRANCISCO, CA. PERMANENT COLLECTION EXHIBITION
2002-18 - SFMOMA - ARTISTS GALLERY - FORT MASON - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
2016- BLUE LINE ART, NON-OB EXHIBIT, ROSEVILLE, CA.
2015 SPRINGFIELD ART MUSEUM, MO. WATERCOLOR USA 2015
2013 NAPA MUSEUM OF ART. DATE WITH THE DEVIL EXHIBITION
2012 MINIATURE'S, NAPA VALLEY MUSEUM, NAPA, CA.
2010 NAPA VALLEY MUSEUM OF ART , 4 ON FORM
2009 SONOMA VALLEY MUSEUM OF ART BIENNIAL 2009
2008 RENE DI ROSA ART AND NATURE PRESERVE, 'SLIDESLAM' NAPA, CA .
2007 APRIL IN PARIS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
2006 MIKE BOLEN FINE ART - NAPA, CA.
2006 WWW.ARTROM.COM GENOVESI DESIGN STUDIO/GALLERY ROME, ITALY
2005 ALAMEDA ART CENTER - CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACTS - JUROR, KENNETH BAKER - ALAMEDA, CA
2005 MUSEO ITALOAMERICANO-PERMANENT COLLECTION - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
2003-04 MUSEO ITALOAMERICANO-PERMANENT COLLECTION EXHIBITION - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
2003-04 CANNONBALL FINE ARTS - SAN ANSELMO, CA
2003-04 TIBURON FINE ARTS GALLERY - TIBURON, CA
2004 ART BROKERS INC. - MILL VALLEY, CA
2002 ROBERT GREEN FINE ARTS - MILL VALLEY, CA - GALLERY ARTISTS
2001 MUSEO ITALOAMERICANO - SAN FRANCISCO; CA - "GLASS AND CLAY"
2001 DOLBY CHADWICK GALLERY - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
2000-01 ROBERT GREEN FINE ARTS - MILL VALLEY, CA .
2000 ARTSCAPES WEST INTERNATIONAL - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
1999 ROBERT GREEN FINE ARTS - MILL VALLEY, CA
1999 THE LAB GALLERY - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
1998 MILL VALLEY SCULPTURE GARDENS - MILL VALLEY, CA
1997 GALLERY ROUTE ONE - POINT REYES, CA
1997 MARIN ART FESTIVAL - SAN RAFAEL, CA
1996 SEBASTOPOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS - SEBASTOPOL, CA - MERIT AWARD
1995 ARTISANS GALLERY - MILL VALLEY, CA
1989 SFMOMA - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - ARTISTS GALLERY
1984 MUSEO ITALO AMERICANO - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
2010-18 PRIVATE TEACHING-NAPA, CA.
2009 ART INSTRUCTOR, MCPHEARSON ELEMENTARY, NAPA, CA.
2007-09 ART INSTRUCTOR (WATERCOLOR) NAPA VALLEY ADULT SCHOOL, NAPA, CA.
2006 ART INSTRUCTOR TO CHILDREN (DRAWING) HILLSIDE CHURCH, NAPA, CA. (VOLUNTEER)
2006 ART INSTRUCTOR(WATERCOLOR) NAPA STATE HOSPITAL NAPA, CA.
2006 ART INSTRUCTION (WATERCOLOR) MEADOWS ASSISTED LIVING CENTER NAPA, CA
2006-09 ART INSTRUCTION TO ALZHEIMER PATIENTS FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY BOCA RATON, FL.
2000 PRIVATE ART INSTRUCTION IN PAINTING TO ADULTS MILL VALLEY, CA.
1996 ARTS & HEALING NETWORK - SAUSALITO, CA - TALK AND SLIDE PRESENTATION
1996 UNVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SUBSTITUE INSTRUCTOR CERAMICS
1970 CHELTENHAM ADULT SCHOOL, CHELENHAM, PA. B&W PHOTOGRAPHY
2000 MILL VALLEY STREAM KEEPERS - CONSERVATION SIGN - MILL VALLEY, CA
1999 IPGRI - INTERNATIONAL PLANT GENETIC RESOURCE INSTITUTE - ROME, ITALY - BOOK COVER AND POSTER
1993 CERES - FLAGSHIP MAGAZINE OF THE UNITED NATIONS - FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION (FAO) - ROME, ITALY - COVER
1993 UNASYLVA - MAGAZINE OF THE FORESTRY DIVISION - FAO - ROME, ITALY - BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS
1993 IPGRI - ROME, ITALY - POSTER AND BOOK COVER TITLED "STRATEGY" - POSTER TITLED "HARMONY"
USA, HAWAII, WESTERN EUROPE, GREECE, SCANDINAVIA, EGYPT, MEXICO, CARIBBEAN, HONG KONG, MAINLAND CHINA, BERMUDA, CANADA
LIVED/ WORKED/ ABROAD:
1992-1993 ROME, ITALY