Professional Mosaic Artist and Teacher
Scuola Mosaicisti Del Friuli, Spilimbergo (PN) Italy — Vocation Training Certificate, 2005-2008
Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa — Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1996-2000
Mosaicist, Self-employed Udine, Italy 2008 - present
Currently developing a personal portfolio of artworks and working on various small commissions.
Currently teaching arts and crafts to a group of preschoolers in Mels (UD), Italy.
Currently setting up a non-profit mosaic school in Hamburg, South Africa.
Mosaic Teacher, Hattivalab Udine, Italy September 2010 - February 2011
Set up a small mosaic studio and ran workshops for a group of 10 mentally disabled young adults. Each participant was taught the basic skills of mosaic, the use of the ‘martellina’ and the direct method to create individual small-scale mosaics in both marble and smalt.
Mosaic Teacher, Keiskamma Arts Project Hamburg, South Africa, July 2007
Established and ran a mosaic workshop, where we designed and created a mural for the Keiskamma Hospice. The project entailed the participation of the children at the day-care centre, the local craftsmen and the patients at the hospice.
47th International Fine Arts Colony of Strumica, Macedonia — group exhibition, September 2010
Art Event Wolkersdorf 2010, Wolkersdorf (Vienna), Austria — group exhibition of Friulan Mosaic, 28-30 May 2010
Premio Arte Coseano, XI Rassegna Internazionale di Pittura, Coseano (UD), Italy — group exhibition, 10 May 2010
Le Nostre Donna, Museu dell’Arte Fabbrile e delle Coltellerie, Maniago (PN), Italy — group exhibition, March 2010
3^ Biennale d’Arte, Villa Conti Toppo Wassermann, Toppo di Travesio (PN), Italy — group exhibition, September 2009
Mosaico Oggi, Mostra Internazionale degli Studenti, Chiostro degli Agostiniani, Museu Civico, Bracciano (Roma), Italy — group exhibition, April 2009
Azania Speaks, Università Degli Studi di Udine, Palazzo Antonini, Udine (UD), Italy — group exhibition, November 2008
Premio Arte Coseano, Best Mosaicist at the International Exhibition of Painting, Coseano, May 2010
Mosaico Oggi, 1st Prize - Artist’s Workshop in Strumica, Macedonia, August 2010
BCC Study Bursary, Best Student of the Year, Scuola Mosaicisti Del Friuli, December 2007
Rowney Fine Art Prize, Top Artist Award, Rhodes University, South Africa, November 1998
Languages — English, Italian and Portuguese
Basic Computer Skills plus Adobe Photoshop