Artist Biography - Francesco Parisi

Born in Rome in 1972. He attended the Fine Arts Academy of Rome where he followed the painting courses and produced his first xylographies (Woodcut Prints).
In 1995 he had his first solo show at the Gallery Guy in Paris, and moved to this city. In the French capital he was given his second solo exhibition at the Gallery Danae (1997), and participated in many group exhibition
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Back in Italy, he worked on pictorial cycles linked to the myth of Dyonisos, and improved his wood engravings, realising for example xylographies for the death Centenary of F. Nietsche on the request of the Comune di Roma (2000), and for the Centenary of the death of A. Böcklin (2001).
In 2002, the Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Cagliari organizes a personal exhibition of his xylographies. In the same year he obtained a scholarship for engraving in the Kultur-Institute Villa Romana Florenz, the workshop of Max Klinger. The paintings of Dyonisos were presented for the first time in 2001 by Barbara Martuscello at Galleria Russo, and were also exhibited in 2003 at the Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea of Ciampino, and for a personal exhibition at Galleria Muenchener Hausbau of Munich in 2004.
Simultaneously to his painting and xylographic activity, he produced pastels on the theme of Roman landscapes, exhibited at Galleria Scalzi in Latina (2002) and at Galleria Russo in Rome (2004). In 2006 he presented a selection of landscapes that he realised during an American journey at the Caelum Gallery of New York.
He is the author of various essays and articles on engraving and in 2004 he organised the exhibition L'oro e l'inchiostro, La prima guerra mondiale nelle incisioni del Premio della Regina 1935, at the Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Cagliari. He held conferences on engraving at the Italo-German Center Villa Ligoni in Loverno.
Since 2003, he teaches xylography at the University of Fine Arts of Rome, and History of drawing and graphics at the Fine Arts Academy of the Italian Capital City.
He is currently Professor of engravings at the Fine Arts Academy of Foggia.
He lives and works in Rome.
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