Romero Britto (Brazilian, b.1963) is a painter, sculptor, Neo-Pop artist, and serigrapher. His art reflects several different inspirations, including Pop Art, Cubism, and Graffiti Art. His particular style is often found to be warm, filled with love and optimism. He taught himself about art, and, in 1983, he discovered Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso on a trip to Paris.

One of the artist’s first commissions was from Michel Roux, the founder of Absolut Vodka's Absolut Art ad campaign. Britto was asked to change the look of the bottle for an ad campaign that would be seen by millions all over the world. He has also worked with Movado, Enrico Coveri, Disney, BMW, Pepsi, the United Nations, and even Royal Caribbean Cruises on advertising.

Britto currently owns a gallery in Miami, but his work can be seen all over the world. In January of 2010, he created the logo for Save Haiti Saturday, which was a nationwide effort for relief for the victims of the Haiti earthquake that destroyed a great deal of the area. In that same year, he was commissioned to create the official World Cup poster for FIFA. Among the honors that Britto has received was the opportunity to take part in the parade on Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí. He was also the theme of Renascer de Jacarepaguá samba school in the Carnival parade in 2012.

Britto has published works through Simon & Schuster and Rizzoli. Some of his public installation locations include Hyde Park in London, the Cirque du Soleil at Super Bowl XLI, the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, and the O2 Dome in Berlin. Britto approaches art with the belief that it is his job to participate and encourage positive change. It is for this reason that he can be found participating in such causes as St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. He has also been a speaker at many schools, institutions, and events, such as the Economic Forum in Davos. Britto has lived and worked in Miami, FL, since 1989.

Timeline

1963
Born in Recife, Brazil
1983
Traveled to Europe to study art
1989
Comissioned by Absolut Vodka to design an artwork with their logo
2007
Britto Foundation was established
Lives and works in Miami, FL

Exhibitions

2013
Art & Antique Residenz Salzburg, Gerald Hartinger Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
A.R.T. Worth Avenue, Orianne Collins Jewellery, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
"Omaggio a Verdi Duecento", Galleria Ca'd'Oro, Salone del Coro of Auditorium Conciliazione, Rome, Italy
2012
Affordable Art Fair, Galleria Ca'd'Oro, Rome, Italy (solo)
Affordable Art Fair, Galleri Futura, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
ART KYIV, Gerald Hartinger Fine Arts, Kyiv, Ukraine (solo)
Atlas Galleries - Chicago, Illinois, United States (solo)
Casa Cor, Brasilia, Brazil (solo)
Galleri Futura, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Galerie Mensing, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Galerie Mensing, Dusseldorf, Germany (solo)
Galerie Mensing, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
Galerie Mensing, Hamm-Rhynern, Germany (solo)
Galerie Mensing, Konstanz, Germany (solo)
Galerie Mensing, Munich, Germany (solo)
Gallery Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
KIAF/12, BandiTrazos, Seoul, Korea (solo)
Nicole Henry Fine Art - West Palm Beach, Florida, United States (solo)
SUA Galeria, Bogota, Colombia (solo)
"Maestros de la Plastica y Moderna Cotemporanea Latinoamericano", Galeria de Arte Nader, Santo Domingo, Domenican Republic
British Pavilion at Casa Cor 2012, Brasilia, Brazil
Art Kyiv, Gerald Hartinger Fine Arts, Kyiv, Ukraine
2011
Atlas Galleries, Chicago, Illinois, United States (solo)
Galleria Ca'D'Oro, Rome, Italy (solo)
Galleria Campari, Milan, Italy (solo)
Galerie Mensing, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Galerie Mensing, Dusseldorf, Germany (solo)
Galerie Mensing, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
Galerie Mensing, Konstanz, Germany (solo)
Galerie Mensing, Munich, Germany (solo)
Gerald Hartinger Fine Arts / G-Pop, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Nan Miller Gallery, Rochester, New York, United States (solo)
Torrione Di Margherita Di Savoia, Margherita Di Savoia, Italy (solo)
Villa Bulfon, Velden, Austria (solo)
2010
The Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
Opera Gallery, Hong Kong (solo)
DGriss Fine Art, Panama (solo)
2009
Galleria on Third, New York, NY (solo)
Tratzberg Castle, Jenbach, Austria (solo)
2008
Opera Gallery, London, UK
2007
Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Park West Galleries, Southfield, MI (solo)
Ravelo Fesival, Florence, Italy
2006
Sundook Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL (solo)
Florida House, Washington, DC (solo)
2004
Opera Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Sala Garzanti, Milan, Italy (solo)
2003
Nan Miller Gallery, Rochester, NY (solo)
2002
Atlas Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2000
ArtExpo, New York, NY (solo)
Pop International, New York, NY (solo)
1999
October Gallery, London, England (solo)
Qualita Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV (solo)
Art Trend, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1998
Museo de Arte e Historia, San Juan, Puerto Rico (solo)
Galleria Prova, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1997
Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Sky Art, Knokke, Belgium (solo)
Herman Krause, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Star Gallery, Bern, Switzerland (solo)
1996
Art Americas, Nan Miller Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)
Museo del Nino, Caracas, Venezuela (solo)
1993
FIAC, the Grand Palais, Ghent, Belgium (solo)
Art Asia, Kass Gallery, Hong Kong (solo)
1990
Absolute Britto Exhibit, The Mayfair Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)

Public Collections

Miniature Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fine Arts Museum Long Island, Hempstead, NY
California Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
Miami Childrens Museum, Miami, FL
Museo de Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Everhardt Museum, Scranton, PA
Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI
Museo de Artes Contemporaneo, Caracas, Venezuela
Museo del Nino, Caracas, Venezuela
The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art, Miami, FL