Sandro Chia  (Italian, 1946) 

Sandro Chia (Italian, b.1946) is a member of the postmodern movement, Transavantgarde, formed by a group of Neo-Expressionist artists in the mid-1970s. After studying art in Florence, Chia traveled to India, Turkey, and throughout Europe before moving to Rome in 1970, where he fully developed his figurative, expressionistic formal style. After a residency in Germany, he went to New York and held his first U.S. exhibition at the Sperone Westwater Gallery. Chia’s pictorial language is colorful and eclectic, and explores earlier art movements, including Italian Mannerism, Cubism, Futurism, and Fauvism. His motifs stem from antique and Christian mythologies, and are sometimes understood as a humorous, flippant commentary on religious writings. Chia took part at documenta 7 in Kassel in 1980, and subsequently exhibited his work throughout Europe. Most recently, his work has been shown at the Tate Modern in London and at the Venice Bienniale. Chia currently lives in Miami, Rome, and Montalcino, where he owns a vineyard, and personally designs the labels for the wines produced.

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Sandro Chia, Sator Arepo


Sandro Chia
Sator Arepo

steven harvey fine art projects
Sandro Chia, unknown #6


Sandro Chia
unknown #6

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art
Sandro Chia, unknown #4


Sandro Chia
unknown #4

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art
Sandro Chia, unknown #1


Sandro Chia
unknown #1

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art
Sandro Chia, Mother and Child (2)


Sandro Chia
Mother and Child (2)
circa 1984
Sandro Chia, Father and Child


Sandro Chia
Father and Child
Sandro Chia, Father and Son


Sandro Chia
Father and Son
Juffermans Fine Art
Sandro Chia, Athletes


Sandro Chia

Skot Foreman Fine Art
Sandro Chia, Bacco


Sandro Chia
Galleria d'Arte Contini
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Sandro Chia, Work


Sandro Chia
Work, 1981
pencil and ink on paper


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Sandro Chia, Canguro e pugile


Sandro Chia
Canguro e pugile, 1975
acrylic on canvas


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Sandro Chia, Manuale d'Aprile (cartella di 5)


Sandro Chia
Manuale d'Aprile (cartella di 5), 1981
color aquatint


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1946   Born in Florence on 20th April
1969   Diploma at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence
1981   Graduated, Accademia di Belle Arti Florence, Italy
1982   Received scholarship and worked Mönchengladbach, Germany
2009   53rd Venice Biennale
2008   Gemeentemuseum dell'Aia, Paesi Bassi
2007   Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, USA
2006   Telecom Progetto Italia, Milan
Klaus Steinmetz Arte Moderna, San José, Costa Rica
2005   D'oro e d'argento, Pietrasanta, Italy
2004   The Ourense Cultural Center, Vigo, Santiago de Compostela
Viandante Naufrago, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Boxart, Verona, Italy
Particular view, Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence – Siena, Italy
2003   Tega Gallery, Milan
Temple University, Rome
2002   National Archeological Museum, Florence
2001   Magazzini d’Arte Moderna, Rome
2000   Civic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Trento
The Ravenna Museum
1999   Magazzini d’Arte Moderna, Rome
1998   Pepperdine University, Weismann Foundation, Malibu
1997   Magazzini del Sale, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena
Civic Gallery, Siena
Sforzesco Palace, Milan
M.O.M.A., Boca Raton, Florida
Arengario di Palazzo Reale, Milan
1995   Accademie de France, Villa Medici, Rome
1994   Grand Salon, New York
1993   Desert Museum of Art, Palm Springs
Espace des Arts, Chalon sur Saône
Sandro Chia. InTeRvIsTa, Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Siena, Italy (solo)
1992   Nationalgalerie Berlin Berlin, Germany (solo)
Ho Am Museum Seoul, Korea
1989   Museum Moderner Kunst Vienna Vienna, Austria
1985   Hirshhorn Museum
1984   Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris Paris, France
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, NY
1983   Stedelijk Museum
Tate Gallery London, England
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, NY
Centre Georges Pompidou
1982   Documenta 7, Sydney Biennale Sydney, Australia
1980   XV Biennale, São Paulo, Brazil