Franco Paisio

Biography


                                                                                                                                Photo by Paolo Totaro

 

 

Franco Paisio

 

 

Born at Piazza Napoli 32, in Milan Italy at 3.45 a.m. on Thursday November 12th 1936, first of four children of Aldo Paisio and Giuseppina Starace.

 

Studied painting and sculpture privately in Milan and at the Piero Vannucci Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia, Italy. In Australia, studied painting at the Bissietta Art School and ceramics at the East Sydney Technical College.

 

His first book of poems, published in Italy, was awarded a National Prize for poetry in 1961. He has contributed many poems to established literary publications and anthologies, both in Australia and overseas. He has given numerous poetry readings and from 1975 to 1985 he was a  contributing editor of “Aspect” the Sydney based art and literature magazine.

 

In 1994 he was invited to visit Scandinavia by the Italian Institute of Culture for a series of lectures, and held exhibitions under the Australian Embassy “protectorate” in Denmark and under the Italian Embassy “auspices” in Stockholm.

 

Exhibitions:

 

Solo Exhibitions

1961

Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney

1962

East Side Gallery, Melbourne

1966

La Salle Gallery, Sydney

1974

Hogarth Gallery, Sydney

1976

Gallery A, Sydney

1976

Solander Gallery, Canberra

1978

Gallery A, Sydney

1989

Giles Street Gallery, Canberra

1990

BMG Fine Art, Sydney

1991

Bridge Street Gallery, Sydney

1992

Bridge Street Gallery, Sydney

1994

I.I.C. Hellerup, Copenhagen, Denmark

1994

Italienska Kulturinstitutet, Stockholm, Sweden

1994

Bridge Street Gallery, Sydney

1996

BMGArt, Adelaide

1998

Bridge Street Gallery at Renaissance Hotel, Sydney

1999

Marlene Antico Fine Arts, Sydney

2000

BMGArt, Adelaide

2001

Marlene Antico Fine Arts, Sydney

2002

Marlene Antico Fine Arts, Sydney

2004

Marlene Antico Fine Arts, Sydney

2005

Marlene Antico Fine Arts, Sydney

2009

Sara Roney Gallery, Sydney

 2010                         Sara Roney Gallery, Sydney

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

1960

Florence, Perugia & Prato, Italy

1962

Bissietta Art Gallery, Sydney

1962

Contemporary Art Society Exhibition, Sydney

1966

Transfield Art Prize, Sydney

1966

Blake Prize for Religious Art, Sydney

1966

“Thirty-six Sydney Painters”, Albury Art Gallery

1975

“Ten Australians” Gallery A, Sydney

1975

Warehouse Gallery, Melbourne

1976

National Italian Festival, Adelaide, Melbourne, Wagga Wagga

1976

Gallery A, Sydney

1988

“Contact ‘88” University of Wollongong (18 ceramic Plates)

1989

BMG Fine Art, Adelaide

1989

BMG Fine Art, Sydney

1990

Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne

1990

BMG Fine Art, Adelaide

1991

Solander Gallery, Canberra

1991

Swan Hill National Print & Drawing Prize, Victoria (Winner)

1991

The Gallery, Red Hill, ACT

1992

Euro Day Art Exhibition, Sydney

1993

10th Anniversary, Bridge Street Gallery, Sydney

1997

Mary Place Gallery, Sydney

1997 to 2005

Marlene Antico Fine Arts, Sydney

 

 Represented:

 

·        Horsham Art Gallery, Victoria.

·        Art Bank.

·        National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

·        Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW.

·        Swan Hill Gallery of Contemporary Art, Victoria.

·        Philip Morris Collection.

·        The “Mineral Foundation Collection".

·        AMP Collection.

and in various other corporate & private collections in Australia, Italy, England, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, India, USA and  many other countries.

 

 

Selected Bibliography:

 

  • Alan McCulloch, Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Allen and Urwin, Melbourne ,1980.
  • Max Germaine, Artists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand, Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1980, revised 1984.
  • Max Germaine, Artists and Galleries of Australia, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1990.
  • Australian Art of The Last Ten Years, Australian National Gallery, 1982.
  • Rudi Krausmann, Interview with Franco Paisio, Aspect, Sydney, 1984.
  • Nevill Drury, New Art Four, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1990.
  • Nevill Drury, Images in Australian Painting, Sydney, 1993.
  • Alan and Susan McCulloch, Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Allen & Urwin, Sydney, 1994.
  • Who’s Who of Australian Visual Artists, D. W. Thorpe, Melbourne, 1996.
  • www.theresasjoquist.com/?p=239

 

Selected Radio/TV interviews:

 

 

ABC,                   Canberra, 1989.
2EA,                    Sydney, 1990.
SBS TV,              1990.
Channell 31,         Sydney, 2002

 

Poetry Books:

 

Poesie dal Quaderno Blu - SIA , Bologna, Italy 1961

Col gusto della morte sulle labbra - Rebellato, Padova, Italy 1963

Unbelongingness - Books and Writers, Sydney, Australia 2004

Distances - Wild and Woolley, Sydney, Australia 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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