Bio

Carlo Alberto Palumbo (Naples 1976)

Passionate to the ancient painting practices, drawing and anatomy, Palumbo began the way of the art when he was only a boy. In 1997 he graduated at the High School of Art in Naples. Then, in 2003 he received the Master’s Degree in Painting (MFA) with the Master Raffaele Canoro at the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples.

From 2005 to 2015 he is master of Drawing from life, Anatomy and Painting at the In Form of Art, a private art school that he founded with the painter Marco Chiuchiarelli, where are proposed the traditional ancients methods of the artistic teaching derived from the ancient Italian workshops (in Italian language “Botteghe”) of XV and XVI centuries and from the Academies of XVIII e XIX centuries.

From October 2015 he is master of  Drawing, Drawing from life and Anatomy at G.B. Tiepolo Academy of Fine Art.

In his artistic activity he participates to many international exhibitions and prices.

In 2004 was one of the finalists of the Premio Arte 2004.

In 2007 was one of the winners of the international Arte Laguna Prize.

In 2008 he participated with other four Italian artists to the Kitsch Biennale 2008 in the Pavsinger Fabrik of Munich. In the same year some of his works were showed at London and Budapest where he obtained the title of Artis Laudabilis by E.A.C.O.

Again in 2008 he was one of the selected artists of the Premio Celeste.

In 2009 he held the double solo exhibition with the painter Marco Chiuchiarelli Tra Sogno e Alchimia (Between Dream and Alchemy) at the Civic Contemporary Art Gallery “Giovanni da Gaeta” where he showed the cycle of paintings The Summer Night Dream inspired by Shakespeare’s work.

In 2011 he was selected as one of the best Italian artists in the last ten years of the Academy of Fine Arts and he takes part to the 54° Biennale di Venezia with the painting Morrigan (a five-meter oil on canvas) at the Italian Pavilion.

In 2012 he held the solo exhibition LUX – Percorsi di luce (Ways of light) at the Castel Nuovo of Naples, the solo exhibition SOGNO at the Carlo Gesualdo Theatre of Avellino and the group exhibition NINAnuova immagine napoletana (new Neapolitan image) at the PAN – Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli.

From 2013 to 2015 (for three consecutive years) he is finalist in Figurative Category at International ARC Salon winning in 2013 the Chairman’s Choice Award with the painting Reborn.

In 2015 he held the solo exhibition AMA at the Civic Contemporary Art Gallery “Giovanni da Gaeta”.

In 2016, selected in International Artist Grand Prize Competition, he exhibit at Art Revolution Taipei 2016. Selected  as one of the fourteen finalists into 2017 Art Revolution Taipei (A.R.T), he is awarded with one to two free booths in A.R.T 2017.

In 2017 he is invited to participate with twelve paintings in the International Artist Salon – Art Revolution Taipei 2017.

His works are presents in private collections in Europe, United States of America, United Arab Emirates and Asia.

He lives and works in Udine.