Marco Klee Fallani

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Marco Klee Fallani was born in New York City on April 14th, 1965. He frequented the ‘Istituto d’Arte di Porta Romana’ and the ‘Accademia di Belle Arti’ in Florence. In 1990 he won a scholarship to study for a Masters of Fine Arts at California College of Arts, which he completed in 1993. He has participated in various shows both in sculpture and painting, and has won the painting award from the city of Lucca. Fallani has worked as a set designer for Luca Ronconi’s production of ‘Lo Specchio’. He has collaborated in the making of the bronze monument to Joe Louis for the city of Detroit and he prepared the moulds and the plaster casts of the Guiglielmo pulpit for the ‘Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo’ of Pisa. In 2005 he designed the set for the ‘Teatro Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino’ production of the operatic version of Maurice Sendak's book’ Where the Wild Things Are’. The same year was commissioned by Syracuse University ‘The Huntress’, a life-size sculpture in terra cotta symbolizing the hunt for knowledge. In 2006 he executed a painting for the fashion company ‘Le Gatte Jeans’ the painting was published and exhibited in a traveling show in all major cities in Europe and Asia. In 2008 Fallani was commissioned by ‘Gherardini Hand Bags’ a Painting inspired by Leonardo’s Mona Lisa. The big Painting was used to make a hand bag that was sold internationally. The painting traveled in museums in Italy France and Japan and was exhibited at the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum in Vinci. In 2013 He was commissioned a large sculpture for the main square in the city of Arezzo. ‘Hope and Faith’ is an annunciation dedicated to the art of Piero Della Francesca. In 2015 he was commissioned an art installation by Gherardini, one of Italy’s oldest leather goods brands to celebrate their 130th anniversary. Fallani completely covered the company’s building in Scandicci, near Florence, with 9kms of colorful stripes of Gherardini’s signature fabric. In august 2015 Fallani was invited by Viacheslav Zarenkov and the ‘Creative World Organization’ of Saint-Petersburg Russia for ‘Saint-Petersburg through the Eyes of Contemporary Artists’. All paintings were donated to the organization. He has taught since 1987 in various schools in Florence and in the United States: Saci, Polimoda, Lorenzo De Medici, Florence University of Arts, California College of Arts and was Department chair at Syracuse University in Florence, where he continues to teach painting, drawing and sculpture since 1993. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in Italy, the U.S, the Netherlands, Canada, the U.K and Russia. Marco Klee Fallani currently lives in Florence Italy.

  • 1983-84 Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Forti dei Marmi, Italy
  • 1985 Artisti Fiorentini, Florence, Italy
  • 1986 Galleria Caffè Voltaire, Florence, Italy
  • 1987 Galleria Vetrina, Florence, Italy
  • 1990 Fortman Studios, Florence, Italy
  • 1991 One Hour Gallery, SF, California, USA. Azido Arts Gallery, SF, California, USA
  • 1992 Installazioni San Luigi Castel del Nero, Florence, Italy
  • 1993 Door 3 Gallery, SF, California, USA. Oliver Center Gallery, SF, California, USA
  • 1994 Galleria Temple, Rome, Italy. The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  • 1996 Galleria L’Approdo, Avellino, Italy
  • 1998 Galleria Olga, Seregno, Milan, Italy
  • 1999 Galleria Spirale Arte, Pietrasanta, Italy
  • 2000 Galerie De Twee Pauwen, The Hague, NL
  • 2001 HAF, De Twee Pauwen, The Hague, NL. Galleria Frogola, Turin, Italy
  • 2002 Valentina Arte, Bellagio, Italy. Galerie De Twee Pauwen, The Hague, NL
  • 2003 Valentina Arte, Bellagio, Italy. Galerie De Twee Pauwen, The Hague, NL
  • 2004 Valentina Arte, Bellagio, Italy
  • 2005 Art Fair Javet Center, New York Colgate University Museum Art Center, New York, USA
  • 2005 Valentina Arte, New York City, USA
  • 2006 Valentina Arte, New York City, USA
  • 2006 133 Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 2007 Galerie du Soleil, Naples, Florida USA
  • 2007 Gettysburg College's Schmucker Art Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 2008 IncontrArt Fiera dell’Arte Internazionale, Como, Italy
  • 2008 The Obsession of Art Bergen, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2009 International Art Fair Rotterdam, NL
  • 2010 Silvana Gallery Los Angeles, USA
  • 2011 The Obsession of art Bergen, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2011 'Appunti' La Galleria Botticelli Antichita', Florence, Italy
  • 2012 The Obsession of art Bergen, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2012 133 Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 2013 133 Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 2013 Sculpture commissioned by City of Arezzo ‘Hope and Faith’, Arezzo, Italy
  • 2014 'The Odyssey Within' Agora Gallery, New York City, USA
  • 2014 Marco Klee Fallani: New Work in the Maidoff Gallery, Florence, Italy
  • 2014 Marco Klee Fallani: SACI Gallery Palazzo Jules Maidoff For The Visual Arts, Florence, Italy
  • 2014 Mostra su STAMP Toscana Online
  • 2015 Orte ad Arte Palazzo Malaspina, in connection with Milan Expo 2015 San Donato in Poggio, Italy
  • 2015 Saint-Petersburg through the Eyes of Contemporary Artists, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
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