Patrizia Bigarella (born in Carmignano di Brenta-Padua on 12.02.1958) obtained her secondary school degree with an Art specialisation at “P.Selvatico” Art School in Padua in 1978. After moving to Trieste, she participated (1984-’88) in the courses held by Nino Perizi at “Scuola Libera di Figura” (Free School of Figurative Art) in the Revoltella Museum and in several workshops also organised by Perizi. She attended (2007-2012) “Libera Accademia di Belle Arti - Scuola del Vedere” (Free Academy of Art), an Institute founded in 1988 by the critic L.Danelutti and since 1995 run by D.Surian, under the artistic supervision of C.M.Feruglio, R.Busdon, F.deDenaro and A.Sofianopulo. Since 2010 she has been attending the “Scuola di Acquaforte di C.Sbisà” (C. Sbisà Etching School) workshops held by F.Vecchiet.

In 2006 she obtained the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), along with a Corel Draw course at the University of Trieste. In 2007 she received a video editing certificate at the company GSM-Como.

Since 1989 she has been working as a designer and illustrator at the University of Trieste, where she has been dealing with graphics and video editing of events and national and international congresses.

In 1994 she wrote and illustrated a fairy tale book for children entitled “L’albero danzante” (The Dancing Tree), presented on the third channel of “Radio RAI” (the Italian public radio broadcasting company).

In 2009 an article was published in the book “Pensare ad Arte” - AURA Association of Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region.

Prizes received:

  1. 1986-‘87 she received the first prize from Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region in the area “Pittura nuova nell’antico scavo” (New Painting in Ancient Excavation) and “Pittura all’aperto” (Open-Air Painting).
  2. 1988 first prize awarded by the superintendent of the Revoltella Museum Prof. G. Montenero, at the exhibition held in Casa del Popolo in Trieste.
  3. 1988 she was mentioned at the collective exhibition “3° Premio Nazionale di Pittura Città di Bassano del Grappa”. (Third National Prize of Painting - Bassano del Grappa)
  4. 2007 - Vienna: prize for the best multimedia presentation, University of Trieste.

EXHIBITIONS SINCE 2008

Collective Exhibitions:

  • 2009 8th International Exhibition of Sacred Art “Beato l’uomo che spera nel Signore” AURA Association, Sesto al Reghena Abbey (Pordenone, Italy).
  • 2009 “La paura dell’altro” (Fear of the Other), an exhibition organised by Libera Accademia di Belle Arti - Scuola del Vedere - Stazione Rogers, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2010 Italian Cultural Institute and UNA Academy “Trasversalità” (Transversality), Salzburg (Austria).
  • 2010 International Collective Art Exhibition - X° Biennale Giuliana “Arte al femminile” (Women and Art), Gorizia (Italy).
  • 2011 “Esperienze di laboratorio” (Lab Experiences) Scuola di acquaforte C. Sbisà, organised by F. Vecchiet - Circolo delle Ass.Generali (Generali Insurance Club), Trieste (Italy).
  • 2011 Bottega dell’Immagine (The Image Workshop) (18-30 June, 5-19 November), Trieste (Italy).
  • 2011 “Amori affetti emozioni” (Love, Affection, Emotions) (Generali Insurance Club), Trieste (Italy).
  • 201112XArte” Antico Caffè Tommaseo, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2011 International Collective Art Exhibition - XI° Biennale Giuliana - Palazzo Costanzi, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2011 “5° Salone d’Autunno dell’arte triestina” (5th “Salone d’Autunno” of Art in Trieste) - Palazzo Costanzi, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2011 “Omaggio a Dante Pisani” (Homage to Dante Pisani) - ITIS, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2011 at Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2011 “Animals as models” - Linea d’Arte Gallery, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2012 “22a mostra del piccolo formato” (22nd Exhibition of Small Format) - Rettorio Tribbio Gallery, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2012 “Incisori insieme in Trieste” (Engravers Together in Trieste) - Nuovo Civico Museo della Civiltà Istriana Fiumana e Dalmata, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2012 Bottega dell’Immagine - “Collettiva mini quadri” (Collective Exhibition of Small Paintings), Trieste (Italy).
  • 2012 “6° Salone d’Autunno dell’arte triestina” (6th “Salone d’Autunno” of Art in Trieste), Trieste (Italy).
  • 2012 “ParadigmaEst” Casa dei Carraresi, Treviso (Italy).
  • 2012 at Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2013 “23a mostra del piccolo formato” (23rd Exhibition of Small Format) - Rettorio Tribbio Gallery, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2013 “Il laboratorio di incisione con Franco Vecchiet” (Engraving Lab with Franco Vecchiet) - Trart Gallery, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2013 “INcisori INsieme 2” (Engravers Together 2), dedicated to Furio de Denaro - Palazzo Costanzi, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2013 “Collettiva del piccolo formato” (Collective Exhibition of Small Format) - Bottega dell’Immagine, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2013 Collective exhibition at the Italian Cultural Institute in Ljubljana (Slovenia).
  • 2013 International Circulating Exhibition “GRACIS”: Galerija Zvonimir, Zagreb (Croatia) - Lux Art Gallery, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2013 “Reperti” (Finds), Art Installation within Trieste Next - European Innovation and Science Research Forum - Water Wise 2nd Edition,Trieste.
  • 2013 “7° Salone d’Autunno dell’arte triestina” (7th “Salone d’Autunno” of Art in Trieste), Trieste (Italy).
  • 2013 “open way” Il Sestante - Spazio Leoni 11, Verona (Italy).
  • 2013 International Collective Art Exhibition - XII° Biennale Giuliana - Palazzo della Regione FVG-Salone del Consiglio, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2013-2014 Extra large painting - Eurocar, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2014 Urbis et Artis “Femminissage” - Annual Contemporary Art Festival - Ponteficia Facoltà Teologica San Bonaventura “Seraphicum” (Pontifical Theological Faculty San Bonaventura “Seraphicum”), Rome (Italy).
  • 2014 Emozioni d’Arte Contemporanea (Contemporary Art Emotions) - ARTtime, Udine (Italy).
  • 2014 24a Mostra del piccolo formato (24th Small Format Exhibition) - Tribbio Gallery, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2014 Urbis et Artis, Assisi (Italy).
  • 2014 Iniziativa Centro Europa INCE (Central European Initiative), Trieste (Italy).
  • 2014 IV Festival Internazionale dell’Arte per il Dialogo e la Pace tra i Popoli e le Religioni (4th International Art Festival for Dialogue and Peace Among the People and the Religions) - Iraqi Embassy in the Holy See, Roma (Italy).
  • 2014 “Memoria involontaria” (Involuntary memory) - Trart Gallery, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2014 “Arte e solidarietà: Artisti all’opera” (Arts and solidarity: Artists at work), I.AR.PA. Association, Ex Lavatoio di San Giacomo – Trieste (Italy).

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2008 “Anatomia dell’inquietudine” (Anatomy of Disquiet) Libera Accademia di Belle Arti - Scuola del Vedere, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2008 “Eroi minori - opere scelte 2006-2008” (Minor Heroes - selected works 2006-2008) - Sala Comunale, Carmignano di Brenta (Padua, Italy).
  • 2008 “Appunti impossibili sull’amore” (Impossible Notes on Love) - Circolo delle Ass.Generali (Generali Insurance Club), Trieste (Italy).
  • 2009 “Shir ha-Shirim - Mettimi come sigillo sul tuo cuore” (Shir ha-Shirim - Place me as a seal in your heart), sponsored by the Jewish Community - Circolo delle Ass.Generali (Generali Insurance Club), Trieste (Italy); later held in Sala Comunale, Carmignano di Brenta (Padua, Italy).
  • 2010 “Shir ha-Shirim - Mettimi come sigillo sul tuo cuore” (Shir ha-Shirim - Place me as a seal in your heart) - Sesto al Reghena Abbey, Pordenone (Italy).
  • 2010 “Borderline” - Circolo Filologico (Philology Club), Milan (Italy).
  • 2011 “Fourth World - Quarto mondo” - Circolo Ass.Generali (Generali Insurance Club), Trieste (Italy).
  • 2013 “La Buona Novella” (The Good News) - MIB School of Management, Trieste (Italy).

International Symposia:

  • 2010 International Symposium in Berchtesgaden organised by Peter Karger - Germany.
  • 2012 International Symposium in Pula organised by Aleksandra Rotar, teacher at the University of Pula - Croatia.
  • 2013 International Symposium in Salzburg and related exhibition at the city’s Rathaus, organised by Gloria Zoitl - Austria.
  • 2013 14th International Art-Workshop-Symposium in Opatija - Croatia.
  • 2014 International Contemporary Art Wales, ICAW Harlech Biennale XI-2014.

Permanent Exhibitions:

  • 2008 Permanent exhibition of some works at the Generali Insurance Club, where she was a member of the Exhibition Committee (2010-2012), Trieste (Italy).
  • 2011 Permanent Gallery of ITIS, Trieste (Italy).
  • 2011 Museo Regionale di Arte Sacra Contemporanea (Regional Museum of Contemporary Sacred Art) at the ancient Sesto al Reghena abbey Pordenone (Italy).
  • 2013 MIB School of Management, Trieste (Italy).