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ROSSELLA VASTA - Visual Artist

 

Rossella Vasta was born in Palermo on August 30, 1962. In 1987, Vasta received her Masters Degree in Philosophy at the University of Perugia. Her thesis was Visual Education for the Development of Creative Personality.


In 1997, after living for a few years in the US, Vasta decided to show in Perugia at Palazzo della Penna, together with the artists she was in contact with while in New York.  Between 1999 and 2000, she was in Germany where in the Cistercian Abbey of Marienstatt, she created the works to be exhibited at the Bochum Museum. Vasta has lectured for several academic institutions such as the American University of Washington DC, Chautauqua Institution in Buffalo, New York, Cardinal Stritch in Milwaukee and Montana State University in Bozeman. She won first prize for painting at the Florence International Biennial in 2003. Vasta has widely exhibited in Italy and abroad.


She is Academic of Merit and member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Fine Arts Pietro Vannucci in Perugia.  In 2012, Rossella Vasta was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters by Cardinal Stritch University, the biggest of the 22 Franciscan Universities in US.