Nicola Verlato is known for his socially engaged paintings and sculptures which uses the strength
and ability of figurative art to emotionally involve the viewer. In order to further empower his images, he uses an articulated process that combines classical techniques as well as modern technologies such as 3D Modeling programs like Maya and Zbrush.
Verlato has shown his paintings, drawings, and sculptures in the United States and internationally,
including the White Columns in New York, Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem, Prague Biennales, and
an installation exhibited at the 2009 Venice Biennale in the Italian Pavilion.
Verlato has shown alongside artists such as Erwin Olaf, Santiago Sierra, Shepard Fairey, Kehinde
Wiley, Ronald Ophuis, José Lerma, Mark Ryden, and Robert Williams. His work is present in several
public and private collections in countries such as USA, Argentina, Italy, Spain, Netherland, Denmark,
Norway, China and Philippines. His work has been published in Art in America, Flash Art, Juxtapoz,
Hi Fructose, Vogue Italia, Art Pulse, LoDown Magazine and more.
Italian-American, b. 1965, Verona, currently based between Rome and Los Angeles