Website: www.sergioroffo.comEmail: Roffo@comcast.netArtist's Statement
"I am inspired by life - life is art, art is life - that plus the sublime beauty that is Nature. I share this view along with the American Luminists such as Frederic Church, Fitz Hugh, (Henry) Lane and others.
I feel blessed that I've become a landscape painter. It's been a passion of mine ever since I can remember. As artists, we live each day passionately. Our only hope is that we remain healthy so we can continue our craft. As long as I am healthy, I will always keep trying to reach for that color note, and perhaps someday I will complete that visual symphony."
Italian-born artist, Sergio Roffo, was born in 1953 and immigrated to the United States in 1961. He has been inspired by the work of such American traditional painters as George Innes and Albert Bierstadt. Roffo's paintings of coastal and rural landscapes reveal a luminous quality achieved through the technique of glazing and layering practiced by early American landscape painters. As you view his art, you discover a precise sense of value and atmospheric perspective that conveys a relaxed sense of calmness; a characteristic that defines and informs all his work. Roffo's captivating depictions of the New England landscape have been included in a variety of museum exhibitions and have earned him numerous national awards.
Mr. Roffo get his inspiration from painting outdoors, from life and later doing large compositions from those studies.
Roffo holds the honor of being designated a "Copley Master" by the Copley Society of Boston. An elected member of the Guild of Boston Artists, Sergio's work is included in many private and publicly owned collections worldwide.
Mr. Roffo is represented by several of the country's best galleries in cities such as Boston, New York City and Charleston.
He graduated with honors from The Vesper George School of Art. Roffo continually strives to capture the elusive essence that is Nature. As he says, "My message is trying to convey to the viewer the spirituality and sacredness of my work and to indicate the harmony of nature through color and light. Painting from life is a must for young landscape painters if they want to become better painters. Painting outdoors will make you a better studio painter. As artists, our creative goals will never be accomplished. We will always be students of nature, because nature does so beautifully. We live each day passionately. Others only dream!"Education
1977 Vesper George School of Art, Boston, MassachusettsSelected Exhibitions and Awards
2013 Solo Show at Quidley Co. Gallery Nantucket MA
2013 Salmagundi Club in NYC Certificate Of Merit for Outstanding Work
2013 The Guild of Boston Artists Award of Merit
2013 Honorable Mention Oil Painters of America National Online Exhibition
2011 Solo show at The Guild of Boston Artists
2010 Solo show at Quidley & Co. Gallery
2008 Sold out show at Quidley & Co. Gallery Nantucket
2007 Elected "Pops By The Sea" artist by Cape Cod Arts Foundation
2006 Elected Senior Resident Member of The Saint Botolph Club of Boston
2003 Exhibition, Newport Art Museum
2003 Maine Maritime Museum
2002 Elected "Fellows" member of American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA)
2000 Award of Excellence, Mystic Museum International Exhibition
1999 Solo Exhibition, Naples Art Gallery
1998 Solo Exhibition, Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, Massachusetts
1998 "Modern Marine Masters", Mystic Maritime Museum, Mystic, Connecticut
1998 International Marine Art Exhibition, Mystic, Connecticut
1997 "Modern Marine Masters", Mystic Maritime Museum, Mystic, Connecticut
1996 International Marine Art Exhibition, Mystic, Connecticut
1996 Juror's Choice, Copley Society of Boston Winter Show, Boston, Massachusetts
1995 Memorial Award for Artistic Excellence, The American Artists' Professional League, New York, New York
1994 Mass Duck Stamp Winner
1993 Award of Excellence in Painting, Copley Society Winter Show, Massachusetts
1990 "Paintings of New England", The Diana Levine Galleries, Massachusetts
1990 Award of Merit, New York Society of Illustrators National Exhibition, New York City
1990 The Grumbacher Gold Award, New England Watercolor Society's Winter Show, Massachusetts
1990 The Maitland Award, The American Artists' Professional League, New York City
1990 Past President's Award, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Massachusetts
1989 The Grumbacher Gold Award, Cape Cod Art Association's All New England Show, Massachusetts
1989 First Place, Copley Society Fall Show, Massachusetts
1989 First Place, Copley Society of Boston Spring Show, Massachusetts
1988 The Robb Sagendorh Memorial Award by Yankee Magazine
Sergio has received many other awards after 1988 and has had many solo exhibitions.
2013 Associate Living Master - Art Renewal Center in NJMuseum Shows
Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture - Delray Beach, FL
October 27, 2011 - January 9, 2012
Mobile Museum of Art - Mobile, AL
January 19, 2012 - April 8, 2012
Art Museum of Southeast Texas - Beaumont, TX
April 21 - June 17, 2012
Museum of the Southwest - Midland, TX
September 4 - December 7, 2012
The Haggin Museum - Stockton, CA
December 20, 2012 - March 3, 2013
Coos Art Museum - Coos Bay, OR
March 22 - May 18, 2013
Minnesota Museum of Marine Art - Winona, MN
June 4 - July 28, 2013