Sandro Chia

Born 1946
Hometown Florence, Italy
Lives and Works New York, NY and Rome, Italy
BFA, Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy, 1969

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

The Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan

The Tate Gallery, London, England

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Provincia di Roma, Palazzo Valentini, Rome, Italy

Metropolitana di Napoli, Stazione Materdei, Napoli, Italy

Addaya Centre d'Art Contemporani, Alaró, Spain

Polígrafa Obra Grafica, Barcelona, Spain

Akira Ikeda Gallery, New York, NY

A founder of the Italian Transavanguardia movement in the 1970s and 1980s, Sandro Chia is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings and sculptures, in which he contemplates the figural through dynamic compositions and bold use of line and color. Typically capturing his subjects in moments of movement, his works convey a sense of drama and heightened emotion, with his vivid palette and energetic brushstrokes echoing the exaggerated expressions of his figures. Often making reference to Italy's history and culture in his works, he has employed traditional mediums such as bronze sculpture, mural painting, and mosaic, and often references Italian Futurism, aiming to connect the present and the past. 

Chia's work has been exhibited extensively at institutions worldwide, including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, and the Nationalgalerie in Berlin.

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