Franco Alessandrini

 

813 Howard Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana 70113

(504)524-3872

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Education: 1963, Graduated from Instituto D’Arte, Art Institute of Florence, Italy.

Studied Painting, Sculpture and Ancient Technique of Fresco

 

Public Art:

2018  "Monument to the Latino Worker", 12 foot Bronze on 6 foot marble base, To be Installed in April, Crescent Park, Riverfront, New Orleans, Louisiana

"St. Pope John Paul II", Life-Size, White Carrara Marble, Placed in Front of St. Louis Cathedral,

New Orleans, Louisiana

2017  “Wild Bunch”, Life-Size Portrait of five of histories’ most wanted train robbers including Butch Cassidy, Cast in Bronze, Flatiron Building, Fort Worth, Texas

2014 Monument to the Veterans, Life Size Statue in Bronze,

Opelousas, Louisiana

 

2013 Monument to the Flag Throwers, 21 foot tall image of Flag thrower cut

from steel, painted and placed in a rotunda, Moves with the wind,

Sansepolcro, Italy

 

2011 “Il Barocciaio”, Image of horse drawn cart and driver cut from

corten steel, placed in a rotunda, Santa Fiora, Sansepolcro, Italy

 

2009 “Displaced”, 30 foot Sailboat on my studio roof – An original

public art work commissioned by the Arts Council of New Orleans on

behalf of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, on loan to the City of

New Orleans (2008 – 2011)

 

2008 “La Merlettaia”, Bronze Monument – Honoring the Women who maintain

The Tradition of Lace Making- Sansepolcro, Italy

 

Monument to Fr. Verbis LaFleur, 16 foot White Carrara Marble Monument, Opelousas, Louisiana

 

“Garibaldi”, Bronze Bust, Sansepolcro, Italy

 

2002 “Panther Fountain”, Sculpted in Black and Grey Marble,

Hyde Park, Fort Worth Texas

 

1999 “Mayor Marc Morial”, Bust in Bronze, Old City Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana

 

1995 “Monument to the Immigrants”, Sculpted in White Carrara Marble

20 feet tall, Woldenberg Park on the Mississippi River

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

1994 “Monument to Luca Pacioli”, Honoring the Anniversary of the

Publication of his “Suma” in 1494, Sculpted in White Carrara Marble

 

1992 “Monument to Christopher Columbus”, Sculpted in White Carrara Marble, Stands 14 feet tall and is set in a fountain, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

Commissions:

2017 Mural, 5  X 9 feet, Painted on Canvas, Installed in Private Residence, Sansepolcro, Italy

Mural, "Secondline", 6 X 14 feet, Painted on Canvas, Installed in Private Residence,

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

2015 “Jazz”, Basso Relief in White Carrara Marble, Private Collection, New Orleans

 

2014 “Palio”, Designed and Painted the Flag for Società Balestrieri Sansepolcro, Italy

 

2012 Bust in Bronze of Industry Owner, Sansepolcro, Italy

 

2011 Mural painted on canvas measuring 6 feet by 12 feet for newly constructed

offices of Savas Corporation, Sansepolcro, Italy

 

2010 Statue in Fiberglass of St. John Neumann, St. Alphonsus Church,

Baltimore, Maryland

 

2008 Statue in Bronze, Blessed Seelos, Life-Size, Holy Cross College,

Worcester, Massachusetts

 

Marble Statue, Blessed Seelos, Life-Size, St. Theresa Church,

Abbeville, Louisiana

 

2007 Chess pieces carved in wood, Derived from drawings of Leonardo DaVinci

and Luca Pacioli, Introduced at the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

 

Murals painted for Entrance to the Flatiron Building,

Downtown, Fort Worth, Texas

 

2006 Poster for New Orleans Opera Association, “Music is the

Voice of Hope”, First season after Hurricane Katrina

 

2004 Statue in Bronze, Blessed Seelos, Life-Size seated on bench,

St. Mary’s Church, Annapolis, Maryland and

St. Mary’s Church New Orleans, Louisiana

 

2003 Statue in Bronze, Blessed Seelos, Life-Size, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Madonna with Child, Life Size Statue sculpted in White

Carrara Marble, Santa Maria Church, Sansepolcro, Italy

 

2002 “Assumption of the Virgin Mary”, Painted the Vaulted Ceiling of St. Mary’s Church, New Orleans, Louisiana

 

2001 “Blessed Seelos”, Life Size Statue Cast in Bronze,

Blessed Seelos Center , New Orleans, Louisiana

 

“Blessed Seelos”, Life Size Statue sculpted in White Carrara Marble,

Old Ursuline Convent, New Orleans, Louisiana

 

 

2000 “Saint Francis of Assisi”, Life Size Statue Sculpted in White Carrara Marble

Monte Casale Monastery, Italy

 

Fountain, Sculpted in Bardiglio Marble and Bronze,

Aboca Herb Company (Tuscany), Italy

 

1999 Five Statues of Religious Women, Sculpted in White Carrara

Marble, Old Ursuline Convent, New Orleans, Louisiana

 

“Crucifixion of Christ”, Acrylic on Canvas, 9 feet by 5 feet

Santa Maria Church – Melello – Sansepolcro, Italy

 

1998 “Mardi Gras” Large Scale Murals, Le Meridien Hotel

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

1992 “Dr. Mahmut Gazi Yaşargil” Portrait in Bronze, Neurosurgeon of the Century

 

One Man Shows:

2017  "Fauna", Colored Pencil Drawings, 811 Howard Avenue Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

 

2015 “ Flowers”, Paintings on display, Italian American Cultural Museum,

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

2014 “ Jazz” Drawings, Franco Alessandrini Cultural Association, Sansepolcro, Italy

 

2014 “Secondline”, Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, 811 Howard Gallery,

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

2013 “Nudes”, Franco Alessandrini Cultural Association, Sansepolcro, Italy

 

2012 “Picture ID”, Large Scale Portraits, 811 Howard Gallery,

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

2011 “Battaglia D’Anghiari, Homage to Leonardo Da Vinci”

Exhibited Painting, Sculpture and Etchings, Anghiari, Italy

 

2009 Hotel Inter Continental, Displayed paintings and sculpture in the lobby,

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

 

2007 “For the Love of Our City”, Exhibit of Graphic Work, “The Signs of

Fort Worth”, Fort Worth, Texas

 

“Gli Sacchi di Luca Pacioli”, Exhibited Chess Pieces Sculpted in Wood,

Derived from the drawings of Luca Pacioli and Leonardo DaVinci, Uffizzi

Gallery, Florence, Italy

 

2005 “Nudes”, 811 Howard Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

 

2004 “An Artist and His City”, Retrospective show of paintings and sculpture,

Sansepolcro, Italy

 

1997 Exhibited Paintings, Palazzo Inghirami – Sansepolcro, Italy

 

Exhibited Paintings, 811 Howard Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Exhibited Paintings, Festival of Nations, Citta di Castello, Italy

 

 

Group Shows:

2017  Bywater Biennial, "Louisiana, A Celebration of Life", New Orleans Art Center

 

2007 “Il Ritratto”, Show of Self Portraits, Gallery La Loggia

Sansepolcro, Italy

 

2005 Collective Show of 30 Artists, Sponsored by the Franco Alessandrini Cultural

Association, Ferruccio Borchiellinin Convention Center, Sansepolcro, Italy

 

2004 “Fifth Biennale International Show of Sacred Art”, Spain, France and Italy

 

 

Awards:

2017  "American Heritage Award" from the American Immigration Council

2016. " Vessillo Piero della Francesca" (Banner of Piero della Francesca), Awarded by the Spandieratori(Flag Bearers) of Sansepolcro, Italy

 

2002 Man of the Year, Arts and Entertainment Award, Inducted to the

Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame

 

1984 Artist in Residence of the Italian Village, Louisiana World Exposition,

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

 

Published:

 

2012 “Franco Alessandrini: Half a Century of Painting, Sculpting and Graphic

Works” Catalogue of my life’s work

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