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Pietro Crivelli

Before covering the Peter’s painting side, a little soundtrack by himself

Painter, decorator, and folk musician

Pietro Crivelli graduated at the Fine Arts Academy of Florence in 1974. In 1977 he had his first international exhibitions, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and in New York City.

pcriv_milletIn 1977 he left Italy for Asia and India for four years, relocated to Sicily in 1981-1982. Between 1982 and 1995 he was in the USA (California, Colorado, and Seattle, Washington), where he was active both as a painter and a decorator.

He then moved to Bali, where he continued his activity as an artist, painting also in India and Indonesia.

pcriv_caneIn 2010 he relocated back to Italy, moving in an area not far from Florence, his home town, but completely new for him: the Farma Valley, in the hills and off the beaten track, about 40 km South of Siena.

Here he continues is activities, combining his experiences, extremely varied and from different continents with the interaction with a local environment which maintains a very strong legacy with nature and with the history of Tuscany.

pcriv_baking1Being a fully-fledged artist, Pietro also has a consolidated track record as a musician and an entertainer: in 1971 he was one of the founding members of Whisky Trail, the first band in Italy to propose Irish folk music. He then left the group when he started his international travels, but was always active as a guitarist and bass player, with strong ties to folk, country music, blues and Afro-American spirituals.

pcriv_fregioPietro will create original paintings, reproductions, trompe l’oeil and decorations using different techniques and in all sizes.



To contact Pietro: , (+39) 366 4092413

Solo and collective exhibitions

1972, Florence, Italy, Le Pavoniere, Le Cascine
1973, Tokyo, Japan, Association Friends Italy-Japan
1974, Rome, Italy, Galleria Della Pigna,
1975, Prato, Italy (collective)
1977, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, International Etching Exhibition contest
1979, Pune, India, Music House, Koregoan Park (collective)
1988, Seattle, Washington USA, Torrefazione Italia Cafè.
1991, Seattle, Washington USA, Lawson Gallery (Collective)
1992-1995, Various private collections around the USA
1996, Florence, Italy, In club Editor
1997, Siena, Italy, Miasto Institute for Meditation (collective)
2001, Bali, Indonesia, Gaya Gallery (collective)
2002, Bali, Indonesia, Gaya Gallery, Recycled Art (collective)
2002, Bali, Indonesia, Biasa Gallery, Seminyak
2003, Singapore, Dauphin Gallery (collective)
2004, Milano, Italy, Navigli, East West Gallery
2005, Victoria, Australia, Q dos- Gallery, Lorne , Victoria (Collective)
2007, Warung Made, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia. Solo exhibit “ The rice paddies”
2010, Tiruvannamalai , Rani’s Garden, Tamil Nadu, South India
2014, Siena, A cavallo dell’Anno, (Collective)
2015, Tatti, Italy (collective)


1977, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Etching International Exhibition
First Prize etching: Train 833 at New York Grand Central

1979, Reggello, Italy, County award for oil painting

Communities of Torniella, Piloni, and Scalvaia

Torniella, Piloni and Scalvaia are three hamlets populating the scarcely populated Farma Valley, half way between Siena and Grosseto, in Southern Tuscany.

Torniella (with the presence of folks also from Piloni and Scalvaia) was the starting point on January 4, 2007 of the Palla a 21 in Chicago project. This subsequently triggered many of the stories you find on this site.
A summary of the case is presented from different angles in two articles (Il Tirreno, 2016, and Langscape Magazine 2018).

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