bio
Filippo Rossi (1970), who has been exhibiting his work since 1994, has been exploring the themes of Christian sacred art for over 10 years. After training in the life drawing school at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, he graduated in art history from the University of Florence. Since 1997 he has been Visiting Professor at the Stanford University Centre for Overseas Studies in Florence. He also collaborates with the art historian Timothy Verdon at the Curia of the Archdiocese of Florence, where he is currently Coordinator of the Diocesan Office of Sacred Art and Church Cultural Heritage. His works are conserved in museums and collections both in Italy and abroad. On 21st November 2009 he was the youngest artist to be invited to the audience with Pope Benedict XVI in the Sistine Chapel. In 2011 " along with Mario Botta, Mario Ceroli, Mimmo Paladino and others " he was invited by the Florence Cathedral Foundation (Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore) to take part in the competition for a pulpit for the Cathedral. In 2012 he accepted the invitation from the Derix Glasstudio in Frankfurt (Germany) to collaborate with their technicians in translating some of his paintings into stained glass. He has recently been asked to run training workshops in the United States. He collaborates with the leading Italian publishers. His most recent solo shows have been hosted at: Museo della Porziuncola in Assisi, Arciconfraternita della Misericordia in Florence, Basilica di Santa Croce in Florence, Monastero di Camaldoli in Arezzo, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Boscodon in Crots, France, Mount Tabor, Ecumenical Centre for Art & Spirituality, Barga (Lucca), Cape Cod " Massachusetts (USA), Palazzo Panciatichi in Florence and Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence and at Meiboyi Arts Centre a Shanghai (China), a solo show at the Centro Congressi Sant’Agostino in Cortona, an exhibition at the Abbazia di Novacella in Bressanone, Bergamo and participation in the show scheduled for the National Ecclesiastical Conference at the end of the year.