Artist Peter Scaturro – Biography 2020
2019 – Gear Box Gallery, Art + Movement – Group Show, Oakland, Ca.
2019 – 5 paintings published in Canadian art and literature magazine ArtAscent
2018 – I have 2 paintings and one sculpture in the permanent collection of the Museo ItaloAmericano, Fort Mason, San Francisco. Opening reception at the Museo for their 40 th year anniversary is September 13, 2018 – 1/27/2019. One of my large watercolors is in the show.
2017- My pen and ink drawing, WNBL – 22 was donated to the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts @ the Palace of Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, Ca. by Peter Selz, PhD.
2017 – PopUp solo exhibit at the the home of Art Historian, Curator and author Peter Selz PhD.
“Peter Scaturro's recent watercolors, the UNKNOWING Series (2014-15) and the PRESENCE Series (2012-15) are very large watercolors. Art Critic Dewitt Cheng has posted on Facebook; “…Scaturro’s…. watercolors have the intensity and weight of oils; great color harmony and rhythm too….”. These Expressionist abstractions were produced with spontaneous painterly energy and make us think of the Abstract Expressionist canvases created by Kandinsky a hundred years ago, and pursued in the "all-over" compositions by the American post-War painters, who, as the critic Harold Rosenberg pronounced, used their canvases (or paper) as an "arena in which to act". Similarly, but with a 21st Century outlook, Scaturro produces pictures which suggest luminous organic forms, done with pulsating colors”.
Peter Selz, Ph.D. 11/2015
Art Historian/ UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus/Founding Director of UC Berkeley Art Museum
My watercolor Sapphire 9 is in the private collection of Peter Selz Ph.D which includes works by Robert Motherwell, Sam Francis, Philip Guston and Eduardo Chillida. 2016
“Peter Scaturro's abstract paintings in watercolor achieve a stunning brilliance of color and light combined with a sharp clarity of form that give the viewer the feeling of looking through medieval stained glass. The impact is highly effective in creating a sense of the mystery of a spiritual reality beyond, as well as a powerful delineation of the structured world we live in.” Sue Steel ,Curator Mythos Gallery, Berkeley, Ca. 2017
My watercolor, Presence 24, was given an Award of Excellence from the Watercolor Honor Society at the Springfield Museum of Art and was used on the cover of the catalog – Watercolor USA 2015. It has since sold and in a private collection in Napa.
Also in 2015 SFMOMA Artist Gallery sold 4 of my pen and ink drawings to a Swiss art collector. Other private sales to collectors continue to grow. SFMOMA Artist Gallery has represented my work for over 20 years.
I have been in 2 two person shows at the Museo ItaloAmericano at Fort Mason, San Francisco. 2009 and 2014. They have a sculpture and 2 paintings in their collection.
I have been in group shows at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art/ Biennial, the Napa Valley Museum and accepted into the Crocker-Kingsley Biennial. (2009 – 2013) I was invited to be on the panel of 4 artists who were interviewed by Curator Kate Eilertsen at the Biennial.
I was commissioned by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization while working in Rome (1995) to create cover illustrations for their flagship magazine ‘Ceres” as well as for the Plant Genetic Resource Institute.
I received a BFA and MFA from Tyler School of Art –Temple University- Junior year in Rome.