Gianni Giuliano is of Italian descent, and born in Montreal, Canada where he continues to live and work. In 1998 he completed a Bachelor studies with distinction in Fine Arts from Concordia University in Painting & Drawing and in 2014 a Master degree in Art from Université du Québec à Montréal in Painting. He is the winner of the 6th Edition of The Brush Off Competition and twice a finalist (2016 and 2018) for the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Competition. In addition, he is also two-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields grant amongst many other prizes. His works can be found in numerous public, private and corporate collections.

Influenced by the rich history of figurative painting, including their contemporaries Mark Tansey, Neo Rauch, Michael Borremans and Alex Colville, Gianni Giuliano is part of the contemporary realist painters.​

His work is not strictly academic, however the realistic treatment of the image is one of the main modalities of creation. He sets himself a rule to oppose to the iconographic incongruities in a trompe oeil treatment, where the gaze of the viewer is constantly propelled by uncertainity to be solved, by a tension to bear, by the desire not to be removed from it.

Unsettling plots that include an arrangement of characters placed in a visually coherent environment with eclectic elements, whereby it is neither an apparent reflection of a plausible reality nor an evocation of an imaginary reality, but instead lies somewhere in between that defies straightforward interpretation. His charged pictures scrutinize the human condition that resonates with contemporary relevance.

Education 

2014

Master in Arts, Painting, l’Université du Québec à Montréal, 

Montreal (QC).

1998

Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction, Painting and Drawing, Concordia 

University, Montreal (QC).

Selected solo exhibitions

2018

2016

2013

2013

Vuja De, Galerie Erga, Montreal (QC)

New Works, Ludovik Art Gallery, Montreal (QC)

Hold the Horses! Warren G. Flowers Gallery, Montreal (QC) 

« Dé-kon-stru-ksion », Galerie La Seigneurie, Châteauguay (QC)

Selected group exhibitions

2020

2019

2019

2019

2019

2018

2017

2017

2016

2016

2016

2013

2013

2012

Salon des Refusés, McBride Contemporain, Montreal (QC)

Figureworks 10th Edition, Saint Brigid Centre for the Arts, Ottawa (ON)

Act From Your Art Project, Galerie 5364 St. Laurent, Montreal (QC)

Perspicacious Paintings, Galerie Erga, Montreal (QC)

Resilience, MUHC Cedar Cancer Centre, Montreal (QC)

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, PHI Centre, Montreal (QC)

Italian Synergy, Galerie Erga Montreal (QC)

6th Edition of the Brush Off Competition, Westmount Square, Westmount (QC)

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Youn Gallery, Montreal (QC)

Italian Synergy, Ludovik Art Gallery, Montreal (QC)

Parle-moi d'amour, Les Impatients, Montreal (QC)

Human Body Exhibition, Warren G. Flowers Gallery, Montreal (QC)

Obsolète, CDEX Gallery, Montreal (QC)

Woman, James Baird Gallery, Pouch Cove (NL)

Selected artist residency / art fairs

2015

2012

ACPT, Art Contemporain Pour Tous

TOAF, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Selected artist talks

2020

2019

2016

2013

Causerie d’artiste, Académie des beaux arts de Montréal, Montréal (QC)

Art and Ideas, Visual Arts Centre, Montréal (QC)

ArtNow Westmount, Westmount Library, Montréal (QC)

"Hold the Horses!", Dawson College, Westmount (QC)

Collections - amongst other private and corporate collections

Avmor Art Collection, Montreal (QC)

The Stanley Mill's Collection, Montreal (QC)

Dawson College Alumni Collection, Montreal (QC)

Les Entreprises Michel Choinière Inc., Montreal (QC)

Selected publications/catalogues

2017

Heather Black, “Brush Off” painting winners announced at Westmount Square, Westmount Independent, September 19, 2017, Vol.11 No.9c, p.23

 

Jean-Émile Verdier, Le silence parlant des peintures de Gianni Giuliano, Vie des Arts, Montreal (QC), fall 2015, p.74 and 75.

Valérie Gagnon, Images construites en dualité, Le Soleil de Châteauguay

Châteauguay (QC), March 9, 2013, p. 24.    

      

Valérie Gagnon, «Dé-kon-stru-ksion», Hebdos régionaux – Montérégie: march 8 http://video.monteregie.hebdosregionaux.ca/video/dossiers-chauds/reportages-locaux/1524771773001/gianni-giuliano-et-sa-de-kon-stru-ksion/2210048842001

The Human Body Exhibition, exhibition catalogue Dawson College, April 2013, 
Montreal (QC).

 

Michael Corbin, The Triumph of Man, ArtBookGuy : Oct-Nov. 2012, 

http://artbookguy.com/gianni-giuliano-triumph-of-man_463.html

2015

2013

2013

2013

2012

Selected media/appearance/interview

2019

2017

2017

PBS, Mountain Lake, The BrushOff  Project, March 2019

CFMB 1280AM, Giovanni Angeloro, Sulla la bocca di tutti, May 2017

MIKE FM 105.1, Giovanni Angeloro, Aperitivo, March 2017

Distinctions

2019

2018

2017

2016

2001

1999

1998

1997

Figureworks 10th Edition Finalists, Ottawa (ON)

The Bombay Sapphire Montreal Finalists, Montreal (QC)

6th Edition Brush Off Competition, 1st prize winner, Montreal (QC)

The Bombay Sapphire Montreal Finalists, Montreal (QC)

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal (QC)

The Jordan Heinz Painting Prize, Montreal (QC)

The Stanley Mills Purchase Prize, Montreal (QC)

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal (QC)