Lucca R. Colombelli

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Lucca Colombelli is a Brasilian-American artist currently living and working in Chicago.


Beginning with an interest in realism before becoming more heavily influenced by abstract expressionism and post-modern artists; he now seeks a balance. His current work reflects a symbiosis between form and abstract, focusing on surreal and humorous observations, often of disaster and in various degrees of subtlety.


Beyond painting, he makes a living as an art instructor in early childhood education, as well as privately teaching, curating charity events, and doing art consulting for businesses and private homes. Commissions and classes are open.


In 2020, Lucca founded Povos, an artist-run gallery, custom works service, and art events social action organization in Chicago. Povos launches at 2000 N Milwaukee Ave in 2021

Povos currently represents select works by William Schaeuble, Juan Arango Palacios, Madeleine Finley,  Griffin Plumer, and Nathalie Gribinski. For preview catalogue and work availability reach directly to

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Curriculum Vitae




2021                                  Group Show, Alma Art + Interiors, 3636 S Iron st,  Chicago IL

2021                       Inaugural two person show, Meaning and a Lack Thereof, Povos, Chicago IL

2019                                   Group show, Bucktown Variety Show, Private Venue, Chicago IL

2019                                   Group show, Compost Casket, Elephant Ear Gallery, Chicago IL

2019                                          Solo Show, Bar Portraits, Gallery Cabaret, Chicago IL

2019                                Two Person Exhibition, T.O.A.D Reborn, Caffe Umbria, Chicago IL

2018                           Two Person exhibition, Blue Island Art Show, Silva/Stein, Chicago IL

2017                      Permanent Display, Untitled collection, Egrari Surgery center, Seattle WA


2021                              Office painting, Oil on hemp, 60" x 48", Private, Los Angeles, CA

2021                         Custom Abstract Painting, Oil on hemp, 64" x 38", Private, Chicago, IL

2020                            Rabbit and Hamster, Oil on panel, 14” x 11",  Private, Honalulu, HI

2020                              Portrait of Ikenna, Oil on hemp, 16” x 24",  Private, Boulder, CO

2020                         Parents double portrait, Oil on panel, 24” x 18", Private, Chicago, IL

2020                    Samoyed Portrait for Marce, Oil on panel, 11” x 14”, Private, Guayaquil, EC

2020                            Dog Portrait, Oil on cradled panel, 24” x 24” , Private, Chicago IL

2020                             Tobacco Farm Memory, Oil on panel, 24” x 18” , Private, Chicago IL

2019                                       Sterling , Oil on panel, 11” x 14” , Private, Chicago IL

2019                                Portrait of Elijah, Oil on panel, 24” oval, Private, Chicago IL

2019                                     Portrait of Ty, Oil on panel, 12”x 16” Private, Chicago IL

2019                                 In the Kitchen, Oil on panel, 24”x 18” Private, Los Angeles CA

2019                                  Portrait of Liz, Oil on panel, 12” x 16”, Private, Chicago IL

2019                                 Portrait of Joe, Oil on panel, 11” x 14”,  Private, Chicago IL

2019                                Portrait of Scott, Oil on Panel, 11” x 14”, Private, Chicago IL

2019     Woman Watches Man Reflect on Looking for God,Oil on linen, 112” x 56”, Private, Chicago IL

2019                   Translucent Chicago Cityscape, Oil on Canvas, 72” x 30”, Private, Chicago IL

2019                               Honeymoon portrait, Oil on Linen, 24” x 36”, Private, Chicago IL

2019        Modern House Objects (9 paintings), acrylic and oil, Varying sizes, Private, Seattle WA

2017                  Song of First Lights, acrylic and oil on canvas 72”x 36”, Private, Chicago IL

2016, 2017            Untitled Public Collection (20 Paintings) Mixed media, Egrari NIC, Seattle WA


Teaching Experience

2019-2020                                                After school Atelierista, SIEF, Chicago IL

2018-Present                             Private Art Teacher, Lucca R Colombelli Art LLC Chicago IL

2017                           After school Volunteer Art teacher, Northgate Elementary, Seattle WA


Curatorial Credits

2021 (current)                         curator and producer, Povos Launch event, Povos, Chicago, IL

2021                                  Co-curator, Alma art + Interiors, 3636 S Iron st, Chicago, IL

2021                                    curator and producer, Never Out of Shapes, FMK, Chicago, IL

2021                         curator and producer, People, Birds and Other Things, FMK, Chicago, IL

2021                             co-curator, Meaning and a Lack Thereof, Gallery 2000N, Chicago, IL

2019                        Curator and Producer,  Bucktown Variety Show, private venue, Chicago IL

2019                                           Curator, Bar Portraits, Gallery Cabaret, Chicago, IL

2019                                              Curator, T.O.A.D Reborn, Caffe Umbria, Chicago IL

2019                         Curator, Nathalie Gribinski Solo Show, Palette and Chisel, Chicago, IL

2018                                     Co-Curator, Blue Island Art Show, Silva/Stein, Chicago, IL