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Lucca R. Colombelli

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In 2020, Lucca founded Povos, a contemporary art gallery in Chicago. Read about the gallery's new launch on Block Club Chicago.

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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 direct experiences of nature.


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

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Curriculum Vitae




2023 (current)                      Platform (in collaboration with David Zwirner), Online (NYC)

2023                                                                                     Group Show,  Bloom, Povos, Chicago IL

2023.                                                                  Group Show,  Winter Dreams, VSG, Chicago IL

2022                                                                   Group Show,  10x10, Jackson Junge, Chicago IL

2022                                                       Group Show,  Promenade, Cinecity Studios, Chicago IL                     2022                                                                        Group Show, Fables, Povos Chicago, Chicago IL

2022                                      Group Show, Luminarts Finals, Mooney foundation, Chicago IL

2022                                                          Group Show, Homecoming, Povos Chicago, Chicago IL

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


2022                                         Independence Grove, Oil on hemp, 56" x 72", Private, Chicago, IL

2022                               Montrose Bird Sanctuary, Oil on hemp, 56" x 78", Private, Chicago, IL

2022                                                       Cats Portrait, Oil on panel, 24" x 30", Private, Chicago, IL

2022                                                      untitled, Oil on hemp, 60" x 48", Private, Los Angeles, CA

2021                                             Ships in the Night, 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                     God Watches Woman Watch 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

2023                                            Visiting Artist Lecturer (In collaboration with The Simple Good)

                                                                                                        Johnathan Burr Elementary, Chicago IL

2023                            Visiting Artist Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

2019-2020                                    After school Atelierista, Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi, Chicago IL

2018-Present                                          Private Art Teacher / Tutor, Lucca Colombelli, Chicago IL

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


Curatorial Credits

2023            curator and co-producer, Tony Fitzpatrick: The Lunch Drawings, Povos, Chicago, IL

2023                                                                              curator and producer, Bloom, Povos, Chicago, IL

2022                                                             co-curator and producer, Ties Between, Povos, Chicago, IL

2022                                                     co-curator and producer, Work in Progress, Povos, Chicago, IL

2022                                                                 co-curator and producer, PASSAGE, Povos, Chicago, IL

2022                                            co-curator and producer, The Fine Art of Opera, Povos, Chicago, IL

2022                                   co-curator and producer, This is Dedicated to _____, Povos, Chicago, IL

2022                                                curator and producer, Promenade, Cinecity Studios, Chicago, IL

2022                            co-curator and producer, Inside Games, Outside Games, Povos, Chicago, IL

2022                                                                                      Art Consultant, Dan Collection, Chicago, IL

2022                                                         co-curator and producer, HOMMAGE, Povos, Chicago, IL

2022                                                                   co-curator and producer, FABLES, Povos, Chicago, IL

2022                 co-curator and producer, BIMBOFICATION SENSATION, Povos, Chicago, IL

2022                                                             curator and producer, Les Tourlicoulis, Povos, Chicago, IL

2021                                           curator and producer, Povos Homecoming Show, Povos, Chicago, IL

2021                 Co-curator and Co-producer, Alma art + Interiors 1, 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

*Full bill of sale and original work sales list available upon request 

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