Roberto Polo Gallery

The Gallery will close for Easter on Sunday, April 16th, 2017;

Roberto Caracciolo

Artist statement

Roberto Caracciolo, born in New York in 1960, lives and works in Rome. He studied at the United World College of the Atlantic, in Wales; at the Istituto d'Arte di Urbino, in Italy and at the New York Studio School. Apart from pursuing his career as an artist Caracciolo worked as an assistant set-designer for Dante Ferretti from 1982 to 1984. And he has taught or given lectures at the ‘Accademia di Belle Arti’ of Turin, the ‘Accademia di Belle Arti’ of Perugia, at the ‘Scuola di Specializzazione in Storia dell’Arte dell’Università’ of Siena, at the New York University Master in Arts program in Venice, at Rhode Island School of Design in Rome, Loyola University Chicago in Rome, Cornell University in Rome and at the International School of Art in Montecastello di Vibio (PG). From 1999 to 2013 Roberto Caracciolo was adjunct professor at New York University in Florence where he taught two drawing courses: Intro to Drawing and Projects in Drawing: the Figure. Since 2007 he has been teaching alternatively Advanced Drawing, Advanced Painting or Rome Sketchbook at Temple University in Rome, where he also collaborates with the MFA program. Since 2015 he has also been teaching at the School of Visual Arts program in Rome and since summer 2016 he has been teaching studio art courses at John Cabot University. Roberto Caracciolo was the Arts Liaison at the American Academy in Rome from 2007 to 2010, where he organized, among other initiatives, exhibitions and curated a Betty Woodman solo exhibition in 2010.



Roberto Caracciolo nato a New York (U.S.A.) nel 1960, vive e lavora a Roma. Ha studiato al United World College of the Atlantic, nel Galles; all’Istituto d'Arte di Urbino; e alla New York Studio School. Dal 1982 al 1984 Caracciolo ha lavorato come aiuto scenografo per Dante Ferretti. Dal 1985 ha iniziato a mostrare la sue opere in gallerie private e in altre istituzioni pubbliche e private sia in Italia che all’estero. Tra le sue mostre personali citiamo quelle presso la Galleria Belvedere e la Galleria Grossetti di Milano, la André Emmerich Gallery, la Earl McGrath Gallery e la Loretta Howard Gallery di New York e la Blancpain Stepczynski di Ginevra. Caracciolo ha insegnato alla Loyola University Chicago a Roma, alla Cornell University a Roma e alla International School of Art a Montecastello di Vibio (PG). Dal 1999 al 2013 Caracciolo è stato adjunct professor alla New York University a Firenze dove ha insegnato due corsi: Intro to Drawing e Projects in Drawing: the Figure. Dal 2007 insegna alternativamente Advanced Drawing, Advanced Painting e Rome Sketchbook presso la Temple University a Roma, dove inoltre collabora al programma del Master in Fine Arts. Dal 2015 insegna disegno e arte alla School of Visual Arts a Roma e dall’estate del 2016 insegna corsi d’arte presso la John Cabot University. Roberto Caracciolo è stato l’Arts Liaison dell’American Academy in Rome dal 2007 al 2010, dove ha organizzato, tra le altre iniziative, esposizioni collettive e ha curato una mostra personale di Betty Woodman nel 2010.