Born in Palermo on August 30th  1962, in 1987 Vasta took her Master Degree in Philosophy at the University of Perugia. Her thesis was Visual Education for the Development of Creative Personality. 
In 1997, after living for a few years in the US, Vasta decides to show in Perugia at Palazzo della Penna, together with the artists she was in contact with while in New York.  Between 1999 and 2000 she is in Germany where in the Cistercian Abbey of Marienstatt she realizes the works which will be exhibited at the Bochum Museum. Vasta has lectured for several academic institutions such as the American University of Washington DC, Chautauqua Institution in Buffalo, New York, Cardinal Stritch in Milwaukee and Montana State University in Bozeman. First prize for painting at the Florence International Biennial in 2003, Vasta  has widely exhibited in Italy and abroad.

She is Academic of Merit and member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Fine Arts Pietro Vannucci in Perugia. In 2012 Rossella Vasta has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters by Cardinal Stritch University, the biggest of the 22 Franciscan Universities in US.

Solo-Shows and Presentations 

1981    Italy, Spoleto Festival,  first solo-show
1990    Poland, Gdinia Poland,  Subbotko Gallery
1990    Poland, Sopot,  Herman Gallery
1991    Germany, Dortmund, curator Ursula Berrar
1992   Germany, Munich , U.P.B.
1995    Italy, Perugia, Spazio Arte Gallery, Ixtus
1995    Italy, Rome, Salon Privé Gallery, Metamorphoses, curator Barbara Rose
1996    USA, Washington DC, American University, Visiting Artist
2003    Italy, Todi , Extra Moenia Gallery, Hortus Conclusus in Extra Moenia
2004    USA, Bozeman, MSU Helen E.Copeland Gallery, 100 Palms for Peace
2005    USA, Milwaukee, CSU Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery, 100Palms for Peace
2005    USA, Milwaukee, lecture on The Medieval Garden as the Mirror of the Franciscan University
2005    USA, NY Buffalo, Chautauqua Institution,  CVA Gallery 100 Palms for Peace
2007    USA, NY Buffalo, Chautauqua Institution  IN MENSA
2007    Italy, Perugia, CONFAPI, Arborea
2007    Japan,Tokyo, Shiodomeitalia Creative Center, Table of  Silence
2008    Japan, Tokyo, Italian Cultural Institute, Table of Silence
2010    Italy,  Interruptio,  UmbriaLibri  Book Fair and Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino Book Fair




1987    Italy, Ripe MC, Varianti in corso d’opera curator Massimo Duranti
1989    Italy, Corciano Festival,  Imago,   curated by A. Carlo Ponti, Massimo Duranti
1989    Italy,Bolzano,  Les Chances de l’Art Gallery
1991    Germany, Potsdam/Berlin, Vergleich Zwischen Culturen
1992    Italy,Corciano Festival  , Artists  in Umbria, curated  by Crispolti, Ponti, Duranti
1992    Italy, Erice (TP), City Gallery
1994    Italy, Macerata, Per Mari e per Monti Gallery by Pio Monti, Il Gatto e la Volpe,
1997    Italy, Rome, Rome International Art Fair RIPARTE, stand StellaR Graphics from  Paris
1997    Italy, Todi, Extra Moenia Gallery, Women beyond Borders
1997    Italy, Perugia, Palazzo della Penna Museum, New York-New Generation curator Barbara Rose
1999    USA, New York , Rough House
2000    Germany, Bochum, Bochum Museum, Kunst-Hexen, curator Hans Gunter  Golinski
2001    Italy, Todi , Extra Moenia Gallery, Baroque and Alchemy
2001    Italy, Trevi , Trevi Flash Art Museum, Extra Vergin
2001    Firenze , International Biennial of Florence, 4rst prize
2003    Italy, Firenze , International Biennial of Florence, 1rst prize
2004    Italy, Todi, Extra Moenia Gallery,  Marini, Sanfilippo, Vasta
2006    Italy, Todi, Extra Moenia Gallery, IN MENSA
2007    Italy, Spello, Villa Fidelia, Terra di Maestri, curator A. Carlo Ponti
2007    Italy, Todi,    Palazzo Landi Corradi, Omaggio a Piero Dorazio
2007    Italy, Todi, Extra Moenia Gallery, 32 sentieri
2009    Italy, Assisi, Monte Frumentario, OROBLU, curators G. Marini e F. Santaniello
2009    Italy, Assisi, San Damiano, Table of Silence
2009    Italy, Colombella, Villa la Colombella UN-WWAP UNESCO, Arte d’Acqua
2010    Italy, Todi, Extra Moenia Gallery, Interruptio
2011    Brazil,  Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Fortaleza, Indentidad Feminina en la colección del IVAM , curator B.Rose
2011    USA, New York, Lyncoln Center, Table of Silence, Ground Zero Memorial  September 11
2011    Italy, Deruta, L'Antica Deruta Moretti Gallery, A Chalice in memory of Alviero Moretti, curator A.Carlo Ponti
2011    Italy, Assisi, San Rufino Cathedral October 26 , Table of Silence, in occasion of Pope Benedict multi-religious conference
2011 Spain, IVAM, Valencia, Istitut Valencia d'Art Modern, "Identidad femenina" permanent collection, curated and catalogue essay by Barbara Rose
2011 Italy, Florence, SACI, "Interruptio" Book presentation
2011 Portogallo, Matosinhos, Centro de Arte Moderna Gerardo Rueda, permanent collection
2012 Seattle City Hall, Seattle "A Chalice for Alviero"
2012 Traveling exhibit "Identidad femenina":

Bogotá, Colombia, Museo de Arte Moderno (Feb 6 - Mar 4);

Santiago de Chile, Chile, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo,  (Mar 30 - May 27);  

Montevideo, Uruguay, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales (Jul 16 - Sep 30);

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Museo de Arte Moderno (Oct 18 - Dic 8) 2

2013 Spain, Madrid, Binomio Gallery "Convergencias / Divergencias" Gerardo Rueda y sus contemporáneos"
2013 Germany, Fritzlar , "Tra Terra e Cielo"



Art through Sustainability Projects

Cantico per un bambino (Canticle for a Child), ceramics, promoted by Kiwanis in collaboration with Bizzirri Ceramic Factory of Città di Castello, sustained the realization of several schools in the Ivory Coast

Table of Silence, ceramic installation in collaboration with Bizzirri Ceramic Factory to sustain many projects in the world, including education, health, housing and child wellfare, etc...

Interruptio, book, to sustain the DAI healthcare Center in Città della Pieve, Italy.

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