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Renato MissagliaRenato Missaglia was born in 1946. After his studies he becomes an entrepreneur, since 1979 he leaves businesses in order to practice the artistic profession.
He attends international circles: he is invited to exhibit at the Salon d'Automne in Paris (1987 and 1991); he is also invited to exhibit works for scenery and costumes for Verdi's Aida in Hong Kong.
He joins in the first Paris-Moscow-Beijing Rally of 1992, an inspiring experience for the production of a series of artworks and photographic works that he shows in Italy and abroad starting from the Pyramide du Louvre.
For the fortieth anniversary of its foundation (1994), the C.E.R.N. of Geneva appoints him to portray the current five Nobel Prize winners in Physics (Jack Steinberger, Sam Ting, Carlo Rubbia, Simon Van der Meer, George Charpak).
In 1995, inspired by the famous tapestry, he paints the artwork of seventy linear meters D'après la Tapisserie de Bayeux, which is showed in Venezia, Brescia, Innsbruck, Monaco, Vienna.
Missaglia then participates at the XII Art Quadrennial in Rome in 1996. In the following years he exhibits in Rome, Milano, Brescia, Bologna, Sondrio, Perugia, Lecce, Cortina d'Ampezzo (Belluno), New York, Hong Kong, Bruxelles, Ginevra, Tokyo, Lisbona, Basilea, Al-Khobar, Monte-Carlo, Shanghai and Palm Beach.

And so on, his activity continues very intense and volcanic: personal exhibitions, organization of shows and events, publishing and book illustration, collaborations with magazines, participation at national awards, creation of trophies and plaques, production of Art DVD, calendars and artistic bottles.
Critics and journalists write about him catching the essence of his painting and his intimate feelings. He receives acknowledgments and awards that underscore the value of his art but also his ability to connect art to communication.
He is welcomed in public and private Italian and foreign collections including the prestigious Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.
Coca-Cola appoints him as art ambassador at the Olympic Winter Games in Turin 2006. The captured images and emotions experienced will find expression in a DVD and in an art book Con gli occhi dell'arte. XX Olimpiadi Invernali Torino 2006 (With the eyes of art. XX Olympic Winter Turin Games 2006) that has been presented at the Museum of Cinema in Turin and at the Yacht Club de Monaco.
For the 25 years of the magazine AD (2006) he interprets some historical covers and advertisements translating them into a pictorial version with an emotional message that enriches the frequently aseptic world of advertising.
I Carabinieri e Torino - Due secoli di storia, dalla Fondazione ai Giochi Olimpici Invernali (The Carabinieri and Turin. Two centuries of history, from the Foundation to the Winter Olympics Games) is an art book, commissioned by the Headquarters of the italian Carabinieri, that Missaglia presents at the Book Fair of Turin 2008 and at the Santa Giulia Museum in Brescia.
For Mille Miglia he designs the Poster 2008, presented at the Campidoglio in Rome, and some artworks published on the book-gift Mille Miglia 2009.
In Florence he proposes Salvatore Ferragamo, 80 anni di emozioni: interpretazione artistica di Renato Missaglia (Salvatore Ferragamo, 80 years of emotions: artistic interpretation of Renato Missaglia) and then at the Milan Triennale Salvatore Ferragamo-Evolving Legend 1928-2008.
In 2011 presents Nudes with the soul at the La Ruota Gallery in Cortina d'Ampezzo (Belluno).
In January 2013 Le Carré d'Or - Jardin Exotique de Monaco at the Maison d'Art Gallery of Monte-Carlo; in March the unusual solo exhibition Madness and emotions from a song by Omar Pedrini at the Museum of Santa Giulia in Brescia.
The traveling exhibition Cooks in colors, proposed at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, at the Mario Rimoldi Modern Art Museum in Cortina d'Ampezzo (Belluno) and in Venice, it is the first step of a project presented at the International Forum of the Made in Italy 2014 in Monte-Carlo which will culminate at Expo 2015 (www.cuochiacolori.it).
During the Genoa Boat Show 2013 he suggests for Shipyards Sanlorenzo another project Barca d'artista (Boat of Artist), while even in 2014 is borned Arte da bere, una bottiglia da collezionare e una da bere (Art to drink, one bottle to collect and one to drink) customized for Costaripa winery and Grapparte in synergy with Serafino Levi Distillery who commissions Renato Missaglia labels, inspired by the theme of the Donna Selvatica che scavalica le colline (Wild Woman who crosses hills), retouched by hand.
The first three bottles of Grapparte are presented in Neive (Cuneo), Monte-Carlo, Cortina d'Ampezzo (Belluno) and Campione d'Italy during Euro-Toques International in 2015.
In Milan, hosts the exhibition Between seeing and imagining, devoted to the world of glasses, in the flagship store Salmoiraghi & Viganò in Piazza San Babila.

An important trend of his artistic production, which he carries on from the beginning, are the portraits of friends and colleagues, critics, politicians, celebrities, royalty.
During the entire period of EXPO Milano 2015 he exhibits artworks, installations and videos, related to the project Cuochi a colori (Cooks in colors), in the Italian Pavilion - Coldiretti and in other important areas in Italy and abroad. Also published volume EXPO 2015 Milano - Con gli occhi dell'arte (EXPO 2015 Milan - With the eyes of art) which collects emotions, memories and sensations experienced during the six months of EXPO (www.libroexpo2025.it).
In 2016 he realizes a 500 FIAT totally airbrushed with his works starting the project that launches him toward EXPO Dubai 2020 (www.roadtodubai2020.com).
In 2017, Renato Missaglia , he is co-founder of Trois Villes, an association that whishes to bring together in an ideal network Venice Monte-Carlo and Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Furthermore the ADM Association appoints him as Destination Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco while the Carnival Foundation in Viareggio chose Renato Missaglia for the creation of the Manifesto 2018.
During Pitti Uomo 2018 in Florence, Missaglia together with Malo “furnishes” the Limonaia of the Fortezza da Basso presenting the history’s anthology and the evolution of the brand filtered by his creative inspiration.
For the review Lo Spirituale nell’Arte, in 2019 he exhibits paintings inspired by the Passion of Christ in the Cathedral of San Giovanni in Turin.
Then he takes part in the The skull parade 2019/2021 project with in the period 2020-2022 will bring the artists involved from Viareggio all around Italy and the world until Città del Messico.

His works are permanently in the venues of Abi (Milan and Rom), Castello Sgr (Milano), Roma Foundation, Verticale Museum at Palace Lombardia District.
Sensitive to solidarity, he lends itself to charities since the beginning of his painting career, among wich Fondazione InSé , Rondine La Cittadella della Pace, Cooperativa Sociale Nikolajewka.

 

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