Ernesto Graditi artworks

Ernesto Graditi artworks

Ernesto Graditi was born in Misilmeri (PA), February 5th, 1972. His artistic career began in 1990, after meeting Francesco Tripoli, a painter specializing in the human figure. He first exhibited his works on March 14th, 1992 at the Guttuso Hall of the Comitini Palace in Palermo under the theme, “Visions of Palermo”, receiving a plaque and certificate of participation with the master artist, Giambecchina. Later that year, October 18th, he participated in the 4th International Painting Competition in Sanremo, Italy receiving 2nd prize in the Graphics Category. From the 7th to the 18th of November, he participated in the “Premio Asla 1992” (The 25th edition of the international painting show), at the Ars Nova in Palermo, receiving the 3rd prize in the Graphics Category. In February of 1995, he showed his artworks in Cesenatico, at the “Trofeo Arte nel Mondo” (World’s Art Trophy) – The 11th International Competition. In the year 2001, Graditi began to study the art and the history of the Normans. He obtained his Degree in Architecture in 2002 from the University of Palermo. From 2002 to 2003 he frequently visited Rome’s IED (European Institute of Design) receiving a Master of Set Design for Cinema and Television degree, studying under dozens of teachers from the world of film and television. From 2005 until 2008 he has been an expert teacher of design and painting and directs the expressive arts laboratories of several schools in Palermo and the surrounding Province. Graditi’s pictorial series “Normannesimo” was acquired by the Office of Cultural Heritage of the Region of Sicily in 2006 and today is on permanent display at the Regional Museum of Natural History and Permanent Exhibition of the Sicilian Cart in Terrasini, province of Palermo. Since the summer of 2006, he has created many performances throughout Sicily, which integrate design, dance and music. In the town of Erice, Graditi presented a play called, “Elvira and Ruggero”,did the same in misilmeri with the play “The battle of Misilmeri” , and at the Church of the Agony in Palermo for “The World” (Global Association for the Protection and Enhancement of the Human Identity) in partnership with Medins (Mediterranean Intangible Space) he made live paintings directly on the coppole (the traditional hat of Sicily) and ties. Since the academic year 2007/2008 he has been a contracted teacher of the subjects of The History and Technology of Design, and Chemistry for Environmental Protection and Cultural Heritage at the University of Palermo, Faculty of Literature and Philosophy. He has received the 1st prize as Artist of the year 2009 in Misilmeri (Pa). From march 2008 is membership at the Galerie St. Gorge in New York. In October 2008 he presented his work “Normannesimo” in New York, at Saint Jones University and in Chicago at the Italian Institute of culture. In May 2009 he presented his pictorial cycle “Death and Resurrection” at Saint George Gallery in New York. In 2010 he created the fashion brand EG Ernesto Graditi. In February 2011 he presented the pictorial cycle “My New York dream” at the “Circolo Ufficiali” in Palermo. In March 2011 he has received the 1st prize as Artist of the year 2010 in Misilmeri (Pa). In March 2012 he presented the pictorial cycle “Interconnecting lives” at the Leonardo Gallery in Toronto. In March 2012 he has received the 1st prize as Artist of the year 2011 in Misilmeri (Pa).In 2012 he participated at the “ Legality Night” in Misilmeri (PA), with his performance “the mutilation of legality”, a paint donated to the Museum “Rocco Chinnici”. On march 2014 he peresents the performance “Elvira e Ruggero” at the restaurant “La Galleria” of Cefalù. On april 2014 he presents the preview of the work “The beautiful Don Chisciotte” from the cycle “AttorInsensati ( Sensless actors)” at V Stake of the Sestrieri at the Castle of the Emir in Misilmeri (PA).

Sensless actors

Without words

My New York dream

The time of Weapons