PIERRE SGAMMA, BIOGRAPHY

Pierre Sgamma was born in Alger. His father was a legionnaire and his mother was sweet, sensitive and romantic, a great lover. His grandfather was a traveller and his grandmother was a medium, fanciful, who read him cards. He is from an italian exiled family, mistreated by the history.

 

His childhood has been heckled by this explosive mixing and made him an open-mind and curious man, on alert, available to every possibilities. Conniving with the women of his childhood, he owes them this combination of strength and deep sensitivity. He has grown up in Alger, Calvi, Bonifacio, Lyon and Roma. Tossed around  by this wandering childhood, , stateless but bracing, watered by various cultures and beliefs, Sgamma had developed an extended artistic vocabulary and and a great freedom of expression. For 13 years, the artist has chosen L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue to live and work.

1997-1998  First exhibition in Lyon

2001   Meeting with Bernard Staud, an art dealer who appreciates the artist's work and spreads it at the Crid’art gallery in Amnéville.

2004   Meeting with the lyonnais ceramicist  Fred Musy. Sgamma get passionate about fire art. First ceramics.

2006   Exhibtions come one after anther in galleries and trade fair : 

           Galerie Un Autre Regard Rennes / Galerie22 Coustellet  /  Art fair Paris 

           Galerie Skyl'art Milan / Galerie Fabianni Corse / Expo Exvoto Dublin

           Galerie Soto Bruxelles / Costey of setl gallery Bruxelles / Galerie Loïc Vallé

            Nantes / Galerie Sylvie Le Page Paris / Galerie Bartolli Marseille

           Galerie ART l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue / Arts Capella Saint-Avé Bretagne 

           Tour & Taxis Bruxelles  / Galerie Au-Delà des Apparences Annecy

           Salon START Strasbourg / Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs Vence

           Musée Fabre de Montpellier « Perturbation 2012 »

           Atelier d’Art de France Pezenas / Parcours de l’Art Avignon 

           Passage à L’Art Cherbourg / Salon d'art Gant

2010   Meeting with the artist Roland Andrieu, a great friendship will emerge from one of their exchange and reflexion. It will mark the artist's work and bring him a new dimension. 

2012   Collective exhibition « perturbation » at the Musée Fabre in Montpellier.

2014   Collective exhibtion at the Musée des faïences in la Tour-d’Aigues.

2015   Meeting with Jacques Gilbert, taxidermist, creation of several common works

2017  Meeting with the Norty gallery, creation of his first bronzes.

2018   Exhibitions in several trade fair and galleries