Marco Klee Fallani
M.F.A., California College of Arts and Crafts; San Francisco, CA.
Marco Klee Fallani was born in 1965 in New York City. He attended the Istituto d'Arte di Porta Romana and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. In 1990 he received a scholarship to study at the California College of Arts, where he earned his Masters of Fine Arts degree in 1993.
Over the past two decades Fallani has participated in numerous shows in painting and sculpture, winning awards such as the Premio della Pittura from the city of Lucca. Fallani has also worked as set designer for Luca Ronconi’s production Lo Specchio, collaborated on the making of the monument to Joe Louis for the city of Detroit and prepared the moulds and the plaster casts of the Gugliemo pulpit for the Cathedral Works Museum of Pisa.
His private works include commissions for a bronze portrait bust for a German government official, a series of paintings for Ron Dennis, and a large-scale painting entitled The Citation of the Mona Lisa for the Gherardini Company. In 2005, he was commissioned by Syracuse University in Florence to sculpt a life-size sculpture in terracotta, The Huntress, for the campus’ main garden. In 2006, he designed the set for the Syracuse University - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino co-production of the operatic version of Maurice Sendak’s book Where the Wild Things Are. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in Italy, the U.S. and the Netherlands.
Since 1993 Fallani has been teaching drawing, painting and sculpture at Syracuse University in Florence, where he was coordinator of the art department from 1996 to 2006.