"My mission is to give unusable Ferrari car parts and second life through my art."
James Ferrari has a passion for Ferrari cars and metal working.
He was born in Bronxville, NY in 1969 and grew up in Southwest Florida.
His Italian roots started with his great, great, great, grandfather, Allesandro Ferrari ( 1845) who owned a farm in Parma, Italy. His great grandparents, Domenic and Angelina ( Moruzzi) moved to America in 1898.
Ferrari's passion to become a metal sculptor was ignited during his last semester at Florida State University while finishing his studio arts degree. In 1993, the University purchased Ferrari's first steel sculpture titled, "Victory" as a public art piece for the Bobby E. Leach Center.
EDUCATION 1993 Bachelor of Science in Studio Art, Florida State University
2003 Group Show; Useppa Island, Bocilia, Fl
2004 Group Show; Saks Fifth Ave
2005 Group Show; Naples Botanical Garden
2006 Juried Show; Art House, Group Shoe; J3 at Space 39 Gallery
2007 Solo Show, Ferrari Gallery
2008 Juried Show; Alliance of The Arts Museum
2009 Juried Show,; Western Art Tour, Aspen, Beaver Creek & Boulder, CO
2010 Solo Show; KOR Gallery
2012 Juried Show; Loveland Sculpture Invitational
2015 Invitational Show; National Sculpture Society, NY, NY
2015 Guest Artist; Automobile Fine Arts Society, Pebble Beach, CA
2017 Ferrari, Ferrari, Campbell & Stone, Ferrari Gallery group show, Pagosa Springs, CO
Times Of The Islands, Naples Sun Times, WINK TV, The News Press, WGCU Gulf Coast University, PBS, Gulf Coast Times, Pagosa Sun, Vail News, Fine Art Connoisseur, Naples Botanical Gardens, Cavallino Magazine
HONORS & AWARDS
2009 Second Place, New Art International
2017 Outposts Public Art Sculpture for Bernalillo County Arts Board, Albuquerque, NM
PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
"Victory", Florida State University
"Bermans Breach", Chris & Katherine Berman, ESPN
"A Collaboration", International Museum of Collage & Assemblage
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