About me


Vanessa Longo

I am the artist

Vanessa Longo was born in Motta Livenza, near Treviso, in 1974. At the age of 14, she decided to enroll in art school at the Liceo Artistico Statale in Treviso. She took her “A” levels in 1992 with top marks.

Vanessa Longo was born in Motta Livenza, near Treviso, in 1974. At the age of 14, she decided to enroll in art school at the Liceo Artistico Statale in Treviso. She took her “A” levels in 1992 with top marks.
Vanessa enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice where she was awarded a scholarship for merit (1994\1995) and the “Erasmus” scholarship for exchange students which she fulfilled at the “Universidad Complutense” of Madrid in 1996. In 1997 she graduated university in sculpture with top marks.
In 1999 Vanessa moved to London where she created a media frenzy by joining art exhibitions, conferences, as well as by arranging her own personal events, having much success. However, in 2005 Vanessa decided to come back to Italy.
In 1999 she won “The Artist Residence Program” and had the chance to work in a sculptor workshop, Kalani Honua Inc.  a  Pahoa – Hawaii.  Afterwards she set up the personal exhibition “Vanessa Longo half-naked and naked bodies ” within the international event “Tecniche libere” at the “Galleria Modiglioni” in Milan where she was brilliantly reviewed by judges of the competition at the “Rebecca Hossack” gallery in London.
Between 2000 and 2002 she joined the ”XX Premio Florence” arranged at Palazzo dei Cinquecento painting pavilion in Florence.
In 2003, among other various commitments, she was appointed Art Director at the “Momoyama Art” in Florence, illustrated several children’s books with editor “Edizioni Tredici” in Oderzo, and worked as a decorator in the shop “Leonetti” in Naples. She also took part in “Artisti in Fiera” in Parma and  “Festa dell’arte varia” in Reggio Emilia, while arranging personal exhibition at “La Casa 139” art gallery in Milan.
At that time she joined the Free International Artists who had launched an intense artistic and cultural activity fostering values of camaraderie, free thinking and free cultural exchange among artists. Afterwards she became one of the leaders of the cultural circle where she once again took part in “Artisti in Fiera” in Parma and other events such as, the “Festival Internacional Lucero del Alba” arranged by “Universidad Tecnològica Tula-Tepeji”; this led to the creation of twenty murals (Hidalgo, Messicothe international exhibition “La Città Nascosta” set up in 2004  by the association “Tempo Reale” at the  Congress Centre “La Serra” (Ivrea), directed by Alberto Negro (Turin).
Other Significant experiences were:
–      “La Ruta de Quetzalcòtl en los Metros del Mundo” at the art gallery “Unidad Iztapalapa” at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana de la Ciudad de México, (Mexico) in 2004;
–       International Mural painting “La Ruta de Quetzalcòtl en los Metros del Mundo” at the train station San Lazaro at the Sistema Transporte Colectivo Metro de la Ciudad de México (Mexico);
–      International  exhibition “Stracci al Vento” presented in the Botanic Garden of the Science Faculty at the University “Federico II” of  Naples by Enzo Marino; the “Fernando Santi Institute” and the Free International Artists, within the “Maggio dei Monumenti” in Naples, in 2005;
–       International art exhibition “Homenaje al Dr. Miguel León Postilla” with works inspired by “15 poetas del mundo Náhuatl” and “Visión de los Vencidos”, displayed at the “Galería del Colegio Nacional” in October 2005.
–       She joined the  “VI. Women’s International Conference 2005” in Graz (Austria) under the artistic leadership of Christine Kertz, an event cherished by the cultural circle “Esmeralda”, founded by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and by the Art Gallery “Menache” in Mexico City.  The event was followed by the international exhibition “Woman and Migration” at the Kunsterhaus  in Graz.
In December 2009 she was awarded a grant and did her master’s degree in Art Management and won a special award from the jury of “nationale des beaux arts” at Carrousel du Louvre. Paris.
During 2010 Vanessa won a Scholarship in “art management”, master organized by University of Florence, faculty of letters, Florence.
From 2014 to 2022 Vanessa has been represented by Laniado Fine arts located in New York, Paris and London.
Vanessa currently lives and exhibits between Florence and New York.
Vanessa Longo is acknowledged in several catalogues and yearbooks, and her works are housed by private and public collections.

Intervista rilasciata alla testata giornalistica “Heroine Journey”



2023 – Vanessa exhibits at Consortium Max Laniado Art galleries LONDON PARIS NEW YORK https://consortium.maxlaniado.com/

2019/23- Vanessa exhibits at Laniado fine arts. Chelsea, New York

2020/22 – Vanessa exhibits at Elite fine arts fine arts. London, Paris

2015/18 – Vanessa exhibits at Visio dell’Art Gallery. 522 west, 23 st, Chelsea. New York. (Gallery listed among the 20 best in New York City by “time” magazine, May and October 2016)

2018 –  Wins the contest to be the Italian representative at “The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu”, China. www.theschoolhouseatmutianyu.com

2017 – ltalian representative at the Encuentro Nacional de Muralismo y Arte Publico de Chinácota – Colombia

2017 –  Wins the contest to be the Italian representative at “Sacred Homeland”, the fourth
He Shun International Art Festival, He Shun, Shan Xi, China. Supported by: Government of He Shun County Shan Xi Province.

2016 –  Vanessa takes part at the Mothership NYC residence program: international artists’ collective and live/workspace located in New York City

2014 –  Vanessa exhibits at Visio del Arte gallery. 13 rue de Miromesnil, Paris

2014  –  Wins the contest to exhibit at “3 Years + 3 Days, NOoSPHERE Arts’ 3rd Anniversary Show”. New York

2013  –  Takes part to the first Biennial of mural painting in Argentina “Bienal Internacional Miramar”, Miramar, Argentina

2012  –  Takes part at X Bienal de Pintura mural “inter-noS”, 5 th -27 th January 2012, Santiago de Cuba

2010/2011  –  Takes part at art exhibition “ad Maiora!” at Palazzo Ferdinando di Savoia, via Castro Pretorio 5, Roma.

2010  –  Takes part at  “ Suoni e Luci del Piemonte in Egitto”, in Damanhour, Egipt. Cured by International Association Cleopatra and Alma Star Association, and regione Piemonte.

2010  – Wins a scholarship grant and takes part in Master “art managment” realized by  Firenze’s province, University of Florence, faculty of letters. Firenze

2009   – Wins a special award from the jury of “Nationale des beaux-arts” at Carrousel du  Louvre. Paris.

2009   – Permanent exhibition at the art gallery Tornabuoni. Borgo San Jacopo  Firenze.  Italy

2006 – Takes part at “London Biennale”, Stables Gallery Orlean’s Houuse –  London

2006 – International exhibition at the art gallery Schloß Lendava in Slovenia.

2006   – International exhibition at the art gallery Schloß  Batthàny  Körmend in  Ungheria

2006  – International art exhibition “Folate iridescenti” at monumental complex Villa Doria d’Angri in Naples

2005   – International art exhibition at “Lerchhaus”, Eibiswald/South

2005  – International art exhibition “Homenaje al Dr. Miguel León Portilla” at: the “Galería  del Colegio Nacional, Mexico City, México then subsequently between
2005 and 2006 at:
– Unidad Iztapalapa Gallery at Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City.
– Culture Houses and Galleries of the Federal District Delegations, Tepeij Mexico.
– Hidalgo Station, System of Collective Transport Meter, Mexico City.
– State Councils or the Culture and the Arts of Republic area center that which is made up of ten States. Mexico.

2005  – International exhibition” Stracci al Vento” – Botanical Garden of the Science Faculty at University of studies of Naples Federico II. Naples (Italy).

2005  –  “VI Women’s International Conference 2005”  Kunsterhaus –Graz  (Austria).

2004 – International festival Lucero del Alba – Universidad Tecnològica Tula- Tepeji. (México) (realization of a mural).

2004 – “La Ruta de Quetzalcòtl en los Metros del Mundo”. Station San Lazaro of the System of  Collective Transports Meter in Mexico City. (Mexico).

2004  – “La Ruta de Quetzalcòtl en los Metros del Mundo” – Unidad Iztapalapa
Gallery at Autonoma Metropolitana University in México City (México).

1999 –  Wins the entry competition for a month workshop The Artist Residence
Program in a Hawaiian residence for artists Kalani Honua Inc – Pahoa, (Hawaii)

1999  – Vanessa Longo Seminudi e Nudi” personal exhibition at the art gallery
Modigliani, Milan.


2020 – “Artists in confinement”. A compilation of artists’ testimonials and reflections. Foreword by Max Laniado. New York
2018 – THE ART OF BUYING ART” More then an Art Dealer, I am an Art Promoter. Max Laniado. New York
2015 – Thomas J. Watson Library. The Catalog of the Libraries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
2005 – “Homenaje al Dr. Miguel León Postilla”- UTTT – Tula (México)
2005 – “Stracci al Vento” –Fernando Santi Institute– Naples (Italy)
2005 – “woman and migration” – WIC – Graz (Austria)
2004 – “Città nascosta”. TempoReale. Turin (Italy)
2004 – “La Ruta de Quetzalcòtl en los Metros del Mundo” – UTTT – Tula (México)
2003 – “Artisti in Fiera” – Cultural events– Parma (Italy)
2002 – “XX PREMIO FIRENZE” – Electa –Florence (Italy)