About the Artist
Guglielmo, an Italian-American citizen, was born in 1966 in Treviso, Italy and of the Botter family represents the fourth generation of artists. He started drawing with the ink pen at just 5 years old and exhibited his first solo show at 11, winning most of the competitions dedicated to budding artists. In 1980 he was the absolute winner, among 350,000 participants, of the XXII Stamp Day, promoted by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications on the theme "My city": his drawing of Piazza Pola has become a postage stamp of the Italian Post Office, the first and, to this day the only one, dedicated to Treviso. Graduated as an architect in 1993, he combined his professional activity with a brief experience as an assistant in Architectural Design at the University of Architecture in Venice (IUAV) and then as a professor of Drawing and Surveying Techniques at the International University of Art in Venice (UIA). The serious economic crisis that hit the country forced him to rethink his future: in 2012 he suspended his activity as an architect and resumed his previous career as an artist, which in a short time led him to travel the world. For almost ten years he has mainly worked in the United States where his maternal ancestors had emigrated over a century earlier. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the city of his mother Lyù - also a painter - exhibited for the first time in 2013 and his drawings were published on the front page of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. That experience was followed by other solo exhibitions in Richmond and Norfolk in Virginia, Jasper, Columbus and Indianapolis in Indiana, New Castle, Lancaster and Harrisburg in Pennsylvania, Frederick in Maryland, Lexington in Kentucky ... A few years ago he also started designing German cities, exhibiting in Burghausen, Altötting and Freiburg.