Born Syracuse, New York



2020 (November) Take and Give, Native American Heritage Month at the American Embassy in Vienna (postponed) [See research in the Take and Give section. November is Native American Heritage Month. This month was established to honor and recognize Native Americans as the first people and to celebrate both their cultural heritage and integral importance to our past, our present, and our future.]

2020 (October 26) Stryker’s Moon (the Dust Bowls), Lavì! City gallery, Bologna (postponed) [See research in the Holes section.]

2019 Our Moon. Longing, Art And Science, Natural History Museum, Vienna (web site | gallery)

2018 Give and Take, IBHA conference Villanova University, Penn. (conference presentation | brochure)

2017 Penrose Conference, 250 Million Years of Earth History in Central Italy (web site)

2016 Overlay, Ass. of Midwestern colleges, Galleria Il Gioco, Macerata

2016 Il Volo, IBHA conference, Amsterdam (video)

2015 Mogli e Buoi, tradizioni e integrazione, Museo della Civiltà Contadina, Bologna

2015 Mogli e Buoi, Galleria Spazio Lavì!, Sarnano

2014 Tenera è La Notte, Galleria Francesca Monti, San Severino

2014 O combatti o scappi (oppure ridi), 27th International Biennial of Humor in Art, Tolentino

2014 Aspettando Il Prossimo, Museo Geologico Giovanni Capellini, Bologna

2013 Take and Give, Association of Midwestern Colleges, U.S.A. Environmental Studies, Galleria Il Gioco, Macerata

2012 During, Association of Midwestern Colleges, Galleria Il Gioco, Macerata

2011 L’Arte del Novecento, 26th International Biennial of Humor in Art, Tolentino

2011 Aspettando Il Prossimo, Fondazione Orestiadi, Gibellina, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva (catalogue | gallery)

2010 Devoted Attention, International Big History Association (IBHA) at the Geological Observatory of Coldigioco

2010 Impact Art, Reiskrater-Museum Nördlingen, Germany (gallery)

2009 (UN)Measuring The World, Humboldt Museum of Natural History, Berlin (catalogue)

2008 No Place Like Home, Teatro G. Mestica, Apiro

2007 Rimanere Colpiti (Awestruck), Penrose Conference on climate and impacts, Ancona (gallery)

2007 Rorschach Italians, Italian American Museum, San Francisco

2006 Drunkards Path, 19 & Union Gallery, Oakland, California

2005 Cover, Fuorizona Artecontemporanea, Macerata

2004 ABC Treehouse Gallery, Amsterdam

2003 American Holidays, Sesto Senso Gallery, Bologna

2001 Stanze Aperte, Altidona Macerata

2000 Luc Tuais, Mari e Monti Gallery, Treia

2000 Il Diluvio Universale, Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali, Trento

1996 Premio Trevi Flash Art, Gallery Bianca Pilat, Milano

1995 On The Hole, Hotel Excelsior-La Fonte, Portonovo di Ancona

1993 New Langton Arts, The Swig Watkins Award, San Francisco

1992 New Work, Parker Mark Gallery, Los Angeles

1991 Childhood Revisited, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco

1991 New Works, The Lab, San Francisco

1991 Common Knowledge, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery

1991 Exhibition Mixed Media Award, Berkeley Art Center

1991 Honored Artist Show, Pro Arts, Oakland

1990 Pro Arts Annual, Honored Artist Award, Pro Arts, Oakland

1989 Christie Gallery Emeryville, Ca.

1988 Lanzone Restaurant, San Francisco

1988 Caro Pinocchio, Nexus Gallery, Berkeley

1986 Annual Exhibition group show, Richmond Art Center, Richmond

1985 America Senza Piazza, Galleria Comunale, Falconara

1983 Beyond Words 3, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art



2012-2018 Association Of Midwest Colleges, Science of Aesthetics

1998-2018 Una Porta Aperta, Cingoli, Italy, art for mentally challenged

1993-2007 Carleton College (MN), Art Course for Geology students

2000-2005 Italian correspondent for GLASS magazine, New York, N.Y.

1993 Co-founder of the Osservatorio Geologico di Coldigioco, Italy

1987 Art teacher, Marin Elementary School, Berkeley

1985 Art for Parents and Children, Alameda County Art Commission, Berkeley



1972 A.A., Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, New York

1974 Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence

1974 Istituto d’Arte di Urbino, Printmaking with Walter Piacesi

1975 B.F.A., Painting, SUNY New Paltz, New York

1978 Accademia delle Belle Arti, Urbino, Italy

1982 Kala Institute, Berkeley, California



Lucy Lippard – 2018, Paula Metallo’s Pictorial Remedies

Courageous Creativity – 2015, magazine interview, Seattle, Washington (interview)

Andrea Beaucon – 2010, (interview 1 | interview 2)

Nanni Riccobono – 2008, LIBERAZIONE, 21/8, L’Americana in Italia “Rimanere Colpiti” – 2008, FLASH ART Magazine, February/March

Kelly Vance – 2006, “Politics bugs them”, EAST BAY EXPRESS, January 18

Simona Cresci – 2005, FLASH ART Magazine, June/July

Stefano Verri – 2005, EXIBART, n. 23, June/July

Cristina Petrelli – 2005, SEGNO Magazine, May/June

Paola Naldi – 2003, “Ironia di Paula Metallo”, LA REPUBLICA, May 22

Marina Roscani – 2002, “Nel mondo dei balocchi”, CORRIERE ADRIATICO

Antonella Micaletti – 2001, “Luc Tuais”, FLASH ART Magazine, January

Watten, Barrett – 1992, “A Condition of Loss”, ARTWEEK, 9 January

Van Proyen, Mark – 1991, “Paula Metallo”, ARTWEEK, 18 July

Hepland, Glen – 1991, “Critic’s Choice”, S.F. WEEKLY, 12 June

1992 Artweek, “Why Bother, Indeed”, ARTWEEK, 16 January

1991 Artweek Focus, ARTWEEK, 3 October

Cook, Katherine – 1991, “Subjective Cases”, ART WEEK, 14 February

Connor, Celeste – 1990, “Body as Leitmotif”, ART WEEK, 19 April

Anderson, Roger – 1990, “Big Pictures, Minor Miracles”, EXPRESS, 6 April

Possidoni, Giuseppe – 1985, “Le Nostalgie di Paula”, IL RESTO DEL CARLINO, 20 October