Giovanna Rasario lives in Florence, where she works prevalently on large canvases using oil. She began to paint at a very early age, proceeding from a more figurative style to increasingly more abstract and metaphysical one.

She held important personal exhibitions on invitation by public institutions, among which the exhibition at the Grand Theatre d’Angers in France (curator: Mimma Breasciani) the one at the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies (curator: Antonio Natali), National Museum of San Matteo in Pisa (curator: Valerio Dehò) and most recently at Bocconi University in Milan, in 2014 (curator: Elena Pontiggia) where she also exhibited her work during Bocconi BAG in 2015 and in 2016. In 2018 she exhibited her artworks at Circolo degli Esteri in Rome.
During her career she exhibited at Europ’Art of Geneva, at Lineart of Ghent in Belgium, at the Galerie des Kommunalverbandes on invitation by the city of Hannover, at the Miart in Milan, at Artefiera in Bologna and at Lingotto in Turin.

Her pieces can be found in public collections such as the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and the Istituto Superiore di Studi Umanistici at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, and private in Italy (Antonacci - Rome; Natali – Florence; Bassani – Milan; Schmidt e Bartoli - Florence) and abroad (Paris, London, Oxford, San Diego, New York, Minneapolis, New Haven, Washington D.C.). Trained as both an artist and an art historian, she started with classical studies and then continued her studies in art history at the school of Giulio Carlo Argan at the University of Rome La Sapienza, before obtaining her PhD in Modern History, with a thesis on Giorgio de Chirico. Her activity as a painter was always accompanied by her marked interest in art history and in the promotion of the study of arts, started at Capodimonte Museum in Naples and ended in Tuscany as a director in Polo Museale Fiorentino (San Marco Museum and Boboli Gardens).

She directed important restorations at Opificio delle Pietre Dure and at San Marco Museum. She taught contemporary art at university and advanced courses. She is the author of the volume "Giorgio de Chirico. Un filo di Arianna", Le Lettere, Florence, 2014.
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