Constantino Nivola, Sardinian/Italian (1911 - 1988)

Born in Orani, Sardinia, Costantino Nivola became a painter, designer, and sculptor in abstract expressionist style. He studied at the Istituto Superiore d'Arte in Monza, Italy with Marino Marini and Marcello Nizzoli, Art Director for Olivetti Company.

In 1939, Nivola came to the United States, and from 1954 to 1957 was Director of the Design Workshop at Harvard University Graduate School. He also taught at Columbia University, Dartmouth College, the University of California Berkeley and the International University of Art in Florence, Italy.

Selected Exhibitions
2001 Casa Papandrea, Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy
2001 Italian Cultural Institute, New York, NY
1999 Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
1999 Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, NY
1997 Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York, NY
1996 Piazza Duomo e Chiesa di Sant’Agostino, Pietrasanta, Italy
1995 Constantino Nivola, Orani, Sardinia, Italy
1994 Arlene Bujese Gallery, East Hampton, NY
1994 Mercati di Traiano, Rome, Italy
1993 Pinacoteca Comunale, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
1993 Galleria AAM, Rome, Italy
1993 Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
1993 Museo Civico, Genna Maria, Sardinia, Italy
1989 Memorial exhibitionm Monte Gonare, Orani, Sardinia, Italy
1988 Dia Art Foundation, Bridgehampton, NY
1987 Horti Leonini, San Quirico d’Orcia, Italy
1987 Washburn Gallery, New York, NY
1984 Washburn Gallery, New York, NY
1982 Arte Duchamp, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
1980 Arte Duchamp, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
1978 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
1978 Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Hanover, NH
1978 Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1977 Arte Duchamp, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
1976 Arte Duchamp, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
1976 Lorretta Yarlow Fine Arts, Toronto
1974 Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1973 Marlborough Galleria d’Arte, Rome, Italy
1973 Universitá di Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
1973 Willard Gallery, New York, NY
1973 Galleria Il Segno, Rome, Italy
1968 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
1968 Superior Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
1967 Byron Gallery, New York, NY
1967 L’Acquario, Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy
1966 Byron Gallery, New York, NY
1965 Byron Gallery, New York, NY
1963 Il Capitello, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
1963 Andrew Morris Gallery, New York, NY
1962 Galleria dell’Ariete, Milan, Italy
1962 Columbia University School of Architecture, New York, NY
1960 American Federation of Arts (traveling exhibition)
1960 The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1959 Galleria del Milione, Milan, Italy
1958 Architectural League of New York, NY
1957 Peridot Gallery, New York, NY
1956 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1955 Peridot Gallery, New York, NY
1954 Peridot Gallery, New York, NY
1950 Tibor de Nagy, New York, NY
In addition, Nivola was exhibited at Betty Parsons Gallery, Martha Jackson Gallery, and the Stable Gallery, as well being included in the historic 1951 Ninth Street Show.

Selected American Public Collections
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Brookings Institute, Washington, DC
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
The Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glen Falls, NY
Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Selected European and Asian Public Collections
Banco di Sardegna, Italy
Camera di Commercio, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Comune di Firenze, Italy
Comune di Milano, Italy
Comune di San Quirico d’Orcia, Italy
Consorzio Industriale, Macomer, Sardinia, Italy
Consorzio Industriale Sardo, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Credito Industriale Sardo, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy
MAN Museum, Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy
Museo dei Bozzetti, Pietrasanta, Italy
Museo Civico di Udine, Udine, Italy
Museum Constantino Nivola, Orani, Sardinia, Italy
Museum of Contemporary Art, Kobe, Japan
Palazzo del Consiglio, Regionale, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Pinacoteca Comunale, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Romantic Park, Utsunomiya, Japan

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