Curriculum Vitae

301 different eyes inside the subway station Chamber Street in New York



Enzo Aiello

via Gran Sasso 33,00141

Rome, ITALY.



Academic Qualification:

BFA Bachelor Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Painting,  LABA, Accademia di Belle Arti di Rimini

1990 – 1991

Vatican Studio of Mosaics, Vatican City, Italy.

· Trained in the Ancient Methods of Roman Mosaics as well as the methods of the

14 th and 16 th Century micromosaic in smalti filati

· Mosaic cutting techniques – hammer and hardy

· Mosaic restoration for ancient and modern mosaics

1991 – 1992

Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli, Spilimbergo, Italy.

· Trained in the Ancient Roman Mosaics as well as Byzantine and contemporary

methods of mosaic arts.

· Cutting with hammer and hardy

· Mosaic designing

· Creating mosaic projects

· Installation of projects

· Budgets for projects


Albe Steiner Studio, Ravenna, Italy.

· Trained in Ancient Roman Mosaic and Byzantine mosaic techniques

· Restorations

· Mosaic project designs

· Installation

· Portraiture techniques

Public Works of Arts, Commissioned Projects and exhibitions:


Contemporary Art Exhibition, “HUFO-the missing piece”. Open Space Studio, Philadelphia, PA, USA. June 3rd- 14th, 2019


Public Commission: “L’Iniziazione”. 6  X 9  feet mosaic, Franciscan Renewal Center ,Scottsdale , Arizona,USA.


Public Commission: 3 feet X 8 feet which portrays  San Frances of Assisi,Our Lady Queen of Angels, Newport Beach, California, USA.


-Contemporary Art Exhibition, “HUFO-the missing piece”. Menexa Gallery, Rome, Italy. March 2015

-Public Commission: 3 feet X 8 feet which portrays Saint Catherine of Siena and San

Frances of Assisi, St. Peter Italian Catholic  Church in Los Angeles , California, USA.

-Speaker at SAMA, “How to draw for Traditional or Contemporary Mosaics”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- USA


Restoration of floor mosaic at the “American Museum of Los Angeles” at the entrance of the

Italian Hall, work dates to 1906.Los Angeles, California,USA.


Private Commission.”Getsemani,”  three panels three-dimensional mosaic ,measuring each panel 2,5 feet X 3,5feet  .The entire composition measures 3,5 feet X 9,5 feet. Private house,Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA.


Public Commission – Madonna col Bambino, Mater Ecclesiae, 60 sq feet, for the facade

of the new Catholic Church “St. John and Paul”, Sewickley ,Pennsylvania,USA.

-Restoration of a 300 sq feet of an 18th century mosaic that portrays the landing of

Columbus in America, Private collection, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Public Commission: “Madonna della Stella,” for the church “S, Maria delle Grazie” in Pietrasecca,


-Public Commission for 120 square foot floor for the Comunita’ Montana di Delianuova

of a 120 sq. feet floor mosaic the “Garibaldi Museum” in Delianuova, ITALY.


Restoration of a 18 th Century micromosaic gold bracelet, private collection, Greenwich,Connecticut,USA.

-Speaker for multiple conferences:

“Roman mosaic a painting for eternity”

1) Desert Andamento 6th Annual SAMA Conference Mesa, AZ March 21-24

2) St Thomas University, Houston, March 27

3) Natural Science Museum Houston, March 28

4) University of Dallas, March 30, Art Sacred Lesson, Lyle Novinski

5) Andamento and Texture in Roman and Byzantine Mosaics, March 21, 6th Annual

SAMA Conference Mesa, AZ March 21-24

-Commission: Baby Jesus, 10 sq feet, for the “Parrocchia Gesu’ Bambino” in Rome, via

Campi Flegrei. Rome, Italy.

-Taught mosaic workshop on Ancient Roman Mosaic and Byzantine Mosaic art methods

Chicago Mosaic School  in Chicago , IL,USA.

-Public Commission:  ”Madonna con bambino”, dated 1950, restoration – private

collection,  Orlando, Florida,USA


Professor of painting techniques at the Accademia Bella Arti – in Ravenna, ITALY.

-Instructor – on an ancient Roman and Byzantine mosaic art Methods for the Chicago

Mosaic School,  Chicago, Illinois,USA


Commission for the artist Luca Buvoli. A tri-color mosaic measuring 300 x 400 cm (10

x 13 ft) for the exhibit “Where Is The Victory?” The exhibit was held at the Autori Cambi

Gallery,Director: Matteo Boetti.  Rome, ITALY

-Public Art Commission for the Paninoteca Via Quadronno, New York City. Mosaics

commission for the City of Tokyo ,JAPAN and New York City, USA.

-Private commission for a mosaic floor for a private chapel in Munich, Germany


Restoration for a private collection in Munich, Germany. Restoration of an ancient

portrait done in micromosaic of polychrome marble tesserae not more than 2mm thick of

an antique roman woman. The mosaic measures 20 x 30 cm (8 x 12 in).

-New York, City Hall Open Competition to set ‘Getsemani,” a three-dimensional mosaic

(200 x 500 cm) that depicts a bleeding rose breaking out from a wall in the World Trade

Center Area. His prototype was exhibited for a year at the Italian Paninoteca VIA

Quadronno, between 73rd and Madison Avenue in New York Upper East Side. The New

Yorkers called it “The Bleeding Rose”


Public Art Commission: Mosaic wall 2 sq. m (20 sq. ft.) of the city emblem of Vibo

Valentia, ITALY.

-Restoration work for the Fortuna Fine Arts Gallery. Restoration of six antique roman

mosaic panels that depict: 1. a saint, 1 x 2 m (45 x 94 in), IV century A.D.; 2. a saint, 90

x 190 cm (35 x 75 in), IV century A.D.; 3. a peacock, 90 x 180 cm (35 x 71 in), III

century A.D.; 4. a fallow deer, 75 x 68 cm (30 x 27 in), III century A.D.; 5. a geometric

floor mosaic, 70 x 90 cm (28 x 35 in), III century A.D.; and 6. a small fragment, III

century A.D.New York City, NY,USA.


Numerous commissions in both the cities of New York City, and Rome, Italy.


Fortuna Fine Arts Gallery, Restorations of six fragile Roman

mosaics – III Century Syria. 30 sq. feet.New York City, NY.

-Public Art Commission: Oculus – Public Art for the New York City Subway.

Collaboration with artists Kristin Jones, Andrew Ginzel, and Rinaldo Piras to design,

create and install the public art.

21 x 33 cm (8-1/4 x 13 in). 301 separate and distinct eyes. Installation at the Chambers

Street Station, New York MTA subway. New York City, NY, USA.


Private Commission – New York City on a commission for a five story, 7,000 sq. ft.

townhouse in the Upper East Side. One mosaic wall measuring 50 x 200 cm (19-1/2 x 78-

3/4 in) portraying the goddess, Venus. The second is a floor mosaic measuring 4 sq. m

(40 sq. ft) for one of the bathrooms with floral ornaments and contains a central scene of

dolphins jumping out of water.New York City, NY, USA.

-Restoration of an antique floor mosaics for Lekythos, Rome, ITALY.


Private Commission: Fulvimari Chapel, 15 sq. m (150 sq. ft.) ceiling

mosaic depicting a starry night.Capitignano(AQ), ITALY.


Private Commission: Designed, created, and installed a mosaic floor (using ancient techniques)

for the Maxy Gym(Via delle Milizie 40)  Rome, ITALY.


Public Commission: Collaborating again with Rinaldo Piras,Mosaic depicting ” Antico porto di Traiano” ,7 feet X 21feet

Coast Guard of Fiumicino (Rome), ITALY.

1994 – 1998

Created mosaic art which was sold through the Savelli Gallery in Rome.


Public Commission: Collaboration with the mosaic artist, Rinaldo Piras, to design, create,

and install floors in the commercial stores of Italian fashion company “Replay” , located in Rome, Hong Kong, and New York


Public Art:

Wall mosaic for the entrance of Luna Park – Mirabilandia, Ravenna, Italy – 1000 x 800

cm (800 sq. ft.) at the entrance of LUNA PARK-MIRABILANDIA, Ravenna,

Public Art:

“The Celestial Jerusalem”  from the Basilica of San Vitale.

A mosaic fountain mosaic – 30 sq. m. (300 sq. ft.) in piazza Dante, Ravenna, Italy.

1992, 1996

Group exhibition at Athena Arte Gallery, Rome, Italy.

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