Romero Britto
Romero Britto (born 6 October 1963) is a Brazilian Neo-pop artist, painter, serigrapher and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work. Britto has lived in Miami, Florida since 1989. Shortly after Britto arrived in the United States, Michel Roux, founder of Absolut Vodka's Absolut Art Ad Campaign, happened to visit Britto's first studio in Coconut Grove, Florida. Roux quickly asked Britto to reinterpret the famous bottle, which would be published and seen by millions. Consistently challenging himself, Britto has completed other corporate works for Movado, Disney, Enrico Coveri, Pepsi, the United Nations, BMW and Royal Caribbean Cruises.
 
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Biography

Romero Britto (born 6 October 1963) is a Brazilian Neo-pop artist, painter, serigrapher and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work. Britto has lived in Miami, Florida since 1989. Shortly after Britto arrived in the United States, Michel Roux, founder of Absolut Vodka's Absolut Art Ad Campaign, happened to visit Britto's first studio in Coconut Grove, Florida. Roux quickly asked Britto to reinterpret the famous bottle, which would be published and seen by millions. Consistently challenging himself, Britto has completed other corporate works for Movado, Disney, Enrico Coveri, Pepsi, the United Nations, BMW and Royal Caribbean Cruises.

Romero Britto, the founder of the Happy Art Movement has created a visual language of love, hope and happiness all its own that inspires millions worldwide. Brazilian-born and Miami-made, Britto is an international artist that uses vibrant, iconic imagery and fun patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him. Self-taught at an early age, Britto painted on scraps of paper or cardboard or any medium he could find before coming into his own and traveling to Paris where he was introduced to the works of Matisse and Picasso. His appreciation of these masters influenced him to create an iconic style that The New York Times described, “exudes warmth, optimism and love”.Britto’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in over 100 countries, including the Salon de la Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts exhibition at the Carrousel du Louvre in 2008 and 2010. In 2013, Maria Elena and Carlos Slim Domit invited Romero to be the first living artist to exhibit at Museo Soumaya. He has created public art installations for the 02 Dome in Berlin, New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, Cirque Du Soleil at Super Bowl XLI and has been credited with the largest monumental sculpture in London’s Hyde Park history. Britto served as an official artist for the 2010 World Cup, Ambassador to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and honorary torch bearer for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He is considered the most licensed artist in history and Britto’s Happy Art has since leant itself to many collaborations with international brands such as NetDragon WebSoft, Audi, Bentley, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Walt Disney, Universal Pictures, Evian, Hublot, Invicta, Carnival Cruise Line, Hasbro and Mattel to name a few.Romero is an activist for charitable organizations worldwide and most of all an artist who believes “art is too important not to share.” Britto has donated time, art, and resources to more than 250 charitable organizations. Not a silent activist, Britto was a selected speaker for the arts at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. In addition, Romero Britto is proudly an Inaugural Founding Benefactor of the Harvard International Negotiation Program. He was recently appointed by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden as an ambassador to Mentor International and Mentor Foundation USA. He holds a seat on several boards such as St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and was recently appointed a founding member to the board of HRH the Prince of Wales charity, The Prince’s Trust USA. A believer in the role of an artist as an agent of positive change, Romero Britto is committed to developing and supporting the role art will continue to play in world issues.


Public Collections


Miniature Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fine Arts Museum Long Island, Hempstead, NY
California Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
Miami Childrens Museum, Miami, FL
Museo de Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Everhardt Museum, Scranton, PA
Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI
Museo de Artes Contemporaneo, Caracas, Venezuela
Museo del Nino, Caracas, Venezuela
The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art, Miami, FL




Exhibitions

Exhibitions

2019
KIAF ART SEOUL 2019 (Korea International Art Fair)
Korea Galleries Art Fair 2019
BAMA 2019 (Busan Annual Market of Art)

2018
KIAF ART SEOUL 2018 (Korea International Art Fair)
Korea Galleries Art Fair 2018
Shanghai Art Fair 2018
Art Busan 2018

2017
A Survey of Collected Works, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Florida, USA
KIAF ART SEOUL 2017 (Korea International Art Fair)
Korea Galleries Art Fair 2017
Plastic Art Seoul 2017

2016
Romero Britto, Polk Museum of Art, Florida, USA
KIAF 2016 / ART SEOUL
Korea Galleries Art Fair 2016
The Four Seasons Hotel Miami – Miami, FL

2015
Romero Britto: The Formula of Success, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia
Romero Britto, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Florida, USA
Gallery Banditrazos – Seoul, South Korea
Galerie Mensing – Konstanz, Germany
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – Rome, Italy

2014
KIAF 2014
Korea Galleries Art Fair 2014
Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari Exhibit in Modena, Italy

2013
Korea Galleries Art Fair 2013
Seoul Art Show
Art & Antique Residenz Salzburg, Gerald Hartinger Fine Arts – Vienna, Austria
A.R.T. Worth Avenue, Orianne Collins Jewellery – Palm Beach, Florida
“Omaggio a Verdi Duecento”, Galleria Ca’d’Oro, Salone del Coro of Auditorium Conciliazione – Rome, Italy

2012
Affordable Art Fair, Galleria Ca'd'Oro, Rome, Italy 
Affordable Art Fair, Galleri Futura, Stockholm, Sweden 
ART KYIV, Gerald Hartinger Fine Arts, Kyiv, Ukraine
Atlas Galleries - Chicago, Illinois, United States
Casa Cor, Brasilia, Brazil
Galleri Futura, Stockholm, Sweden 
Galerie Mensing, Berlin, Germany 
Galerie Mensing, Dusseldorf, Germany 
Galerie Mensing, Hamburg, Germany
Galerie Mensing, Hamm-Rhynern, Germany
Galerie Mensing, Konstanz, Germany
Galerie Mensing, Munich, Germany
Gallery Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark 
KIAF/12, BandiTrazos, Seoul, Korea 
Nicole Henry Fine Art - West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
SUA Galeria, Bogota, Colombia

2011
Atlas Galleries, Chicago, Illinois, United States 
Galleria Ca'D'Oro, Rome, Italy 
Galleria Campari, Milan, Italy 
Galerie Mensing, Berlin, Germany 
Galerie Mensing, Dusseldorf, Germany 
Galerie Mensing, Hamburg, Germany  
Galerie Mensing, Konstanz, Germany 
Galerie Mensing, Munich, Germany 
Gerald Hartinger Fine Arts / G-Pop, Vienna, Austria 
Nan Miller Gallery, Rochester, New York, United States
Torrione Di Margherita Di Savoia, Margherita Di Savoia, Italy 
Villa Bulfon, Velden, Austria 

2010
The Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Opera Gallery, Hong Kong 
DGriss Fine Art, Panama 

2009
Galleria on Third, New York, NY 
Tratzberg Castle, Jenbach, Austria 
Britto in Singapore, Opera Gallery, Singapore

2007
Park West Galleries, Southfield, MI 

2006
Sundook Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL 
Florida House, Washington, DC 

2004
Opera Gallery, New York, NY 
Sala Garzanti, Milan, Italy 

2003
Nan Miller Gallery, Rochester, NY 

2002
Atlas Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2000
ArtExpo, New York, NY 
Pop International, New York, NY 









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