PAOLO 

MASSIMILIANO

PATERNA

ARTIST - COMIC ARTIST - ILLUSTRATOR - CARTOONIST

 

Born in Palermo in 1990

Education and training

I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts with specialism in Painting (June 2016)
I have a Scuola del Fumetto's diploma  (Palermo December 2011)

I’ve been a member of the Journalist Register since October 2009

I received a classical education

Journalist

Deputy editor and Artistic coordinator of the art magazine "La camera dello scirocco", periodico di Arte Cultura e Società (lacameradelloscirocco.com)

I wrote numerous articles about art, culture and theater on paper and online newspapers.

​I realized strips, illustrations, drawings and covers for the periodicals: Spazio Libero, il Caffè, dirittinegati.eu, Alta Nox, Il Palindromo.

 

Cartoonist

I made direction and drawings of the official music video of the single "Nowhere Now Here" by GroundPoppyHoneyMilk. (Producers Yaron Fuchs and GroundPoppyHoneyMilk - Featuring “Nir Zidkyahu” on Drums - Recorded by Neil Dorfsman at Clubhouse Studio in Rhinebeck Nyc – 2017/2018 - Mixed by Yaron Fuchs in Rye, Nyc – February 2018 - Mastered by Emily Lazar- 2018)

I made the animated short film “Il Re delle Meraviglie" (“The King of Wonders”) (2010)

 

Publications

I realized the Cover illustration of the scientific volume “Foniatria Pratica", Edizioni Helicon, Arezzo, February 2019.

I realized the illustrations of the book "Una storia in rosa e nero", Il Palindromo editions, Palermo May 2014, distributed in bookstores, and attached with the newspaper " Giornale di Sicilia". The book was presented at the Modern Art Gallery of Palermo (June 6, 2014).

I realized the illustrations of the book "Ragioni spirituali ed antropologiche dell’Arte preistorica ed antica", AZ Report Group editions, Palermo, December 2014. 

I made the historical comic "La Storia di Palermo a fumetti" on the paper magazine Il Caffè.

​I've been chosen for the achievement of an art print for the awards ceremony of the Teatro Stabile Privato Al Massimo's historical subscribers (November 2012).

 

Exhibits

-Lame di non amore, exhibition of illustrations, paintings and drawings in the context of “Illustramente 2018, Festival of illustration and children's literature". At the Spazio Tre Navate of Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, (Palermo 26-29 November 2018).

-Solo Exhibition of paintings about themes of Dante, during the International Celebrations for the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri. There were: Giorgio Marrapodi Italian Ambassador to Austria, Josef  Froehlich President of the Imperial Castles of Austria, Padre Egidio Monzani Director of the Casa di Dante di Ravenna, Daniela Panella Prefect of the Minoritenkirche, Adriana Mastrangelo Adorno Art historian, Pippo Madé author of  La Divina Commedia disegnata and La Divina Commedia dipinta. The event took place at the Minoritenkirche Cathedral, Vienna, October, 2015. 

-I was invited to participate in the Trapani Biennal 2015, caseminime, at the Museo Torre di Ligny, September, 2015. Travelling art exhibition in various European cities.

-Collective of artists “L’Arte ricorre in soccorso alla Cultura”, Contemporary Art Exhibit, Second Edition at the Franciscan Library of Palermo, from March 27 to May 31, 2015.

-Solo Exhibition at the Galleria i Magazzini dell’Arte in Trapani, from Dicember 6, 2014 to January 1, 2015.

-Collective of artists at the Galleria i Magazzini dell’Arte in Trapani, from 11 to 31 October 2014, during the Magnetikzone Art Project National Exposition.

-Solo Exhibition at the Italian Armed Forces Officer’s Club (Rome, 27-31 May 2014). The event was organized by Skål International, with the intervention of the Maestro Pippo Madè and the art historian Adriana Mastrangelo Adorno.

-Solo Exhibition of drawings and paintings at the opening of my own studio. With the participation of actors and musicians, throughout the month of August 2013, in Palermo. 

-I made the illustration "Chiave di violino", selected by the contest "Mind the Difference" 2012, and showed at the Museo WOW Spazio Fumetto di Milano.

-Arte da Bere, exhibit of comics, illustrations and photos at the New Art (Palermo, May 2012).

-I've been selected by Neil Gaiman in the Shortlisted for the final selection of "Calendar of Tales" among 5200 competitors all over the world).

-Collective of artists during the concert conference La Voce vola, at the Conservatory of Palermo Vincenzo Bellini (April 2012).

-E noi sull’illusione… Collettiva. Collective of artists at the Galleria Biotos (Palermo, January 2012)

-Memorial Gaetano Ingrassia, ACIPE’s exhibits with drawings and illustrations, music and reading (Palermo dicember 2011)

-Percorsi Immaginari: il fumetto arte sequenziale, with the presence of C.B. Cebulski, Marvel Comics senior vice president of creative and creator development (Palermo, November 2011)

-On 24th of September 2011, La Repubblica.it published an illustration of mine as part of the report "Un museo nel casolare di Impastato e 47 disegnatori gli rendono omaggio".

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