Nicolò is an artist based in Oakland (California), but original from Italy. Therefore he grew up influenced by both European and American cultures. He also came from families with a long tradition of academia, arts and science. This multicultural and scientific upbringing influenced him to be both analytical and explorative. Having traveled extensively and lived in many countries from an early age has left him with an unique combination of European sensibility and complex, and at times conflicting, world views.

Nicolò's artistic language is made of direct, well-composed and honest sentences that are expressed with a juxtaposition of objectiveness and beauty. Focusing on sense of place, identity, who we are both internally and externally; the resulting statements portray a visual landscape for the viewer to enter, raising a question to be answered.

Through attention on the perfection of the work (technique, composition, color, balance, light), the viewer is asked to focus on the essence of the subject matter. This certain subtleness to the work asks for time with the images, listening and absorbing the whispered message.


LECTURES - TALKS

2017
Open Show, Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco CA

2016
Virovitica, Radio Virovitica Artist Talk (Interview)
Virovitica, Pejacevic Castle Opening Reception
Split, Diocletian's Palace Dining Room, Artists Talk
Split, Diocletian's Palace Opening Reception
Koprivnica, Radio Koprivnica Artist Talk (Interview)
Koprivnica, Pixell Culture Club, Artists talk ('Burning Man' and 'Death and Rebirth')
Koprivnica Renaissance Festival Photo Workshop 'Light, Fire, and Renaissance Croatian National Cuisine', European Museum Night
Koprivnica University: 'Photography in the World of Social Media'
Koprivnica Art Gallery Opening Reception, International Museum Day
Koprivnica Volunteer lectures for Antun Nemcic Gostovinski Elementary School (career counseling and talk)
ASMP Panel (organizer): 'Producers Panel'

2015
ASMP Panel (organizer): 'Photography Book Publishing Today'
ASMP Panel (organizer): 'The Future of Advertising Photography'
ASMP Panel (organizer): 'The Future of Editorial Photography'
Lecture Foothill college
Lecture De Anza college
Volunteer lectures for East Bay schools (career counseling)
Featured presenter for CCSF lecture series

2014
Lecture at California State University

2013
ASMP panel: 'Photography in the World of Social Media'
Lectures at San Francisco Academy of Art

2012
Lectures at San Francisco Academy of Art

 

WORKSHOPS

2017
Croatia: Castles, Rural Villages, National Parks & Culinary Experience (10 days on location)

2016
'The Museum, Cultural Landscape and Tourism', Koprivnica, European Museum Night

2015
Lighting on Location: Fort Point (one day on location)

2014
Advanced Printing (ImageFlow)
Location Lighting (USS Hornet, uniformed veterans, one day on location)
Studio Lighting (multiple presenters and studios, one day on location)

2013
Studio Lighting (BlueSky Studios)
Legal Insights Into Photographer's Rights (in collaboration with NPPA)
Lighting on Location: 16th Street Train Station (one day on location)

 

AWARDS


2017
American Photography 33
Color Awards, 2nd place + 7 'nominees' ('Portrait', 'People', 'Nature', 'Nude', 'Architecture')

2016
American Photography 32
APA ‘Something Personal’ 

2015
Critical Mass finalist
International Landscape Photographer of the Year top 101
International Color Awards (honorable mention + 4 nominees)
'Landscapes',  The Center for Fine-Art Photography (honorable mention)
SoHo National Photography Competition

2014
ND Awards (3 honorable mentions)
Prix de la Photo Paris
International Loupe Award (6 Bronze)
APA ‘Something Personal’  (2nd prize)
B&W Spider Awards (Nominee)
PDN Photo of the Day
'The Perimeter of the World', Rayko gallery (Honorable mention)
F-Stop 'On The Road'
American Photography 30
ASMP Image
5th Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition
InFocus Self-published Photobooks
APA 'Something Personal' (2nd place)
Santa Fe Workshops 'Travels' (honorable mention)

2013
APA 'Curator's Voice'
American Photography 29
Photography Masters Cup 'Fine Art'
The Center for Fine Art Photography 'Portfolio ShowCase 6' for Rest Areas
Best of ASMP
International Loupe Awards

2012
Santa Fe Workshops 'Outside'
International Loupe Awards (1 silver + 8 bronze)
PDN 'World in Focus' ('photo series')
Black & White Spider Awards 'Nude'
PDN 'The Fence' 
The Center for Fine Art Photography 'Simply'
Holland International Image Circuit
PDN 'Go Indie' (1st prize)
APA ‘Something Personal’ 
Planet Global Travel
Holland International Image Circuit
Epson Pano Award
Islands
First-Stop
APA SD 'Noir'

2011
Photography Master Cup International Award
Blurb 'Photography Book Now'
Santa Fe Workshops 'Summer'
International Loupe Awards (1 silver + 4 bronze)
FotoWeek DC International Awards
Prix de la Photo Paris
IPA
APA
Prix de la Photo Paris
PX3 'Water' (honorable mention )
International Aperture Award
APA ‘Something Personal’ 
Planet Global Travel
ASMP Image
Fotoweek DC International Awards
PDN 'World in Focus'

2010
APA national (1st prize ‘fine-art’)
Altpick awards (1st prize photo series)
Planet Global Travel
APA ‘Something Personal’ 

2009
International Aperture Award (1 silver + 1 bronze)
Prix de la Photo Paris 2007, 2008
APA ‘Something Personal’ 2006, 2007, 2008
Photo France 1996, 1997, 2001


ARTICLES & FEATURES

2017
'Sweet Beets: A Tour Through Viro Sugar Factory', ViewFind
Edge of Humanity
FeatureShoot Bokeh Bokeh
Feature Shoot Print Swap
Edge of Humanity

2016
'Nine States, One Van and a Man without a Plan', ViewFind
Google ChromeCast (via Getty): featured homepage photographer
Total Croatia News
LensCulture Network Gallery feature
drava on Croatia shows
Museum of Koprivnica
City of Koprivnica
FORMAT Magazine Holiday Print Sale
Curiator

2015
art magazin kontura (Croatia)
D. Jalšić Ernečić: 'Passages III: Once We Were Here Nicolò Sertorio's Scar Tissues of Silent Landscapes'
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art feature
Polysh
AIGA Feature
Wacom feature
FORMAT Magazine Holiday Print Sale

2014
Interview with WPO
Photography Served (Veterans)
AIGA feature
Domus magazine (Rest Areas)
AdWeek (Peregrinations II)
LensCulture feature (Once We Were Here)
Photography Served feature
LensCulture feature (The Road)
APA feature (Rest Areas)
Dickerman Prints Feature
'Carte Blanche' gallery
Designspiration
Conscious Magazine
Artwort (Rest Areas)
missmoss (Rest Areas)
Ygen (Rest Areas)
eToday
TrendHunter
DoubleTakes
Thought & Sight
VisualizeUs
2Krota (Russia)
CNU (China)
FORMAT Magazine Holiday Print Sale

2013
'Best of ASMP 2013' interview
'Thoughts on the Local Photo World'
Time
Derapage (Italy)
AA13 (France)
Five
Kinjaa
WeHeartIt
Triplett-Kyle (Rest Areas)
Bandipur Studios (Rest Areas)

2012
Fraction Magazine Issue 27 on 'Explorations'
'7x7' on Project 24
WINk on 'Explorations'
'Fast Company' on Rest Areas
'East Bay Express' on Peregrinations
'Art Enthusiast' on Peregrinations
'The Orgasmic Life' on Peregrinations
'La Fame' on Explorations
Islands
'FF3300' on Rest Areas
OneEyeLand

2011
'Sri Lanka Sunday Times' on Passages
'Daily Mirror' on Passages
'Red House Canada' on Passages
Examiner
Pelfind