Nicolò Sertorio (1968, Princeton NJ USA) is an internationally exhibited artist with over 15 years of experience in visual storytelling.

Sertorio works in fine art and commercial photography, mixed media, collaboration, and conceptual art. His photos directly respond to the surrounding environment by emphasizing aesthetics and everyday experiences. Sometimes radiating a latent violence, these photographs show through their disconcerting beauty multiple layers of meaning. With his conceptual approach, Nicolò Sertorio investigates the dynamics of ‘landscape’ and how we relate to the environment around us based on cultural and social assumptions.

In past years he has lived for long periods of time in Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, Belgium, India, Germany and United States. Sertorio has thus a cosmopolitan understanding of contemporary issues that makes his perspective unique.

Sertorio’s work has won several important awards, including American Photography 33+32+30+29, International Color Awards 2016-15-14-13, International Landscape Photographer of the Year top 101, Prix de la Photo Paris, PDN Photo of the Day, The Center for Fine Art Photography ‘Portfolio ShowCase 6’, Photo Week DC International Awards, among others. 

His work has been featured in Wired Magazine, LensCulture, Kontura Art (Croatia), Domus, AdWeek, Fraction, Time, Curator, Format, Nacional (Croatia), Fast Company, Feature Shoot, Google ChromeCast, AIGA, Wacom, ViewFind, and many more. 

In 2017 and 2015 Nicolò Sertorio was recognized and selected as Critical Mass Top 50. In 2016, solo exhibitions traveled across US (Philadelphia) and Croatia (Koprivnica Art Gallery, Split Diocletian Palace, Virovitica Castle) museums.

Sertorio’s works tell a story about the effects of the interaction between self and others. His series are notable for their conceptual nature and the grand humanistic themes in his approach. 

Nicolò Sertorio currently lives and works in Oakland (CA), USA. He is board member for PhotoAlliance.



'Lonely Rest Stops of Southwest America', fubiz
'Lonely Rest Stops of Southwest America', French version, fubiz

Interview and feature on 4by6
'(Dis)Connected'on All About Photo
'Once We Were Here' on SFADA (San Francisco Art Dealers Association)
'We Are All Immigrants' on 'AltPick'
'(Dis)Connected' on APA National
'(Dis)Connected' on 'FRACTION'
'Rest Areas' on 'Don't Take Pictures'
'(Dis)Connected' on Linked In Articles, published on July 6, 2017
AltPick on '(Dis)Connected'
'New American Landscape Photography' on Linked In Articles, published on April 26, 2017
'Sweet Beets: A Tour Through Viro Sugar Factory', ViewFind
Edge of Humanity
FeatureShoot Bokeh Bokeh
Feature Shoot Print Swap
Edge of Humanity

'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
'On the Road' Show on Virovitica Museum (Croatia), published on September, 2016
'On the Road' Show on Croatian Association of Visual Artists (Split official page), published on July, 2016
'On the Road' (Once We Were Here & Rest Areas) on Nacional Magazine On Line (Croatia), published on May, 2016
'On the Road' in Nacional Magazine (Croatia)
'On the Road' Show on Radio Koprivnica Portal (Croatia) 
'On the Road' Show on Radio Drava (Croatia) 
'On the Road' Show on City of Koprivnica (Croatia)
'On the Road' Show on Koprivnica Museum (Croatia)
'On the Road' Show on Culturnet - Croatia Ministry of Culture official page
'On the Road' (Iconic Landscapes: Once We Were Here, Essay) on, published on May 18, 2016
'On the Road' Show (Nicolo Sertorio's landscape photography…) on Linked In Articles, published on April 8, 2016
FORMAT Magazine Holiday Print Sale

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
AIGA Feature
Wacom feature
FORMAT Magazine Holiday Print Sale

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
Conscious Magazine
Artwort (Rest Areas)
missmoss (Rest Areas)
Ygen (Rest Areas)
Thought & Sight
2Krota (Russia)
CNU (China)
FORMAT Magazine Holiday Print Sale

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

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
'FF3300' on Rest Areas

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



San Jose State University Photography BA, San Jose CA
Open Show, Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco CA

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'

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

Lecture at California State University

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

Lectures at San Francisco Academy of Art




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

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

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

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

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)



US Southwest: Nevada open pit mines, environmental interventions  (March, 3 weeks)

Croatia, on behalf of American Embassy in Zagreb, Croatian Ministry of Culture, Croatian Association of Visual Artists in Split, Cities of Koprivnica, Split and Virovitica):

  • Koprivnica – Varaždin – Trakoščan – Veliki Tabor – Karlovac – Plitvice Lake – Rastoke – Pula - Istra (May, 2 weeks)
  • Split – Hvar – Brač – Dubrovnik (July, 2 weeks)
  • Virovitica – Koprivnica – Zagreb (September, 2 weeks)

Northwest: forest logging (April, two weeks)

US Southwest: rest areas in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico (North), Arizona (North), Utah (South), California (March, 4 weeks)

US Southwest: rest areas in Colorado, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico (South), Arizona (South), Utah (North), California (March, 4 weeks)



San Francisco Museum of Modern Art artist gallery
Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard, Building A, San Francisco CA 94132

49 Geary Street, Suite 405, San Francisco CA 94108