1929 Messina, IT – 2006 Villa San Giovanni, IT
Santi Alleruzzo spent the first years of his life in Messina, where he was born in 1929. He then moved to Villa San Giovanni, on the other side of the strait, where he lived until he passed away in 2006.
Alleruzzo started painting at a very young age and graduated from the Liceo Artistico, putting on his first solo exhibition in 1958 at the Galleria Il Fondaco in Messina. From then on, he showed his work on countless occasions, in solo events such as those at the Galleria del Vantaggio (Rome, 1964), Galleria Indipendenza (Bologna, 1966), Galleria Nuovo Vertice (Rome 1972 and 1981), Galleria San Michele (Brescia, 1973 and 1976), Galleria Cefaly (Catania, 1986, 1991 and 2002), and Galleria Fidia (Rome, 1987 and 2004), and in group shows and painting competitions in Italy and abroad.
From 1957 to 1980 he was the secretary and also the life and soul of the Villa San Giovanni painting prize, which in its various editions saw some of the greatest Italian artists and critics of the second half of the twentieth century.
Santi Alleruzzo. Tutta la vita / All Life Long
Exhibition catalogue, SpazioA, Pistoia.
curated by Giuseppe Alleruzzo and Davide Ferri; texts by Davide Ferri; published by SpazioA edizioni, Pistoia; 125 p.; paperback, bound in stiff, illustrated paper; graphic design Riccardo Falcinelli. (cm 21 x 16.5) ita / eng 2016
Paesaggi sullo Stretto
curated by Valerio Morabito, Domenico Cogliandro; published by Biblioteca del Cenide, Reggio Calabria; 64 p. (cm 22.5 x 14.5) ita
Santi Alleruzzo. Opere 1996 – 2006
texts by Lucio Barbera, Siliano Simoncini; published by Gli Ori, Pistoia; 60 p. (cm 21.5 x 22.5)ita
Santi Alleruzzo. Oli pastelli e acquarelli recenti
curated by Luigi Sciacca; texts by Lucio Barbera, Piero Guccione; published by Il Sagittario, Messina; 36 p.; edition of 500. (cm 23 x 16) ita
Santi Alleruzzo. Campi. La luce, lo spazio, il silenzio
text by Piero Guccione; published by Lucidi e Matti edizioni, Reggoo Calabria; 34 p.; graphic design ideavideo.com. (cm 24.5 x 24) ita
La luce, lo spazio, il silenzio
curated by Raffaele Mortelliti, texts by Guido Giuffrè, Aldo Gerbino; published by Lucidi e Matti edizioni, Reggio Calabria; 95 p.; graphic design ideavideo.com (cm 23 x 33) ita
Santi Alleruzzo. fata Morgana
texts by Lucio Barbera, Piero Guccione; edited by galleria andrea cefaly, Catania; 32 p.; edition of 500, signed; graphic Marta Collica. (cm 21 x 15) ita
Alleruzzo. “sogno mediterraneo”
published Mosaico, Galleria d’arte Moderna, Messina; 64 p. (cm 21 x 21.5) ita