Francesco Gillia

Francesco grew up in Rome, Italy and studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts.  He came to the U.S. in 1999 and worked as a product and industrial designer for Nike, Reef, Burton, Herman Miller and Paul Smith.  Francesco received his MFA in 2012 with a focus on figure painting and drawing. Francesco’s true passion for art is reflected in his teaching, which he has done for the past decade at Montana State University, the St. Petersburg College and numerous Art Centers.