Nicola Villa was Born in 1976 in Lecco, Italy. He currently lives and works in Genoa. In 2004 he received a degree in architecture from the Politecnico of Milan, whereupon he decided to devote himself to painting and printmaking.
The artist is particularly keen on depicting the human condition,as seen in his images derived from his daily walks through the streets. The life of Villa’s characters belongs to a story without plot, where figures chase one another beyond their physical presence into an imaginative athmosphere of elusive, subtle anxiety that surrounds all of us.
In 2007 Villa participated in the Harlem studio fellowship in New York, taking part in the group show The Pioneers curated by Raffaele Bedarida. It was there he won the Premio Celeste for painting. Since 2007 he has participated in the Salon des Estampes, Paris, with Galleria Bellinzona. In 2009, one edition of his prints was acquired by BDIC (Bibliotheque de Documentation Contemporaine International-Musée D’Histoire Contemporaine), Paris. Recent personal exhibitions include Walking On the City, Moretti Fine Art (Londra, 2008), Entrée Reservée, Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni (Bellagio 2009), Urbano-Mediterraneo, Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea (Napoli 2010), Nouvelle Figuration Italienne, Galerie Beckel Odille Boicos (Parigi, 2011), Di navi, di uomini, di pesci, Galleria Tedofra, (Bologna, 2014).