Adriano Leverone was born in Quiliano in the province of Savona in 1953.
After his diploma from the Istituto Statale d’Arte in Chiavari, he enrolled at the art teachers’ training college G. Ballardini Ceramics Art Institute in Faenza in 1971.
Between 1973 and 1974, Leverone studied at Carlo Zauli’s studio. He began exhibiting his work during this period at personal and collective exhibitions. In 1975, he opened his first personal studio for ceramic work.
Between 1983 and 1985, the artist was part of the A Tempo e a Fuoco Art Movement led by Vittorio Fagone. During the subsequent years he dedicated himself to teaching: from 1979 to 1986 at the Albisola Ceramic School and in 1994 at the Centro Italiano Femminile based in Genoa. He also taught a ceramic sculpture class at Berea College Crafts (KY., USA). On behalf of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, he spent time in Ethiopia from 1987 to 1989 and in Brazil in 1992, taking part in a programme to train technicians and to set up a ceramics school as an expert in working with terracotta.
In the following years he created various works for public bodies in stoneware, slate, and bronze. Leverone was also invited to take part in art exhibitions and international symposia. During his artistic career he was awarded numerous honours and credits. His works are exhibited in many private and public collections both in Italy and abroad.
International artistic events and symposia
2007 Carouge, Geneva (Switzerland), artist selected at the exhibition 10e Parcours Céramique Carougeois. He exhibited the large stele in stoneware Vicario in the garden of the Ceramics Museum.
2007 Barth (Germany), artist selected at the XI International Symposium ART IS LIFE.
2008 Seto, Aichi Prefecture (Japan), ceramic artist selected at the Seto International Ceramic&Glass Art Exchange Program.
2008 Fuping, Shaanxi (China), Flicam (FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums), artist invited to create works for the Museum’s collection dedicated to Contemporary Italian Ceramic Art.
2010 Seoul Incheon (Corea), Dankook University, artist invited to create a large-sized stoneware work at the 2010 International Ceramic Sculpture Symposium.
2011 Bandol (France), ceramic artist invited to the Rencontres Professionnelles and the exhibition La Céramique Contemporaine Italienne.
2011 The artist is present at the 54 Biennale di Venezia. He was selected by Vittorio Sgarbi, the curator of the event.
2012 Genoa, Palazzo Rosso Museum, installation for the Rolli Days sponsored by UNESCO.
2013 Milano, Villa Necchi Campiglio (FAI) Ceramic Art today in Italy. Curated by Jean Blanchaert.
2014 Faenza, International Ceramic Museum, Ceramic changing.The ceramic sculpture in Italy after World War II. Curated by Claudia Casali.
2014 Castellamonte (To), Fornace Pagliero Ceramic Center. CHANGE 3 Contemporary Ceramic Art 2014. Curated by Silvia Imperiale.
2014 Vallauris, France, Hotel de Ville. XXIIIeme Biennale Internationale de Vallauris.
2015 Rome, National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture in Italy. Curated by Mariastella Margozzi e Nino Caruso.
1979 Moconesi (Genoa), the artist created the monument Dedicato a Cristoforo Colombo, in bronze lost-wax casting (220x230x100 cm), on behalf of the municipality.
2002 Moconesi (Genoa), the sculpture Il filone dell’ardesia, made of stoneware and slate (390x160x23 cm), was inaugurated in the Council Chamber, presented by Sandra Solimano, the Director of the Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art in Genoa.
2003 Cicagna (Genoa), Leverone created the monument Ai Lavoratori dell’Ardesia, in bronze lost-wax casting (490x200x185 cm), on behalf of the municipality, presented by Franco Ragazzi.
2004 Genoa, the artist created the monument Dalla Terra al Cielo, in bronze lost-wax casting (490x120x140 cm), on behalf of the municipality, presented by Luciano Caprile.
2006 Arenzano (Genoa), the monument Ai Combattenti per la Libertà, in bronze lost-wax casting (214x50x50 cm), was inaugurated.
Works in public collections (selection)
Faenza, MIC (International Ceramics Museum).
Carouge, Geneva (Switzerland), Musée de Carouge.
Fuping, Shanxi (China), Flicam (FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums).
Seoul Incheon (Korea), Dankook International University.
Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture (Japan), MINO Ceramic Park.
Seto, Aichi Prefecture (Japan), Seto City Museum.
Santo Stefano di Camastra (Messina), Ceramics Museum.
Castelli (Teramo), International Collection, Istituto Statale D’Arte F. A. Grue.