About me

Short Bio

Born in 1978, Franco Navarro started his artistic training at the Malta Society of Arts, Palazzo De la Salle in Valletta, and continued his studies at the Malta School of Art, Casa Brunet, also in Valletta. He furthered his studies in 2001 at the History of Art Department, the University of Malta where he achieved a B.A Honours Degree in 2004, followed by a Masters Degree in 2010. Navarro research Hospitaller Armour Decorations alongside Renaissance Artistic techniques, chivalric iconography, and the industry of print-making. In November 2008 Franco delivered a lecture at the Sacra Militia in Valletta and subsequently at the Department of History M.A. Hospitaller Studies, University of Malta. He presently also delivers occasional lectures, the last one being at the Malta School of Art entitled Hospitaller Armed Combat, and the Industry of warfare in 2015. To further his Artistic skill, Franco enrolled at the Atelier Fröman, Zabbar, and was initiated in figurative realism, sight-size drawing, limited palette, and glazing in oils by Swedish Artist Mro. Karl Fröman. 

 

Navarro had five solo exhibitions and participated in five collective ones. The first expo was held at the Castile Wine Vaults in Valletta, and it was called a Study for the Future, 2004. A second one materialized itself in 2007 at Heritage’s Malta Head office, then in Valletta. January 2012 was the turn of Fáfnir, mounted at the Auberge d’Italie, Merchant Street Valletta. A Mostra was organised at the Razzett tal Markiz, Mosta, entitled Passionate Turmoil in 2015. Act Aeon at the Malta Postal Museum in Valletta, November 2021. Between 2014 and 2015 he contributed to the following events, Inspire, online charitable auction, Winter Salon, Selfie, both at Studio 104, Valletta, and Mara, Palazzo Perriera, Republic Street, Valletta. The Last collective he participated in was at the Malta Enterprise, the Pandemic, Survival, Art, and New Action, December 2021. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for

I am looking for opportunities and chances to share my work with others in order to learn and grow in the Art world.

Other Roles Artist
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Skills Art History Drawing Figurative Oils Painting

Education

Education History

2019-2020:                               Atelier Fröman, Żabbar, Realism, Florence Academy Mentor

2016-2017:                               Noel Azzopardi Master Class, Valletta, School of Art, alla prima

2010-2010:                               Intro to French, Alliance Française, Floriana

2007-2010:                               University of Malta, Masters Degree, History of Art Unit

2001-2004:                               University of Malta, B.A. Hons History of Art Unit

1999-2001:                               The School of Music, Old Bakery Street, Valletta

1999-2001:                               Societá Dante Alighieri, Old Bakery Street, Valletta

1998-2008:                               The School of Art, Old Bakery Street, Valletta

1990-1993:                               De La Salle School of Arts, Republic Street, Valletta

 

Experience

Exhibitions

Nov 12-Dec 3

Act Aeon, Malta Postal Museum, Valletta Malta, 2021, Drawings and Oil Paintings

Jan 15- Feb 15

 Art Exhibition, Passionate Turmoil, Razzett tal Markiz, Mosta, oil Paintings

Dec 12-Jan 13

 Art Exhibition, Fafnir, Auberge d’Italie, Valletta, oil Paintings

Oct-07

Art Exhibition, Heritage Malta Head Office; entitled ‘Etcetera, perche la minesstra si fredda’, mixed Media

Dec-04

Art Exhibition, Castile Wine Vaults, Valletta; entitled A Study for the Future, mixed Media

Dec-01-Jan-02

Collective Exhibition, KSU University of Malta

2014-2015

 Mara, A Collective Exhibition at Palazzo Perreira, Valletta

Selfie, A Collective Exhibition at Studio 104, Valletta

Winter Salon, A Collective Exhibition at Studio 104, Valletta

Inspire: A Collective Exhibition, online Auction

The Pandemic, Art and New Action, A collective Exhibition at the Malta Enterprise, Pieta, 2021

Achievements

Artistic Merit Certificate Luxembourg Art Prize Competition Year 2021

Work

UNI Baroque Studies lecturer

SOA ART Tutor

MVPA ART Tutor

Heritage Malta Education and Outreach Art and History Tutor

Residencies

ISIDEM Assitant to the Artist 2005-06, Biagio Steps, Valletta