Marco Klee Fallani was born in New York City on April 14th, 1965. He frequented the ‘Istituto d’Arte di Porta Romana’ and the ‘Accademia di Belle Arti’ in Florence. In 1990 he won a scholarship to study for a Masters of Fine Arts at California College of Arts, which he completed in 1993.
He has participated in various shows both in sculpture and painting, and has won the painting award from the city of Lucca.
Fallani has worked as a set designer for Luca Ronconi’s production of ‘Lo Specchio’. He has collaborated in the making of the bronze monument to Joe Louis for the city of Detroit and he prepared the moulds and the plaster casts of the Guiglielmo pulpit for the ‘Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo’ of Pisa.
In 2005 he designed the set for the ‘Teatro Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino’ production of the operatic version of Maurice Sendak’s book’ Where the Wild Things Are’. The same year was commissioned by Syracuse University ‘The Huntress’, a life-size sculpture in terra cotta symbolising the hunt for knowledge.
In 2006 he executed a painting for the fashion company ‘Le Gatte Jeans’ the painting was published and exhibited in a traveling show in all major cities in Europe and Asia.
In 2008 Fallani was commissioned by ‘Gherardini Hand Bags’ a Painting inspired by Leonardo’s Mona Lisa. The big Painting was used to make a hand bag that was sold internationally. The painting traveled in museums in Italy France and Japan and was exhibited at the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum in Vinci.
In 2013 He was commissioned a large sculpture for the main square in the city of Arezzo. ‘Hope and Faith’ is an annunciation dedicated to the art of Piero Della Francesca.
In 2015 he was commissioned an art installation by Gherardini, one of Italy’s oldest leather goods brands to celebrate their 130th anniversary. Fallani completely covered the company’s building in Scandicci, near Florence, with 9kms of colorful stripes of Gherardini’s signature fabric.
In august 2015 Fallani was invited by Viacheslav Zarenkov and the ‘Creative World Organisation’ of Saint- Petersburg Russia for ‘Saint-Petersburg through the Eyes of Contemporary Artists’. All paintings were donated to the organisation.
He has taught since 1987 in various schools in Florence and in the United States: Saci, Polimoda, Lorenzo De Medici, Florence University of Arts, California College of Arts and was Department chair at Syracuse University in Florence, where he continues to teach painting, drawing and sculpture since 1993. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in Italy, the U.S, the Netherlands, Canada, the U.K and Russia.
Marco Klee Fallani currently lives and works in Florence, Italy.