DANIELE BALLERIN I
P A I N T E R – W A T E R C O L O R I S T – D I G I T A L A R T I S T – A R C H I T E C T
V I A LUCCHESE 24 , PESCIA ( P T ) , 5 1 0 1 7 , TOSCANA, I TAL I A
TRAFALGAR 17, BACRELONA, SPAIN.
4325 WOODHAVEN DR, MELBOURNE, FLORIDA, USA.
E-MAIL DANIBALLERINI@GMAIL .COM
Daniele Ballerini is an international artist and architect born in Florence, Italy in May
1951. In 1954 his family moved to Venezuela, where they had maintained ties since 1930.
Most of his early education was at the Italian School of Caracas, except for one year in Paris
where he went to kindergarten, and fourth and fifth grade in Florence. During his childhood
he crossed the Atlantic 16 times by ship, returning from Venezuela each year to spend his
summers in Tuscany. In 1969, he enrolled at the University of Florence, and graduated on
December 17, 1975 as a doctor of architecture. After graduating, he returned to Venezuela,
where, over the next 25 years he developed a successful career as an architect. Less than a
month after his return to Venezuela, he was working for one of the largest and most
prestigious architectural firms in the country: Gomez y Legorburu Arquitectos. Seven years later
he opened his own firm in partnership with a schoolmate from University: Francisco
With the social and economic crisis in Venezuela deepening, and at the urging of
clients in Europe, he took the decision in 2002 to return to his birthplace, Florence to
“study Giotto” as he says. On his return to Florence, began to dedicate himself (almost fulltime)
to his first love: art and painting, working under the tutelage of two well-known local
artists. In addition to developing his art, he worked as a freelance consultant in architecture
and interior design in Florence and the USA until 2007, when he decided to move to Miami
Beach, Florida. He spent five years in Miami Beach until he was once again drawn back to
Tuscany. Since 2012, he was dividing his time between the USA and Pescia, Tuscany,
where he devotes himself to creating art using various tools and media, and to consulting in
art, architecture and interior design.
From 2021 he lives in Barcelona, Spain
His roots in France, Germany, Italy and Venezuela, and a life spent travelling for
work and for pleasure throughout Europe, South, and North America has made
communication in different languages with people from different cultures a natural way of
living and being for Daniele. He speaks four languages, one might say four “cultures,”
fluently. He switches effortlessly between Spanish, Italian, English and French, and is
equally at home in Europe or the Americas. His fluency in various languages (technical and
otherwise) has been a great asset in his career as an architect and artist, allowing him to
move fluidly between and among these different cultures. In both architecture and art,
Daniele has the capacity to “see,” to understand, and to interpret his world from a broad
multi-cultural perspective, always with Tuscan roots.
Artist, Architect, Graphic Design & Gallery Curator
2007 to the present: ARTIST & ARCHITECT
Miami Beach, Florida, USA, Pescia, Tuscany, Italy and Barcelona, Spain
- Freelance art and design work.
- Graphic Design for OSK Design Partners, Architects and Planners, Collingswood, Philadelphia, USA.
- From 2012 to 2015: Head Curator of the Cardinali Gallery of the Società Dante Alighieri in Coral Gables, Florida,
- Architectural rendering projects
- Commissioned art for clients in Europe and the USA
2002 to 2007: ARTIST & ARCHITECT
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
n Freelance work in drawing and painting under the tutelage of Professor Simona Dolci and the watercolorist Roberto Malfatti
n Project manager & site director: restoration of a 15th century "Fattoria" (farmhouse/villa) in the Chianti region of Tuscany
1982 to 2002: ARCHITECT & ARTIST
President & Director: Ballerini & Villarubia Arquitectos
n Architect: designed & built private homes, residential and office buildings, & schools
n Project manager & site director: remodeling projects for private homes, residential and office buildings, & schools
n Designer & site director: interior architecture for corporate offices including (among others): Microsoft, Makita,
Instituto Italiano de Comercio Exterior (The Institute of Italian Commerce abroad), Alitalia, United Colors of
Benetton, Atlas Copco.
n Freelance artist working in oil and acrylic
1975 to 1982: ARCHITECT
Associate Architect: Gomez & Legorburu Arquitectos
n Designed and directed construction in projects including industrial, office, commercial and residential buildings,
hospitals and metro stations.
1978 Universidad Central de Venezuela
Revalidation of Italian architectural studies
1975 Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italia
Doctor in Architecture
Winning project for the construction of the new Italian school of Caracas,
Venezuela (1,500 students)
Spanish and Italian (bilingual native speaker of both languages)
English (fluent/native speaker level)
Historian, cook & "story teller"