Paolo Porelli received his degree in painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, Italy. Since 1990, he has produced sculpture and functional pottery. Fellowship artist in Residence at Red Star Studios in Kansas City (2015-16), Visiting artist at Kansas State University (2014), Eric Myhre Scholar and Resident artist at The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT (2012), Guest Artist in Residence at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia (2011). He is co-founder of c.r.e.t.a. Rome, an international center for ceramics and the arts.
Porelli has exhibited widely in Europe and the US, including solo shows at the Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, MO (2016), the Museo civico di Rocca Flea in Gualdo Tadino (2015) and Interno Ventidue in Rome (2008). Group shows include the 1st Porzellan Biennale Meissen (2016), “Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture in Italy” at the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome (2015), the “2015 NCECA Biennial”, “New Directions”, Lacoste Gallery at S.O.F.A. Chicago (2013), “2013 NCECA Biennial" and “Figuration” at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA (2011).