Vincent Serritella was born and raised in Miami Florida, a city steeped in rich heritage and cultures. As a child he was drawn to artistic expression, fascinated by its ability to connect him to family and friends, painting his first real canvas at the age of ten.
Young Vincent was also often seen dressed as a ninja, climbing trees and throwing firecrackers; he was also the neighborhood artist who would paint graffiti-style work on other kids' boom boxes, skateboards, bikes, ramps and clothes. Art fostered purpose and it kept him out of trouble. Mostly.
After graduating from the acclaimed New World School of the Arts in Miami, where his appreciation for detail revealed through all creative disciplines was ignited, Vincent went on to study at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, under narrative painter Raoul Middleman, and later received his BA in fine art at The Cooper Union in New York City studying under abstract expressionist Don Kunz and experimental filmmaker Robert Breer. What Serritella wanted to say and show to the world was never meant to stay just on a canvas, the promise and possibility of blurring genres and creating - unbound by artistic boundaries, though buttressed by classical artistic techniques – a calling card of his diverse body of work.
Serritella’s art has been included in various exhibitions including “Ruminations On Pop Art” at Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA; "L'Art de vivre” at Chateau L'Hospitalet in Narbonne, France; “Water Rites” at The Audrey Love Gallery in Miami, Florida; and "Young Latin Contemporaries" at Nassau County Museum of Art, Manhasset, NY. Beyond his work on canvas, Serritella presented his Webby Awards Honoree winning project, “Project 365” at The Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, CA, which has been published and awarded Outstanding Book of the Year: Arts Craftsmanship by the IPPY Awards and winner of the USA Best Book Awards in art.
In addition, Serritella is featured in the upcoming documentary series “Visionaries: Introduced by Lexus, Real Story San Francisco" by Lexus International. Serritella’s work can also be seen in the forthcoming exhibition [ee-kwuh-lib-ree-uhm] in collaboration with photographer Cade Martin.
Serritella currently lives, and creates and still climbs the occasional tree in the San Francisco Bay Area.