Welcome to FRESIA.

We teach, exhibit, and share with others the activity of art. Our work is based upon a simple idea – articulated nicely by Robert Henri – which is this: art is the province of every human being. This thought is central to all our projects. Each of us has the capacity to create, to feel profoundly, and to express who we are.  We focus on painting and we do this through painting classes, videos, exhibitions, and writing. We live and work in Bellagio (Lake Como), Italy.

FRESIA is a husband-wife team whose goal is to encourage the enjoyment of art and to promote the spontaneity and visual pleasure of seeing the world around us in a sensual and enchanting way. Our hope is that we can bring both romance and the radical challenge of Impressionism circa 1880 Paris into our contemporary setting.

jerry fresiaJerry Fresia received a PhD in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has taught at numerous US colleges and universities. He left academia in 1989 and settled in San Francisco to pursue a career in painting. In San Francisco he was an exhibitor and Executive Director of two outdoor art exhibition groups. He has written extensively on both art and the political-economy of the US. Email: jerryfresia-at-hotmail.com


Conchitina Miguel (Gallery Director) received a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. She has six years work experience in the banking industry and 12 years in the travel and tourism industry. A painter herself, Conchitina is also an avid cook who is passionate about mediterranean-vegetarian cooking. Email: painting-at-fresia.com

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