A collection of art and set design from Luca Carati an Italian artist from Milan now living and working in beautiful Vancouver. Luca specializes in commissioned works, custom interior design, set design, modern art and restoration. Luca's works, sets and designs have appeared around in the world in notable fashion magazines, designer showrooms and high-end homes.

BIO




Born and raised in a town near Lake Como in Northern Italy in 1973, I found inspiration from the natural beauty that surrounded me. From an early age I was aware and appreciated beauty which exists in everything, and I started to experiment with colours and shapes.
At the age of 14 I chose to study and work with fabrics and learn the art of textile construction and design in Como, a city famous for it's precious silk. I then went to Milan to obtain my visual arts degree. During and after studying in the prestigious School of Art located in the Sforzesco Castle and living in my first studio in the center of this historical city known for its' theatres, fashion, and designs, I was able to be a part of all that Milan is known for. I worked on sets in La Scala Theatre and for television, designed for fashion showrooms and concerts.
My work has taken me around the world and can be seen in places such as the Gianni Versace Villa in Miami, on Mah Wan Island in Hong Kong as well as in many fashion magazines and billboards.
I now live in Vancouver and continue to be fascinated by each new experience and person I meet.
Currently I am splitting my time between my studio painting and working as a set designer for movies.
  


EDUCATION

1988-92 Instituto Paolo Carcano, (Como, Italy).
Graduated with honours, Textile and Fabric Design.

1993-96 Scuola Superiore d’Arte del Castello Sforzesco di Milano, (Milan, Italy).
Degree in Visual Arts
Specialization in Illustration


RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

1993-95 Assistant designer and painter for Arianese (Milan, Italy).
Execution of all set paintings as well as prop design and prop painting.
www.allestimentiarianese.it

1996-97 Set Design Painter for All Decors (Milan, Italy).
Designer and set painter for TV show sets and commercial advertising sets.

1998-00 Head Set Designer for M.O.D.S. (Como, Italy).
Design, construction and painter for International Exhibitions as well as for television.

2001-03  Decorator and Restorer for Compagnia delle Arti (Milan, Italy).
Painting restoration in castles and villas as well as interior designs and paintings on walls and ceilings in modern homes and offices including trompe d’oil and murals.
www.compagnia-arti.com


2004-06 Head Set Designer for Amusement Theme Park Movieland and
WaterPark, AquaParadise Canevaworld, (Lazise, Lake Garda, Italy).
Team supervisor and creative/design director for both parks.
Recreation of entire film and television sets.

2006 Art Director and Project Manager for Saporiti Italia (Hong Kong, China).
Realization of murals and installations for residential botanical gardens.
Supervisor for the logistics of the entire project on Mah Wan Island, Hong Kong.

2006-09 Freelance Artist and Owner LOOKART Designs, (Milan, Italy).
Completed Projects include:
Projection/Design and Realization of Television Advertising Sets 
Photography Sets for Fashion Layouts 
Prop Design and Construction
Interior Design and Decoration
Furniture and Painting Restoration
Fine Art Commissions.

2010  - THE POACHER, Diversity Face films
Short movie for Vancouver Film Festival
Vancouver B.C. Canada

2010 -  SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR, Thankful Films Inc. 
M.O.W. for Hallmark Channel
Vancouver B.C. 

2010 - EARTH'S FINAL HOURS , Third Planet Productions Inc.
M.O.W.  Vancouver B.C. 

2010  -  GOODNIGHT FOR JUSTICE , GFJ Productions
M.O.W  for Hallmark Channel  
Vancouver B.C. 

Watch it on YOUTUBE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U09I7s0FLFs

2010  - UNTOLD STORIES OF THE E.R. season 5 
Urgent Care Productions Inc.

2010 - ON STRIKE FOR CHRISTMAS , On strike productions Inc.
M.O.W for Lifetime Network 
Vancouver B.C.

2010 - BRINGING ASHLEY HOME , Off the grid productions 
Movie for TV
Vancouver B.C.

2010 - DONOVAN'S ECHO , Donovan's echo Productions Inc.
Feature film with Danny Glover

2010 - IN THE NAME OF THE KING 2 ,TWO WORLDS  
Studio West Productions
DVD movie
Vancouver B.C.

Watch it on YOUTUBE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0cRnrZrDGk


2011 - MORTAL KOMBAT Legacy- M Kombat productions inc.
Web series
Vancouver B.C.

Watch it on YOUTUBE
EPISODE 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s6UiEuCYXA&feature=pyv&ad=5873307744&kw=mortal%20kombat%20legacy
EPISODE 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTSEa--Alkw
EPISODE 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqlaU5OMsks
EPISODE 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIFbGNqs0JQ
EPISODE 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4QRSbf9H5M&list=SL
EPISODE 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tWh4Z42SJk
EPISODE 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5Wnc8OyUj0&feature=showob
EPISODE 8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQv-kYsclSM&feature=showob
EPISODE 9
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OwDyWfjb48&feature=showob

2011 - TO THE MAT - To the mat productions Inc.
M.O.W for CMT Channel
Vancouver B.C.

2011 - RECOIL - NGN Prima Productions Inc.
M.O.W
Vancouver B.C.

2011 - CONCRETE BLONDES - CB Films North Inc.
M.O.W
Vancouver B.C.

2011 - UNTOLD STORIES OF THE E.R. season 6 
Urgent Care Production 2 Inc.
Tv show TLC channel 
Vancouver B.C.

Watch it on YOUTUBE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsI_TTLoPR8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XwsOFmEMik&feature=relmfu


2011  - DARK WATERS OF CRIME season 5 
Red Letters Films Inc.
TV show
Duncan, Vancouver Island

2012  - PRIMARY 
Three Mosquitoes Films Inc.
DVD
Vancouver B.C.

2012 - A SINGLE SHOT
A Single Shot Production Inc.
Feature film
Vancouver B.C.

2012 - A KILLER AMONG US
Ordinary Road Productions Ltd
Lifetime film
Vancouver B.C.

2012 - UNTOLD STORIE S OF THE E.R. Season 7
Urgent Care Production 3

Tv show TLC channel 
Vancouver B.C.

2012 - RED WIDOW Season 1
Stage 49 LTD
ABC TV show 
Vancouver B.C.

2012 - ROGUE WEBISODES Season 1
Vancouver B.C.




My IMDb
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4330119/

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Mother Tongue Italian.
Fluent in spoken and written English
Excellent computer skills (Office, Photoshop, Word etc)
Ability to deliver high quality results with a creative and imaginative edge.
Experienced with the ambition to learn.
Proven problem solving skills.
Independent, punctual and extremely precise.
Reliable and great team worker as well as leader.


INTERIOR DESIGN AND DECORATION PROJECT EXAMPLES

Gianni Versace Show Room, Via Senato 12, Milan, Italy.

Villa Versace, Ocean Drive 1121, Miami Florida, USA

C.T.S (Turistic Youth Center) Porta Ticinese,Milan, Italy.

Bulgari, Worldwide window design for winter Collection, Milan, Italy.

Palazzo Brembo (Brembo Palace), Bergamo, Italy.

Castello di Carimate (Carimate Castle), Como, Italy.