#ThriveThursday: Meet Gloria Porcella of Galleria Ca’d’Oro

“The greatest lessons about art and life came from my family; through the things that I saw and experienced, because really the most important thing in this craft is the eye. You must know how to choose, identify and recognize valid artists.”

 

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What is your story?

I think everybody’s story comes from their family background, we are a product of our personality, our experiences, and our passions. I was born and raised in Rome, Italy, a country that houses 60-70% of the World Cultural Heritage. We have art in every corner, every street, piazza, and monument.

I come from a family involved in art for 4 generations on my father’s side and in commerce on my mother’s side. I think I have a combination of both aspects within me. From a very young age, I understood that my freedom was tied to being independent from both my father and my husband. I started working at a young age in a very different field, and I was courageous and humble enough to always work very hard to accomplish my goals. 

What message does Galleria Ca’d’Oro like to promote?

I opened my first Gallery in Miami in 2010, in an attempt to bring to the US the voice of talented contemporary Italian artists who didn’t have representation here. The biggest art market is in the US, so this was the place I wanted to grow my business and support the artists I represent. Since coming to the US, I have of course met many other talented artists and forged other working relationships. 

In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?… Whether it be Miami, New York City, or Rome?

I think all of these cities are related and I bring to each of them new ideas, projects, and exhibitions. Each city and the people I have met has taught me something that I can use in this new cosmopolitan era.

In business and/or in life, share a struggle you overcame to which other women can relate to?

Struggles are part of life; how you react and overcome struggles makes you the person you are. I like challenges – they make me feel alive. Moving to a new country, making new friends, and speaking in a new language has been a big challenge, but it has never being a real struggle. It has been a formative time for me and I have learned a lot and I am always open to learning more.

Did you have a Mentor, Coach or Sponsor along the way that was essential to your growth and success? If so, who was it and why?

I had many people like this in my life. At the time, I hadn’t understood their role as a mentor, but I listened to them and, looking back, I now see how they helped me with my life choices and my work choices. 

What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do at Galleria Ca’d’Oro?

I am a creative person and although I sell art, I love to create exhibitions. I meet many interesting people, artists, collectors, who all have different sensibilities and different passions in art. I love what I do!

    • Want to meet Gloria? Attend Galleria Ca’d’oro’s Opening for FRAGMENTA: Micaela Lattanzio in New York this Friday March 8 where they will make tribute to International Women’s Day. Learn more about the exhibit here.
Want to learn more about Gloria and her story? Read this article by iItaly.
1 Comment
  1. The comment about meeting challenges resonated with me greatly. I have just moved to a new community and have struggled with the new environment. Your approach to Learning about new places and meeting people has inspired me to view this challenge differently. Thank you.

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