Fabio Calvetti was born in 1956 in Certaldo, the homeland of Giovanni Boccaccio in the province of Florence.

He graduated from the Art School and subsequently from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence.

The themes of his painting are mainly addressed to inner analysis and communication difficulties induced by the rapid change of social patterns.

The red thread of his search are the waiting, the absence, the silences of the soul, a prolific empty space of questions. Often the protagonist is a single, elegant, often sensual woman lowered into the interiors of houses or bars suspended in time and space, at other times the protagonist is the environment itself, a glimpse of the interior or of a night city. In a context of almost theatrical timelessness and without natural light, women seem to listen to themselves, waiting for something to happen or for some response to arrive.

From the early 90s he began exhibiting abroad where he found a simpler and more direct relationship with gallery owners. His exhibitions in the East and throughout Europe give rise to permanent collaborations with international galleries such as Shiraishi Gallery in Tokyo, Schortgen Galerie in Luxembourg, Medici Gallery in Sarasota USA, Galerie Saint-Hubert in Lyon and Galerie Tournemine in Paris.

His presence at the international fairs in Geneva, Amsterdam, Strasbourg, Ghent, Den Haag and Kortrijk is also rich and constant.
After these experiences, his works also found space in Italy with the significant personal exhibitions of Naples at the Casina Pompeiana, Certaldo in the Palazzo Pretorio, of Ercolano at the Villa Campolieto and of Pietrasanta in the Cloister of Sant’Agostino.

The international work continues over the years through many solo shows including those of Brest at the Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne, of Tokyo at the Shinjuku Park Tower, of Weimar at the Galerie Hebecker, of Noumea in New Caledonia at the Galerie Austral, of Osaka at the Daimaru Gallery, at the Am Bollwerk by Neuruppin in Germany, at Galerie 13 in Montpellier and many others.

Of great importance are her exhibitions in Kwangju in the City Art Museum, Rome in the Palazzo Venezia, Venice in the Marciana Library, Montaione in the Monumental complex of San Vivaldo, Volterra in the Palazzo dei Priori and in Seoul in the Seoul Art Center. In Japan he was included in the important World Artist Tour project alongside names of the caliber of Tom Wesselmann, Alex Katz and George Segal.