Artist Profile: Jean Pierre Renucci

Originally from the island of Corsica in France, and naturalized in Mexico, Jean Pierre Renucci came to Puerto Vallarta 20 years ago. His career as an art curator started at the age of 22, when he was the curator of a collection for the most important bank in Montecarlo. This career took him to live in the most famous destinations in the world: Montreal, Paris, London, Denmark and Berlin, taking part in artistic and worldwide philanthropic activities. Nowadays, he is the curator of Mexico Vivo Foundation.

Jean Pierre and his friends came to Puerto Vallarta for vacations; fascinated by its beaches and the weather that reminds him of his home island, he decides to stay in this Pacific paradise. With no work project, he meets José Villavicencio, his partner to date, who proposes him to open a gallery. Originally of hardly 50 square meters, today it has grown to 900 square meters, turning Renucci into the largest gallerist in Mexico after a quick success that took less than a decade to position him as one of the best in his field.

Vallarta in Jean Pierre’s life

In Jean Pierre’s words: “Puerto Vallarta is very like my home island. Its people’s warmth, its customs make it be a unique destination in Mexico. It has become my home and my friends, my family. I enjoy SUP’ing every morning and see the sunrise from the sea. Gastronomic tasting in Vallarta is incredible, from Café des Artiste to Cenaduría Celia; I love to watch the religious pilgrimages and all the Mexican folklore”.

Jean Pierre Renucci in Vallarta’s life

The owner of Corsica brought the most widely renowned Mexican masters to the Pacific coasts. . Leonora Carrington, Juan Soriano, José Luis Cuevas, Manuel Felguérez, Roger Von Gunten, Irma Palacios and Gabriel Macotela are exhibited in his four galleries: St.Regis Punta Mita, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta South Side.

Galería Corsica is the only one with a philanthropic and patronage side financing Mexican projects. In its facilities, you can admire works by Jovian, Diego Luz or Ravi Montoya, a ceramist who works mainly porcelain to whom Jean Pierre proposed to create a series in bronze he financed and which is sold in his galleries only. He has also taken many artists to museums in Mexico and abroad.

Upcoming projects

Setting up galleries in New York, Mexico City and in other countries has been proposal coming to Jean Pierre, but he only considers in the short term opening a gallery in New York City as his last project.

Art in Corsica

The art shown in Corsica is selected by its quality and trajectory, not for its prices. Keeping up his galleries is a challenge he enjoys by personal and professional taste, beyond money. Being able to help artists exhibit in museums is part of his enjoyments; his projects have been great hits both for the creators and for the venues that, following their advice, have opened their doors to talented Mexican creators.

Jean Pierre Renucci invites everybody to his coming grand exhibition this November 22 with the two top-positioned artists in Mexico, JOVIAN and RICARDO FERNANDEZ, in a unique event to enjoy the potential Mexico has for the world.