Mario Cerroni


Mario Cerroni currently lives in Carp with his wife Maureen. He has 4 children and 3 grandchildren. As a teacher in both elementary and secondary school classrooms, Mario has tried to inspire his students to see the beauty that is in the world around them – inside and outside – at all times.

Mario has always enjoyed taking photographs and finally starting showing his work once he retired from teaching and could devote more time to his photography and writing. He has presented his photos and poetry to a number of groups in the Ottawa area where his photos have been featured in a variety of exhibitions.

Artist statement:

Photography has always been a keen interest of mine. Since retiring from teaching in 2007, I have been actively pursuing this passion as a means of interaction with the world around me. I have tried to use photography as a way to relate to the world and to try and show my viewers some of the inherent beauty that I find in the rhythms and patterns that I see in nature, architecture, and everyday life.

Much of what I perceive involves an aspect of personification, where I see human emotion and experience in the scenes that I photograph. These themes often result in some writing, primarily poetry, to further explore what resonates with me. I maintain a blog with photos and poetry at


Confirmed for 2013:
March 13 – April 8, 2013: Chambers Gallery, in Almonte (solo show)
April 9-May 7, 2013: Corridor Gallery in Almonte (solo show)
May 11-12, 2013: Red Trillium Studio Tour
May 22-June 25, 2013: Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Center (solo show)
May 1-June 30, 2013: Les Saissons, Chelsea, QC (solo show

Past shows/exhibits:
Feb 1 – March 11, 2013: Francesco’s Coffee House Gallery (Solo show)
Selections 2012 (AOE)
November & May (2008-present) : Red Trillium Studio Tour
October : Expressions of Art (2009-present) (WCAS)
March (2012-present): Maple Run Studio Tour
August (2011): Rainbow Gallery – Toronto (solo show)
July 2010 – Cafe Morala (solo show)