Sergio De Giusti’s work has been widely exhibited in both the United States and Europe, including: The Detroit Institute of Art, The Newark Museum, The Tampa Museum, The Smithsonian, The British Museum in London, The Minnesota Museum of Art, The Council of Cultural Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden, The Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest, Hungary, and at The Institute of Culture in Zacatecas, Mexico.
De Giusti has also produced bronze panels for the doors of The Church of San Vito in Maniago, Italy. He has designed official medallions for the Department of Treasury in Washington D.C., and created a bronze figure of Christ for the processional cross used during Pope John Paul’s mass at the Pontiac Silverdome.
De Giusti has provided many locations in Southeastern Michigan with his sculpture. Included are twenty panels in the rotunda of the Library of Archives at the State of Michigan Building in Lansing, a three panel frieze for the Hidden Valley Recreational area in Gaylord, a relief for the Pine Lake Country Club of Orchard Lake, four bronze panels on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King for Eastern Michigan University, two relief pieces for the Nardin Park Methodist Church in Farmington Hills, a memorial sculpture for Trenton City Hall, and a sculpture for the Livonia Civic Center are among many of the commissioned works.
Detroit’s most recent De Giusti sculpture is a nine-foot bronze freestanding relief created for the main plaza of the Blue Cross Blue Shield building downtown. Others sculptures within Detroit include his work at the Italian Consulate offices, a commemorative relief for the Rick Finely United States Drug Enforcement Administration Building, a bronze relief for the Law School at Wayne State University, a bronze sculpture of General Anthony Wayne for Wayne State University’s Centennial Courtyard, a triptych for the Italian Heritage Room also at Wayne State University, and a memorial sculpture for The Wellness Health Center.
De Giusti received both his bachelor’s and master’s degree in fine art from Wayne State University, and taught art history and studio art classes there. In addition, he has also taught sculpture at the Center for Creative Studies- College of Art and Design in Detroit and at Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center in Birmingham, Michigan. He has been a visiting artist at the University of Michigan and at the University of Wisconsin. Awards received include a Michigan Creative Artist Grant in 1991, an Arts Achievement Award from Wayne State University in 1996, and a Knighthood from the Republic of Italy for achievements in the field of art.