Steve Tatti is the Principal and Chief Conservator of Tatti Art Conservation.
During his distinctive 35+ year career in fine arts conservation, Steve Tatti has successfully restored thousands of pieces for auction houses, galleries, museums, municipalities, and private clients. He has also been recognized with numerous awards, including those from Save Outdoor Sculpture, NY Landmarks Conservancy, and Baltimore Heritage.
Steve began his tenure in the art world by training as an art conservator in Florence, Italy. After moving back to the States, Steve continued to refine his conservation skills as a Senior Conservator for nearly a decade at the Hirschhorn Museum & National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institute.
Since 1985, Steve has been practicing art conservation privately in New York City, beginning with his father and uncle, and continuing with his two sons.
Washington Conservation Guild
International Institute for Conservation
Villa Schifanoia, Florence, Italy. Graduate Program in Art Conservation, l972-73
Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York. B.A. cum laude, General Studies, l972
Loyola University, Rome, Italy. Academic Year Abroad, l970-7l
Nick Tatti is the Business Manager and a Conservation Technician at Tatti Art Conservation.
He is the eldest son of head conservator and business owner, Steve Tatti. Growing up in the studio, he gained a sharp understanding and knowledge of conservation techniques, including carving, welding, and casting. Nick spends much of his day using this knowledge to bid on projects, price incoming restorations, and write treatment proposals. Throughout his time with Tatti Art Conservation, he has been involved in the restoration of varied pieces by renowned artists such as Edgar Degas, Frederic Remington, and Alberto Giacometti. Before working at the studio, Nick spent years within the auction houses of New York, much of which was at Sotheby's, where he gained a firm understanding of inventory management, registrar work, and specialized property handling techniques.
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. B.A., Art History, focused studies in Chemistry 2008-2012
John Cabot University, Rome, Italy. Academis Semester Abroad 2011
Zach Tatti is a Conservator Technician and Shop Manager at Tatti Art Conservation.
He is the younger son of Steve Tatti and has been taking projects in the studio since 2008. Zach has been working full time at the studio since 2013, and has performed countless restorations of pieces for both private dealers and public institutions. His major skill set includes the restoration of metal and stone, where he often performs cleaning treatments, weather protecting, sculpting, patinating, gilding, and welding. Samples of his work can seen at Donald Delue’s Rocket Thrower in Flushing Meadows Park, and Cleapotra’s Needle, the 3,500-year-old granite obelisk located in Central Park.
Rogers Williams University, Providence, Rhode Island. B.A., Architectural Preservation 2009-2013
Art Students League, New York, New York. Intermediate Welding Class 2014
Renata Pugh is a Conservation Technician and Color Specialist at Tatti Art Conservation.
She is an experienced artist who has been working at the Tatti Art Conservation studio since 2006. Her range of skills include cleaning and carving of marble sculpture, paintings restoration, as well as metal soldering, brazing, and welding. She is also our resident color and in-painting aficionado. In addition to conservation of dozens of art objects annually at the studio, her contributions to large scale projects include: cleaning and in-painting of the JFK American Airlines monumental Carybe murals & marble sculpture restoration and metal finishes restoration at St. John the Divine. When not at the studio, Renata designs modern stained glass lamps and is an accomplished sculptor – in Spring 2012, she had a large-scale installation in Manhattan’s Riverside Park South as part of the Art Student League’s Model to Monument Program, 2012.
School of Visual Arts, NY, NY. BFA in Illustration, 2004