Giorgio Vugna. Ph. Francesca Moscheni

Giorgio Vigna

Giorgio Vigna was born in Verona in 1955. He completed his artistic education between his hometown, Venice, Rome and Milan.
He is an artist who creates natural forms capable to manifest primary and primordial aspects at the boundary between reality and imagination. Adventures of land and water, of fire and wind in which natural and artificial, poor and precious are combined. Vigna moves on the border between the real and the imaginary world, between what is and what appears.
His works, from sculptures to jewels, from works on paper to installations, reflect the depth of his constant research. He uses various materials including glass, metals and paper, treated in new and surprising way. Vigna explores them and tries to reveal their hidden possibilities. The forms are primary, as the expression of the elements with which he works. Strong and natural, universal and timeless, full of symbolic values.
In 2003 Giorgio Vigna created the site specific installation La Radura for Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu which started the Olnick Spanu Art Program (Magazzino Italian Art).
In 2013, the Castelvecchio Museum in Verona hosted the solo show Stati Naturali, for which Giorgio Vigna created the permanent glass installation Acquaria for Carlo Scarpa’s fountain. In 2017 for the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice he created the work Fuochi di Rugiada, created by Vetreria Venini.

His works are part of public and private collections including MAD, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, USA; The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg; Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu; Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice; Castelvecchio Museum, Verona; Glass Museum, Murano, Venice; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York; IMA, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA; Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, Athens; Museo degli Argenti, Palazzo Pitti, Florence; Miaao [International Museum of Applied Arts Today], Turin; Olnick Spanu Art Program, Garrison, New York; Olnick Spanu Collection, New York; Diane Venet Collection, Paris, France; Designmuseo, Helsinki, Finland; Civic Collection of Prints Achille Bertarelli, Castello Sforzesco, Milan; Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva; Permanent Collection Raffaele Cominelli Foundation, San Felice del Benaco, Italy; Bellini Pezzoli Collection, Sforzesco Castle, Milan.