Tonino Maurizi / Biography


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Tonino Maurizi

A laboratory where studying, drawing, designing and creating is life. The furnishings are sculptures to watch touch and use. Art, poetry, craftsmanship, technology: beauty.

Biographical notes:

Painter, sculptor, designer, cabinetmaker, Tonino Maurizi lives and works in Montecosaro, where he was born on 19 February 1940. He graduated from the Art Institute of Macerata together with enterprising and creative students such as Dante Ferretti, Valeriano Trubbiani, Francesco Bonanotte , Giorgio Cegna, Guido and Carlo Bruzzesi, Danilo Bergamo and others. A group of kids fascinated by the long wave of futurism that, with new perspectives open to art, will fuel their talent, bringing each of them to solutions that are as original as they are stylistically different.

Scultura Tonino MauriziThe feverish anxiety, the love of danger, the courage, the audacity, the rebellion are the essential elements that characterize these youthful years and the father’s carpentry workshop becomes a forge where to create the first sculptures and wooden artefacts. Elegant objects full of movement that reflect his feelings and that are well received by the various art dealers of Milan and Rome.

In Milan, frequenting artists and students from the Brera Academy introduces him to the world of the neo-avant-garde that allows him to make various experiments and transfer from craftsmanship to art and vice versa with an intense and fruitful exchange. But it is the encounter with Ivo Pannaggi’s extensive research that has radically changed the life of Tonino Maurizi, taking him away from his country to Switzerland, France and Northern Europe, where he comes into contact with the ideals of the Bauhaus that they introduce industrial and product design, the functionality of the object and the decoration of the interiors, trespassing from the design of the space to the scenography, the design of the environment, the fashion.

The many and varied youth experiences that led him to exhibit his works throughout Italy in the early 1960s are also the lifeblood of his entrepreneurial activity that in a few years has transformed his father’s carpentry into a company laboratory where you can think, draw, plan and create the new way of living and living in your home by creating furniture, objects, sculptures with clean lines, essentials and paintings dictated by expressive urgency full of color.



For about twenty years, alongside the company’s commitment, it has resumed an intense exhibition activity, especially abroad, starting in 2008 with Beijing (Olympic Fine Arts Collective organized for the Beijing ’08 Olympic Games) and Dhaka (at the 13th Asian Art Biennale), and recently: in 2014, in Beirut, at the International Banner Art Exhibition, and in Malaysia, at the Langkawi Art Biennale, in 2015 in Spain (ON ART OFAA), in 2016, in India (Green eARTh International Exhibition), in Abu Dhabi, on the occasion of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the American University of Beirut (150 th AUB Art Collection 2016), and in Hangzhou, at the international organized art exhibition for the G20 (Hangzhou China G20 Global Arts Agenda 2016), and in 2017, at Palazzo Mora in the Venice of the Biennale, in Malaga (International Art Fair Malaga 2017), Tokyo (17th International Art Exchange Exhibition) and Beijing for the Seventh International Art Biennial, and many others: Singapore, Indonesia, Salon Des Beaux Arts at the wonderful venue of the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, Mexico, Finland, Thailand, Egypt, Hubei Province, etc…


Recent solo shows: in 2014, in Macerata, organized by the Amici dell’Arte Brigade association at the Terraferma Gallery, in 2015, an anthology, in Civitanova Marche Alta (“Tonino Maurizi and the art of wonder”) and, in the 2017, in Beijing, at the art gallery Misericordina, in the artistic district 798, the heart of Beijing contemporary art, and in the sacred and lacerated city of Jerusalem (Tonino Maurizi, a thousand times Christmas), in 2018 in Bethlehem at Bab IdDeir Art Gallery in front of the Nativity Church and in Pesaro (Mille Volte Natale. L’ospedale: luogo di cura e cultura), in 2019 in the China’s biggest city of Chongqing, in 2020 with the dual online exhibition  (Colour travel across time and space – Miss Yolanda & Tonino Maurizi 跨时空的色彩之旅| 中意艺术家黄超燕、莫利齐线上联展) organized to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Italian Republic, in 2021 in San Benedetti del Tronto with the dual exhibition (Wrecks stranded around the world – Tonino Maurizi Painting and Stefano Benazzo Photography) and in Shanghai, China’s richest city well known as the “Pearl of the Orient”,  with the solo exhibition Tonino Maurizi IMAGERY.


2016 AUB 150th Anniversary Trophy, Abu Dhabi; UAE
2016 Gold medal “G20 Global Arts Agenda 2016”, Hangzhou; China
2008 Gold medal Beijing Olympics, Beijing; China
1957 Premio Scipione, Pinacoteca civica, Macerata; Italy


Selected SOLO Exhibitions

2021 Tonino Maurizi: IMAGERY, Gallery MG, Shanghai Star Space, Shanghai; China
2021 Relitti Spiaggiati nel mondo. Mostra duale Tonino Maurizi Pittura – Stefano Benazzo Fotografia, San Benedetti del Tronto; Italy
2020 Colour travel across time and space Online Exhibition of Miss Yolanda & Tonino Maurizi 跨时空的色彩之旅| 中意艺术家黄超燕、莫利齐线上联展
2019 Tonino Maurizi 重庆个展, Hong Kong VA Galleries @WFC, Yuzhong District, Chongqing; China
2018 Tonino Maurizi, Mille Volte Natale. L’ospedale: luogo di cura e cultura, Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord, Pesaro; Italy
2018 Tonino Maurizi, a thousand times Christmas, Bab IdDeir Art Gallery,Bethlehem; Palestine
2017 Tonino Maurizi, a thousand times Christmas, Saint Saviour’s Monastery – Custodia di Terra Santa, Jerusalem; Israel
2017 Misericordina Gallery, D03 – 798 Art District, Beijing; China
2015 Tonino Maurizi e l’arte della meraviglia, S. Francesco Multimedia Center, Civitanova M. Alta; Italy
2014 Tonino Maurizi, Galleria Terraferma, Macerata; Italy
2009 Spazio Maurizi, Civitanova Marche; Italy
2007 Spazio Maurizi, Civitanova Marche; Italy
1980 Tonino Maurizi. Opere recenti, Cassa di Risparmio di Fermo, Fermo; Italy
1964 Tonino Maurizi. Antologica, Azienda Autonoma Soggiorno e Turismo, Fabriano; Italy
1963 Pro loco, Marsala; Italy
1963 Hotel Mediterraneo, San Vito Lo Capo; Italy
1963 Museo del Comune, Erice; Italy
1962 Galleria d’arte, Trapani; Italy
1962 Pro loco, Mazara del Vallo; Italy
1957 Tonino Maurizi, sculture, Miricae, Roma; Italy
1956 Tonino Maurizi, sculture, Il sestante, Milano; Italy


Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 MEADOWS Mask Art Venice 2022, Personal Structures – Reflection, European Cultural Centre – Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy
2021 La Roma che Vorrei, Hotel Antico Palazzo Rospigliosi, Rome; Italy
2021 20thJapan International Art Exchange Exhibition, Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba Pr.; Japan
2021 Paratissima, Torino; Italy
2021 ROMA Arte in Nuvola, Roma; Italy
2020 Mask Art, Creativity under Lockdown – UNESCO & MEADOWS Artists against Covid-19 Online Exhibition
2020 The Holy Family Trip To Egypt 2020 – 5th Edition, Virtual Exhibition
2020 Art Exchange 2020:“Imagine” Artistic Dialects, Thinking into Doing International Online Exhibition and Competition, Princess Sirivannavari Cultivated Arts Foundation and Ministry of Culture; Thailand
2020 ExAequo, l’armonia del molteplice, Casa Cava, Matera; Italy
2020 Forma & Materia, Villa Fermani, Corridonia; Italy
2020 4th Qianjiang International Art Biennial, Hangzhou; China
2020 2nd Dafen International Oil Painting Biennale, Dafen Art Museum, Shenzhen; China
2019 International Oil Painting art exhibition, Dafen Art Museum, Shenzhen; China
2019 SINERGIA, First International Painting Exhibition and Artist Meeting, Mexicali, Tijuana ed Ensenada, Baja California; Mexico
2019 Arab Art Fair, Downtown Beirut; Lebanon
2019 Hubei Fine Arts Festival Belt and Road International Painting Art Creation Exchange Exhibition, Dong Jining Art Museum, Xianning City; China
2019 19th Japan International Art Exchange Exhibition, National Art Center, Tokyo; Japan
2019 Salon Des Beaux Arts 2019, Salle Le Nôtre, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris; France
2018 Meadows Time, Space and Existence, Casa Bossi, Novara, Italy
2018 Le Stanze delle Meraviglie, Villa Giulia, Verbania; Italy
2018 A[Rt]dorable, VIP Fine Arts International Art Exhibition, Jakarta e Bali; Indonesia
2018 Silk Journey to Art World Tour Exhibition; Singapore
2018 Belt and Road (2018 – 3rd) – Qianjiang International Art Exhibition, Hangzhou; China
2018 Salon Des Beaux Arts 2018, Salle Le Nôtre, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris; France
2018 1st Dafen International Oil Painting Biennale, Red Cube Public Art Museum, Shenzhen; China
2018 Arte Padova, 29° Mostra Mercato d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Padova; Italy
2017 AUB (American University of Beirut) Art Collection 2017, Abu Dhabi; UAE
2017 The 17th International Art Exchange Exhibition”, Tokyo; Japan
2017 Personal Structures-Open Borders, Palazzo Mora, Venezia; Italy
2017 International Art Fair Malaga 2017, Malaga; Spain
2017 7th Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing; China
2017 Imagery – Italia Contemporary Art Exhibition, Eden Art Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing; China
2017 Spectrum Miami Art Show, Miami; FL (USA)
2016 Olympia Fine Arts International Exhibition & Symposium, Green eARTh-OFAIES, Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Panjabari, Guwahati, Assam; India
2016 150th AUB (American University of Beirut) Art Collection 2016, Abu Dhabi; UAE
2016 G20 Hangzhou China Global Arts Agenda 2016, Hangzhou; China
2015 ON ART OFAA, Valencia; Spagna
2015 My Country International Art Exhibition, S. Francesco Multimedia Center, Civitanova Alta; Italy
2014 Mail art; Finland
2014 Viaggio dell’arte in Europa, Ex Pinacoteca Comunale and Sala delle Logge, Assisi; Italy
2014 Segni x libri, International art exhibition of artistic bookmark, Casetta della Musica, Latina; Italy
2014 UNESCO Intangible Heritage International Banner Art Exhibition, Beirut; Lebanon
2014 Langkawi Art Biennale 2014, Langkawi Lagoon Resort, Langkawi; Malaysia
2012 International Flag Art Exhibition, Beirut; Lebanon
2010 Olympic Museum Sarajevo, Sarajevo; Bosnia and Herzegovina
2010 Municipal Hall for Exhibitions, Banja Luka; Bosnia & Herzegovina
2008 Olympic Fine Arts, Beijing International Exhibition Center, Pechino; China
2008 13th Asian Art Biennale – Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka; Bangladesh
1991 Homage to Ivo Pannaggi, Chiesa San Paolo, Macerata; Italy
1988 Complementi d’arredamento, Società filarmonico-drammatica, Macerata; Italy
1987 Spazio Maurizi, Via Ugo Bassi, San Benedetto del Tronto; Italy
1987 Alberi di Natale nel mondo, Arredamenti Maurizi, Montecosaro; Italy
1975 Galleria D’arte, Napoli; Italy
1970 Pro loco, Jesi; Italy
1957 Monaco di Baviera; Germany
1957 Premio Scipione, Pinacoteca civica, Macerata; Italy