Massimo Micheluzzi (Venice, 1957) was introduced to the world of glass in the late ’70s as a young photographer for the renowned Venini glass factory, an extraordinary experience that over time will prove to be decisive.
Following a long and fruitful apprenticeship in the furnace, Micheluzzi started his personal journey in the late ’90s. His work has constantly evolved since then, as he continues to explore new ways of mastering the material, whilst always remaining ‘true’ to the nature of glass. Working alongside his master glassblower, Massimo Micheluzzi uses the techniques that have defined the Murano tradition intervening directly on each phase of the creative process. Striving to balance tradition and innovation, he applies these ancient crafts to achieve a uniquely modern aesthetic.
Micheluzzi’s work is deeply embedded in the life and history of the city of Venice and constantly inspired by its watery surroundings and architecture. His eclectic body of work shifts between fluid and organic shapes, iridescent transparencies and opaque carved surfaces as well as elaborate color combinations, mosaic patterns and sculptural forms.
Massimo Micheluzzi studio and gallery are in Venice. His works have been exhibited in cities all over the world and are held in some international museums and various public and private collections such as MoMa in New York, The Corning Museum of Glass in New York, Musée Des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Museo del Vetro di Murano in Venice and Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan. In 2019 Micheluzzi has been awarded with the “Glass in Venice” prize by the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in Venice.