Marco Cornini

(Milano 1966 -)


Born in Milan on 17 May 1966, he graduated in sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan in 1988. From 2001 he holds the chair of sculptural plastics disciplines at the L. Fontana di Arese art School. He lives and works in Milan.

After completing his artistic studies at the Accademia di Brera, his talent was soon discovered by Mario De Micheli who first took care of him by writing the text in the catalogue of his first solo exhibition held in Milan at the Galleria Ada Zunino, when he was twenty-two years old. Later many critics have dealt with his work including: Rossana Bossaglia, Milena Milani, Franco Fanelli, Giorgio Seveso, Alessandro Riva, Beatrice Buscaroli, Maurizio Sciaccaluga, Enzo Santese, Marco Di Capua, Edward Lucie-Smith, Sebastiano Grasso, Valerio Dehò, Anna Caterina Bellati, Alberto Agazzani, Camillo Langone, Luca Beatrice, Silvia Fabbri, Ferruccio Giromini.

Sculptures of Cornini, in terracotta and bronze, affirm unusual values of a sculptural story that knows how to mix current events with ancient and noble lessons. The central theme of his work is the human being, with a particular attention to the psychological investigation of correlations in the fabric of feelings with a propensity to grasp the existential aspects related to contemporary life. Over the years he has exhibited in numerous personal exhibitions in private galleries and prestigious public spaces and his works have been included in many national and international collective exhibitions that have indicated him as one of the most recognized sculptors Figuratives of his generation.