Massimo Micheluzzi was born in 1957 in Venice. After studying Art History with Giuseppe Mazzariol at Ca' Foscari University in Venice, he worked for many years in his father's antique's gallery.
Glass / Crystal
He first encountered the world of glassmaking in the late Seventies, as a young photographer, when he met the Venini family: that was the beginning of his close relationship with glass. He then got commissioned with the photographic categorization of the company's production: an extraordinary experience which would prove more than precious, over time. Later, some meaningful collaborations with many prestigious glass makers would bring him to a direct experience of working in a furnace. After a long and enthusiastic training, he started planning a personal journey, working alongside his master and pitching in directly both in the preparatory and final phases of each of his creations. His workshop is located in Venice, where he specializes in the cold finishing of ground surfaces, his true artistic signature.
Thanks to the 20 years long collaboration with Master Andrea Zilio and the Anfora furnace, his best artworks came to be, some of which can be found in many public or private collections and international museums, such as the Glass Museum in Murano, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Museum of Decorative Arts) in Paris, the Corning Museum of Glass and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan, the Centre de Musique Française (Centre of French Music) in Venice... In 2019 Massimo Micheluzzi was awarded the prize Glass in Venice. Most recently, in 2021, he took part in the exhibition “Vitrea. Vetro italiano contemporaneo d’autore” at Milan's Triennale, curated by gallerist Jean Blanchaert, in collaboration with the Cologni Foundation.