Willy Verginer

About

Willy Verginer
Nasce nel 1957 a Bressanone

Willy Verginer was born in 1957, in Bressanone. He studied painting at Ortisei Art Institute and then he dedicated himself to wood sculpture, working in different laboratories in Val Gardena. In the 80s he began to leave behind conventional schemes and methods. He displayed abstract wood artworks in one of his first personal exhibition at “Galleria Sapatia”, in Bolzano. In 2005 Verginer decided to totally change his style, as we could see in the show at the gallery “Castello di Trento”: his plastic language became very original due to the combination of carving and acrylic painting. His exhibitions take place in different Italian cities, such as Vicenza, Milan and Bergamo, but also outside his home- country, for example in Holland and Belgium. In 2011 he was invited to the “Biennale” of Venice in order to represent his region, Trentino Alto Adige, and he also took part in the “Biennale Italia-Cina” at “Villa Reale” in Monza. He was invited to participate in the first show of Italian contemporary wood sculpture at the Civic Gallery of Trento. During his last years, Verginer focused his work on the environmental subject and in 2017 he displayed a huge art installation at Wasserman Projects in Detroit, Michigan.

Willy Verginer
Foreign Body, 2023
Lime wood and acrylic
72 x 55 x 55 cm

Willy Verginer
Una storia vera (girl), 2023
Bronze and acrylic
35 x 27 x 32 cm

Il Gioco Infinito | Limited Edition

On the occasion of Willy Verginer’s solo exhibition “Rayuela,” Studio d’Arte Raffaelli and Cellar Contemporary present “The Infinite Game,” a double ceramic limited edition inspired by the Gardena artist’s work of the same name.

Willy Verginer
Il gioco infinito, 2020
Ceramic sculpture | 4/10
55 x 18 x 21 cm

Willy Verginer
Il gioco infinito, 2020
Ceramic sculpture | 4/10
55 x 18 x 21 cm

Rayuela

Studio d’Arte Raffaelli

October 15, 2020 – February 28, 2021

Willy Verginer

Net Zero Exhibition at Ithra Museum

Ithra Museum, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

September 14, 2023 – October 23, 2024

Willy Verginer

Italian Contemporary Figurative Art Sculpture

Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou (China)

January 7 – February 22, 2022

Willy Verginer

Dal ritratto al selfie. La rappresentazione del sè dalla Preistoria a oggi

Palazzo Assessorile, Cles (TN)

April 26 – August 29, 2021

Willy Verginer

A Conversation

Studio Visit

Willy Verginer

Contemporanemente a castel Belasi

Castel Belasi, Campodenno

August 10 – October 27, 2019

Willy Verginer

Nature in Art

MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Cracovia

April 26 – September 29, 2019

Willy Verginer

Rayuela, 2019

Studio d’Arte Raffaelli