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.
Il Gioco Infinito by Willy Verginer
Gazing of Tranquility.
Italian Contemporary Figurative Art Sculpture.
Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, Cina
7 gennaio – 22 febbraio 2022
Dal ritratto al selfie
La rappresentazione del sé dalla Preistoria a oggi
Palazzo Assessorile -Cles (TN)
April 26 – August 29, 2021
“Dal ritratto al selfie” – The representation of the self from prehistoric times to today. This is the title of the exhibition that will be open to the public on Monday 26 April 2021, which can be visited in the magnificent rooms of Palazzo Assessorile until Sunday 29 August 2021.
The artist opens the doors of his studio and talks about all aspects of his work.
Contemporaneamente a Castel Belasi
Castel Belasi, Campodenno (TN)
August 10 – October 27, 2019
After twenty years of restoration, on Saturday 10th August, Castel Belasi in Campodenno was officially opened to the public with the exhibition ‘’CONTEMPORANEAMENTE a Castle Belasi’’.
Nature in Art
MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Cracovia
April 26 – September 29, 2019
The sculptures of the carving artist Willy Verginer is exposed at the exhibition “Natures in Art” in the MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art of Krakow which will remain opened up till the end of September. “Nature in Art” is a collective exhibition with more than 70 artists coming from all the world.