Vittoria Parrinello was born in 1988 in Crema, Italy. She attended the art school Bruno Munari of Crema and she graduated in 2010 at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, sculpture department. In 2013 she graduated in master level sculpture and visual art at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in the class of Vittorio Corsini. In the same year she won the fellowship Aldo Bellini Award from AIHV (Association Internationel pour l’Histoire du Verre) and Sandro Pezzoli, and spent four months in the glass blowing factories of Murano. She partecipated in many collective and solo exhibitions and won several awards, like Terna Award VI Edition, sculpture category, curated by Cristiana Collu and Gianluca Marziani, Torino (TO); Third place in Premio per la scultura Irene Brin, Associazione Irene Brin and GNAM (Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma), Bordighera (IM); Finalist exhibition selection Canova Sculpture Award, Guerrieri Rizzardi, Verona; Artinice Jury Award, 2011, Livigno. In 2016 she participated in the curated exhibition of the European Glass Context 2016, Bornholm, Danmark. She lives and work between Crema and Milano.
My artistic research explores the idea of air and empty space, inspired by scientific and physical theories and philosophy. I mainly work with glass because it’s the only material that is carved using the air and the breath, as tools. The word vetro, glass in Italian language, comes from the Latin vitrum which has the same etymological origin of the word vedere (to see): the glass is what allows the vision, transparent, fragile and hard at the same time, unstable and precarious. I use glass in relation with other material and objects, to experience its limits, its transformations, its endless possibility.