Massimo Nordio


Massimo Nordio born in 1947 in Venice, Italy where he lives and works. Trained as a cinematographer and photographer, he is a longtime collector of 20th century Venetian Glass and was hired in 1980 to produce a series of definitive monographs on important modern glass artists from Murano, such as: Carlo Scarpa, Napoleone Martinuzzi, Ercole Barovier, Fulvio Bianconi. At the same time he began designing his own pieces, and in the early nineties he devotes himself utterly to research and free-lance glass designing. Recent Solo shows include Glass at the lake, Villa Carlotta, Como (2016), Ignis, Palazzo Parisio, Malta (2014) and Nereides, Cocchi Gallery, Milan (2009). Recent Group shows include Glass art today, Villa dei Vescovi, Padova (2016), Glass art today in Italy, Villa Necchi, Milan (2015), Fourth Drawer Down, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (2014). Nordio's pieces are on permanent display at museums worldwide, including the Museo Vetrario Murano, Musèe des Arts Décoratives Paris and the Chrysler Museum of Art New York. Massimo lives and works in Venice.

Galatea from Nereides, 2009, blown opaque pink glass, 60cm long. Unique,
Jason from Myths, 2009, blown, cut avventurine glass, 55cm long. Unique,
Myths, 2009, combined techniques: blown, cut, mirrored and sand blasted glass, from 45cm - 80 cm high. Unique,
Teti from Nereides, 2009, blown, mirrored inside, aquamarine glass, 68cm long. Unique,
The Touch of Archimedes from Amuriana's breasts, 1998, solid, blown and acid treated glass, 28cm high. Unique,
Amuriana's Breast glasses, 1998, 14cm high.,