Fabrizio Corneli was born 1958 in Florence. He spent his childhood between Tuscany and Umbria. In 1976 he received his graduation at the “G. Galilei”, High school for scientific studies in Siena.
Actually, he should become a musician (transverse flute) because he visited the conservatory in Florence in addition to his school career. On his own surprise, he decided to study art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence where he graduated in 1980. In addition to his study in Florence, he took part in courses in Semiology at the DAMS, literature department at the University of Bologna for two years. In 1979 (one year before he graduated at the Academy) he was invited to participate at the collective exhibition: “Le alternative del nuovo” held at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. He exhibited works using light and shadow, elements that would mark his work over time. One-man and collective exhibitions in various countries followed shortly afterwards. In 1986 he received an invitation by the Maryland Institute in Baltimore, USA, for a workshop to develop a project with students. Same year, one of his works by “Civiche Raccolte d’Arte di Milano” (Milano City Art Collections) was acquired. 1987 he creates the side specific sculpture “Grande estruso” for the Gori Collection at the Park of Fattoria di Celle (San Tomato, Pistoia) and the following year a work was acquired by the Galleria d’arte moderna (Modern Art Museum) in Bologna.
In 1993 he moved to Cologne, Germany, where he worked for five years. During that period he installed his first huge sunlight/shadow installation “Augenblick” in the parking area of the “Kölner-Stadt-Stadt – Anzeiger”. 1997 realization of a second outdoor installation for the Gori collection at the Fattoria di Celle; two years later the artist participated in the group exhibition, “Arcadia in Celle – The Gori Collection” held at the museums of Kamakura, Mie and Sapporo (Japan). 2000 followed his first one-man show at the Gallery Mssohkan, Kobe, (Japan), followed 2001 by his one-man show at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Tokyo and 2003 by a one-man show held at the Yokohama Portside Gallery. The installation in 2007 at the Central District Sannomya in Kobe should also be noted – the permanent Sunlight /Shadow Installation on a skyscraper. Its permanent light/shadow installations are also located in Italy, Belgium, Germany and Qatar. Collective and one-man exhibitions of galleries, cultural institutes, museums or foundations were seen over the years in France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Swiss, USA, Turkey, Great Britain, Venezuela, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, India and South Korea. His installations and sculptures are represented in private collections worldwide. Please find more information in the selected CV.