Gianfranco Meggiato


Italian artist Gianfranco Meggiato was born in Venice in 1963, where he attended the Istituto Statale d'Arte art college for five years, studying stone, bronze, wood and ceramic sculpture.


At the invitation of the Municipality of Venice, he exhibited his works at a very young age in two exhibitions, in 1979 and 1984, at the "Galleria Comunale Bevilacqua La Masa" in St Mark's Square, Venice, where he showed sculptures in stone and semi-refractory material. Since 1998 Gianfranco Meggiato has participated without interruption in a long series of exhibitions, shows and fairs in Italy and abroad. In recent years, Gianfranco Meggiato has been invited to take part to the 54th and the 55th Venice Biennale, where he has exhibited among national participations.


In his work, Meggiato looks at the great masters of the 900: Brancusi for his research into the essential, Moore for the internal-external relationship of his materity and Calder for the opening to the space of his works. Space, in fact, enters the works of Meggiato and the void becomes as important as the full. The artist models his sculptures inspired by the biomorphic fabric and the labyrinth, which symbolizes the tortuous path of man in his search to find himself and reveal his own precious inner sphere. Meggiato thereby invents the concept of “introsculpture” in which the gaze of the observer is drawn towards the interiority of the work, not limiting itself only to external surfaces.