Biography

Curriculum Vitae

Dario Tazzioli

Sculptor

+39 335 6724515


Via La Serra 1, 41044, Frassinoro (MO), Italy
Born in 1979 in Sassuolo, Italy. At the age of fifteen, Dario Tazzioli began learning traditional stone carving techniques from an old master stone carver of his home village.

He began forging his own iron chisels to obtain a high quality of form in his stonework, and still handforges his tools today. From a young age, he began using natural pigments and minerals extracted from the local land to pigment his drawing paper.
After many years of practice, sanguine (red pastel), quill pen and metal tipped calligraphy pens have become his drawing instruments of choice.

Presently he lives and works in Frassinoro, Italy where he works for private and public commissions for sculpture and architectural details.
Nasce nel 1979 a Sassuolo, (MO). Dario Tazzioli apprende le tecniche tradizionali della lavorazione della pietra da un anziano scalpellino di Frassinoro, (MO).

Per la lavorazione della pietra e del marmo, forgia i propri strumenti in acciaio per ottenere maggiori varietà e vibrazioni di superfici. Similmente nel disegno utilizza pigmenti naturali per la preparazione dei fondi spesso estratti macinando pietre e minerali. Fra gli strumenti più utilizzati vi è la penna d’oca, la sanguigna e la punta d’argento.

Attualmente vive e lavora a Frassinoro ,dove lavora per committenze private e pubbliche con progetti e realizzazioni di natura scultorea, architettonica e decorativa.
Dario Tazzioli 1979年出生于意大利Sassuolo地区,15岁侍从于一位本地的石雕大师。为了做出高质量的石雕,他一直亲手锻造自己所使用的铁凿。

从年轻时起他便从当地土壤中提取矿物制成天然颜料并运用在自己画作中。经过多年练习,sanguine(红色蜡笔),羽毛钢笔成为他绘画的主要工具。

他现在生活在意大利的弗拉西诺罗,目前主要工作是给私人和公共机构制作石雕和修复建筑上的细节部分。

Education

Date (from – to) 1998-2002
Name of the schoolAccademia di Belle Arti di Carrara, Fine Arts Academy of Carrara, Italy.
Main subjectsSculpture in clay and marble, drawing, artistic anatomy, art history, cultural heritage, restoration.
QualificationBachelor’s degree
Degree classification110/110 cum laude
Date (from – to)1992 – 1998
Name of the schoolLiceo Scientifico (Second Level College of Science) A.F.Formiggini, Sassuolo, Modena, Italy.
Main subjectsMathematics, physics, chemistry, English and Latin literature, philosofy, history, Italian literature.
QualificationDiploma
Degree classification58/60

Awards

YearAward
2014“Coltellino d’oro” (“Golden knife”). Acknowledgement for professional merits from the Modena Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Consortium.
2012Acknowledgement from the office of the Vice Consul of Italy recognizing his talent and dedication and salutes his contribution to helping make the world a more beautiful place. Mario Daniele, Honorary Vice Consul of Italy, Rochester NY.
2005“Ghirlandina” prize from the Rotary Club of Sassuolo. Modena, Italy.

Selected commissions

YearCommissionLocation
2013-2014Two religious monumental marble sculptures for the City Hall. The first sculpture (98,5” x 39,4” x 43,34”) is a “Pietà”. The second sculpture (78,8” x 31,52” x 32,7”) represents Jesus meeting his mother as part of the Stations of the CrossFrassinoro (MO), Italy
2013Cornucopia and two HeronsVenice, Florida, USA
2012“Ghirlandina” for Rotary Club award Sculpture in marble (32” x 15” x 15”)Sassuolo, (MO), Italy
2011Seven tombs (79” x 28” x 2” each) in limestone with inscriptions for the seven bishopsCathedral of Reggio Emilia, (MO), Italy
2011high-reliefs in sandsone (28” x 19” x 6” each) representing the Stations of the CrossFrassinoro, (MO), Italy
2009Life size marble figurative sculpture for Brackenstown HouseSwords, Ireland
2006Fireplace in limestone (67” x 95” x 32”). Terracotta portal (98,5” x 63” x 3”).Colorado Springs, Colorado
2006Garden table with turnable (32” x 95” x 95”) and bench (40” x 80” x 34”) in Trani limestoneModena, Italy.
1999-2015Private and public commissions for small sculptures and architectural features.

Exhibitions and demonstrations

YearEventLocationType
2014“The Voice of Nature"Ock Hee’s Gallery, Honeoye Falls, NY, USA.Solo show
2014Antique Stone Carving TechniquesMuseum of the Modena Cathedral, ItalyDemonstration
2013Carving on a Life-size Marble Figure sculpture.Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence, ItalyDemonstration
2012“The Inner World of Dario Tazzioli”Ock Hee’s Gallery, Honeoye Falls, NY, USA.Solo Show
2012Antique stone carving and fresco painting.Ock Hee’s Gallery, Honeoye Falls, NY, USA.Demonstration
2011“Two Worlds: Additive and Subtractive Processes in Sculpture”Ock Hee’s Gallery, Honeoye Falls, NY, USA.Two-man show and demonstration
2008“Midsummer Garden Sculpture Exhibition” Organized by Gormley’s Fine Art, DublinBrackenstown House, Swords, IrelandGroup show
2008“Drawings and sculptures by Dario Tazzioli and Olivia Kim”Castle of Spezzano, Fiorano, ItalyTwo person show
2008“Two Worlds- Sculptures & Drawings by Dario Tazzioli and Olivia Kim""L'Artificio", Sassuolo, Italy.Two person show
2003ExhibitionMunicipal Gallery in Frassinoro, ItalySolo show
2003ExhibitionLa Rocca castle of Montefiorino, ItalySolo show
2003“Sur le Chemin de Racines”/ “The root’s trail”Abbey of La Chaise-Dieu, FranceSolo show
2001Biennale in FieriCarrara, ItalyGroup show
 

Teaching experience and other works

YearSubjectLocation
2014Conference on medieval stone carving technique during the Medieval Festival. Teaches lessons about traditional tools used during the middle age for stone sculpture at the teachers of the Civic Museum of Modena, ItalyFrassinoro (Modena, Italy), City Hall Theatre
2011Videos of Dario Tazzioli carving stone with techniques of the 16th centuryHistoric museum of the venetian age, Bergamo, Italy
2003-2004Teaching lessons in stone sculpture and architectural restoration to professional builders and decorators funded by the European Community Montefiorino (Modena, Italy)
2001-2003Design consultant and Art Director in a ceramic factory for decorative projects Castellarano (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
1999-2002Collaborates with goldsmiths to execute cameos in white marble Carrara, Italy

Pubblications and Books

YearBookTypePublishingAuthor
2012Scultura in pietra. Strumenti e tecniche (Sculpture in stone, tools and techniques)Book on stone carving techniques, pictures of Dario Tazzioli’s studio and at work (pages:)Alinea editions, Florence.Augusto Giuffredi
2011Gli antipapi del grande scisma d’occidente (The antipopes of the great western split)Cover illustrationSugarco edizioniAntonio Galli
2008I Misteri della CanalacciaCover and inside illustrationsTipografia Galli, PievepelagoLuigi Bonaldi
2006Artigiani e Artisti nella Carrara del 2000, (Artisans and Artist in the Carrara of 2000)Book about the major sculptors and studios in CarraraBandecchi e VivaldiRomano Bavastro
2005Lo stregone della Canalaccia, (The Wizard of Canalaccia)Cover and inside illustrationsTipografia Galli, PievepelagoLuigi Bonaldi
2004Materiali, strumenti e competenze della tradizione. Studio delle finiture architettoniche tipiche dell’Appennino modenese, (Materials, tools and competences of the tradition. Study on the architectural features of the Modenese appennine)Book about medieval stone techniques and architecture.Grafiche Jolly, ModenaVV.AA.