Maria Grazia Rosin was born in Cortina d’Ampezzo in 1958.
After attending the State Institute of Art, she moved to Venice and enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts, in the painting section, studying with Emilio Vedova.
In 1982, she participated in her first exhibition, “Immagina”, organized by the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation. The following year she was invited to the “Mescolanze” group show at Mestre’s Galleria Lillo – at the time, a lively and busy meeting place for creative people in all disciplines.
These early exhibitions already had marked, in some way, the twin artistic path that has carried Rosin forward in subsequent years: on one side, pictorial studies; on the other, applied arts.
In 1986, she moved to Milan where she did set design, planned decorations for clothing, worked with magazines and graphics studios, yet not leaving painting behind.
She had her first one-woman show “Fluidi Obliqui” in 1988 in which she presented a series of paintings that seem to summarize her entire artistic escapade.
In 1991, she began experimenting with glass, conceiving bizarre objects, sculptures with organic forms. With these new works, she participated in the “Glass Project” at the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation and the next year she was invited to participate in the “Deterritoriale” exhibition at the 45th Biennale curated by Achille Bonito Oliva.
She continues to cultivate her passion for biology and science fiction, and uses glass as her favorite expressive medium. With the arrival of the new millennium, the artist introduced a new typology of work, inspired by marine organisms: octopuses and jelly-fish in flashy colors, made with glass, LED and fiber optics. Rosin is now a famous artist on the international scene and is found in such museum collections as that of the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, Düsseldorf’s Kunst Museum and the Murano Glass Museum.
Maria Grazia Rosin’s artistic quest converses with the worlds of design, fashion and publicity. Her paintings and glass sculptures, however, maintain their unmistakable characteristics: a combination of captivating yet carefully studied colors, symbolic suggestions and references to biological and fantastic worlds.