Vigliaturo was born in 1949 in Acri, a city in Calabria, Italy. At the age of 13, he moved to Chieri in Piedmont where he still lives and works.
As a very young man, he went to work in an artisanal glass workshop where he began to learn the art of glassmaking.
In the 1970s, he deepened his knowledge and use of color and moved closer to figurative landscapes. In 1986, an early, important artistic turning point came about through his in-depth study of futurism and post-futurism. His first sculptures in fused glass were exhibited in 1994.
Vigliaturo has had numerous exhibitions both in Italy and abroad: Barcelona, Paris, Atlanta, New York, Miami, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
His memorable exhibitions include the 1997 three-artist show with Sandro Chia and Kiki Kogelnik and the 2000 exhibition curated by Enzo Di Martino at the Palazzo delle Prigioni Nuove in Venice.
Beginning in 2000, his works have displayed a strong aspiration to plasticity and to volume.
In 2002, he exhibited at the Röhsska Museum of Design and Applied Arts in Goteborg, Sweden, at the Torre Della Filanda in Rivoli with an exhibition curated by the critic Paolo Levi, and at the princely Palazzo Falcone in Acri, the artist’s hometown.
In 2006, Vigliaturo received an important recognition when the artist’s work was chosen to represent Turin at the XX Olympic Winter Games; each winning athlete and distinguished guest was presented one of his works made for the occasion.
Glass for this artist is not simply a means of expression but rather an ideological choice that permits him to cast towards the future and the present while remaining tied to tradition.