Lorenzo Passi was born in Milan in 1985. His enthusiasm for glass began in 2005, after graduating from the “Francesco Arcangeli” Art Institute in Bologna. He had just turned 20 when he began his Murano apprenticeship in the well-known Glass Art workshops of Archimede Seguso and Oscar Zanetti, and started learning the techniques for manufacturing blown and solid-worked glass.
In 2009 he moved to Nuutajärvi in Finland, where he continued his studies on glass and its workmanship at the “Nuutajärven Lasikouli”, graduating three years later. In Finland, he was able to experiment on working on various materials together, such as glass and wood, and glass and metal: the latter combination will turn out to be the distinctive mark of his further work.
He returned to Italy in 2011, and moved to Venice, in order to continue working in Murano under Maestro Giovanni Nicola, heir to Maestro Archimede Seguso. He made his debut as an artist in 2013; since then, his work has appeared both in solo and collective exhibitions. Lorenzo Passi lives and works in Venice.
2018/2019 Collective exhibition
Futuruins, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
2018 Solo exhibition
Roots/Radici Lorenzo Passi Studio, The Venice Glass Week, Venice
Tempo Ciclo, Casa Dugnani Gallery, Robecco S. N.
Evoluzioni Sonore, Galleria CreArte Studio, Oderzo
2017 Solo exhibition
Kosmos, The Venice Glass Week, Ca Zenobio, Venice
Reminiscence, Ilsang Gallery in Seoul, South Korea
Kosmos, Li Keran Academy, Beijing, China
I built a canopy for dreams, Galleria Spiazzi, Venice.
2017 Collective exhibition
Murano Oggi, Emotions of glass, Murano glass museum in Murano, Venice.
2016 Solo exhibition
Interactions at Song Ya Feng Gallery in Beijing.
2016 Collective exhibition
Glass – Arte del Vetro Oggi, Murano Museum of Glass, Venice
2015 Solo exhibition
Distensio animi – pratica di memoria espansa, ICI International Cultural Institute, Magazzino del Caffè, Venice
2015 Collective exhibition
Improbabili amici. Casa Dugnani Gallery, Robecco S. N., Milan
6th “Antonio Canova” Sculpture Competition, Villa Rizzardi – Negrar, Verona
2014 Competion and collective exhibition
DAB5, Design per Artshop e Bookshop, MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo – Rome
2014 Collective exhibition
Manualmente, il Vetro. Villa Necchi Campiglio – Milan
Concrete Jungle, Salone del Mobile, Zona Tortona, Milan
2014 Solo exhibition
Memories, Church of St Lawrence the Great, Chapel of St. Aquilino, Milan
2013 Artist’s mention, International design competition: Il mobile signficante (X edizione).
2018 Workshop Autonoma Year 0, Murano, Venice
2011 Assists Lino Tagliapietre in his studio, Murano, Venice
2011 Workshop Einar De La Torre, Nuutajarvi, Finland
2010 Assistant of Team Chihuly, Nuutajarvi, Finland
2010 Workshop Jonathan Capps, Nuutajarvi, Finland
2009 Assistant of Tara Wounderberg, Hands On Glass during GAS at CMOG Corning, NY, U.S.A.
2008 Workshop Hanneke Fokkelman, Sars Poteries, France