Cristiano Bianchin

Cristiano Bianchin Portrait

Cristiano Bianchin (Venezia, 1963) lives and works in Venice. He attended the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, where he studied under the direction of the renowned abstract painter Emilio Vedova and graduated in painting in 1987.

Bianchin conceives his own artistic language as a reading of experimental poetics involving the possible exchange between the sensuality of seeing and the materials used in art. His first experiments in glass date from 1992, when he began working with the Murano furnaces. He believes on the value of the classical glass techniques from Murano and he compares them with the most recent and contemporary formal languages.

His main themes are developed through forms related to the human body, in glass as well as in his use of textile art and drawings.

In 1993, he was invited to exhibit two large pieces in hand-made hemp and a large drawing at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, in the Deterritoriale Section of the 45th Venice Biennale of Arts, and in 2009 at the Padiglione VENEZIA, 53th Venice Biennale of Arts, where some of his glass pieces were part of the exhibition  …Fa come natura face in foco - Dante.

In 2011, he was given a solo room at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris on the occasion of the exhibition: Verre à Venise. 3 artistes, 3 visions - Cristiano Bianchin, Yoichi Ohira, Laura de Santillana. In 2017 he won the Glass In Venice Award.

In 2018, in occasion of The Venice Glass Week festival, Caterina Tognon organized the solo exhibition Figure at Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice.


Here an artist interview at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venezia: Glass Pills. Glass Designers and Masters | Cristiano Bianchin