Pellegrin was born in Venice, Italy. An artist of international reputation, he is also a revered arts educator who holds a Master’s Degree in Art History, Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. He studied sculpture and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, where he also holds the equivalent of the American MFA in Studio Art.
Pellegrin directed the Venice Program Master of Art at New York University and taught Phenomenology of the Arts and Advanced Studio at Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition, he has taught Modern Design and Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design, he was Director of the School and Creative Director at the National Academy Museum and School, where he later became the Dean of the school. Pellegrin is also Chief Executive of Cultural Affairs at two ancient Venetian institutions, I.R.E. and Fondazione Venezia, Venice.
As an artist, he has had more than 150 solo and 400 group exhibitions in major museums and galleries, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; Corcoran Gallery of Art, (Washington D.C); Museum of Contemporary Art, (Cleveland, Ohio); Fort Wayne Museum of Art, (Indiana); Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, (Arizona); Peggy Guggenheim Collection, (Venice, Italy); and the Ca’ Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art, (Venice, Italy).
He is the Executive Director of the New York School of the Arts.
Wednesdays 10am - 3pm
Thursdays 10:30am - 12:30pm
This dynamic and intense master class is designed for artists to explore their practice and build historical and conceptual foundations through both practical and theoretical study. Under the direction of Artist and Executive Director, Maurizio Pellegrin, the program covers a broad spectrum of cultural topics relating to arts and culture and embodies an educational philosophy that aims to place the individual student’s studio practice at the center of the curriculum.
Participants are recipients of an extensive lecture series and studio practice with one-on-one instruction. Each student’s experience will be unique, one that combines his or her theoretical study and practical application as it pertains to their project. This is the result of the work that is completed in the studio as well as through understanding and examining the history, relationships, connections and meaning of their specific project through lectures and research.