About Me

Maurizio Colombo

Born in Turin, Italy, February 10, 1948. Living in Guatemala, Central America

Image of the artist Maurizio Colombo in his studio

Academic studies on the artistic formation

  • 1964-1969 Experimental Art Institute of Rome. Degree of Master of Arts, Section Decorative Painting and Applied Arts
  • 1970 Obtains a professorship to teach Art History
  • 1970-1973 Art Academy of Rome, Italy
  • 1971 Competition Winner in Terna and Opposition to the Chair of Master of Arts
  • 1971 Gold Medal, awarded by the Senate of the Italian Republic, as the best exponent of the young Italian painting
  • 1971 Scholarship, 6 months in Paris, France. Obtained as the best student in the top three in Italy
  • 1971-1974 Universit√† La Sapienza di Roma: Obtains a degree on Sociology of Art
  • 1972 Studies of theology at the Universit√† Gregoriana of Roma

Promotes, creates, designs and carries out different projects such as:

  • National School for Crafts, (sculpture in wood, stone, leather goods, tapestries made of rope ), in the city of Masaya
  • Laboratory School, for ceramics and sculpture of San Juan de Limay
  • The conception, design and the opening of the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art
  • Teaches Aesthetics and Art at the Polytechnic Institute of Managua

In 1987, he moved to Guatemala, where his main activity is the strategic communication advertising and graphic design. Lecturer of Art history and cultural operator, working with UNICEF, FAO and UNESCO, in social communications campaigns. Promotes and produces documentaries with socio-cultural themes.

Accolades

Obtains the following recognitions:

  • 1989 PREMIO JADE Best Creative of the year.
  • 1993  PREMIO JADE  Best writer on TV commercial
  • 2013  ORGANIZACION PREMIO ARTISTA DEL ANO  
  • 2015   BIENNALE INTERNAZIONALE D’ARTE CONTEMPORANEA  3er PREMIO IN PITTURA
  • 2023 ORDINE DELLA STELLA D’ITALIA (ONORIFICENZA DI CAVALLIERE)
Image of certificate Ordine Della Stella D'Italia
2015 FLORENCE, ITALY
SEPTEMBER, 2013 GUATEMALA
MARCH, 1993 GUATEMALA
OCTOBER, 1989 GUATEMALA

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