“Glass is an emotional matter without boundaries. It changes constantly, with the changing of the light, with the change of the point of view, like our mind, like our heart. My works are an illusion of eternity, virtual places to try to preserve what is constantly changing, what my eyes see in fragments of time.”
Miriam Di Fiore has lived in Italy since 1980. She is originally from Buenos Aires, where she was born in 1959 and where she graduated from the Mar del Plata High School of Ceramics and Design. As a child, Miriam lived in Miramar, a village on the Atlantic coast of Argentina, surrounded by pine forests and sand dunes. These landscapes had a fundamental role in Miriam’s art; in fact they have been the common thread and privileged subject of her artworks. Since 1985 Miriam has approached the technique of molten glass, and she has become an absolute master of it starting to express her mastery in her artistic production of glass melted artworks.
After an intense collaboration with the master Narciso Quagliata, between 1998 and 2000 she created and developed an original technique to implement landscapes and other images into the glass, with a strong sense of space and optical depth, a technique that has been recognized worldwide as the “Di Fiore’s Technique”.
Trees and woods are the protagonists of Miriam’s works, sculptures in which the molten glass dialogues with various materials, especially with wooden and iron retrieved objects.
Since the nineties, Miriam’s works have been requested by private collectors and public museums, her works are in the permanent collections of galleries and institutions in the United States, Argentina, Spain, Italy and Thailand.
In those same years she was asked to be a teacher of glass fusion techniques in Italy and abroad, and she’s thought in universities and schools of glass and design in Australia, Europe and the United States. In Italy she is now doing courses in her house – the atelier where she lives, in Monrico Losana, on the beautiful hills of Oltrepò Pavese.
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Musei del Castello Sforzesco di Milano, Collezione Bellini-Pezzoli.
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA.
Newark Fine Art Museum, Newark, USA.
Cafsejian Museum of Contemporary Art, Armenia
Mobil Museum of Fine Arts, Contemporary Glass Collection, Mobil, Alabama, USA.
Museo Nazional del Vidrio, Contemporary Glass Collection at the National Glass Museum, Segovia, Spain.
Coleccion Estable de la Revista del Vidrio, Permanent Collection of Glass, Barcelona, Spain.
2014 Villa Carlotta, Tremezzo, Como, Italia.
2004 Mostly Glass Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey and SOFA Chicago.
2002 Habatat Galleries, Birmingham, Michigan.
1998 Galleria Materia Prima, Venezia.
1995 Studio Pandora, Sorano- Grosseto, Italy.
1991 La Costarella Gallery, San Giminiano- Sienna, Italy.
1989 “Spazio d’Arte Pizzol”, “Pizzol Art Space”, Milano.
1993 Studio Cecè Casile, Milano.
1985 Studio Sargam, Milano.