Maurizio Bonfanti, son of the painter Angelo Bonfanti, was born in Bergamo in 1952. He began his artistic training at the Bergamo Art School and at the same time attending etching courses at the Bergamo Academy of Fine Arts. He continues his studies by attending the modern literature course at the State University of Milan. Since 1973 he has been a teacher of art subjects in high schools. Since 2018 he has taught painting at the Santa Giulia Academy of Fine Arts in Brescia. From the end of the 1970s, for about a decade, he mainly worked in etching, and then devoted himself exclusively to painting.He has created some pictorial cycles, linked in particular to the theme of the Sacred. Since 1972 he has exhibited his works in solo and group exhibitions, participating in national and international art exhibitions. His works are present in prestigious public and private locations.
In 2001, on the occasion of the first day of remembrance, he exhibited in the Tempietto of the Synagogue of Turin a cycle of large-format works entitled: “Five doors in memory of the Shoah”. In 2004 he won “The Prize of the Lord Mayor” International Biennial of Drawing in Pilsen and in 2015 he exhibited at the exhibition “A Different Perspective: Artwork by the Laureates of the Biennial of Drawing Pilsen”, at the Museum of West Bohemia.
At the invitation of the critic Philippe Daverio, he took part in the “Michetti Award” in 2005. One of the paintings on display becomes part of the permanent collection of the Museum. In 2006, Philippe Daverio himself wrote the critical text of the catalog for the exhibition: “Arbor Vitae” set up in the Museum of the Basilica in Clusone, curated by Mauro Zanchi.
In 2008 Micaela Vernice presented the thesis of the Degree Course in Modern Literature at the Catholic University of Milan with the following title: "The human figure in the work of Maurizio Bonfanti."
In 2012, a cycle of works inspired by the biblical text “Ezechiele37.
The last solo show, entitled "Limen", was held inside the historic building of Credito Bergamasco in Bergamo in 2016.
In the years from 1995 to 2019 he exhibited and collaborated with some galleries in Italy and abroad and with them he is also present in various contemporary art fairs.
To learn more about Maurizio Bonfanti, you can read the Story of the Artist.