Fabrizio Musa was born in Como Italy in 1971. He lives and works in Como and New York.
Since his artistic debut in the second half of the 1990s, Fabrizio has combined the most traditional painting techniques with new technologies. The working method of Fabrizio Musa utilizes a number of techniques and is often strongly connected with architecture. Since 2008, he has been working with the ‘Starchitect’ Mario Botta on projects focusing on pictorial reproduction of Botta’s architecture. This collaboration has already resulted in several exhibitions: "Chiesa del Santo Volto Txt" in Turin during the XXIII World Architecture Congress in 2008, the exhibition "Mario Botta.Txt " at the Montrasio Arte Gallery in Monza, up to" Culture Nature - Botta.Txt " at the Venice Biennale, 12th International Architecture Exhibition in 2010.
Among his latest solo exhibitions: “The Kiss” at the C.J One Gallery in New York City curated by Cindy J. Choi, the public Wall Paint “Juvarra.txt” in the historical center of Como, the Videoinstallation (public work) "Terragni 80" on the Casa del Fascio in Como, the exhibition "Antonio Sant' Elia the Future of the City" at the Triennale Museum in Milan, the exhibition "Antonio Sant' Elia, The origin of the Project " at the Civic Art Museum in Como, the permanent solo exhibition " Terragni.txt " in the new Giuseppe Terragni’s Archives inside the Novocomum Building in Como, " Milano New York " at the Urban Center in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, "Archi.txt" at the Federico Rui Contemporary Art Gallery in Milan, "Terragni.Txt" at the CIAC (Italian Center for Contemporary Art) in Foligno, "Bruxelles.Txt” at the CIVA Museum (Centre pour la Ville, l’Architecture et le Paysage) in Bruxelles, "Monotypes" at Firmafede Fortress in Sarzana, "China Txt", at Obraz Gallery in Milan, "Tribute to Terragni" at the European Parliament's in Bruxelles, "Terragni.Txt" at the Palazzo del Broletto in Como, Wall paint (permanent public work) "Novocomum XXL txt" realized in Como during the centenary of Giuseppe Terragni's birth, two public Wall paint (permanent works) in Como in Via Carloni “Asilo Sant'Elia XXL txt I II”, "Fabrizio Musa" at the Artmakers Gallery in Stockholm, "Bergamo.Txt" at Triangoloarte Gallery in Bergamo, and "Tribute to Kubrick" at the Pitturaitaliana Gallery in Milan.
Among the group Exhibitions "Il tuono di Pam tra Arte e Natura" at the Italian Vittoriale in Gardone Riviera, "Miniartextil 2011" in Como, "Italian Artist in NYC", International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, NY, “Cairo Communication Award "at the Palazzo della Permanente in Milan, auction “MasterPiece” Sotheby's Milan, " the 56th edition of the “Michetti Prize” at the Michetti Museum in Francavilla al Mare (CH), “Lunchbox auction” with Christie's NYC at the Wooster Projects Gallery in New York, the "Biennale di Monza" with an award-winning opera at the Biennale and purchased by the city, the "La Fenice Prize" in Venice and the "Plastica d’Artista" exhibition at the Museum of Science and Technology "Leonardo da Vinci" in Milan, the Armory Show 2018-2019-2020 in New York City with the Gallery Montrasio Arte.
World-renowned architect Mario Botta made the following observation regarding Fabrizio Musa’s architectural artworks:
“Musa studies the language of architecture and translates it on canvas into the language of painting to surprising effect. Musa works with light as I work with the configuration of architectural spaces. He will, for example, turn the shadows created by the three dimensional work into black and white forms on canvas. For me it is a test of the “tightness” of my own work. Where architecture has always been conceived of in terms of space and three-dimensional structures, it is extraordinary to see it spread flat and re-interpreted in way that I would never have imagined. What is so surprising is that such a reading, which leaves the third dimension to the imagination, like a relief map or an X-ray plate, yields the most poetic of results.”
His works are permanently exhibited in the Vittoriale degli Italiani Museum in Gardone Riviera, in the Civic Museums in Monza, in the Civic Museum in Como, at "Per Lei" in New York City and in many private collections in Italy and worldwide.
Fabrizio Musa has received reviews in the following important publications: Arte Mondadori, Corriere della Sera, Elle Decor, Elle Décor Thailand, NY Post, NY Magazine, Panorama, Espoarte, Sur la terre Magazine, La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera Economia, Milano Finanza, il Giorno, Flash Art, Segno, Sole 24 ore, La Stampa, Investire, Area, Arte In, Exibart, Il Giornale off, Corriere di Como, La Provincia di Como/Lecco/Sondrio, Qui Touring, Bell’Italia, Gioia, City Milano, Soprattutto, Lombardia Oggi, Classic Living, Casa Amica, La Stampa, Flair, Il Giornale, Diogene.
Tv specials on: Sky Tg24, Class CNBC, Rai International, Rai 3, Artube, Espansione TV.
In March 2017-2018-2019 “Corriere della Sera Economia” included Fabrizio Musa in the guide "The Guide to Invest" pointing to it as one of the Italian artists to invest in. In October 2017-2018-2019 also “Milano Finanza” edited by CLASS CNBC, in an in-depth article about Italian art, included it in a list of the 100 Italian artists of the new generation to follow and invest in.
In February 2018, in collaboration with Architect Mario Botta, he produced a limited edition of 4 Fine Art prints for the inauguration of the new Museum “Mendrisio Architectural Theater”, signed in 4 hands with the Architect.
In March 2018-2019-2020 he exhibit his artworks in the prestigious "Armory Show" in New York in the "Insight" section with an artistic project curated by Montrasio Art Gallery of Milan with artists such as Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, Giulio Paolini, Dennis Hoppenheim, Giacinto Cerone, Salvatore Scarpitta and Jago.