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Manuella Muerner Marioni was born 1964 in Thun, Switzerland. She studied art and fashion design at the New Art School Zurich (Switzerland). After study she made several trips abroad for art-studies in Florence (IT), Vienna (AT), Lisboa (PT), Paris (FR), Spain, South America and USA.

For seven years she collaborated with the NIKI DE ST. PHALLE FOUNDATION in Germany, Switzerland, France and USA. During this time Niki de St. Phalle was her friend and personal teacher.

She has been featured in group and solo shows at museums, galleries and cultural Centers in Europe, Asia and the US, including Zhou Brothers Foundation Chicago, Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art in Las Vegas and solo shows at the International Museum of Contemporary Art ITALIA ARTE in Turin and at Artifact in New York. The artist regularly takes part in major art fairs such as Art San Diego, Artexpo in New York and Spectrum Red Dot in Miami.

ISBN 9 783744896306



Zeitreise der Gezeichneten


Warum der Titel Zeitreise der Gezeichneten? Weil ich Menschen gezeichnet habe, die durch das Drama in ihrem Leben gezeichnet sind. Menschen erinnern sich nicht genau was jemand gesagt hat; jedoch erinnern sie sich was für ein Gefühl jemand vermittelt hat! So reserviert sie sich auch geben wollen, so verändert sich der Gesichtsausdruck.






Herstellung und Verlag

BoD- Books on Demand, Norderstedt

ISBN 9783744809030

Frida Kahlo Prize 2020




Jan / Feb 2016


Die Künstlerin Manuella Muerner Marioni gewann den ersten Leonardo da Vinci Prize mit dem Bild Hommage à Leonardo da Vinci. Eine mit Ölkreide angefertigte Zeichnung vom Jahr 1994, Grösse 38 x 42 cm (Ölkreide auf Papier)





Who's Who in visual art 2017

In my work, my purpose is to break away from the stringent order of society, to unleash tensions and to bring about a vivid confrontation with the issues of “form” and colour”. Playing with “Contradictions” is the name of the game. In simple terms, art is clearly the creation of contradictions which must be compensated for; art is a blend of contradiction and order.


Durch meine Arbeiten will ich aus der starren Ordnung der Gesellschaft ausbrechen, Spannungen erzeugen und zu einer lebendigen Auseinandersetzung mit dem Thema „Form und Farben“ anregen. Es handelt sich um das Spiel mit den Gegensätzen.

Ganz einfach gesagt ist ja Kunst die Schaffung von Gegensätzen, die wieder ausgeglichen werden müssen, ist also Gegensatz und Ordnung.

Art Critic Uffizi 2017

An intense abstract portrait, a triumph of abstraction in which the real traits a face and their feauters, are revisited, dismantled and changed to then, be given back to the spectator in a new visual interpretation.

Arte-Manuella Catalog

The most important criteria for good art is having something worthwhile and meaningful to say! Of course just what is worthwhile to say is open to some interpretation, but what is certain is that bad art never has anything worthwhile to say.

Aesthetics of becoming playful and self-analysis between reflections and Human research


In the artistic philosophy of Manuella Muerner Marioni Life and the Being plays an absolutely important role, both conceptually and visually. We could say that both are part of a single fascinating idea that existence blends utopia and reality in a game of shapes, space, color. 


The artist's aim is to break the order of use of conventional society and the world, showing him through a reflection ephemeral, changing, mutation always new.


In mirror or glass is reflected or absorbed the real space, turning into light and color, allowing the viewer to become part of the creative process of the artist through his image, , becoming an integral part.


The sculptures of Manuella Muerner Marioni break the visual schemes of classics, when in the shape and space come togheter in a close dialogue in search of a new identity. 


This may be, from time to time, the viewer reflex, daylight or darkness of the night, the chromaticism of nature or urban environment...


An art criticism by Dr. Guido Folco, Director of the Museum ITALIA ARTE

published also in NY ARTS Magazine 2016