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Dionisio Cimarelli was born in Jesi, Italy, has honed his craft in various parts of the world. After graduating in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara, he further refined his skills at the Repin Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

His artistic career has included significant work in the restoration of prestigious European monuments. He contributed to the restoration and reconstruction of sculptures at institutions such as the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Royal Church of Copenhagen, the Royal Palace of Stockholm, Strasbourg Cathedral, and Westminster in London.

Cimarelli's talent and dedication have been recognized with scholarships from the National Sculpture Society of New York and the New York Academy of Art. He has also imparted his expertise as a guest professor at prestigious institutions, including the Wimbledon School of Art in London, King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the University of Bangkok, Thailand.

Cimarelli's works have been exhibited worldwide, from the Berlin Philharmonic at the invitation of Maestro Claudio Abbado and the Venice Art Biennale, to International Art Biennales in China, including Beijing and Shanghai.

His sculpture of Matteo Ricci, created for the 400th anniversary of the ITALIA Pavilion at the Shanghai World EXPO, was acquired by the Marche Region and is displayed at the Confucius Institute in Macerata, Ricci’s native city. The artist was also honored with an invitation from the Italian Ambassador in Beijing to exhibit his Matteo Ricci sculpture at the Embassy.

Cimarelli's influence in sculpture led to his role as a member of the editorial committee of China Sculpture Magazine from 2010 to 2012. In 2013, he served as the Creative Director of the Richard McDonald Studio in California.

He has held faculty positions at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York Academy of Art, and, from 2015 to 2023, at The Art Students League of New York, from which he received the status of Emeritus Professor.

In addition to his teaching, Dionisio has shared his knowledge and experiences through lectures and conferences across the globe. His speaking engagements in Asia include Beijing International Sculpture Forum, China Academy of Art in Hangzhou; CAFA-Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing; Mingyuan Art Centre in Shanghai; Shanghai Library; Sanjiang Art University in Beijing; Beijing Renwen University, China; Sir J.J. School of Art at Mumbai University, India; Silliman University in Philippines; High Street Italia in Seoul, South Korea; Sheshan Auditorium in Shanghai; Dialogue about Sculpture in Hangzhou, China.

 

In Italy, he has spoken at "RISO" Museum of Contemporary Art in Palermo; the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata; Goldoni Theater of Corinaldo; Liceo Artistico "Cademia" in Ortisei; Diocesan Museum of Jesi.

 

His North American engagements include Columbia University, New York; Montclair University, New Jersey; University Club, New York; Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco; Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Canada.

 

He has also been a featured speaker in the Middle East at the House of Artists in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

 

These engagements underscore his influence in the art world and his commitment to cultural exchange and dialogue. In a recent and notable achievement, Cimarelli was honored with an award at the Senate of the Republic in Rome, recognizing his distinguished international career and his significant contributions to the arts.

 

Cimarelli's remarkable career and artistic commitment have been acknowledged by numerous television networks and publications, highlighting his impact on the art world. His life and works exemplify the transcendence of art across geographical and cultural boundaries, promoting diversity as a value to be celebrated.

 

As a recognized figure in the art world, Cimarelli's presence in the media and reviews of his works underscore his significant contributions to art and the promotion of cultural diversity.

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