Maria Irene Vairo

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Architect with a degree in design, scholar of urban contexts and landscape and garden layout, contract lecturer in architectural and urban composition at Unina, she has always had an interest in painting and sculpture, participating over time , starting around 2000, to numerous art group exhibitions in the painting and sculpture sections; citing some, at professional art galleries such as the Primo Piano Living Gallery  Gallery of Lecce, the Monteoliveto Gallery of Nice, Spazio Arte images of Cremona, the Chie Art Gallery of Milan and collective exhibition at Wincity with Giorgio Grasso and Simona Trivisonno, the  Madini and Area Contesa Arte of Rome, the Wikiarte of Bologna and had various critics and public adhesions, as well as publications in specialized magazines such as Boè, the Mondadori Catalog n.45 and on the Art History Volume "Between Tradition and Innovation - European artists not to be forgotten volume III, with a critical presentation by prof. Art critic Rosario Pinto; “The gardens of art between charm and reality from Arshile Gorky to today” by Arpinè Sevagian with criticism by Araxi Ipekjian; Effetto Arte magazine directed by Paolo Levi Jan / Feb. 2015 and many others in the course  of the years, until today. He exhibited in his city where he lives, Salerno, with the Cultural Association Artesalerno 2018 at Santa Sofia, with a presentation by Vittorio Sgarbi and Daniele Radini Tedeschi and as an associate, Accademia Alfonso Grassi, from which he received the second sculpture prize 2018 and 2020, and at the Marte Museum in Cava dei Tirreni. Outside Italy he exhibited in London at the Landmark Arts Center with the gallery owner Loreta Larkina, in the Amart Gallery in Brussels, in Lisbon with Artesalerno at the Natalia Gromicho atelier, and is currently exhibiting at the Fabbrica del Vapore with the art critic Giorgio Grasso. In 2019 he exhibited in Paris with the Picasso Prize in the Espace Thorigny, Le Marais,  presented by the cultural association Artetra of Salerno; with the Art Experience Association in the collective of the same name, at the Salerno Maritime Station of the arch. Zaha Hadid; in Milan at the Chie Art Gallery in the collective exhibition that she also presented as curator New Pop Art; in Salerno with the Alfonso Grassi Association in staff in 2020; she is also engaged as an exhibition curator and set designer, including as external curator for the Chie Art Gallery in Milan, in various exhibitions in Salerno, which she personally supervises also in the setting up of spaces in associative or private spaces, or in collaboration for the selection of artists with Sevensalerno.

some presentation criticisms for the artist's works:

The chromatic revelation of the artist Maria Irene Vairo is the main feature of her artistic work. In fact, it is with colors that he manages to narrate what he intends to exhibit, freeing the drafting from the constraint of the sign.  Dino Marasà.

His works follow the instinctive flow of a gesture that moves at a pressing rhythm, traveling through expressive thrills, to externalize its emotional charge.  Maria Rosaria Belgiovine.

High interpretation from which graceful fluctuating emotions emerge in aerial body that lead to a meditated reflection. Anna Francesca Biondolillo.

Maria Irene Vairo's work is placed in this experimental flow, in this tendency to question matter. In the artist's works, a certain organizational matrix is conceived, perhaps a constant reminiscence of architectural knowledge, a tendency to structure through interposed geometries that aim at creating a harmonious balance. Christian Iorio

... It is interesting to observe, in short, how within this precious creative research, the sign and expressive essence not only does not disappear  in the accessory rivulets of a symbolistic derivativity, but how, on the contrary, it proceeds to create a representation of things in which the loss of the referential facies does not annihilate the consistency of the recognisability of the object, while showing a fragmented facet  and, sometimes, broken up and divided up to the archaic preciousness of the fragment ... Prof. Rosario Pinto on Catalog Between Tradition and Innovation European artists not to be forgotten Volume III. Our Naples.

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