Virginio Ferrari
Visual Arts

Virginio L. Ferrari is an internationally-acclaimed contemporary sculptor who has exhibited his work around the world. He has more than thirty monumental public sculptures in Chicago alone, including Dialogo (1971) and several others located on the University of Chicago campus. From 1966 to 1976 Ferrari was Assistant Professor of Art and Sculptor in Residence at the University of Chicago and since then has remained in Chicago where he has devoted his full energies to sculpting. In 1992, Ferrari was awarded the Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, and was elected Corresponding Member of the European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Humanities, in 2005.