He was born in Favaro Veneto on 28th September 1944.
He was born in Favaro Veneto on 28th September 1944.
1954 Signoretto starts working at a chandelier and party favour factory.
1959 Signoretto works with the great master Alfredo Barbini as well as with other masters, including Livio Seguso, Ermanno Nason, and Angelo Seguso.
1960 Signoretto becomes master glassmaker.
1961-77 Signoretto works in a furnace and achieves a full knowledge of the glass working techniques.
1978 Signoretto opens his studio in Murano.
1978-84 Signoretto collaborates with artists and architects, such as Dalì, Vedova, Licata, Kruft, Dal Pezzo, Vitali, Pomodoro, Willson.
1985 Upon invitation, he goes for the first time to Aomori, Japan.
1989 Second visit to Japan: demonstration before the Imperial Family. He permanently exhibits some sculptures at the Museum of Venetian Art in Otaru, Japan. Signoretto creates some sculptures for Dale Chihuiy, Seattle, U.S.A. He teaches at Pilchuck School of Glass, Seattle, U.S.A.
1990 Signoretto creates glass trophies for the European Basket Championship, Paris, France and for N.B.A., U.S.A. He teaches at Tulane University, U.S.A. He teaches at Aomori Otaru, Japan. He teaches at Toyama School of Glass, U.S.A. He teaches at Pilchuck School of Glass, Seattle, U.S.A.
1991 Signoretto creates a first set of sculptures for Jeff Koons, exhibited at Sonnabend Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
Signoretto teaches at Rochester Institute of Technology, Massachusetts College of Art, U.S.A. He participates and gives a demonstration at G.A.S. Conference in Corning New York, U.S.A. He teaches at Pilchuck School of Glass, Seattle, U.S.A.
1992 Signoretto creates a set of sculptures with Jan Vercruysse, exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rivoli, Turin.
Signoretto creates some sculptures with Elizabeth Murray, Kiki Smith, Raimund Kummer. He teaches at Pilchuck School of Glass, Seattle, U.S.A.
1993 Signoretto designs and creates 12 large fountains - Hotel American Gei Ken, Japan. He teaches at the Experimental Glass Workshop, U.S.A. Demonstration at Massachusetts College of Art, U.S.A. He teaches at Pilchuck School of Glass, Seattle, U.S.A.
1994 Speaker at G.A.S. Conference, Oakland, U.S.A. He teaches at New Orleans School of Glasswork, USA. Exhibition at Galene Differences, Paris. He teaches at Pilchuck School of Glass Seattle, USA. Exhibition at Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1995 Exhibition at Christy Taylor Galleries, Florida, USA. Exhibition at Galleria San Nicolò, Venice. Participation in the exhibition organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Venice, “L'Art du verre à Murano au XXème siècle” (Glass Art in Murano in 20th century), Paris, Passage de Retz, France. Participation in the exhibition “Maestri vetrai creatori di Murano del '900” (Master glassmakers, the creators of Murano, in 20th century), Comacchio, Ferrara. Participation in the exhibition in favour of Unit Foundation for AIDS, Godparent House, Florida, USA. He takes part in the creation of a glass house at Pilchuck School of Glass during his teaching period.
1996 Signoretto designs and creates some glass handles exhibited at Pull of Beauty - Storefront for Art and Architecture, U.S.A.
He collaborates with Martin Bradley in the project “La scacchiera in vetro” (The glass chessboard). He creates for Mariagrazia Rosin the set of sculptures “Il giardino del corpo"
(The body’s garden) - Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf im Eherenhof, Germany. He designs and creates some glass animals exhibited at Portia Gallery of Chicago, U.S.A. He works with the painter Eulisse and professor Gaspari. Signoretto designs and creates glass sculptures of insects, then installed in the Winter Garden Korpus Il at Kremlin in Moscow. He collaborates with Raimund Kummer and G. Kruft.
He creates a set of sculptures with Jan Vercruysse, exhibited at:
- Brooke Alexander, New York, U.S.A.
- Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland.
- Rivoli Castle, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rivoli, Turin.
- Studio for Contemporary Art E. Di Grazia, Torre Pellice, Turin.
Signoretto creates a chandelier with Dale Chihuly and Lino Tagliapietra. He creates a set of glass sculptures of animals with Kiki Smith, exhibited at Pace Gallery, New York. He creates a set of sculptures with Mare Quinn, exhibited at White Cube, London. He designs and creates some glass animals with Portia Gallery, Chicago, he exhibits them at the international exhibition Sofa, Miami 1996.
1997 Signoretto continues his collaboration with Quinn and Bradley. He creates a set of glass fish and marine animals with Dale Chichuly. He creates some sculptures for Timo Sarpaneva. Signoretto creates a glass pantheon made of eight two-metre pillars and a fountain in the middle. He exhibits 2 sculptures at Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle. He teachers at Pilchuck School of Glass, Seattle.
1998 Signoretto takes part in various conferences at California College of Arts and Crafts. He participates in the glass exhibition “Translucent and Opaque; contemporary glass”, Port of Seattle, 1998. He creates a statue of Mickey Mouse for Walt Disney Italia.
1999 He creates a giant horse for Biennale 1999, Venice Film Festival, Venice. He takes part in G.A.S. Conference 1999, Tampa, U.S.A. He creates a full-size glass accordion. He teaches at Jacksonville University, U.S.A. He continues his collaboration with artists such as Chihuly, Kruft, Kummer Vercruysse, and Sarpaneva.
2000 He participates in The Glass Sanctuary A Master and his apprentice Carlsbad California, U.S.A.
He takes part in the exhibition “Il legno in vetro” (Wood made of glass) with the collaboration of Livio De Marchi, Venice. He teaches at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina, U.S.A. He completes the sculpture “A sacred allegory for the Hindu Temple”, Cincinnatti, U.S.A.
He builds up a house completely made of glass in the woods of the Swiss Alps.
He exhibits some sculptures at the exhibition DALI' & Murano Artists at St. Mark Museum, Venice.
He continues his collaboration with Portia Gallery, Chicago, U.S .A. and with the artists Chihuly, Kummer and Vercruysse.
2001 Signoretto teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice. He creates 700 snowballs exhibited at Gallery De Pury & Luxembourg of Zurich, Switzerland. He teaches at the Glass Workshop of Esashi, Japan. He teaches at San Servolo International Glass Workshops in S. Servolo island, Venice, Italy. Signoretto opens his new furnace in Murano in F.ta Serenella 3. He makes some sculptures for the furniture firm OAK of Cantù, Italy, which will be installed in a Saudi Arabian palace. He continues his collaboration with Chihuly and Kummer.
2002 Signoretto exhibits two sculptures at Habatat Gallery, U.S.A. He teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice for the second year in succession. He teaches at the Glass Workshop of Esashi, Japan. He takes part in GAS Conference of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He teaches at the lnternational Glass Workshops of Esashi, Japan. He teaches at San Servolo lnternational Glass Workshops in S. Servolo island, Venice, Italy. He is awarded with the prize “Gallo d'oro di Murano” as Muranese person of the year.
2003 Signoretto creates a glass coat hanger with glass coats exhibited at Gallery Housang Rachtian in Venice. He creates a glass and gold leaf pig for the fourth to arrive at the 2003 Venice Historical Regatta. He takes part as a speaker in GAS Conference, Seattle. He creates a set of chandeliers with marine subjects, exhibited at Florian in Venice, in collaboration with Maria Grazia Rosin. He creates a set of 100 fantasy shoes for the Japanese designer Hiroko Ueiki, which will be exhibited in a travelling exhibition in Japan. He is still the reference master glassmaker and the implementer of the ideas of various artists, such as Dale Chihuly, Aldo Mondino, Sandro Chia, lnge Manzù, Anne and Patrick Poirier, Raimund Kummer, Mare Quinn, Manolo Valdés, and Janì Vercruysse.
Signoretto teaches at San Servolo International Glass Workshops in S. Servolo island, Venice, Italy. He creates two glass and gold leaf St. Mark lions, which are given as a prize to ballet dancer Carla Fracci and to architect Renzo Piano on the occasion of "Una vita per la musica 2003" (A life for music 2003) Prize. He creates a glass phoenix, which is given to the President of the Italian Republic Mr Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, on the occasion of the reopening of the Grand Theatre La Fenice.
2004 Signoretto is the Master manager and the executor of the project “Le Ali di Venezia” (Wings of Venice), consisting in two glass and metal wings
with a length of 15 metres placed on a water pool opposite the ancient customs office of the former Venice Republic (Serenissima). He is asked to be the consultant and creator of a future bridge completely made of glass in Japan. He creates two 3-metre long glass eyes for the artist Raimund Kummer. He creates a glass statue of the Virgin Mary for the opening of S. Giuliano Ecological Park, Venice. He creates the glass prizes for the "Gran Galà del Ciclismo" (Grand Gala of Biking), awarded to the biker Damiano Cunego, winner of Giro d'Italia 2004 (Biking Tour of Italy). He creates more glass and gold leaf St. Mark lions for "Una vita per la musica" (A life for music) Prize. He creates a solid glass statue of Jesus Christ with a height of about 170 centimetres, which is placed in the Cathedral of Montevarchi, Italy.
He creates a set of sculptures for the American artist Richard Lee Birt. He creates a set of glass sculptures exhibited at the
Glass Museum of Nagoya Port Italian Village, Nagoya, Japan.
He is invited as a special guest by Corning Museum of Glass to Corning NY and creates glass sculptures before a public of about 5,000 people. He continues his collaboration with artists like Aldo Mondino, Anne and Patrick Poirier, Sandro Chia, Jan Vercruysse, Mare Quinn, Hiroko Ueki, and Dale Chihuly.
2005 He creates 25 glass pigeons for the Dutch artist Maria Roosen, exhibited at Brussels National Library, Belgium. Among his sculptures are some blown glass clowns with a height of 150 cm. He creates a set of sculptures in collaboration with Mauro Bonaventura, exhibited at the gallery "VETRO & ARTE" (Glass and Art), Venice.×