Born in Murano on 09 April1963, where he currently lives and works.
He studied at the State Institute of Art in Venice as a pupil of Vittorio Basaglia and continued his studies at the Venice Academy of Fine Arts, where he graduated in 1987. Immediately after finishing his studies, he devoted himself to learning how to work with glass, under the guidance of his father, an expert glass sculpture master.
Mario, immediately fascinated by the expressive potential of this ancient art, decided to learn the art of 'grinding', used to finish glass works with special cuts and 'blanks'.
After an initial learning period, necessary to carry out the work personally, Mario started producing his glass sculptures in 1999. Since his first works, Mario has met with the appreciation of collectors. His works can be found in the best galleries specialising in glass art.