CARLO MARIA MARIANI is an internationally recognized artist and has exhibited worldwide including:
"Documenta," Kassel Germany; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Hirshorn Museum, Washington D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Mathildenhohe Darmstadt, Germany; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Frankfurt Kunstverein, Germany; Museum of Modern Art, Rome; Palais des Beaux Art, Charleroi France; Venice Biennial, Italy; California Center for the Arts; Frye Museum, Seattle; Oostende Museum of Modern Art, Belgium; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Palazzo Te Mantova, Italy; Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.; Museo Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea di Foligno Palazzo delle Esposizioni.
"Mariani is a conceptual painter. His work is a meditation on perfection and harmony - past, present and future. It is not enough for him to present to the world simply a glimpse of his own private vision. Instead, he offers an alternative mode of thought, to be used by all who seek refuge from mass-media induced mediocrity and cynicism...
He uses his dazzling craftsmanship to address the most advanced aesthetic problems of today. His work involves complex issues including reconciliations of past with present, memory with loss, and life with death...In his work, Mariani strives for heightened consciousness, and for a greater understanding of the dimensions, not only of space, but also of time."
-David Ebony, Art in America
1998 Premio Feltrinelli, Accademia dei Lincei, Rome
1968 VI Mostra di Arti Figurative “Premio Roma Viva”, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, 5 - 23 April, Rome
1967 XV Mostra Nazionale d’Arte Figurativa “Premio Genazzano”, Palazzo Comunale, 3 - 24 September, Genazzano
1966 XIV Mostra Nazionale d’Arte Figurativa “Premio Genazzano,” Palazzo Comunale, 8 - 25 September, Genazzano
1963 III Premio Nazionale di Pittura Contemporanea “Citta di Segni”, I Premio Soggetto Libero”, Segni
Premio Revere “La Padania dei Gonzaga”, IV Premio Rassegna Nazionale di Pittura nel Museo del Po, Revere
XI Premio Spoleto, Mostra Nazionale d’Arti Figurative, Medaglia d’Oro presented by Aldo Moro (President of the Council of Ministers), (commission composed by professors Guido Ballo, Luigi Carluccio, Roberto Tassi, Antonello Trombadori, Giovanni Urbani), Palazzo Collicola, 17 November - 8 December, Spoleto
1951 Concorso Artistico Culturale Anno Santo – Sezione Arte Figurative, III Premio, 23 - 30 December, Rome