Vasiliev Nini

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Vasiliev Nini
Portrait of Nini and his daughter in the United States
Born 1954 (age 60–61)
Gjirokastra, Albania
Known for Monumental sculpture

Vasiliev Nini (born 1954 in Gjirokastra, Albania) is an Albanian-born American sculptor who lives in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1979, he graduated with distinction from the Academy of Arts, Branch of Monumental Sculpture, in Tirana, Albania.

Since 2 July 2007, he has lived in United States.

He sculpts in a variety of materials such as marble, granite, stone, wood, bronze, metal and chrome but is not limited according to his visions and variably to different textures, medias and colors. As a teacher he spread knowledge and experience at the Center for the Implementation of Art Works and lectured at the Academy of Fine Arts-Branch of Figurative Arts in Tirana; also continued to organize private fine art classes in Omaha, Nebraska.

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His sculpting expanded through projects for the Ministry of Education, the Albanian League of Writers and Artists, and with the following commissions:

  • 1982 – triptych of monumental sculpture, Museum Erseka, Albania (bronze, 9m x 3m x 70 cm)
  • 1984 – monument of Helmes, Skrapar, co-author Albania (artificial stone, 8m x 1.20 cm x 1,20 cm)
  • 1985 – monument Kordelja (Ribbon) dedicated to the Women's Institute, co-author, Tirana, Albania (bronze & artificial stone, 4m x 2.50 cm x 2.50 cm)
  • 1986 – A Woman Singer, a park sculpture, Tirana, Albania (bronze, 2m x 1m x 1m)
  • 1988 – A Woman Swimmer, a park sculpture, National Park Sports Center, Tirana, Albania (bronze, 2.50 cm x 70 cm x 50 cm)
  • 1992 – memorial dedicated to the martyrs of Palokaster Village, Gjirokastra, Albania (artificial stone, 3.50 x 1m x 1m)
  • 1999 – monument of Jakov Xoxe, Fier, Albania (granite and bronze, 3m x 50 cm x 50 cm)


Art work of Vasiliev Nini, talking about it in an interview in 2012, Albanian Screen, evening programme.

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