Michael Antonio "Vannozzi" was born in Orange County, California August 10th 1958, and was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada.
His father is Isidor D. Vannozzi of Trenton, New Jersey and his mother is Mary Norma Messina of New York City, New York.
His father's side of the family originated in Monteleone Di Spoletto, Italy.
His mother's side of the family originated from Messina and Cane Cati, Sicily.
Michael Vannozzi married Peggie Anne Marie Thorn on June 28, 1980. Michael and Peggie have three children: Michael Anthony, Victoria Rose, and Grace Amore.
Vannozzi has loved and been involved with art his entire life. His passion for art blossomed when he was 6 years of age, when his parents gave him an Art set as a Christmas gift.
He carried his love for art throughout high school, where he became the president of the art club, at Las Vegas High School, and all throughout college at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas.
Vannozzi is constantly reading and studying about Art.
In early 2014, after reading about and studying the art of Alexander Calder, Jean (Hans) Arp, Henry Moore, and Pablo Picasso.
Vannozzi became very interested in Biomorphic and Geometric shapes.
This is when he developed the innovative concept of breaking away from the confines of the typical square and rectangular canvases, and making panels in virtually any shape he desired.
Vannozzi is also a Colorist, and likes bright colorful paintings.
For this reason, he elected to integrate very colorful Biomorphic and Geometric shapes, and Abstract Expressionist paintings onto his new style of Biomorphic and Geometric shaped art panels.
Michael Vannozzi loves being an artist, because he can use his palette and canvas to create anything he wishes.
This oil pastel was done by Michael Vannozzi at six years of age, and is dated December 28, 1964.
Magazine cover, La Voce May 2011.