Mirko Baricchi was born in La Spezia on April 12, 1970. After high school he moved to Florence, where he attended the Institute for Art and Restoration Palazzo Spinelli. After graduation and a brief job as an advertising graphic designer, he left for Mexico for a journey that would have an impact on his life as an artist. Here he worked as an illustrator for a famous American advertising agency, but did not abandon his passion for painting. In one of his many visits to Mexican Museums he became impressed by the artist Rufino Tamayo. He left his job at the agency he was working at as an illustrator and took part in a group show at the Museum Siqueros, receiving positive reviews from critics. After two years he returned to Italy and moved to Milan, where he used his skills as an illustrator in the field of advertising and publishing. In this period he reaches the decision to devote himself exclusively to painting. In 1998 he returned to live in La Spezia. Since 1999 he has collaborated with the Cardelli and Fontana gallery.
CAMeC, Modern and Contemporary Art Center, Battolini collection, La Spezia Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio della Spezia, La Spezia
Civic Collection of design – MuSa, Museum of Salò (BS)