Angelo Maineri was born in Varese, in January 1962.After his technical apprenticeship at Antonio Danzi’s studio in Viggiù, Angelo Maineri gratuated in sculpture with Professor Giancarlo Marchese at the Accademy of Fine Arts of Brera, in Milan.In his carrer, Maineri has won several national artistic prizes and has showed his sculptures in many out standing art galleries and pubblic places.In 1992 he was carefully chosen to create the International Waterman Award’s statue, a prize given yearly to the most distinguished people in arts and culture.In 1997, he modeled the bronze “Homage to Michelangelo”, a sculpture dedicated to the end of the Sistine Chapel’s restorations.In December of the same year, a huge sculptural group of the "Nativity" was installed at Sacro Monte, Varese.
In 1998, the Chamber of Commerce of Varese organized an important art exibition of Maineri’s latest sculptures.Maineri also creates a series of bronzes to celebrate the Jubilee Year; and realized the monument to the "Municipalità di Sacconago" in Busto Arsizio, Varese.In 1999, the Town of Marnate, unveiled a monument dedicated to the Sport, setted at the entrance of the local Sport Civic Park. In October, Ada Zunino Art Gallery in Milan dedicates a personal exibition to Angelo Maineri’s latest pieces; in December, Milena Milani, organized a long exibition in her Cultural Space at Cortina d’Ampezzo.
In 2000, the Province of Varese commissioned Maineri to create the trophy of its Annual Award, an exclusive prize given to the most important citizens.A huge monumental sculpture "Transiti" is also set in the Portofino Art Museum.In 2001, "Stele", a bronze and steel five meters monument, was unveiled in the central square of Comerio city.
In 2002, a Giuseppe Verdi bronze portrait was commissioned for Gerenzano Auditorium.At the same year also realized a huge bronze monument dedicated to the Civilian Heroes.
in 2010, a solo-exhibition was dedicated to him for his 30 years of career in Villa Raimondi at Fino Mornasco.Was chosen to participate at "Italian Art Exhibition" on the occasion of Expo Milano 2015 in the Villa Bagatti-Valsecchi, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi.
In 2017 a 5 meters monumental sculpture "Clorophilìa" was inaugurated at the contemporary art park - "Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri" -in Tuscany
in 2020 the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) awards Lewis Hamilton the "Personality of the Year trophy", commissioned by ACI (Automobil Club d'Italia) to Angelo Maineri for the 2020 F1 Italian Grand Prix.