Born in Cosenza, Italy on 1962.
At the end of his studies, he realizes that he wants to become an artist and dedicates himself to the photography, painting and sculpture.
In the early years of 1990, he travelled to India and the USA, participated in numerous collective exhibitions and in 1994 exposes at Léo Castelli Gallery. In the following years he devoted himself to analogic and digital photography and is interested in other mediums: video art, installation, sculpture.
In 2004, he took part in the exposition I LOVE 3t (talent, technology, tolerance) during the FutureShow 3004 « Information and Communications technology », Milan Capital of the future with video "Tollerarel’uomo (Tolerate the man)”, where he tells how the origin of man and monkey and their path has leads to take into consideration that the monkey tolerates man, so evolved but so far from its roots. A vision represented on a synthetically way by a dialogue between a man and a monkey in contrast to the image of the railroad track of a train launched high speed to the future.
In 2005, he participated with Jan Braar Christensen at BoundLess Exhibition, Stenersen Museum in Oslo.
-At the Centro d'arte La Bussola the artist exhibited a cycle of 20 works on the theme of animal cloning.
In 2006, solo organized by Italo Zannier In ZERO5Milan is devoted to a selection of works on the theme " Animalia » oxen, Lambs, pigs are atrophied, humanized. Orrico captures the synthesis of animal traits for discover new forms through the graphical visualization of digital technology and results in effects of painting, in exaltation of colors, in the liberation of the objective tradition of photography, thought like a facsimile.
In 2008, he participated in the 11° International Architecture Exhibition of Venice "Out There: Architecture Beyond Building" with sculpture "I Viaggiatori ", two figures of 6 meters high made of ureol, a lightweight material, resistant to thermal expansions and atmospheric agents that represents a key moment in his artistic research. These are two travelers with oversized feet, the journey has become a necessity, a habit or the essence of being-individual in the world.
In 2010, on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition “Expo Better city, better life” in Shanghai it is chosen with Mimmo Paladino for represent Italy and there exposes Two "Red » In the project "An Italian garden » of the Italy Pavillon and in the section Urban Best Practices Area « Sustainable Cities in Italien Style ', shows a sculpture « Equilibrio ", a man who eradicates of a sphere that represents Mother Earth.
In 2011, 54 ° Biennale of Arts of Venice, he exhibits a marble work « Vuoto », a man seeking to collect the parts of his body that went into splinters. The interior is dug, it is the universal and absolute emptiness, the existential emptiness that we all experience in moments of solitude, without affections and without feelings.
-The gallery Marzia Frozen of Berlin exhibits a series of works that trace his artistic career: painting, analogic and digital photography, sculpture, installation and video.
In 20012, for the Cathedral of Cosenza, a Unesco heritage site, it sculpts in a single block of white marble a cathedra draped in simple lines.
En 20013, « Il Sentiero Evolutivo Dell'anima », sulptur in ureol that represents butterfly wings is exhibited in Milan, curator Achille Bonito Oliva.
In 2015, the Museum Carlo Bilotti of Rome, the exhibition « Light Shapes: Between Berlin and Beijing », curator Italo Zannier.
-BOCS Art Cosenza Performance "Ingordigia”
In 2017, Vittorio Sgarbi delivers to the Holocaust Memorial in Milan 10 cardboard house pressed, waterproof, fireproof and removable of social project of Maurizio Orrico, « House of tramp»
Maurizio Orrico is a founding member of the PSL, Pluri Sensorial Laboratory, a laboratory " work In Progress” who is looking for new techniques for reduction perceptive anomalies through the representation and construction of the tactile gallery.