Mario Agius, born in 1956, has manifested a fond inclination to sculpture and design from his early years.
He began his artistic studies under the late Mons. Michelangelo Apap and furthered his studies in wood sculpture under the famous Maltese artist Anton Agius. Lately, Mario attended design lessons under Mr Harry Alden.
In 1989 he followed a course of studies in Cheltenham, England at the White Knight Gallery under the tuition of international artist Ian Norbury.
Presently Agius teaches technology and design in wood at Ninu Cremona Lyceum Complex, Victoria Gozo. To date Mario Agius has participated in several exhibitions both locally and abroad. His first personal exhibition entitled 'Nature Exalted' was held at the Banca Giuratale, Gozo in June 2008. In July 2009, Mario exhibited his sculptures at the 'Marzi Art International Galerie' in Hamburg, Germany. In 2010, Ballerina, a sculpture in olive wood, was awarded silver medal in the 10th Salon International Exhibition organised by Groupmant Artistique Nantes Facade Atlantique (GANFA) in Nantes, France.
In 2011, another two sculptures, Kommunita' and il-Hajja, were shortlisted by the Arti fit-Toroq Competition organised by the Ministry for Gozo. Subsequently Mario sculpt a life size monument in wood of Kommunita' which one can see at the Ferry terminal, at Mgarr Gozo. In March 2015, Mario held another personal exhibition entitled 'Vitae' at the Seminary Hall in Victoria Gozo.
Mario is married to Maria nee' Sultana and has three children: Victor, Graziella and Charlene.