Lucio Pozzi was born in Milan, Italy in 1935. He came to the United States in 1962 as a guest of Henry Kissinger's Harvard International Summer Seminar and since then has settled in New York where he lives and works. Pozzi is a painter who pursues his painterly space in other media as well. Video, performance, installation, and writing are the tools of the palette of this painter who exhibited his early videotapes in one of the first single-artist exhibitions of MOMA's Projects in 1978: Video Series. He teaches and lectures extensively at Cooper Union, Yale Graduate Sculpture Program, Princeton University, and Maryland Institute of Art; currently he is an instructor in the MFA and BFA programs of the School of Visual Arts in New York. He is a contributing writer of several journals and publications in the United States and in Europe. In 1983 Pozzi received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
Lucio Pozzi's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, at the DIA Center for the Arts and at the P. S. 1 in New York, at the Venice Biennale, Italy, at Documenta in Kassel, at Kunsthalle Bielefeld and Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany, among other museums, and at the Leo Castelli, Holly Solomon, John Weber, and Paula Cooper Galleries in New York, at Mario Diacono Gallery in Boston, at Galerie Yvon Lambert in Paris, and Galleria Sperone in Rome among others. His work is represented in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; The Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA; Conte Panza di Biumo, Varese, Italy; Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, New York, among others.