About the artist:
Piero Pizzi Cannella was born in 1955 in Rocca di Papa (Rome), and has painted since a young age. In 1975, he began his studies the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and he also enrolled in a philosophy course at the University La Sapienza. After developing his conceptual artistic practice, he held his first solo show in 1978 at the La Stanza Gallery of Rome. In 1982, he established his studio in the ex-Pasta Factory, Cerere, in the San Lorenzo neighborhood. Cannella’s work has been exhibited extensively in international solo shows including exhibitions in: Rome (L’Attico Gallery), New York (Annina Nosei Gallery), Berlin (Folker Skulima Galerie), Basilea (Triebold Gallery), Milan (Cannaviello Gallery), Paris (Vidal-Saint Phalle and Di Meo Gallery), Florence and Siena (Alessandro Bagnai Gallery), Bologna (Otto Gallery), Terni (Ronchini Gallery), Rome (Volume Gallery), Verona (Lo Scudo Gallery). His work has also been exhibited in many public institutions including: War Diaries at the Civic Museum of Gibellina, Pizzi Cannella at Santa Maria della Scala in Sienna, Cards: 1980-2001 at the Archeological Museum of Aosta, Polyptychs at the Colonna Castle International Center of Contemporary Art of Genazzano, The Maps of the World at the India Theater of Rome, Pizzi Cannella, at the Hotel des Arts in Tolone, and Cathedral at the Macro in Rome. His work, Cathedral, is also on permanent display in San Giorgio in Poggiale (Bologna).