Born 1959 Cles, Italia
During the early Seventies Pietro attended an art high school, but it was at Bruno Martinazzi’s studio in Turin where a very first approach to the subject took place, working with iron, marble and clay. In the 80s the first important collaborations as set and costume designer began with two of the most prominent theater companies in Turin, “Assemblea Teatro-Teatro Stabile di Torino” of Renzo Sicco and later Guido Castiglia’s company “Non solo Teatro”. Until the early 2000s he focused his work on the use of a variety of materials, such as textiles, wood, tar, and natural lime later on. Among the most important series of that period “The Wooden Prayers” must be recalled, paintings-sculptures mainly made of wood and tar, exhibited for the first time at Bolzano Civic Gallery. Since 2000 he’s been using clay as his exclusive medium of work, which led him in 2007 to receive the prestigious national “Journey through Ceramics” award at the Cargaleiro Museum in Vietri sul Mare (Salerno, Italy), entering by right among the top contemporary ceramics. He’s taken part in different projects over the years, such as “Ars Insula” organized by the Accademia delle Belle arti of Brera and Bruxelles. More recently he’s participated in the project ARTE FORTE organized by the Galleria Studio d’Arte Raffaelli of Trento, exhibiting his series “Sentinels”, realized in 2013 in Forte Tesoro, one of the largest forts of World War I on Lessina plateaus. He currently lives and works in Denno (Trento).