Piero Pizzi Cannella was born in Rocca di Papa (Rome) in 1955. He attended courses at the Accademy of Fine Arts in Rome as well as the Phylosophy university: these kind of studies will influence on his way of painting.
He is defined as an abstract painter and his artworks are directed towards the Informal movement, the geometrical abstractism and he feels the effect of great masters such as Kandinsky and Mondrian.
From the materia towards the unfinished, the unknown, he works into conceptual fields but then he comes back to drawing. Subjects that he was not able to portrait beacause of their evanescence, are brought to life and take form, through the color's experimentation on different materials; everything appears from colors, from different layers placed above one to each other, from the relationship between light and darkness.
So we can see long female outfits, domestic interior, lizards, walls made of tiles, arabesques, things taha evoke a turk bath and the vapor gathered.
His artistic representation it is organised in repeated cycles.
In 1986 he inaugurated his second personal exhibition at the Sargentini Gallery. In this year another cycle was born, "Ferri Battuti", followed by "Porte d'oriente" and from the creation of one of the most important artwork of his entire production: "Polittico di Roma".
In 1994 he created "Bagno Turco", "I Fiori Secchi", "I Gioielli", showed at the Triebold Galllery in Basilea and at the Attico Gallery in rome.
Within the last works, "I Vetri", the last cycle, dedicated to tranparency of painting.
In 1996 he joined the Quadriennale of Rome. He show his artworks many timesand also in New York, in 1985, at the Salomon Gallery and at the Annina Nosei Gallery, in Sidney, for the Sixth Biennale, in Taiwan, in 1987 for the "Third Art Graphic Biennale", in Tel-Aviv, in 1990 at the Museum Beer Sheva, i Japan, in 1991 at the Kodama Gallery fot the exhibition "Now in Italy", in Beijing, in 1993 at the Italian Institute of Culture, in Paris, in 1996, at the Gallery Vidal Saint Phalle for the collective exhibition "Le Brun, Pizzi Cannella, Plensa".
Nowadays he lives and works in Rome.