Pia Gazzola was born on 4 June 1945 in Negrar, near Verona.
She trained in Milan, at ICART in Paris, at the Istituto Centrale del Restauro in Rome and then in Vienna where she moved in 1974 and lived for over thirty years with her two sons working as a restorer at the laboratories of Austria’s Superintendency of Museums. The experience she gained there profoundly marked her very personal artistic journey, already from 1986, the year in which she decided to “break her silence” and begin to make her own works. Her artistic vision is closely related to the themes of the “book” and in particular to the silent expressive form of nature, traces, signs, and the inquiry into the different “qualities of time”. The artist’s book, installations, photography and substantial large-scale experimental projects form an integral part of her work and artistic research.
She returned to Italy in 2004 and settled definitively at San Ciriaco in the Valpolicella near Verona.