Pietro Reviglio


Born in Turin, Italy, in 1976, Pietro Reviglio has exhibited in the United States, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom. He studied painting at the Art Students League of New York with Robert Cenedella and Mary Beth McKenzie.  He is alumnus of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Columbia University, New York, where he gained a  Ph.D. in Astrophysics in 2008 with a thesis on the eveolution of galaxies and the large-scale structure of the universe.

His work experiments with the physical process of image formation and perception, visual narrative and the kinematics of images, exploring the borderline between the rational and the irrational, the conceptual and the physical, the oneiric and the cosmological. Focusing on darkness both as a physical entity and a state of mind, his research intertwines painting, photography, narrative and moving image. 

His works has been exhibited in galleries and institutions including the Sidney Mishkin Gallery (NYC), CAMeC Museum (Italy), Castel dell'Ovo (Naples), Palazzo Ducale (Genoa), Museo Laboratorio d'Arte Contemporanea (Rome), Palazzo Farnese (French Embassy, Rome), the 54th Venice Biennial, The Italian Academy (New York), Columbia University (New York), the Museum of Oriental Art (Turin) and the Ishida Taisheisha Hall (Kyoto).

His work is present in public and private collections in the US and Europe, including the collections of the Brooklyn Museum (New York), Albright-Knox museum (Buffalo, NY),  Sidney Mishkin Gallery (City University of New York),  Columbia University (New York),  Museo d'Arte Contemporanea (Castle of Rivara, Italy), Anthology Film Archives (New York). Articles on his work appeared on Flash Art, NY Arts, La Stampa, La Repubblica, America24, Yahoo News. 

In 2010 he published the artist book Cinematography of Urban Madness (a limited edition curated by art editor Paola Gribaudo). Copies of this book are kept in major institutions, including the Artist Book Collection of the Tate Gallery (London). One of the pictures from this project has been included in the exhibition Photography: Technology + Art (City University of New York, 2016) alongside the works of Warhol, Sherman, Erwitt and many other greats of photography.

He wrote several pieces of short fiction and also contributed to the Astrophysical Journal. He is currently based in London where he collaborates with King's College on several art projects and serves in the Board of Directors of the non-governative organization Heartland Alliance International - Europe.

He is currently working on the full-dome film Beyond Infinity, which will premiere at the Turin Planetarium and Museum of Astronomy and Space in November 2017. 

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