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Piero Dorazio    (Italian, 1927-2005)




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Biography
1927 Born: Rome, Italy
1947 - 1948 Co-founded Forma 1, the first group of Italian abstract artists
Awarded a scholarship by the French government to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France
1950 Co-founded the influential cooperative gallery “Age d’Or” in Rome and Florence, Italy
1945 - 1951 Studied architecture at the Università degli Studi, Rome, Italy
1953 Traveled to the United States where he met Rothko, Motherwell, Kline and Clement Greenberg
1955 Published the first book on international Modern art to appear in Italy: "La Fantasia Dell-Arte Nella Vita Moderna".
1963 Co-founded the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, PA
1968 Invited for a residency at the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst in Berlin, Germany
1960 - 1969 Taught at the Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, PA
1970 Moved to Prima Porta, near Rome, Italy
1971 Visited Greece, Africa and the Middle East. These trips were particularly influential on his work.
1985 - 1986 Awarded a prize of the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Roma, Italy
2005 Died: Perugia, Italy

Exhibitions
2004 "Piero Dorazio: Retrospective", Semir Zeki, London, UK; Casa Rusca, Locarno, Switzerland (solo)
2003 "Piero Dorazio", Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain (solo)
2002 "Piero Dorazio : Watercolors and Drawings 1957 - 1962", Achim Moeller Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
2000 "Piero Dorazio : Paintings of the Fifties", Achim Moeller Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
1999 "Piero Dorazio, Arbeiten auf Papier den jähre 1959 bis 1998", Stolz, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1998 "Grazie Piero, Opere degli Anni '60 di Piero Dorazio", Galleria Lorenzelli, Milan, Italy (solo)
1997 "Dorazio, Rosso-Verde-Bleu & O.", Galleria Di Summa, Rome, Italy (solo)
1996 Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany
Calcografia Nazionale, Rome, Italy (solo)
1994 "Anthological Exhibition 1946-1993", Municipal Gallery, Athens, Greece (solo)
1993 "L'Oeuvre au Pluriel", Artcurial, Paris, France (solo)
1992 "La Fantasia dell'Arte nella vita moderna", Galleria Pananti, Florence, Italy (solo)
1991 "Opere su carta", Galleria Il Segno, Rome, Italy (solo)
1990 "100 Lavori su carta 1946-1989", Galleria Kodama, Osaka, Japan (solo)
"Mostra antologica 1946-1989", Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France (solo)
"Opere su carta", Galleria Il Ponte, Rome, Italy (solo)
1989 "Bilder 1982-1989", Galerie Karin Fesel, Dusseldorf, Germany (solo)
1988 Galerie Biedermann Munich, Germany
1987 "Piero Dorazio: Paintings, Watercolors and Graphics", Aras Gallery, Ravensburg, Germany (solo)
Galleria Lorenzelli, Milan, Italy (solo)
1985 - 1986 "Piero Dorazio: Drawings and Watercolors", Achim Moeller Fine Art, New York, NY
Gallery Face, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1985 Takanawa Art Gallery Seibu, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1984 Arco Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain de Madrid, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Galleria Mara Coccia, Rome, Italy (solo)
1980 - 1983 "Piero Dorazio: Retrospective", Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (traveled to Dartmouth College, Hanover; NH; Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL; The Chrystler Museum, Norfolk, VA; Dayton, OH and Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL (solo)
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (solo)
1982 Galleria Il Ponte, Rome, Italy (solo)
Galleria Abba, Arte Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy (solo)
1981 Galerie Biedermann Munich, Germany
André Emmenich Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
"Carte e Colori", Galleria Lorenzelli, Milan, Italy (solo)
1980 F.I.A.C., Petit Palais, Paris, France (solo)
The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA (solo)
1979 "Piero Dorazio: Retrospective, 1947-1978", Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (solo)
André Emmenich Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Albnight-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (solo)
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY (solo)
1978 Galleria Editalia, Rome, Italy (solo)
Galerie Kornfeld, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
1977 Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany
André Emmenich Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1976 André Emeriti Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Parametro Galleria d'Arte, Rome, Italy (solo)
1975 Galleria dell'Ariete, maggio, Milan, Italy (solo)
Marlborough Galleria d'Arte, Rome, Italy (solo)
1974 Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany
Studio Marconi, Milan, Italy (solo)
Marlborough Galleria d'Arte, Rome, Italy (solo)
1973 Marlborough Fine Art Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Galleria San Gallo, Florence, Italy (solo)
Galleria Godel, Rome, Italy (solo)
Marlborough-Godard Gallery, Montreal, Canada (solo)
Marlborough-Godard Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
1972 Galleria il Salotto, Genoa, Italy (solo)
Marlborough Galleria d'Arte, Rome, Italy (solo)
Galleria dell 'Ariete, Milan (solo)
Galleria La Nuova Città, Brescia, Italy (solo)
1971 Galleria d'Arte Peccolo, Leghorn, Italy (solo)
Grafica Romero, Rome, Italy (solo)
Galleria Quattro Venti, Palermo, Italy (solo)
Galleria Studio La Città, Verona, Italy (solo)
1970 Grafica Romero, Rome, Italy (solo)
Galleria Martano/Due, Turin, Italy (solo)
Galleria li Segnapassi, Pesaro, Italy (solo)
Muzej Savremene Umetnosti, Belgrade, Serbia (solo)
Galleria il Centro, Napoli, Italy (solo)
1969 Manlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany (solo)
New Gallery, Bennington College, VT (solo)
Galleria Arte Studio, Macerata, Italy (solo)
Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium (solo)
Galleria dell'Ariete, Milan, Italy (solo)
Galleria Boni-Schubert, Lugano, Switzerland (solo)
Galleria La Bussola, Bari, Italy (solo)
1966 Galleria Arte Oggi, Pescara, Italy (solo)
Galleria del Deposito, Genoa, Italy (solo)
Galleria dell'Ariete, Milan, Italy (solo)
Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Galleria Zen, Brescia, Italy (solo)
" VI Biennale d'Arte Repubblica di San Marino", Palazzo dei Congressi, San Marino, Italy (solo)
Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
1965 "The Responsive Eye", Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (solo)
Galleria dell'Ariete, Milan, Italy (solo)
Galleria il Punto, Turin, Italy (solo)
1964 Galleria Il Segno, Rome, Italy (solo)
Marlborough Galleria d'Arte, Rome, Italy (solo)
1963 Museo de Arte Moderno, San Paolo, Brazil (solo)
Galeria Relevo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (solo)
1962 Galerie Muller, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
Galleria Quadrante, Florence, Italy (solo)
Galleria dell'Ariete, Milan, Italy (solo)
Studio F, Ulm, Germany (solo)
Galerie Suzanne Bollag, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Galerie Rottloff, Karlsruhe, Germany (solo)
1961 Howard Wise Gallery, Cleveland, OH (solo)
Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
Galerie Ad Libitum, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)
Galerie Nacht St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria (solo)
1960 XXX Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (solo)
1959 Galerie Springer, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Galerie Hella Nebelung, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
Galerie Seide, Hannover, Germany (solo)
1957 La Tartaruga, Rome, Italy (solo)
1956 Galleria La Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy (solo)
1955 Galleria Apollinaire, Milan, Italy (solo)
Galleria d'Arte del Cavallino, Venice, Italy (solo)
1954 Rose Fried Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1953 Wittenborn One-Wall Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Selected Public Collections:
Archivio Centrale dello Stato, Rome, Italy
Civico Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Collezione Civica d'Arte Moderna, Florence, Italy
Collection Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, Italy
Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
Museo Civico, Turin, Italy
Collezione d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago, IL
Museum of Modem Art, New York, NY
Staatliche Museum Kassel, Kassel, Germany
Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf, Germany
Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Stedeliik Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland

Literature
2004 Papenberg-Weber, Annette. Piero Dorazio (Exh. Cat.). Locarno, Switzerland: Pinacoteca comunale Casa Rusca, 2004
2003 Papenberg-Weber, Annette. Piero Dorazio: La Formazione Artistica. Milan, Italy: Skira, 2003
Barañano, Kosme de. Dorazio : Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (Exh. Cat.). Valencia, Spain: Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, 2003
2001 Vernizzi, Nathalie. Dorazio Jazz (Exh. Cat.). Bolzano, Italy: MUSEION Museo d’Arte Moderna, 2001
2000 Cortenova G. , Ballesi P., Bossaglia R., Crispoliti E. and W. Tulli. Dorazio, AAVV (Exh. Cat.). Milan, Italy: Electa, 2000
1998 Vernizzi, Nathalie. Piero Dorazio. Gli anni Sessanta (Exh. Cat.). Milan, Italy, 1998
1995 Kunn, Annette. Piero Dorazio. Bonn, Germany: Edition der Verlage Weltkunst und Bruckmann, 1995
1979 Fry, Edward F. Piero Dorazio, a retrospective (Exh. Cat.). Buffalo, NY: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1979
1955 Dorazio, Pedro. La Fantasia dell’Arte nella Vita Moderna. Roma, Italy: Polveroni e Quinti, 1955
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