b. 1975 Stanford, California, USA
2005 MFA San Francisco Art Institute, CA
1997 BS University of Colorado, Boulder
Lives and works in San Francisco, CA
As a concrete allegory of our times, Joey Piziali’s art suggests a third path where the artist can represent a facet of reality without returning to the realistic figuration or abstract decoration of the surface.
Materials from urban landscape such as found billboard papers, latex paint, tape and rusted steel have been associated with ´spatio-temporal-matteric´ consciousness of Futurism or Nouveau Réalisme. However, Piziali’s adoption of these materials is neither through constructive collages of Futurism nor lacerated décollages of Nouveau Réalisme. Piziali’s materials emit a strong sense of individuality offering abundant melancholic and visceral interpretations, yet his works first and foremost emphasise the irreducible presence of the painting that refuses to be translated into any other form of expression.
Piziali has exhibited his works throughout the California region. de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara and the City of Palo Alto Art Collection, CA have his works in their public collections.