PiA DiStefano | the artist
The artist PiA DiStefano
Born Oct 5 1981, New York, USA.
Lives and works in Florence, Italy, .
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"The paint hypnotizes me as it reveals something that could not
be expressed in words. Forms slowly reveal themselves as already having been
there. Like a dance with inner conversation, painting for me, is the
languge of feelings and self awareness." PiA DiStefano
<br /><br />Since I was very young, I have been fascinated with expression
through color and images. I was born with the desire to create art. I
traveled extensively through Europe, Africa and Asia. In 1999, I was awarded a stipend to travel to Morocco to paint with a group of artists. I spent the summer of 2000 in Katmandu, Nepal volunteering for Helping Hands (a free
clinic for the poor people of Nepal). While there, I sketched many of the
patients. All of these experiences and travels have sharpened my artistic
vision and aided me in understanding the value of art in the world.
<br /><br /> I have studied at Parsons, NY, Oregon State, OR, West Valley
College, CA, SMFA, Boston, Wellesley College, MA, The Angel Art Academy,
Italy, and with Daniel Greene, NY.
<br /><br />My work has been exhibited in California, Massachusetts, New
York, Oregon, and Denmark.
<br /><br />My studio is located in Florence, Italy.
<br /><br />To view a full portfolio of my work, please visit