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.
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.
Exhibitions include those at 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), the Albright-Knox museum (Buffalo, NY), the Sidney Mishkin Gallery (City University of New York), the Italian Academy (Columbia University, NY), the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea (Castle of Rivara, Italy). Articles on his work appeared on Flash Art, NY Arts, La Stampa, La Repubblica, America24, Yahoo News.
In 2010 he published the book Cinematography of Urban Madness (edited by Paola Gribaudo, DisegnoDiverso), a work that intertwines photography, painting, film and narrative. One of the pictures from this project has been recently included in the exhibition Photography: Technology + Art at CUNY, New York, alongside the works of Warhol, Sherman, Erwitt and many other greats of photography.
He has published several short stories and 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.