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Pier’s passion for art was obvious from a very early age, and his family quickly realised he had inherited his grandfather’s artistic talent. When he was 12, the gift from an aunt of two books on Michelangelo and Cézanne stimulated him to try and copy the illustrations. Instead of buying the things that attracted other boys his own age, as soon as he had a little money, Pier headed for the general store in nearby Cividale to stock up on painting requisites. Even today, Pier can smell the spices and oils every time he remembers the shop.
When he finished middle school, Pier enrolled at the art college in Udine, where he began to study the classics and to recreate some of Michelangelo’s masterpieces in various techniques. Art college enabled Pier to discover another great passion, photography. At art college, he put together portfolios of rural subjects for fun. They were to become evidence of what the territory looked like before it was devastated and profoundly transfigured by the 1976 earthquake.

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In June 2015 he was invited to exibit at EXPO CITTA’ inside the circuit MILAN EXPO 2015  at the Palace of Giureconsulti in Milan. In 2014 personal exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art in Lucca. In 2012 he exhibited at Art Basel Miami, in 2011 he exhibited at 54th  BIENNALE OF VENICE. Pier Toffoletti has taken part to two hundred personal and collective exhibitions including in 2009 at Villa Farsetti of Santa Maria di Sala (Venice). In 2008 personal exhibition at the Museum Correr of Venice, at Palazzo Senato in Milan and at OPEN XI at the Lido in Venice. In 2007 he exhibited at Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona. In 2005, he held major personal exhibition at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Arezzo, and the same year he exhibited at Palazzo Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista in Venice with the Japanese. In 2004, he exhibited at the Italian Consulate General in Coral Gables and at Art Center in Lincoln Road in Miami. In 2002 he exhibited again at the Palazzo Zenobio in Venice with the japanese and in 1999, he exhibited at the Italian Cutural Institute in Tokyo. Pier Toffoletti has taken part in many international fairs in New York, Yokohama, Las Vegas, Philadelphia Innsbruk, Strasbourg, Singapore, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, London, Belgium,ecc.