Born of Italian parentage in Villenouvelle, France in 1938, Giuseppe Pivetta begins his artistic training at the L’ecole des Beaux Arts in Toulouse. Upon his arrival in Canada in 1957, he enrols in private lessons at the art studio of Albert Chiarandini, who notices an artistic inclination in his student; eventually Giuseppe is invited to paint ‘en plain air’ with his teacher.
In the early sixties Pivetta attended evening classes at Central Tech. taught by Telford Fenton for painting, Zimmerman for drawing and at The Ontario College of Art and Northern Secondary School where he studied portrait painting with Albert Chiarandini.
Giuseppe Pivetta’s work is found in numerous private and corporate collections in Canada, The United States, Asia and Europe. In 1987 Sotheby’s of Canada auctioned an oil painting donated by Pivetta to The Royal Ontario Museum Ornithology Gallery for the “Art for the Birds” auction and in 1988 Wyeth Pharmaceutical featured his work in its annual calendar.
Pivetta has also taught artistic method in workshops for the Toronto Separate School Board and has been exhibiting his work since 1962 in various juried and group shows.
The International Institute, Group Show, 3rd prize, Toronto, 1962
St. Lawrence Centre Exhibit, Toronto, 1972 - 1975
Chatêau Lauriér, Group Show, Ottawa, 1974
O’Keefe Centre, Group Exhibit, Toronto, 1976 - 1986
The Montreal Museum of Fine Art, (Display of work), 1987 - 1988
O.S.A. Exhibit, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, 1992
‘Through the Eyes of an Artist’, One Man Show, Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, Toronto, 1996
O.S.A. Juried Show ”About Water”, F.H. Varley Gallery, Unionville, 2003
‘Albert and Friends’ Group Show, Georgina Art Centre & Gallery, Sutton, Ontario, 2006
’Portrait 2007’, Georgina Art Centre and Gallery, Sutton, Ontario, 2007
‘Canadian Visions Italian Colours’, York University, Mariano Elia Chair, 2008
‘Inspired by Canada’, Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, Group Show, Toronto, 2011
O.S.A. Show at York University, 2012, (Oil Painting was accepted by the archives of Ontario)
Italian Heritage Month, Group show, Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, 2013
Annual O.S.A. Members Show, Todmorden Paper Mill Museum, Toronto, 2015