Eye surgeon at Torino Ophthalmic Hospital.

He attended Massimo D’Azeglio secondary school, specializing in classics. His Art teacher was Prof. Riccardo Chicco, a famous painter, who directed him towards the world of painting.

Since the ‘80s Gianpiero Actis has created works using different techniques: oil, acrylic colours, collage.

He exhibited a painting at the INTERNATIONAL ART SHOW  held at G. PEROTTI SCHOOL of  Torino (May- June 1990).

In June 2005 his painting FLOATING EYES was published on the poster of a Medical Congress:

 “Lo stato dell’arte in Oftalmologia”.

In January 2006 the painting  STREET LAMP was printed on the cover of the booklet  TORINO DI LUCE.

In February and in March 2006 his paintings were exhibited at SANPAOLO  BANK and at ULTIME FRONTIERE GALLERY, in Torino.

His work BEAMS OF ICE (from the WINTER LIGHTS series ) - linked with a poem by Aeronwy Thomas - was chosen for the banner and the pennants of WINTER UNIVERSIADE –TORINO 2007.

Lately his works have been inspired by Aeronwy Thomas’ poems, “moments of cross fertilization”, according to the words of the well known British writer.

Since 2013 member of the Art Committee of Società Promotrice delle Belle Arti, Torino.


Gianpiero Actis has been chosen as one of the judges of Turin Live Festival (Category: Art)


Nomination for "Mario Merz Prize" 2013, 2015, 2017.