Piero Dorazio was born in 1945 in Rome, Italy. Thanks to a scholarship he studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Paris. Thereafter, he leaves for the USA where he got in contact with Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, Franz Kline and Clement Greenberg.
Dorazio was represented twice at the documenta.
Piero Dorazio died in 2005 in Perugia, Italy.