New Zealand’s foremost contemporary artist, Piera's work is known for its ‘joie-de-vivre’ and for its optimistic energy.
Piera lived and worked for many years in Paris and later while painting in Moscow became the first New Zealander to have a one man show at the New Tretiakov Gallery eliciting a glowing review in Pravda.
“In Russia, I came of age as a painter.”
Her work mirrors a lifetime of sophisticated living in various capitals of the world, with a gently satirical eye observing the parade of humanity in a context of incisive line and vigorous brushstrokes.
"My job as a painter is to use paint"