Gianni Ravera was born in Savona 18 /06/1959 . He began very young self-taught by obtaining several awards including the "President Award of the Republic" in a contest organized and organized from the daily "Next". At the end of the years '70 has working for three years in a ceramics laboratory in Albisola and precisely from this experience draws on his predilection for interventions matrices in his works. He began exhibiting in 1986 with increasing commitment, which resulted in numerous collective exhibitions. His works are in numerous private collections both in Italy and abroad (St Petersburg, Brussels, Fribourg, the Havana,Beijing) in 2006 obtained a well-deserved success to ArteaTeatro, the Teatro Flaiano of Rome. Always in 2006 obtained an appointment as "Academic of the Bussola". Different techniques are used to search for new expressiveness: from pastels to tempera, acrylics, watercolors, oil, enamel, mortars and paints. He lives and works in Albisola.