Pia is an abstract artist who found her voice with her first brush stroke.
Returning to UC Berkeley as a senior, she enrolled in the art program. During these years, Pia was greatly influenced by several artists who were integral to the Bay Area Figurative Movement including Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Joan Brown, and, most notably, her mentor Elmer Bischoff. Her work is held in galleries, museums, public and private collections nationwide, and has been critically acclaimed in newspapers, books, and journal reviews. She currently lives, works, and surfs in San Diego