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Grazia Varisco (Milan, 5 October 1937) is an Italian artist. At the beginning of the 60s, she is a co-founder of the T Group of Milan (together with Giovanni Anceschi, Davide Boriani, Gianni Colombo and Gabriele Devecchi), at the forefront of artistic research in the field of kinetics and planning. She held the chair of Theory of Perception at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts until 2007.
From 1956 to 1960 he attended the Brera Academy of Fine Arts as a pupil of Achille Funi.

He participated in research on the new trend of programmed art, so defined by Bruno Munari, and established the Group T together with Giovanni Anceschi, Davide Boriani, Gianni Colombo and Gabriele Devecchi, promoting the avant-garde movement. The first manifest symbol of Group T read: "we see reality as a continuous becoming of phenomena that we perceive in variation". In this first period he took part in numerous exhibitions entitled "Miriorama" and in 1962 he participated in the Arte Programmata exhibitions, organized by Bruno Munari, with an introduction in the catalog by Umberto Eco, in Milan, Rome, Venice. From 1963 he exhibited, both in Italy and abroad, at the reviews of the international Nouvelle Tendance movement.

After the experience of the group, Grazia Varisco continues experimentation and exhibition activity independently in the mid-sixties.

From 1961 to 1967 he collaborated with the Development Office of la Rinascente in Milan, carrying out graphic design activities. He also collaborates as a graphic consultant with the magazine "Abitare", with Kartell and for the Milanese international plan. At the end of the 1960s he stayed for a year in the United States, in Ohio, where he had the opportunity to attend artists and professors of the Departments of Fine Arts who will contribute to his artistic education and develop his remarkable exhibition activity and international fame .

In 2007 she was awarded the prize by the National Academy of San Luca.