Ugo Nespolo is born in Mosso, Biella on August 29, 1941. He graduates at the Academy of Fine Arts Albertina of Turin under Enrico Paulucci and obtains a degree in Modern Literature at the University of Turin, with a thesis on Semiology. In Seventies Nespolo starts to apply his art also to a new means of expression: the cinema, with a preference for artistic and experimental cinema. The actors are his friends: Lucio Fontana, Enrico Baj and Michelangelo Pistoletto. In Seventies he starts his experimentation with new techinques (embroidery, marquetry) and materials (alabaster, ebony, nacre, ivory, porcelain and silver).
Next year Nespolo realizes scenery and costumes for Elisir of Love by Donizetti at Opera House in Rome, at Opera House of Paris, Losanna, Liegi and Metz.
His traveling exhibition in Latin America: it starts from Buenos Aires (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes) and he continues to Cordoba (Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Cordoba, Chateau Carreras), Mendoza (Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno de Mendoza) and Montevideo (Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales).
Actually, he lives and works in Torino.