Marco Grasso

About me...

I am twenty years old and I currently attend the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.

Having always been passionate about art and nature, I mainly paint naturalistic subjects. I have focused on this particular type of painting after having taken part in drawing courses given by the naturalistic artist Tiziana Lerda, from Cuneo, starting in 2013. Numerous journeys to some of the world’s most majestic natural wonders have inspired me to paint portrayals of the animal kingdom, endeavouring to recreate its fascination and diversity. I’m particularly interested in the anatomic and behavioural aspects of the subjects I paint, with the aim of recreating a tangible authenticity. The idea of creating a website was a natural consequence of my desire to share my passion and also to make myself known to a wider audience. In 2016 I participated in a national drawing competition “Desegna la Natura”, organised by the Associazione Italiana Turismo Naturalistico and by the magazine Oasis, arriving among the 41 finalists of all ages.

I have been a member of Aipan (Italian Association for Naturalistic Art) since 2018. I participated in two of the Association’s  collective exhibitions; “Disegnare la Natura con gli occhi di Leonardo” at Veneria Reale and “L’Albero degli Alberi” at the Museo Orto Botanico in Rome.

In 2019 I inaugurated my first solo exhibition, entitled “Luoghi e tempi della Resistenza” at the Museo Casa Galimberti, organised in collaboration with Leonardo Dolce.

Since 2019 I have worked with AMANO, an Italian company that offers personalised products on behalf of luxury brands (among which are Louis Vuitton and Montblanc).

As of this year, I am a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation, the most prestigious organisation of artists in support of the environment

I’ve been selected for the 2020/21 AFC Live Exhibit Tour, on display in Vancouver, BC and St. Petersburg, Florida.
I’ve been awarded a Medal of Excellence and one of my paintings (Thanatos) has been selected as the cover for the 2021 AFC Environmental Calendar.

 

Awards

• Artists for Conservation Medal of Excellence for my painting “Ouverture II”, 2020.

• Artists for Conservation 2021 Environmental Calendar Cover for my painting “Thanatos”.