THE ARTIST

Marco Grasso (Cuneo, 2000) has always been passionate about art and nature, painting mainly naturalistic subjects.

He focused on this particular genre of painting after attending some drawing courses held by naturalist painter Tiziana Lerda from Cuneo in 2013.

Numerous trips to the most majestic natural places in the world have driven him to paint the animal kingdom, trying to convey its charm and diversity.

He is particularly interested in the anatomical and behavioural study of the subjects he paints in order to restore their tangible authenticity, not only physical but also characterful.

He has exhibited in Canada (Vancouver, Calgary), the United States (Florida and Arizona), the United Kingdom (London) and Italy (Rome, Milan, Naples, Venaria Reale, Lucca, Cuneo).

He is a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation (AFC) and a member of the Society for Animal Artists (SAA), the most important international nature artists’ organisations. After a scientific education at the Liceo ‘G. Peano’ in Cuneo, he studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence.

EXHIBITIONS

  • Mimesis. Ritratti animali, January 24 – March 24, 2024, Natural History Museum (Milan, Italy)
  • Indomita, December 9, 2023 – January 7, 2024, Spazio 57 (Naples, Italy)
  • Artists for Conservation Tour, January 22 – March 27, 2022, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Tucson, Arizona)
  • Nulla Dies Sine Linea, October 27 – November 26, 2021, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy)
  • Artists for Conservation Festival, September 23 – 26, 2021, VanDusen Botanical Garden (Vancouver, Canada)
  • Artists for Conservation Tour, March 13 – May 22, 2021, James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art (St. Petersburg, Florida)
  • Artists for Conservation Festival, October 1 – 4, 2020, VanDusen Botanical Garden (Vancouver, Canada)
  • L’Albero degli Alberi, November 23 – December 8, 2019, Museo Orto Botanico (Rome, Italy)
  • Disegnare la Natura con gli occhi di Leonardo, June 22 – 30, 2019, Sala espositiva comunale (Venaria Reale, Italy)
  • Luoghi e Tempi della Resistenza, April 12 – May 19, 2019, Museo Casa Galimberti (Cuneo, Italy)

Galleries

  • Clarendon Fine Art (United Kingdom)
  • Art Space & Design (Canada and Florida)
  • Arterrima House Gallery (Caserta)
  • Spazio 57 (Naples)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Mimesis. Ritratti animali exhibit catalog, 2024
  • Nulla Dies Sine Linea exhibit catalog, 2021
  • Artists for Conservation 2021 Exhibit Catalog
  • International Artist, April/May 2021 issue
  • House & Garden, March, April and May 2021 issues
  • Artists for Conservation 2021 Environmental Calendar
  • Artists for Conservation 2020 Exhibit Catalog

AWARDS

  • Artists for Conservation Medal of Excellence
Marco Grasso