Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Carlo Grassini lives & paints in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York USA
My neighborhood is a thriving multi-national mix. It has the distinction of being the 3rd and fastest growing Asian community in New York City. While New York is large this Sunset Park area is more like a village on the scale of Hong Kong. Everything is relative and related.
I live off the energy around me. My primary use of paint & other graphic media explores the endless course of action that has been part of this life. I grew up in a musical family. My father was a professional musician in the Philly area. I play piano and wood winds, while my writing & musical notations find their way into many of my works. Drawing the human figure, as well as utilizing text, are all important elements in my process of making assemblage works, prints & paintings.
My ARTworks are in numerous private collections in the United States of America and Europe.
For the past four years I have also been collaborating with a good friend/artist Bill Thomas. Called the exchange-conversations, we use the US postal service as our conduit from our studios The works travel back and forth until we finalize each work. Works generally take months to complete. They may be viewed here at Saatchi Online.
Additional projects and Artwork may also be viewed: http://www.behance.net/CarloGrassini
BFA, Philadelphia College of Art now known as the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA; New York University, Pratt Institute; MFA, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY.
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440 GALLERY 9th Annual Small Works Show
440 6th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York
December 12, 2013 - January 12, 2014
Small in Scale, Huge in Impact
View my work here included in this exhibition> HOMAGE to the MAN of UTOPIA
Brooklyn, NY - They say great things come in small packages. As 440 Gallery presents its Ninth Annual Small Works Show this December, this adage may just prove true. The 80 pieces of artwork in the gallery, each piece no larger than 12", represents a strong Brooklyn artistic presence, but also showcases artists from all over the country. The show includes a variety of media-- painting, photography, sculpture-- chosen by this year's juror, Jessica Porter, art consultant and director of Porter Contemporary, a gallery in the Chelsea arts district of New York City.
Crest Fest '12 ART Show Annual June 30, 2012
558 Metropolitan Ave Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Carlo Grassini exhibited HUMANITY THEE (MIRACLE) Can be viewed here
CELEBRATE 20 Years of PIER ART SHOWS - Spring 2012 MAY12-JUNE17
499 van brunt street - Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York
ALTERED STATE? Presenters Pocono Arts Council
January 14 - February 26, 2012.
ART SPACE GALLERY 18 North Seventh Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
14th Annual *postcards from the edge* Presented by Visual AIDS Benefit Auction January 6-8, 2012 HOSTED by Cheim&Read Gallery 547 West 25th Street New York, NY 10001
Over 1500 anonymous postcard-sized masterpieces on display.
assemblage "VICEvise" At CRESTfest Annual
2011 June 18 - August 15, 2011 558 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY.
To view VICEvise search here
January 8-10, 2010 Postcards From the Edge A Benefit for Visual AIDS
Hosted by ZieherSmithGallery 516 West 20th Street @ 11th Avenue, NYC
2009 Sept12th-Oct 25th Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition Fall Show
Carlo Grassini Featured Artist Exhibition of 48 Assemblage/Paintings Including The Books of Rags, 146 pages plus Portfolio of Prints 499 Van Brunt St Red Hook Brooklyn NY
2009 in Red Hook, Brooklyn at the BWAC Galleriers
Sept 12 – Oct 25 Fall Spectrum - Words of Color
July 11 – Aug 19 ART in Changing Perspectives
May 9 – June 14 the Color of HOPE –17th Annual
2008 Sep 27 - Oct 26 Group Art Show – “Free Fall” BWAC
Jul 26 - Aug 17 BWAC Summer “HOT” Show on the Red Hook Pier
June 26 – August 3 440 Gallery 4th Annual small work show 440 6th Ave Brooklyn NY
May 10 - Jun 15 BWAC Pier Show XVI – “Spring ahead” - Red Hook Pier
2007 Sept 29 – Oct 29 BWAC Galleries NARRATIVES Every Picture Tells A Story
Red Hook Pier Brooklyn, New York
July 28 – August 19 BWAC Galleries A Really BIG ART Show Red Hook Pier Brooklyn
May 12 – June 17 Connections Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
Spring Pier Show 15 Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York
2006 Sept 30 – Oct 29 BWAC Fall Group Show EXPERIMENTATIONS
499 Van Brunt St Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
July 22 – Aug 20 Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
SUMMER ART EXHIBIT 499 Van Brunt St Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
July 22 – Aug 11 Sideshow Gallery MERMAID SHOW Williamsburg, Brooklyn,NY
May 13 – June 18 BWAC Pier Show 14 TRANSFORMATIONS 499 Van Brunt St Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
Apr 28 – June 23 the brooklyn show BWAC at Van Der Plas Gallery 51 brooklyn artists South Street Seaport 89 South Street Pier 17 2nd floor New York, NY
Apr 8 – Apr 30 “Preview in DUMBO” BWAC Spring Pier Show 14 at the Land Gallery
Transformations 67 Front St Brooklyn NY
Mar 18 - Apr 8 The Diligent Hand drawings and prints by 11 artists
Gallery 64 Brooklyn NY Curators Sheryll Durrant and Bruce Zeines
Feb 17 – March 12 BLACK & WHITE Holland Tunnel Gallery Williamsburg,
Brooklyn, NY Black & White Media Exhibition National & International Artists
Jan 5 – Jan 27 "A Sampler", Brooklyn Borough Hall Brooklyn, NY