Biography

My name is Marco Grasso, I’m an Italian artist specialized in wildlife. 

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

When I was thirteen years old I took an art class held by the wildlife artist Tiziana Lerda, and I’ve been painting my favorite animals and landscapes ever since. 

I am often inspired by my travels, studying the animals I see on field and depicting them as faithfully as I can.

In 2016 I participated in a wildlife art national contest (Oasis – “Disegna la natura”), ranking among the best 40 of all ages. 

I am a member of the Italian association for nature art (Aipan) since 2018 and I took part in two of their collective exhibitions in 2019. 

The same year I held my first solo show in Cuneo (Italy) in collaboration with Leonardo Dolce. 

In 2020 I became a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation.

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.

Special Achievements: 

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

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