My name is Marco Grasso, I’m an Italian artist specialized in wildlife.
I am 21 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.
Artists for Conservation Medal of Excellence for the painting “Ouverture II”, 2020.
Artists for Conservation 2021 Environmental Calendar Cover for the painting “Thanatos”.