ALESSANDRO TOMASSETTI

b. Toronto, Canada, 1970

Lives and works in Barcelona, Spain

Education
2000-2003 Fashion Design, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
1994-1995 Post-Grad Dimploma, Computer Animation, Sheridan College, Oakville, Canada
1991-1994 Honors B.F.A., Art & Art History, McMaster University, Hamilton, CanadA

Selected Exhibitions
2018  Studio 54, Jo Hay Open Studio Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2018  Painting The Figure Now, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI
2018  Visions of Venus, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL
2014  Blood Brothers (solo), M.O.B., Barcelona, Spain
2013  Sex, Anagligos Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2013  Bedtime Stories, Mitte Artspace, Barcelona, Spain

Juried Exhibitions
2018  ARC Salon, exhibited prizewinner, Sagamundi Club/Sotheby’s/Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, New York/Los Angeles/Barcelona
2017  ARC Salon, exhibited finalist, Sagamundi Club/ Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, New York/Barcelona
2016  BP Portrait Award, selected finalist, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2015  Figurativas, selected finalist, MEAM, Barcelona, Spain

Awards
13th Annual ARC Salon, ARC Staff Award, How Soon Is Now?, 2018
13th Annual ARC Salon , ARC & FWSD award, The Queen is Dead, 2018
Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Competition, 3rd place, single figure, 2014  

Bibliography
Menendez, Didi. Visions of Venus, Poets/Artist Magazine, issue 92, April 27, 2018
Stewart, Jessica. Artist Challenges Gender Norms Through Sensual Paintings of Men, MyModernMet April 12, 2018
Menendez, Didi. Eros’ Gaze, Poets/Artist Magazine, issue 93, April 7, 2018
Piowaty, Deanna. Handsome Devils: Alessandro Tomassetti on Painting the Sensual Man, Combustus March 24, 2018
Menendez, Didi. 10th Anniversary Edition, Poets/Artist Magazine, March 15, 2018
Menendez, Didi. 50 Bad Ass Figurative Painters to Follow on Instagram, BuzzFeed November 17, 2017
Menendez, Didi. Men Painting Men, BuzzFeed October 7, 2017
Menendez, Didi. The Top 100 Figurative Painters Working Right Now, BuzzFeed September 16, 2017
Kloosterboer, Lorena. Kloosterboer on Tomassetti, Poets/Artists September 1, 2017
Poets/Artists. Alessandro Tomassetti Catalogue, ISBN 978-1-38-969252-9, 2017
Menendez, Didi. The New Nude, Poets/Artist Magazine, issue 86, July 1, 2017
Fundacion De Las Artes. Figurativas 15 Catalogue, ISBN 978-84-943838-4-7, 2015