ALESSANDRO TOMASSETTI
b. Toronto, Canada, 1970

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

Selected Exhibitions
2019 Painting The Figure Now, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI
2019 20x20, Artelibre 20th Anniversary Invitational Show, MEAM, Barcelona, Spain
2019 I Observe, Rehs Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY
2019 Adorn Me, PoetsArtists, online exclusive
2018 Gallery Artist Show, Carolyn Kramer Gallery, Provincetown, MA
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
2019 ARC Salon, Sotheby’s (NewYork) /MEAM (Barcelona)
2019 International Biennial Portrait Competition, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI
2018 ARC Salon, Sagamundi Club (New York)/Sotheby’s (Los Angeles) /MEAM (Barcelona)
2017 ARC Salon, Sagamundi Club (New York)/MEAM (Barcelona)

Awards
14th Annual ARC Salon, Honorable Mention Figurative, Lie To Me, 2019
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
American Art Collector, Issue 166, Aug 2019
Vogue Living, May/June (Australia), 2019
Architectural Digest. Volume 9 (USA), Number 140 (Spain), Number 151 (France), 2018
Menendez, Didi. I Observe, show catalogue, Feb 2019
Menendez, Didi. Adorn Me, PoetsArtists Magazine, issue 101, Feb 2019
Menendez, Didi. The New Nude, PoetsArtists Magazine, issue 97, August 2018
Menendez, Didi. Painting The Figure Now, PoetsArtists Magazine, issue 95, July 2018
Menendez, Didi. Visions of Venus, PoetsArtists Magazine, issue 92, April 2018
Stewart, Jessica. Artist Challenges Gender Norms Through Sensual Paintings of Men, MyModernMet April 12, 2018 Menendez, Didi. Eros’ Gaze, PoetsArtists Magazine, issue 93, April 2018
Piowaty, Deanna. Handsome Devils: Alessandro Tomassetti on Painting the Sensual Man, Combustus March 24, 2018 Menendez, Didi. 10th Anniversary Edition, PoetsArtists Magazine, March 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, PoetsArtists September 1, 2017
Poets/Artists. Alessandro Tomassetti Catalogue, ISBN 978-1-38-969252-9, 2017
Menendez, Didi. The New Nude, PoetsArtists Magazine, issue 86, July 2017
Fundacion De Las Artes. Figurativas 15 Catalogue, ISBN 978-84-943838-4-7, 2015

Collected
Los Angeles, Cape Town, New York, Madrid, Toronto, Palm Springs, Geneva, London, Seattle, Princeton, Oslo, Chicago