Note from the Artist: “Like technology or like the instrumental rewriting of history, painting too can make more immediate the things we experience. Painting recasts these things in new terms, in new ways. My painting does not seek to present something impossible or particular; instead it represents something contingent, a re-imagining of what actually exists, a re-alignment of logic that makes plastic the anxiety underlying objects in the world.”

Ben Grasso was born 1979 in Cleveland, Ohio. Currently he lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA in painting in 2003 from the Cleveland Institute of Art, an MFA in painting from Hunter CUNY in 2006 and studied at the Edinburgh College of Art in 2002. Recent solo exhibitions include “New Territory” at Jerome Zodo Contemporary in Milan, Italy and a forthcoming exhibition this fall at Thierry Goldberg Projects in New York City. Ben Grasso is a 2010 fellow in painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts


Study # 2, 2010

Gouache on Paper (acrylic varnish), 7″ x 8″

Green Building, 2009
Oil on Paper, 18″ x 24″

Study “Whatever was Left of it”, 2007
Gouache (acrylic varnish), 5.5″ x 8.5″

Palms, 2009
Oil on Paper, 24″ x 30″

Study Untitled, 2010
Gouache (acrylic varnish), 7″ x 7.5″

Construction Proposal #3, 2009
Oil on paper, 48″ x 48″

Study “Street Cars”, 2007
Gouache on Paper (acrylic varnish), 5.5″ x 8.5″