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PATRICK MIKHAIL is exceptionally pleased to announce that Montréal artist ANTONIETTA GRASSI has been named a 2024 Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in New York.  Grassi is the only Canadian recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in the discipline of Visual Arts.   

Grassi is among 188 new Fellows named by the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.  The 2024 Fellows include a distinguished and diverse group of culture-creators working across 52 disciplines.  Chosen through a rigorous application and peer-review process from almost 3,000 applicants, the Class of 2024 Guggenheim Fellows was tapped on the basis of prior career achievement and exceptional promise.  Created and initially funded in 1925, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has sought to “further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions.”

Antonietta Grassi has been committed to the practice of abstract painting for most of her career.  Her paintings, which often resemble weavings or textiles, are composed of multi-layered painted surfaces that are intuitively derived at.  Forms that resemble machine parts are intersected by fine, thread-like lines—creating works where textile, architecture, analog technology and the history of abstract painting collide.  Grassi’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in Canada, the United States, and Europe. She holds a BFA from Concordia University and an MFA from the Université du Québec à Montréal.  Her work is in public, corporate, and private collections, including the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec, Museée d’art Contemporain de Baie Saint Paul, Groupe Desjardins, BLG, Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian Embassies in Dubai and in Tunisia, the Conseil des Arts et lettres du Québec,  the Archives of Ontario, the Stewart Hall Museum in Pointe Claire,  Capital One, the Boston Public Library, Museo Civico Di Molise in Italy and Yamana Gold. Grassi has participated in numerous residencies including the Studios at Mass MoCA, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Centre and the Ragdale Foundation (IL, USA) and the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York (upcoming).  She is the recipient of awards and honours, including grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et lettres du Quebec. 

Antonietta Grassi will debut new work with PATRICK MIKHAIL in the upcoming group exhibition “The Theory of Networks” from May 4 to June 29, 2024.  

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