I reference many visual realms: optical formalism, ornament and decoration, scientific illustration, and spiritual spaces - these paintings inhabit multiple positions simultaneously.

Piero Passacantando

About the Artist


Piero Passacantando (b. 1979) is an interdisciplinary artist whose works explore the overlap between artistic output and social engagement. His paintings are influenced by a wide range of methods and historical sources, from the Italian late-medieval period to the Buddhist thangka tradition, from surrealism to minimalism. His works seek to establish a charged intimacy with the viewer. Piero holds an MFA from the California College of the Arts and a BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC. He lives and works between Porto Santo Stefano, Italy, and Casablanca, Morocco.

News and Notables
  • Artist in Residence, ARAFURA, 2022-2023

  • Tropical Echos, solo exhibition, La Velita Gallery, 2022

  • Exhibited at Postmasters Gallery, 2020