Born in Italy in 1972, Michele Castagnetti spent his formative years in Rome, studied graphic design at the Ateneo Creativo in Milan and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY) in New York City.

Michele Castagnetti has won awards in art direction, design, photography and film. Castagnetti’s award-winning experimental short film “I close my eyes and walk away” was on the shortlist for an Academy Award in 2010.

Castagnetti art series have appeared in numerous galleries and exhibitions; recently in Los Angeles at Fresh 2014 curated by the maverick Coagula curator Mat Gleason and at Gallery 825 curated by the Los  Angeles Times art critic David Pagel.


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