Anthony Granato
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Anthony Granato

Visual Art – Salt Lake City, UT

Anthony Granato has self-diagnosed ‘Art ADD.’ This stems from an intense love for all art; painting, photography, drawing, print making, sculpting and digital graphics. “The process in which I create my art is much like developing a riddle,” he says. “I start with the answer and work backwards. I begin with the final product then figure out how to make it happen. I take drawn, sculpted, digital or photographed elements and scan them into the computer. Once in the computer, I merge them into one cohesive image. They are printed with fully archival materials, mounted on board and then finished in oils. “What makes my work unique is I make the paintings to fit the frames instead of vice versa.” He adds that the frames used to display the work are either completely fabricated from scratch or are antique and vintage frames. Granato is a Utah native and attended Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Ore., gaining a BFA. With over 24 art shows under his belt, he is currently showing at Silver Queen Fine Art in Park City, UT and Red Line Gallery in Knoxville, TN. His work will also be featured in BlueCanvas Art Magazine in April 2012. In his off time, Anthony has been known to impersonate Elvis, stalk Thomas Kinkade, lounge on the grassy knoll and \"sock-slide\" on his hardwood floors wearing Spider Man pajamas. ...more