Antonietta Grassi

Exposed circuits dangle from collapsing ceilings, shaky and insecure walls fail to provide shelter, unsteady floors threaten to collapse and cages offer perilous hope for escape.

This painting operates at the conjunction of abstraction and representation, furthering the artist’s investigations into the instabilities of compositional structure and architectural form as metaphors for fragile psychological states.


Antonietta Grassi is a professional artist and a teacher in the Visual Arts Department of Dawson College in Montreal. She holds a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal and an MFA from UQAM, and her work can be found in prestigious public and private collections.

She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has taken part in a number of solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the Unites States and Europe.

Factsheet of the work

  • Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 in, 2014