Neysa Grassi painting Locks Gallery

Echo, 2008

oil on linen

54 x 50 inches

Neysa Grassi painting Locks Gallery

Losing and Finding, 2008

oil on linen

54 x 50 inches

Neysa Grassi painting Locks Gallery

Goddess, 2011

oil on linen

40 x 40 1/8 inches

Neysa Grassi painting Locks Gallery

Amorino, 2008

oil on linen

60 x 56 inches

Neysa Grassi painting Locks Gallery

Pink Storm, 2010

oil on linen

54 1/8 x 54 1/8 inches

Neysa Grassi painting Locks Gallery

Pleasant Lake, 2011

oil on linen

60 x 55 7/8 inches

Neysa Grassi painting Locks Gallery

Spirit Blue I, 2005

oil on linen

24 1/4 x 22 inches
Collection of the Woodmere Art Museum

Neysa Grassi painting Locks Gallery

Underbelly, 2008

oil on linen

60 x 56 inches

Neysa Grassi painting Locks Gallery

The Deep, 1999

oil on linen

60 x 56 inches

Neysa Grassi painting Locks Gallery

Poet's Garden, 2011

oil on linen

40 1/8 x 40 1/8 inches

Neysa Grassi painting Locks Gallery

Spirit Stone, 2011

oil on linen

12 1/8 x 11 1/4 inches

Neysa Grassi painting Locks Gallery

Nest, 2005

oil on canvas

15 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches

Neysa Grassi painting Locks Gallery

Water Dust, 2011

oil on linen

60 x 55 7/8 inches

Neysa Grassi painting Locks Gallery

Spirit Blue I, 2006

oil on linen

16 x 16 inches

Neysa Grassi Locks Gallery Spirit Blue

Spirit Blue II, 2006

oil on linen

16 x 16 inches 

Neysa Grassi painting Locks Gallery

Nest, 2005

oil on canvas

15 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches

Artist Bio

Each of Neysa Grassi’s paintings is introspective, poignant or subtle, contrasted or misty. Yet, these paintings are not ethereal. Their surfaces reveal the intense physicality of the artist’s creative process. The multiple layers of paint that have been applied, scarred, concealed, wiped out, and covered again, give them the tactile quality of materials bodily or organic and a perceived scale that could be both micro or macro. While she travels and as she begins her ideas in the studio, Grassi makes gouache and mixed media paintings and monotypes. These works on paper range from a more spontaneous energy to the calculated meditative abstractions she is known for in oils.

Neysa Grassi is a faculty critic in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts’  Post Baccalaureate and MFA programs. A graduate of PAFA’s Certificate program, she has won numerous awards, including a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, a Works on Paper Fellowship from the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland and a Residency Award from the Fundación Valparaíso in Mojácar, Spain. She has had over 20 solo shows in galleries in Philadelphia and New York as well as at the Pensacola Art Museum, FL and the Maryland Institute of Art, MD. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.