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, a recipient of a Pew Fellowship, has had solo exhibitions at venues including the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Pensacola Art Museum, FL; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA; Swathmore College, PA; and the University of Delaware, DE. Since 1990, the artist has had over 20 one-person exhibitions in galleries in Philadelphia and New York. Grassi is currently a critic in the Masters of Fine Arts program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Berman Museum of Art, the Palmer Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Woodmere Art Museum.

Neysa Grassi
First Floor Gallery
Neysa Grassi
The Beginning of Everything February 22 – March 31, 2018
Neysa Grassi
Third Floor Project Space
Neysa Grassi
Intertwine, Unwind Works on Paper August 17 – September 28, 2016
Neysa Grassi
First Floor Gallery
Neysa Grassi
Foreign Language April 2 – May 9, 2015
Neysa Grassi
First Floor Gallery
Neysa Grassi
Endless Source April 4 – 30, 2014
Neysa Grassi
Second Floor Gallery
Neysa Grassi
Rose Gatherer (2001-2011) September 1 – October 8, 2011
Neysa Grassi
First Floor Gallery
Neysa Grassi
Losing and Finding March 7 – 31, 2008
Neysa Grassi
First Floor Gallery
Neysa Grassi
Ex Cathedra April 7 – May 13, 2006
Neysa Grassi
Exhibition
Neysa Grassi
December 3, 2003 – January 14, 2004
Neysa Grassi
Exhibition
Neysa Grassi
New Paintings March 1 – April 13, 2002
Neysa Grassi
Exhibition
Neysa Grassi
Dissolver September 1 – October 9, 1999
Neysa Grassi
Exhibition
Neysa Grassi
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE Jun 27, 2015 - Dec 8, 2015
The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World at PAFA
Exhibition
The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World at PAFA
Nov 17, 2012 - Apr 7, 2013
Neysa Grassi: Art in America
Writing
Neysa Grassi: Art in America
November 2011

"Neysa Grassi at Locks Gallery" by Jennie Hirsh

Rob Wynne & Neysa Grassi: The Philadelphia Inquirer
Writing
Rob Wynne & Neysa Grassi: The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 25, 2011

"Word Works" by Edith Newhall

Neysa Grassi: Rose Gatherer, 2001-2011
Publication
Neysa Grassi: Rose Gatherer, 2001-2011
Text by Susan Stewart 2011
Neysa Grassi: Dissolver
Publication
Neysa Grassi: Dissolver
Text by Barry Schwabsky 1999
Neysa Grassi: Recent Paintings
Publication
Neysa Grassi: Recent Paintings
Text by Sid Sachs 1996
Neysa Grassi: Foreign Language
Publication
Neysa Grassi: Foreign Language
Text by Jennie Hirsh 2015