Anthony Granato has self-diagnosed ‘Art ADD.’ He describes it as an intense love for all art; painting, photography, drawing, print-making, sculpting and digital graphics. He would call his own work mixed media, though he truly considers himself a painter.
Granato is a Utah native and attended Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR, earning a BFA in Illustration with a split minor in Graphic Design and Painting. He says his 'Art ADD' began at the age of 5, when his childhood doodling was influenced by lessons in perspective from his father. Dichotomies are especially important to the foundation of Anthony's work, with old and new, beautiful and ugly or good and evil all being fused physically and conceptually into the pieces.
Anthony’s work has been featured in "In This Week Magazine":http://www.nowsaltlake.com/nightlife, "The City Weekly Magazine":http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/event-80399-anthony-granato-new-works.html, and the "Salt Lake City Tribune":http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=12866830&itype=storyID&keyword=anthony+granato&sdate=2010-09-10&edate=2011-09-10&qtype=all.