anthony granato


Anthony Granato has self-diagnosed ‘Art ADD.’ 

The visual artist describes this further as an intense love for all art; painting, photography, drawing, print making, sculpting and digital graphics. He describes his own work as mixed media, though he says he truly considers himself a painter. 
“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 elements I’ve drawn, sculpted or photographed and scan them into the computer. Once in the computer, I bring them all together and merge them into one cohesive image. They are then printed with fully archival materials, mounted on board and then finished in oils. What makes my work truly unique is I make the artwork 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 salvaged antique or vintage frames.

Granato is a Utah native and attended Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Ore., gaining a  BFA in Illustration with a split minor in Graphic Design and Painting. He says his Art ADD began when he was 5 when his drawings of rainbows, dogs, houses and people were quickly enhanced by lessons from his father in proportion. “Legs and arms don’t come out of the heads of people, dogs don’t look like park benches and houses are way bigger than people,” Granato says. “It opened my mind to a whole new world of creating. After that, I hit the ground running, I wanted to artistically study everything that was in my sight. I haven’t stopped since.” 

He says dichotomies are especially important to the foundation of his work, with old and new, beautiful and ugly or good and evil all being fused physically and conceptually into the pieces. “I’m constantly scheming on ways to portray my visual concepts in new and exciting ways,” Granato says. “Painting big has been immensely satisfying for me and I want to push the sizes even more. I’ve been in a veritable state of constant euphoria since I’ve focused on my fine art. I’m going to market my more edgy work to the East and West Coast as well as Santa Fe, N.M. The ultimate goal is to keep on keeping on. To create, travel and meet amazing people is paramount for my overall success and happiness.”

— Daisy Blake
In This Week Magazine


RAW Artists -
Visual Artist of the Year SLC, 2012

Anthony's work is currently showing at:

Silver Queen Fine Art
577 Main St.
Park City, UT 84060

Concept Gallery
368 W. 900 So.
Salt Lake City, Ut 84101
Boston, MA

Urban Arts Gallery
137 S. Rio Grande St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Anthony's work has been published in:

 Dragon Magazine
 April 2002 - Dietites & Demigods Issue
May 2002 - 
 Castles Issue

Star Wars Gamer Magazine
2002 - Attack of the Clones Issue

D20 Modern RPG Hardback Book
 November 2002

WOD - Ghost Stories Hardback Book
 2004 - White Wolf Publishing

Anthony's work has been featured in:
In This Week Magazine

City Weekly Magazine

Salt Lake Tribune

15 Bytes Magazine
April 2011

Mountain Express Magazine

Summer/Fall Issue 2011

Catapult Art Magazine
December Issue 2011

In This Week Magazine
December 15th Issue 2011

In This Week Magazine
December 22nd Issue 2011

In This Week Magazine
January 19th Issue 2012

ArtSeen Magazine
March 9th Issue 2012

Issue 12 (April 18th - August 17, 2012)

SLUG Magazine
Issue 289 January 2013

City Weekly Magazine
2/18/2013 - City Guide Issue 

ILL Society Magazine
April 2013

15 Bytes Magazine
July 2013

Catapult Art Magazine
March 2014 Issue #28