The Hive  , Oakland, California 2018

The Hive, Oakland, California 2018

   East Bay Express   interviewed me for an article about the Art of the Oakland Hustle, and my Bicycle Art Gallery   ARTICLE:    eastbayexpress.com/oakland/the-art-of-the-oakland-hustle     VIDEO INTERVIEW:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRDoDXlluBE&feature=youtu.be

East Bay Express interviewed me for an article about the Art of the Oakland Hustle, and my Bicycle Art Gallery

ARTICLE: eastbayexpress.com/oakland/the-art-of-the-oakland-hustle

VIDEO INTERVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRDoDXlluBE&feature=youtu.be

 The Bicycle Art Gallery - at   Pedalfest   bicycle festival, Jack London Square - a mobile art gallery and prints shop I hand built from up-cycled wood scraps and bike parts. I ride to art markets with it and cut down on my carbon footprint while having fun

The Bicycle Art Gallery - at Pedalfest bicycle festival, Jack London Square - a mobile art gallery and prints shop I hand built from up-cycled wood scraps and bike parts. I ride to art markets with it and cut down on my carbon footprint while having fun

 Live Painting at   Lightning in a Bottle   music festival, California

Live Painting at Lightning in a Bottle music festival, California

 Steambox Live Painting at  Monarch  nightclub & lounge in San Francisco.

Steambox Live Painting at Monarch nightclub & lounge in San Francisco.

 Live Painting NYE at   Bill Graham Civic Auditorium  , San Francisco

Live Painting NYE at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco

 Live Painting at   Mystic Garden Party   music festival in Northern California - 108ºF!

Live Painting at Mystic Garden Party music festival in Northern California - 108ºF!

 Live Painting Collaboration at   Harmony   music festival in Santa Rosa, California

Live Painting Collaboration at Harmony music festival in Santa Rosa, California

 Gicleé prints on canvas - vending on The Bicycle Gallery at the Nationally heralded   Oakland Art Murmur   in Oakland, California.  

Gicleé prints on canvas - vending on The Bicycle Gallery at the Nationally heralded Oakland Art Murmur in Oakland, California.  

 

gregorio de masi

ILLUSTRATOR & Painter

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Oakland, california

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Contract/Commission Illustrator and Painter. I create original paintings on canvas and wood for restaurants, retail, offices, residential, and private collections. I collaborate with architects and interior designers to integrate my art with their design. I also illustrate books, websites, posters, flyers, car graphics, and anything else you need illustrated.

Lets bring your ideas to life!

gregoriodemasi@gmail.com

(510) 417 - 8543

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Background... My older brother and I were born in Los Angeles in the early eighties. Our Papa is an Italian immigrant, born and raised in Rome - our mom was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, the first U.S. born generation of her family, from Scottish immigrants. 

Our family lived in London and Rome for most of our upbringing with shorter prior stints in New York and Ontario.

I really began getting into painting and illustration when I started spending my lunch breaks in the art attic of our London school - it seemed like a much better use of my time and a great way of avoiding the lunch time bullies. 

I found myself getting lost in creating abstract worlds while exploring shading techniques I learned in art class. It was a new feeling to be able to create something that didn't require an explanation. It could be whatever I wanted it to be - it wasn't an art project dictated by my teacher I had no interest in doing... it was something that came out of me -

We moved to Los Angeles in the late nineties where I finished up high school and went to a small liberal arts university double majoring in Fine Arts and Sociology. Throughout my international culture shock transition to the states, I was fortunate enough to have had a few great art teachers who understood what I was going through and gave me the space and materials I needed to develop at my own pace in my own independent study.

Out into the real world after college I worked in Hollywood on feature films in the Art Department. I was also working backstage for Broadway touring shows when they came through Southern California, and designing costumes for my alma matter's main stage theatrical productions.

Looking for a change of scenery I took a job in San Francisco in the print catalog industry, working logistics of photo shoots for a major high-end furniture catalog retailer. While working there I was also designing costumes and doing graphic design work for San Francisco theatre companies in the evenings as well as live painting at music festivals and nightclubs on the weekends. The recession hit, things got bad, and with a series of promising graphic design, illustration and painting opportunities unfolding, I went freelance -

I've been living and working in West Oakland, California as an independent artist and designer since 2010 - Live painting at music festivals and concert venues, designing fliers for nightclubs and theatres, designing car graphics, designing and building parade floats, illustrating books, art directing, hosting solo and group art gallery showings, selling prints, merchandise and original paintings at art markets.

I find myself doing side work along the way that teaches me new perspectives, gives me a glimpse into other industries, and supplies inspiration and human connection outside my studio.

My current focus is painting on canvas - creating original abstract and surreal works for personal growth - and creating commissioned paintings for businesses and private collectors.

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SOCIAL:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gregoriodemasi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregoriodemasi

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregoriodemasi

 

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS AVAILABLE:

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/people/gregoriodemasi

 

PRINTS & APPAREL:

Society6: https://society6.com/gregoriodemasi

RedBubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/gdemasi

FineArtAmerica: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/future-forward-gregorio-de-masi.html

 

BOOKS:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Diplomatic-Guide-Angeles-Discovering-Character/dp/0983515808

 


   TRESTLE   restaurant in  North Beach, San Francisco . Commissioned four abstract black, white and gold paintings on canvas inspired by train bridge trestle's.

TRESTLE restaurant in North Beach, San Francisco. Commissioned four abstract black, white and gold paintings on canvas inspired by train bridge trestle's.


 Vending hoodies, prints and original paintings at   Pedalfest   bicycle festival in Jack London Square, Oakland

Vending hoodies, prints and original paintings at Pedalfest bicycle festival in Jack London Square, Oakland