Born in Italy in 1972, Michele Castagnetti spent his formative years in Rome. After discovering he had an inclination for
design, Castagnetti moved to Piacenza
at age 15 and studied graphic design nearby at the Ateneo Creativo in Milan.
At nineteen he came to New York to further his education. Four years later he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts
at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Michele Castagnetti has won awards
in art direction, design, photography
Castagnetti art series have appeared in numerous galleries and exhibitions.
His art is regularly published in the art magazine Rojo. Castagnetti’s fine art photography was also published in
Graphis Best of Photography in 2003.
Castagnetti exhibits have been featured at the Red House Gallery in Venice, California in 2005; the Farmani Gallery in Beverly Hills in 2007; Gallery 825 in Los Angeles (curated by Los Angeles Times Art Critic David Pagel) in 2008; the Fotosintesi Inter