:: Biography ::
Ana Raquel was born in the fifties under Aquarium sign, she is native of
Porto Alegre , Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Ana Raquel started her artistic life in the
beginning of the 70’s, during the hippie movement.
Ana Raquel worked with psychedelic paints in leather purses, belts and jewelry
during the 70’s . In ‘73 and ‘74 she attended the Instituto de Artes in
Porto Alegre, Brazil.
During the 80’s she moved to Paris, where she kept in touch with European
artists and experimented with techniques in collage and painting at the
Once she was back in Brazil, she began her stylist career, creating belts and purses under the brand Cia&Cia; using metals in leather works and watercolor paintings over silk.
In the United States, between 2002 and 2006, Ana Raquel perfected many painting techniques at the Valter Morais Art Studio Gallery, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Ana Raquel Grassi participated in expositions in Florida , California and Chicago, showing abstract paintings on canvas with mixed techniques for the American market. Her work could be find in California and Florida’s galleries, as well in Brazilian cities.
Nowadays, she keep in touch and interchanges with European artists.
While visiting the region of Costa Malfitana and the city of Positano in Italy, she expanded her knowledge and developed special dying techniques with different pigments along with local artist and stylist Peppe Di Martini. This experience inspired her to create a collection with natural fiber, a collection of light clothes very characteristic of that Italian region. This collection can be found at the Art Studio Ana R Grassi, located at Rua Prof. Fitzgerald, 155, Bairro Bela Vista, in Porto Alegre,Brazil, in the American website EBay and in the following stores:
> Casa Quintino, Rua Quintino Bocaiúva, Porto Alegre, Brazil
> Armazém Belga, DC Navegantes, Porto Alegre, Brazil
> Dóris Rushel, Av João Wallig, 2132, Porto Alegre, Brazil
> Gama Concept, rua Silva Jardim 129 , Porto Alegre, Brazil
Ana Raquel has participated in the following expositions:
> Universidade de Pelotas RS/BR 2001
> Espaço de Arte Caixa Econômica Federal Porto Alegre/ RS / BR 2002
> XVI Festival de Arte Cidade de Porto Alegre Porto Alegre/ RS/ BR 2002
> Art Connection Fort Lauderdale FL/Florida .USA 2002
> Café do Porto Porto Alegre /RS 2003
> Galeria Valter Moraes Coral Gables/ Florida USA 2003
> Art Connection Fort Lauderdale/ FL/ USA 2003
> Casa De Cultura Rio Pardo Rio Pardo/ RS/BR 2003
> Espaço de Art Banco do Brasil Montevideo. Montevideo / Uruguai. 2003
> Arte Studio Valter Moraes Fort Lauderdale/ FL/ USA 2004
> Art Connection Fort Lauderdale/ FL/ USA 2004
> Las Olas Art Show Fort Lauderdale/ FL/ USA 2004
> Arte Studio Valter Moraes Fort Lauderdale/ FL/USA 2005
> Las Olas Art Show Fort Lauderdale/ FL/ USA 2005
> Galeria João Moura Búzios/ RJ/ BR 2006
> Las Olas Art Show Fort Lauderdale/ FL/ USA 2006
> Galeria Antin/ Sitges / Barcelona/Espanha 2007
> Galeria Maeght/ Barcelona/ Espanha 2008
> Galeria Palma/ Sitges/ Barcelona/ Espanha 2009
> Assembléia Legislativa Porto Alegre/ RS / BR 2010
> Casa Côr 2012 Porto Alegre/ RS/ BR 2012