During this time I was able to work on my oil painting; I painted landscapes on the Venetian lagoon!
Greg Drasler, Pratt in Venice Painting Professor ('08, '09, '15), is currently exhibiting new paintings in a one-man show at Betty Cuningham Gallery in New York. The exhibition, "Greg Drasler: Road Trip," is on view from June 15 – August 5, 2016.
Painting in Venice was a surreal experience. With UIA's ideal location at the water's edge, its impressively beautiful building, a travel catalogue view from the studio, and the most amazing and accommodating caretaker, Massimo, my experience as a graduate painting student and assistant was beyond incredible.
I look back on my time in the Pratt in Venice program as being an influential point in my life, not only a pleasant experience or an escape from my quotidian occupations but a chance to learn a great deal more about the world and my art than I could have otherwise.