1981-2011Sole proprietor: AE Grasso Spatial Design Consultants (AEG/SDC), Providence, RI

  • specializing in residential architecture and specific commercial work
  • staff ranges from three to eight depending on clients
  • design: custom furniture, cabinetry, storage systems and millwork
  • designed a line of wood burning stoves and KD cabinets with travel to Taiwan for implementation
2011-AEG/SDC continues in Cromwell, CT
2023Requested art: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Contemplation Alcove, Clare Gallery, Hartford, CT
2023Curated two person exhibition: Earth and Cosmos, ArtReach, Covenant Living, Cromwell, CT
2019Curated multi-artist exhibition: Vision, ArtReach, Covenant Living, Cromwell, CT
2019Solo exhibition, Begging Bowls and Offering Bowls, curator Nancy Wynn, Clare Gallery, Hartford, CT
2018Created exhibition concept and curated 45 artists: TEA, Connecting Cultures, Mercy Center, Madison CT, including a 24 minute YouTube
2017Juried exhibition: Line, juror Kelly Bennett, Better than Yesterday, Attleboro Arts Museum, MA
2017Solo exhibition: Mandala Musings, Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton, CT
2017Juried exhibition: Paper Possibilities, curator Ben Parker, Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT
2017Solo exhibition: Begging Bowls/Offering Bowls, curator Ann McGovern, Mercy Center, Madison, CT
2017Solo exhibition: Mandala Musings, curator Cathy Bates, St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT
2016Art provided as collaboration with writers, Russell Library, Middletown, CT
2016Juried exhibition: Pattern, Attleboro Arts Museum, MA
2015-2019Multiple - Brownstone Arts members exhibitions
2014-2018Multiple - Art Guild of Middletown Exhibitions; some juried
2010Juried exhibition: Board/Board, curator Ellen Wieske, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
2003Juried exhibition: Alive, curator Liliana Fijman, 401 Gallery, Providence, RI
2001Juried exhibition: Book Arts, Rhode School of Design Library
2000Invitational Exhibition, Donnell Library Center, NYC, NY
20161st Place, On the Backs of Others, Art Guild of Middletown, CT
2015Honorable Mention, Art Guild of Middletown, CT
2004-2013Board member: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
2002Pinnacle Award: Marble Institute of America
1991-1998Board member: Women's Center of Rhode Island; final year, president. During this period, a shelter for women and their children was built with donations and in-kind gifts. AEG/SDC participated in the design.
During this period, a shelter for women and their children was built with donations and in-kind gifts. AEG/SDC participated in the design.
1978 – 1981James H. Foster, JR., CKD Memorial Silver Bowl Award; multiple awards for kitchen and bathroom designs, AIKD/NKBA
2020-Planning and Zoning Commissioner, Cromwell, CT
2019-Founder of Cromwell Creative District (CCD), nonprofit
2017-2022Town Liaison for Covenant Living, maximum term limit
2016CCSU grant for Autism Spectrum students, Mindful Coloring Book; created 50 coloring pages used in Cromwell, CT School System
2015-2016Community Paper Quilt Project: created idea and worked with many groups in Cromwell, CT to execute
2015Tangle U 2015, Santa Fe, core presenter: Mindfulness through Mandala
2014-2017Secretary for Resident Council, Covenant Living
2014-2019TaTT, (Taste and Talk Together): created a program allowing intergenerational lunch between elders and high school freshman
2011-2014Middlesex Community College, Board
2003Providence Preservation Society Lecture: Living with History
2003, 2006Lectures for RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) Artful Living, Providence, RI
1996Mentor women entering business: one to one basis, Providence, RI
1990'sMultiple fund raising benefits for Lincoln School, Providence, RI
2016Contributing artist: Inspiring Zentangle Projects, Jane Marbaix
2015Contributing artist: Bouncing with Colour, Wendy Nelson
1980 - 2009Shelter magazine coverage in House and Garden, House Beautiful, Decorating and Remodeling, American HomeStyle, Home, Interiors as well as local coverage in RI Monthly and Providence Journal
1980 - 1990 American HomeStyle contributing columnist
1982 - 1984Professional Remodeler monthly columnist
BA, cum laude, Barrington College, philosophy/psychology, 1968
Continuing education at RISD, Adelphi University, Johnson & Wales University
Ann Grasso Fine Art
AE Grasso Spatial Design Consultants