Andrea Mastrovito was born in Bergamo in 1978 were he lives. Dividing his time between Italy and New York, his artistic path snakes through a kind of re-invention of painting where painting is no longer seen as the chromatic covering of a surface or as the simple act of painting but it becomes the constructive part of the artwork itself, disappearing behind the simple gesture like paper cutting (which replaces the brushstroke) which then re-emerge in his installations.
He received his MFA in 2001 from the Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti in Bergamo. In 2007 he won the New York Prize, awarded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has had solo shows in private galleries in Milan, Florence, Paris, Geneva, Brussels, New York and in three Centers for Contemporary Art in Milan (Museo del Novecento), Monfalcone, Italy, and Lacoux, France. His works have also been included in many public exhibitions all across Europe and the United States – the MAXXI National Museum and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome; B.P.S. 22, Charleroi in Belgium; M.A.D in New York.