Marco Gallotta is an Italian-born mixed media artist based in New York City. Sourcing material from the city’s diverse urban landscape, he distills fleeting impressions into a unique tapestry of papercuts, drawings, paint marks, and photographs.
His latest series Sidewalk Diaries, set in the streets of Harlem, snaps glimpses of passers-by who walk toward their destination caught in their own thoughts and worries. Ordinary people become the unwitting protagonists of a visual diary–a compendium of distinctive silhouettes, gaits, moods, and sensitivities. Gallotta’s cinematic narrative captures the poetic moments of everyday life. It records the passage of time in its quiet unfolding, investigating the human condition and igniting a universal sense of belonging to the human race.
Gallotta received an Associate’s Degree in Fashion Illustration and a Bachelor’s Degree in General Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology. His prominent collector base and clientele include notable brands, institutions, and celebrities including Chanel, Nike, Vogue, Campari, Dolce and Gabbana, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York City, Radio City Music Hall, Academy Award winner Ennio Morricone, actor Will Smith, NBA player Gigi Datome, celebrity TV host Samantha Bee, Festival of Spoleto (Italy) and fashion entrepreneur Renzo Rosso.