Fabian Marcaccio Argentine, b. 1963


Fabian Marcaccio’s work investigates whether the traditional medium of painting can survive in the digital age. He has used printmaking and transfer techniques to make paintings and became well known in the 1990s for his sculptural manipulations of the two-dimensional surface of canvas. More recently, he has infused his painting process with digital and industrial techniques. The results are environmental works, animations, and “Paintants” that combine digitally manipulated imagery, sculptural forms, and three-dimensionally painted surfaces.


Fabian Marcaccio was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1963. He lives and works in New York City. He has exhibited widely throughout the United States, Europe and South America. Major solo exhibitions include “Paintant Stories” Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro (2014), “Some USA Stories” Krefeld Kunstmuseen, Krefeld Germany (2012), “The Structural Canvas Paintants,” Lehmbruk Museum, Duisburg Germany (2012) and “From Altered Paintings to Paintants,” Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein (2004). Major group exhibitions include “Summer Projects,” PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2002), Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany (2002) and the 44th Biennial of Contemporary American painting at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC (1995). Works are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of Art, MOMA, Blanton Museum of Art, Miami Museum of Art (MAM), and the Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), among others.