Featured Project

I prefer to present my creative work in the form of Projects, a series of images that tell a story. My latest Project is featured here.

National Die: Made In The USA

National Die: Made In The USA

What is it like for a product to state that it is “Made in the USA”? What does this really mean, especially in today’s economy? Is this just a cliche? Considering the state of the manufacturing industry, is it even worth discussing, since so many manufacturing jobs have disappeared to foreign shores? Answering these questions has become the essence of my project.

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The Making Of A Project

Read through the articles presented here for a behind the scenes look at how my Project evolved from concept to finished work.

The Making Of Made In The USA...

The Making Of Made In The USA...

Read the behind the scenes adventures of creating this Project here...


My Latest Blog Article

Here is my latest discussion regarding my artistic influences.

My Artistic Influences

My Artistic Influences

Read my latest article about my artistic influences.


What people are saying about Jerry’s art…

John Paul Caponigro

John Paul Caponigro

International Visual Artist / Caponigro Arts

I remember the day when Jerry Grasso lit up. He understood that not only could he become more creative but he was already much more creative than he thought he was. Hard work produces grace, not miracles. Since then, Jerry’s followed through on his creative life with passion and commitment. It’s been delightful to see his work grow and be celebrated in exhibitions and publications.

Brooks Jensen

Brooks Jensen

Editor LensWork Magazine / LensWork Magazine

When we review submissions here, we either know we want to publish something, or we know we don’t want to publish something. And every once in a while we look at a body of work and just go “wow!” This is fabulous. That was the case with yours. We instantly knew we wanted to publish it…We are also delighted to include one of your images on the [issue #115] cover!

Stan Marchut

Stan Marchut

Photographer / Brown Dog Studios

The visual artistry of Jerry Grasso caught my attention ten years ago. I bought an image and then a book. The creative energy that continues to drive his aesthetic development is fascinating. His images have cycled through periods of abstraction and stark realism, but always maintain an optical complexity. They engage the eye with a physical presence as art objects but also trigger moods and emotions in the mirror of imagination.

Mallorie Ostrowitz

Mallorie Ostrowitz

Photographer / Ostrowitz Photography

Jerry has been one of my most dedicated students; he is open to learning new approaches, accepted criticism and progressed exponentially. Jerry  followed through with exceptional commitment to all projects he was given, and as a result, has fine tuned his talent and now produces such high quality of work that he was accepted by LensWork magazine.

Troy Almeida

Troy Almeida

Photographer / Photography Enthusiast

I appreciate what you [say] about finding your inner child, being imaginative, and not seeing everything in black & white.  You talk about people seeing your work in galleries but then not being able to describe what they saw, and I realized I'm guilty of those things, too.  I don't always know how to view art, and I don't look at [your art] deeply enough to really "see" it, if that makes any sense. Once I really looked at it deeply, it definitely helped me to appreciate the extreme detail of the architecture. It really did force me to slow down and LOOK at them. I enjoyed that very much.


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