Festival Visual Artist

Each season, Music@Menlo invites a distinguished visual artist to exhibit a selection of their work throughout the festival and showcases their work in the festival’s publications.

The 2024 visual artist is Antony Squizzato.. Squizzato lives and works in the Auvergne region of France. In 2014 with 15 years in digital advertising under his belt,he decided he’d reached what he considered to be his limits as a creative manager. Feeling the need to break away from this field, he became a full-time painter and freelance art director, and has since been focusing his efforts on the evolution of his self-titled style, simply called “Neue Constructivism.” From 1999 to 2014, he worked as associate creative director at Periscope, for a wide range of international brands including automotive, entertainment, industry, NGOs as well as luxury and fashion brands. During the golden years of early digital design, he was involved in many creative fields including motion, illustration, art direction, font design, 3D and gaming. Today, he divides his time between his studio creation, art direction in an ad agency, street art projects as well as producing visuals for a wide range of renowned international agencies. He works in a balanced ecosystem between personal production and commissioned art direction for those in search of fresh input. He uses abstraction and minimalism to advance ideas with universal meaning, bringing together traditional methods of painting with digital and new media techniques to create something both classical and contemporary. Antony’s work has been awarded and published worldwide, including in IdN, Vogue, Pictoplasma, 3X3 Mag, Jazz Magazine, Freshpaint Mag, Elle Hong Kong. https://squizzato.com/

Past Visual Artists

2022: Simon Bull
2021: Donald Sultan
2019: Klari Reis
2018: Gonzalo Fonseca
2017: Enrico Giannini / Lilian Finckel
2016: Andrei Petrov
2015: Katia Setzer
2014: Tracey Adams
2013: Sebastian Spreng
2012: Eric J. Heller
2011: John Morra
2010: Alex S. MacLean
2009: Theo Noll
2008: Doug Glovaski
2007: Gustavo Ramos Rivera
2006: Younhee Paik
2005: Caio Fonseca
2004: Darren Waterston
2003: Robert Kelly