Marco Casentini was born in La Spezia in 1961. He attended and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara. He holds his first personal exhibition in 1983 at the Nanu Gallery in Lucerne where he stays occasionally.
He moved to Milan in 1988 and here his paintings are influenced by the dark colors of the Lombard plain. He visits the major European cities and since 1996 he begins to travel to the United States of America especially in California where he establishes his second home. It is from this period that his colors lighten and his works become patches of light color probably under the influence of the brightness of California and urban architecture. Casentini's work since the 2000sfinds space in American art magazines and is rewarded with participation in numerous solo and group exhibitions. In 2004 the invitation to the collective exhibition of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Tucson entitled "Paint on metal" together with Mirò, Calder, Raushenberg and others and that to the Museum für Konkrete Kunst in Inglostadt in Germany. In 2005 he also received the prize of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York, but it is still a succession of exhibitions both in America and in Europe up to the present day.