Agresti was born in Itri, Italy, where he spent his childhood before coming to the Bronx, New York, where he received his education ,BFA , MFA and his first success.
Agresti still keeps a studio on the Via Appia. As an artist he has had several showings and representations in Italy, Germany, Russia and many in the USA as well, including: New York, Iowa, North Carolina, Maryland, Georgia and Florida.
Agresti was represented by several Galleries, mostly in New York City, before moving back to Italy for some years, to pursue his passion to paint, to teach at University(Napoli) and to tend to his Olive Grove.
On returning to America in the early nineties, he taught at Universities and Colleges in the Winston-Salem, Greensboro N.C. area, where he became a Professor in the visual arts, before finding paradise in Venice , Fl. where he now resides, creates and paints.