Vincent Pomilio

I primarily work in all painting media, on canvas, paper, or wooden panel. For the past ten years my work has been largely abstract, always using the Natural World as my guide. The image evolves through a series of layers, each one rubbed, sanded, or burnished with tools. The image then reveals itself and I intuitively know when to bring it to completion. Some of my work has a strong landscape feeling as in "Between The River and The Sky". I always encourage the viewer to find recognizable shapes and images in my work. "If you see it, it is there". Most of these paintings have an all-over feeling as if these self-organizing systems continue off the picture plane. One shape flows from another, and then another, until there is a pulsating energy of interacting elements. Worlds of refined, chaotic movement are animated by color.

DESCRIPTION OF WORKS

I usually start with an acrylic base and drawing tools, pencil, wax crayon, ink etc. I also use a Kolcaustico plaster with marble dust and pigments in layers. As it is drying I carve into it and paint into with pigment or waterbased paint and start to build up the surface. I do as much carving as painting. Nothing is collaged onto the painting unless I specify collage as part of the material. A lot of the shapes are created with tape and the material is trowelled onto the surface. After it is all said and done I rub a refined beeswax into it and burnish the surface to bring up all the detail and seal the surface. It acts as a glaze as well and makes it resistant to moisture. All materials are permanent.

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EDUCATION
1973 Kutztown State University, Kutztown, PA, BFA - Painting
1976 New York University, NY, Graduate Studies - Painting
1976 Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA, Graduate Studies - Painting

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Paintings, Lemonade Stand Gallery, Key West, FL
2011 Paintings, Drawings, Prints – Trans-Luxe Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Paintings and Prints, Trans-Luxe Gallery, NY, NY
2008 Paintings and Drawings- Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY
2004 Paintings - Van Brunt Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Paintings - Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
2000 Paintings - Pacifico Fine Art, New York, NY
1998 Paintings - Mad River Post, New York, NY
1996 Paintings - Lift Arts Center & Exhibition Space, New York, NY
1994 Paintings - Smith-Barney Executive Gallery, New York, NY
1993 "Views of Strada" - Works on Paper - Castel San Nicolo, Arrezzo, Italy

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 “Bejeweled”, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2016 “Summer Color”, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2014 "Insecure", Hal Bromm Gallery, NY, NY
2014 New York All Borough Show, Denise Bilbro Gallery, NY, NY
2013 Group Exhibition- Carrie Haddad Galelery, Hudson, NY
2013 "Silent Partners" - Imogen Holloway Gallery, Saugerties, NY
2012 " A Conversation: Thomas Huber and Vincent Pomilio", BAU Gallery, Beacon, NY
2012 Abstract Realities - The Studio Of Key West, FL
2012 Composed Chaos - Soreille Gallery, Albany, NY
2012 Zoom In- Imogen Holloway Gallery, Saugerties, NY
2012 Aywhere But Here- Galley Bar, NY, NY
2012 Current Events- Edward Harper House Art Center, Nyack, NY
2012 Abstract Realities - Hal Bromm gallery,NY, NY
2011 Group Exhibition - Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2010 Red Dot Art Fair- NY, (Carrie Haddad Gallery)
2010 Group Exhibition - Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
2009 " The Art of Renewal", Solera Restaurant, NY, NY
2007 Group Exhibition - New Hudson 3 Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
2006 Group Exhibition - Brik Gallery, Catskill, NY
2006 "If They Could See Us Now" - South Bay Gallery, Hudson, NY
2006 Group Exhibition - Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
2005 Group Exhibition - North Pointe Cultural Center/Kinderhook, NY
2005 Group Exhibition - ELLART Exchange Gallery/Simi Valley, CA
2005 "Pomilio & Pomilio" - North Pointe Cultural Center/Kinderhook, NY
2005 "Abstraction NOW!" Shelnutt Gallery. RPI/Troy, NY
2004 "Abstraction NOW!" Stageworks/Hudson, NY
2004 Group Exhibition - ADD Gallery, Hudson, NY
2004 Paintings - Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
2003 Group Exhibition - Richard Sena Gallery, Hudson, NY
2002 Works on Paper - Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2002 Group Exhibition - Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY
2005 Group Exhibition - Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2001 Works on Paper - Pacifico Fine Art, New York, NY
2001 "Red Hot and Cool" - Pacifico Fine Art, New York, NY
2000 50th Anniversary Exhibition - Berkshire Art Association, Stockbridge. MA
2000 "Autopoiesis" - Self Organizing Systems in Art - Pacifico Fine Art, New York, NY
1999 New Jersey Center for Visual Arts - National Juried Exhibition
Curated by Lisa Dennison, Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1998 Group Exhibition - Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
1998 Juried Painting Exhibition - Berkshire Museum - Pittsfield, MA
Curated by Laura Hoptman, Museum of Modem Art, NY, NY
1997 Works on Paper - Berkshire Museum - Jerry Saltz, Curator
1995 "Spirit of America" - Four New York City Artists" - Works on Paper,
Gallery Camue, Bad Durkheim, Dresden, Manheim, Germany
1995 Small Works Show - Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Group Show -Barnard-Biderman Fine Art, New York, NY
1991 Group Show -Vincent Pomilio with Keith Haring, Stephen Lack,
Gallery Nadeau, Philadelphia, PA
1990 Group Show- Still-Zinsel Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1986 Three Person Show- Soho Center for Visual Arts, New York, NY
1985 Group Show- Curated by Colin De Land, Vox Populi Gallery, New York, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2008 The Hudson Valley 100, Inside Out: The Art Issue, July/August
2008 Abstract Revision, Kevin D. Murphy, Art New England, February/March
2006 ARTS Alive BRIK Gallery Presents: In/formed Color
2006 The Artful Mind In/formed Color at Brik Gallery
2005 Painting by Pomilio Cousins in Kinderhook, NY, The Paper, Hillsdale, NY.
2005 Sightings - Hudson River Art. Hudson, NY
2004 Abstraction Now! Shows classic modernism, The Independent, Hudson, NY
2003 Marking Space - Making Time, by Jeannette Fitz. The Artfulmind
2002 A Wide, Peaceful Sky, by Jason Flores-Williams. Pasatiempo, Santa Fe, NM

LECTURES
2005 Northe Point Cultural Center, Kinderhook, NY
2005 The New York City Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center
2001 Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM.
1992 The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadephia, PA

AWARDS
2001 Santa Fe Art Institute, Residency Fellowship
2000 The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Grant Recipient
1991 Milton & Sally Avery Fellow, Fellowship
1991 Change, Inc. Financial Assistance (Robert Rauschenburg)
1991 MacDowell Colony, Residency Fellowship
1988 Vermont Studio Colony, Residency Fellowship
1987 Artist Space, New York, Materials Fund Award

COLLECTIONS
My paintings, drawings and commissions are part of public and private collections
across the United States and abroad, including:
Time Warner Cable, New York, NY
Deloitte & Touche, Boston, MA
Lee Briant, NY, NY
Bethany Beardsley, Red Hook, NY
Law Offices of Hale and Dorr, Boston, MA
Stephen Kastenberg, Philadelphia, PA
Mr. & Mrs. Irwin Lainoff, Brooklyn, NY
Dr. Norman Posner, Hudson, NY
Caroline Yarnell, C
T Arlene Zallman, Arezzo, Italy
Colin De Land NY, NY
April Bernard, NY, NY
Charles Baker, Hudson, NY
Ann Kennison, Monterrey, CA
Dotson Rader, Quogue, NY
Bergen Dancenter, Bergenfield, NJ
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Grotto, Westin, CT
James Bergen, NY, NY