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Paul Fortunato
updated: 01/16/2014
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Bulk Carrier
Bed
Blue Room
The Invasion
The Blue Rider
Eye of the Needle
Cadmium Yellow
Catticus
View From the Bridge
Studio Seen From Atop a Ladder
 
Portfolio Keywords:  fantasy
 
 
Bulk Carrier by Paul Fortunato
Bulk Carrier
acrylic on canvas
2006
85 " x  161 " 
Bed by Paul Fortunato
Bed
acrylic on canvas
2005
84 " x  139 " 
Blue Room by Paul Fortunato
Blue Room
oil and acrylic on canvas
2000
64" x  79" 
The Invasion by Paul Fortunato
The Invasion
acrylic on canvas
2005
78 " x  172.5 " 
The Blue Rider by Paul Fortunato
The Blue Rider
oil, acrylic on canvas
2008
90" x  146" 
Eye of the Needle by Paul Fortunato
Eye of the Needle
acrylic on canvas
2008
108" x  147" 
Cadmium Yellow by Paul Fortunato
Cadmium Yellow
oil on canvas
2005
54" x  78" 
Catticus by Paul Fortunato
Catticus
acrylic on canvas
2010
88" x  107" 
View From the Bridge by Paul Fortunato
View From the Bridge
acrylic on canvas
2011
72" x  118" 
Studio Seen From Atop a Ladder by Paul Fortunato
Studio Seen From Atop a Ladder
acrylic on canvas
2011
84" x  139" 

Artist Statement

 

 

I approach a large white canvas with the same sense of intimacy and spontaneity as in my small line drawings.  There is an idea inside one of my sketchbooks that can be translated into paint, or atleast it seems like it would.  Ultimately, I never know how the paintings will turn out, and it is common for the finish coat of a piece to be sitting on top of 6 fairly worked up images.

Artist Bio / CV

Education:  School of Visual Arts, BFA, 1984

Awards:   Silvermine Guild Arts Center, CT, The Art Supply Warehouse Award, 2001.   Ucross Foundation, residency, WY, 1995.   The Hillwood Art Museum, Project Residencies Award, NY.   The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, grant, NY, 1993.   The MacDowell Colony, residency, NH, 1993.   The National Academy of Design, Isaac N. Maynard Prize for a Portrait, NY 1992.  

 Solo Exhibit:  "Paul Fortunato, Recent Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture", The Gallery at Hudson Guild, NY, 2003.  

Selected Group Shows:  "Where It's At", Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Project Diversity Queens, 2007.  "27th Small Works", Washington Square East Galleries, NY, 2003.   "54th Art of the Northeast Annual Exhibition", Silvermine Guild Galleries, 2003.   "Photowork '03", Barrett Art Center, NY, 2003.   "The Art of Oil", The Lowe Gallery at Hudson Guild, 2002.   "New Directions '02", Barrett Art Center.   "52nd Art of the Northeast Annual Exhibition", Silvermine Guild Art Galleries, 2001.   "167th Exhibition", National Academy of Design, 1992.   "Drawing:  Line, Skill, Imagination",  The Lowe Gallery at Hudson Guild, 2001.   "Drawing in Situ", Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, NY, 1986.