Vincent Giarrano- Jennifer in Her Studio, Oil, 24 x 36 inches

Vincent Giarrano

Vincent Giarrano is a realist painter living in Connecticut. “In my work, Realism isn’t confined to the image alone, I carry it through to the concept as well. I paint what speaks to me about real life experiences. I want my viewer to feel the true to life quality of my scenes. Another major aspect of my work is the degree of resolve that I seek. Our eyes see things in a very particular way, how they focus and what we focus on. My interest is in using those qualities to create a more believable impression.”

He was born in Buffalo, New York in 1960. Vincent started drawing at an early age, teaching himself until his first life drawing class at seventeen. He attended the State University of New York, receiving his BFA and received his Masters degree at Syracuse University. Vincent has had paintings exhibited in The National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, The National Portrait Gallery in London, and in 2016, he received a 3rd Place Award from the Butler Institute of American Art. Read more

Museum Exhibitions

• The Butler Institute of American Art, 80th National Midyear Show, June 26 – August 28, 2016

• The Butler Institute of American Art, National Midyear Show, July 19 – September 7, 2015

• Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Contemporary Realism Biennial 2014, Sep. 20, 2014 – Nov. 30, 2014

• The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, Outwin Boochever Competition, March 2013 – Feb. 2014

• The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK, BP Portrait Award 2013, June 20 – Sept. 15, 2014

• Aberdeen Art Gallery, BP Portrait Award 2013, Nov. 2, 2013 – Feb. 1, 2014

• Wolverhampton Art Gallery, BP Portrait Award 2013, March 1, 2014 – June 14, 2014

Select Solo Exhibitions

• Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, New Paintings, November 6 – December 5 2015

• Haynes Galleries, Nashville, TN, Life in the City, April 24 – May 5 2015

• Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, New York City, August 15 – September 14 2014

• Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, New Paintings, Nov. 1 – Dec. 1, 2013

• Haynes Galleries, Nashville, TN, Truth and Beauty, April 12 – May 18 2013

• Behnke Doherty Gallery, Washington, CT, Passages, May 17 – June 23 2013

• Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, New Paintings, August 16 – September 30 2012

• Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, One-man Show, March 25 – April 6, 2012

• Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, NYC Street Scenes, May 13 – June 19, 2011

• Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, New York Scenes, May 7 – June 13, 2010

• Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, New York Soho Paintings, Dec 11 – Jan 31, 2009

Select Group Exhibitions

• Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, Spring into Art, March 11 – April 2, 2016

• Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, Annual Holiday Show, Dec. 10 2015 – Jan. 31, 2016

• Gallery 1261, Denver, CO, The Renaissance of Realism, Nov. 13 – Dec. 5 2015

• Gallery 1261, Denver, CO, The City, Oct. 5 – Oct. 26 2013

• Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT, Artists for the New Century, June 9 – July 15 2012

• Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, Along the Shore, July 19 – August 12, 2012

• Behnke-Doherty Gallery, Washington, CT, Bare Essentials, August 11 – September 18, 2011

• Tree’s Place, Orleans, Ma, Summer Salon, July 30, 2011

• Enid Lawson Gallery, London, United Kingdom, January 2011

• Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, Holiday Exhibition, Dec 9, 2010

• Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, Florida, December 2010

• Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, The Great American Figurative Show, November 20, 2010

• Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, NYC Viewpoints and CT Scenes, Dec 11 – Jan 31, 2010

• Behnke Doherty Gallery, Washington, CT, American Luminosity, Aug 6 – Sep 19, 2010

• The Forbes Galleries in NYC, A Contemporary View of Women Reading, February 10, 2010

• Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, Figurative Exhibition, November 22, 2008

• Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, Introducing, October 25, 2008

• Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, Local Landscape Show, September, 2008

• Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, Along the Shore, Jul 11 – Aug 10, 2008

• Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, Three Takes on Realism, Jul 11 – Aug 10, 2008

• Salmagundi Club, Non-members Exhibit, NY, 2007

• Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX, Salon International 2007

• Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX, Salon International 2006

• Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Annual Exhibition, Mystic, CT, 2006

• Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX, Salon International 2005

Education

• Master of Fine Art, Syracuse University, 1985

• Bachelor of Fine Arts, The State University of New York at Buffalo, 1982

Teaching Experience

• Drawing Workshop, National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC, 2013

• Figure Drawing Workshop, Washington Art Association, CT, 2010

• Figure Drawing Workshop, Washington Art Association, CT, 2009

• Figure Drawing Workshop, Washington Art Association, CT, 2008

• Figure Drawing Workshop, Washington Art Association, CT, 2007

• Painting Workshop, Washington Art Association, CT, 2007

• Painting Workshop, Washington Art Association, CT, 2006

• Figure Drawing Workshop, Washington Art Association, CT, 2006

• Plein Air Painting, Washington Art Association, Connecticut, 2005

• Portrait and Figure Drawing, Washington Art Association, CT, 2005

Awards, Honors and competitions

• The Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition, 2015, honorable mention in portrait/figure

• America China Oil Painting Artists League Competition, Finalist 2011

  • The Artist’s Magazine 27th Annual Competition, 2010 Second place in Wildlife, Spring Robin Honorable mention in Landscape, Japanese Girls

• Washington Art Association, Members Show 2009, Honorable Mention

• The Artist’s Magazine 25th Annual Competition, 2008, finalist in Landscape & Still Life

• Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich, CT, Faces of Winter 2008, Daniel Greene-Judge

  • The Artist’s Magazine Competition, 2007
  • Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX, 2007
  • Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX, 2006
  • Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX, 2005