PICCILLO-Joseph_Untitled_mixed media on canvas_60x48

Joseph PICCILLO, Untitled, mixed media on canvas, 60 x 48 inches

Joseph Piccillo was born in 1941 in Buffalo, New York. He received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees at State University College at Buffalo.

Piccillo’s graphite and charcoal drawings threaten to rupture the boundaries of their two dimensional world. His loaded images of running or rearing horses carry great emotional power, a key point in Piccillo’s works. Many of these horses bear the bridles and implements of their domination, as they perform in what could be the spotlight of a circus tent. 

The artist enlarges his subjects until they fill the entire space, gaining power as they gain size. Piccillo’s skillful mastery of his technique allows for an unparalleled volume, not traditionally found in two-dimensional media. Expert application of charcoal enhances every nuance, with the shadows and light causing intricate veins to appear coursing with blood. 

EDUCATION
1961 State University College at Buffalo, B.S. Art Education 
1964 State University College at Buffalo, M.S. Art Education 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
2008
George Billis Gallery, New York, NY 

2007                  
Chase Gallery, Boston, MA

2006                  
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL 
Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

2005                  
R. Duane Reed Gallery, NY 
Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

2004                  
Philips Fine Art, Sand Jose, CA 
Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

2003                  
Chase Gallery, Boston, MA 
R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO 
Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL

2002                  
Perimeter Gallery, New York, NY 
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL  
Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

2000                  
Chase Gallery, Boston, MA 
Rathbone Gallery, New York, NY

1999                  
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL 
Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1997                  
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL 
Galerie Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 
Elliot Smith Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1995                  
Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY

1994                  
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA 
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL

1993                  
Elliot Smith Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1992                  
Brendan Walter Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1991                  
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL

1990                  
Elliot Smith Gallery, St. Louis, MO 
Brendan Walter Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1989                  
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL

1988                 
Elliot Smith Gallery, St. Louis, MO 
Barbara Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C. 
Barbara Fendrick Gallery, New York, NY

1987                  
Davis-McClain Gallery, Houston, TX 
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL 
Burchfield Center, Buffalo, NY

1986                  
Elliot Smith Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1984
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL 
Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY

1983                  
Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY 
Galleria Forni, Bolgna, Italy

1981                  
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL 
Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1980                  
Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY

1979                 
Galeria Loyse Oppenheim, Geneva, Switzerland

1978                  
Galeria Loyse Oppenheim, Geneva, Switzerland 
State University College at Buffalo, NY 
St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 
Kranser Gallery, New York, NY 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
2007
“Age of Innocence,” Chase Gallery, Boston, MA

2004                 
"New York Collects Buffalo State," Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2001                  
"Horse Tales, Katonah Museum of Art," Katonah, NY 
"Summertime," Chase Gallery, Boston, MA

2000                  
Figures, Fantasy & Illusion: Selections from the Arthur S. Goldberg Collection, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

1999                  
"Contemporary American Realist Drawings," Chicago Art Institute 
Chase Gallery, Boston, MA (two person show)

1998        
"Landfall Press - 25 Years of Printmaking," Traveling Exhibition

1998                  
"The Horse Show," Chase Gallery, Boston, MA

1995                  
"The Beauty in the Beast," Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus OH

1991                  
"A Horse of a Different Color," Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ

1989                  
"The Figure Revisited," Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

1987                  
"Drawing: The New Tradition," Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL 
"New Acquisitions," Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

1986                  
"N.Y.C. New Work," Delaware Art Museum, Delaware, MD 
"American Realism: 20th Century Drawings and Watercolors," The Glenn C. Janss Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1985                 
"Large Figurative Drawings," The Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA 
"The Recognizable Image: 16 Contemporary Realists," The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT 
"Figure it Out: Exploring the Figure in Contemporary Art," Laguna Gloris Art Museum, Austin, TX

1984                  
"Indianapolis Biennial," Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN 
"Hard Line: Drawing as a Primary Medium," Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY 
"Andrew Wyeth: A Trojan Horse Modernist," Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, NC 
"Beasties," Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA 
"Animals!," Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT 
"Images on Paper," Art & Architecture Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

1983                  
New Work, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY 
"Drawings," Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY 
"The figurative Mode: Recent Drawings from the New York City Galleries," Dowd Fine Arts Center Gallery, S.U.N.Y College at Cortland, NY 
"Art on Paper 1983, 19th Weatherspoon Annual Exhibition," Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC 
"Cross Currents of Contemporary Art: On the Leading Edge of the Eighties," General Electric Corporate Art Collection, Fairfield, CT

1982                  
"Points of View," Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 
"Collectors Choice," Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS 
"Collectors Choice," Loch Haven Art Center, Orlando, FL

1981                  
"New Dimensions in Drawing," Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA 
"Animal Imagery," Institute of Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA 
"Animals in American Art 1880-1980," Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, NY

1979                  
Art 10 '79 Basle, Switzerland 
Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY

1978                  
Art 8 '79 Basel, Switzerland
Fischer Fine Arts Ltd., London

1977                  
Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels
Fischer Fine Arts Ltd., London

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS 
Albrecht Museum, St. Joseph, MO
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY 
Albert Knox Gallery  
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL 
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA  
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL  
Rochester Memorial Art Center, Rochester, NY 
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY  
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 
Butler Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH  
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MA 
Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN  
State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 
Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL  
St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 
Little Rock Art Museum, Little Rock, AK  
University of Arizona

SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS 
American Express 
Interfirst Bank 
Bank of America  
K Mart Corporation 
Charles R. Penny Foundation  
Microsoft 
Coca Cola  
Owens Illinois 
Continental Bank  
Pantheon Company 
Dow-Jones  
Phillip Morris Companies, Inc. 
The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.  
Principal Financial Group 
Fidelity Trust  
Prudential-Bache 
First American National Bank  
SOHIO 
First National Bank  
Southeast Banking Corporation 
General Electric  
Southwestern Bell 
General Mills  
Technimetrics 
Guess? Jeans  
Time, Inc. 
IBM  
Us West 
Intermedics