Background

Vincent Romaniello

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions (select)

2015 Drones Over Harlem, Chashama, NYC
2014 SpectreArts, Durham, NC
2012 Pigment Power, Lotus Salon, New York, NY
2011 Vincent Romaniello: Awful Vile Rotten Gross, SpaceCamp, Indianapolis, IN
2009 Vincent Romaniello, New Work, Sage Projects, Philadelphia, PA
2008 DEEP, paintings from the Furrows Series, Philadelphia Art Alliance
2005 The Urban Canvas, paintings, works on paper and video. Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA
2004 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Artworks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
         Thomas Properties, Commerce Square, Philadelphia, PA
         Westminster Seminary, Glenside, PA
2003 Terra Spiritus, Parallels Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1996 Leslie Eadeh Gallery, Devon, PA
1995 Five Year Survey, Markheim Art Center, Haddonfield, NJ
1994 Old World, New Dreams, The Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA

Group Exhibitions (select)
2016
Movement is Rising: Demystify, Destroy and Rebuild! Museum of Impact, Newark, NJ
Climate Change Awards, Human Impacts Institute, Taipei Economic & Cultural Office
New York, NY
The History of Art, SpaceworksNYC Gallery, President Street, Brooklyn, NY
Sage Reunion Show, Blam Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Graffiti-Inspired, Walt Meade Gallery, Roxbury, NY
Postcards from the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York, NY
Black Lives Matter, Gallery 51, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA
Concrete, BLAM Los Angeles, CA
Speak Out, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY
Thru the Rabbit Hole, Sideshow/Life on Mars, Brooklyn, NY
Small Works Baruch, Mishkin Gallery, New York, NY
Abstract Thought, BLAM Brooklyn, NY

2015

Miscellaneous & Blended, Museo de Arte de Sinaloa, Mexico 
Microcollection, Milan, Italy
Instinct, The Parliament Arts Organization, York, PA
Artists Responses to #BlackLivesMatter, CultureWorks, Holland, MI
Bushwick/Berlin, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY 
CinemaSunday, BOS 2015, Brooklyn, NY
The Artist's Studio, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY
Nation III: Circle the Wagons, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Maritime Mutant, Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Brooklyn, NY
You've Got Mail, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Big Small Show, Victory Hall Drawing Room, Jersey City, NJ

2014
Lines DrawnCharles Krause Gallery, Washington, DC
Take Me Home, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Legends Anew, Centotto, 250 Moore Street, Brooklyn, NY
Exuberant Politics, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA
5th Avenue SAW (Storefront Art Walk) Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY
Curate NYC, curator Leslie Johnstone, Musee d'art contemporian de Montréal, Canada
Celebration of Art Into Music, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY
Bushwick Open: Twenty Three Artists, Brooklyn, NY

2013

By-Productions, or Asides, Centotto, Brooklyn, NY
Working It Out, The Painting Center, NYC
My Story: A Nationwide Diversity Art Show, Washington State University of Vancouver, WA
Works on Paper, Berlin, Germany
Legend of Drafts, Centotto, Brooklyn, NY
Muzej Pokreta, Movement Museum, Slovenia

2012
Brucennial, New York, NY
Shoes, Cultivate Vyner Street, London, UK
Amplify Action: Sustainability through the Arts,
Skylight Gallery of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corp, Brooklyn, NY
GO! Brooklyn Museum open studio project, Brooklyn, NY
Box Populi, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Pile of Clowns, Centotto, Brooklyn, NY

2011
Process: Abstract Painters, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY
An Art Exchange with Sol Lewitt, Mass MoCA and Cabinet, Brooklyn, NY
You Are Here, Hereart, New York, NY
CART, Current Space, Baltimore, MD
NO COMMENT, Red Zone, 23 Wall Street, New York, NY
Politicon 2011, Gallery 661, Lancaster, CA
Taste 2011, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
Cerulean Arts, Is it Time?, Philadelphia, PA
Seven x 11, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2010

Aqua Art, Artslant, Miami, FL
Brucennial 2010: Miseducation, Bruce High Quality, New York, NY
The Painting Center, Philadelphia Painters, New York, NY
Curious Environs, The Art Museum at the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Virtual Public Art Project (VPAP), DesignPhiladelphia, PA
New Classicism, Saint Eizabeth College, Morristown, NJ
Repurpose, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
SPILL, Indigo Sky Gallery, Savannah, GA

2009

COLORevolution, Sage Projects, Philadelphia, PA
Purpose/Repurpose, Sage Projects, Philadelphia, PA
Urban Art, Riverfront Art Center, Millville, NJ
Textures, Surface Library Gallery, East Hamptons, NY
NeoCon, World trade Fair, Chicago, IL

2008

Intuit: Towards a Redefinition, Salisbury University Art Gallery, Salisbury MD
allTURNatives: Form + Spirit, Wood Turning Center, International Turning Exchange exhibition, paintings, sculpture and video screening, Philadelphia, PA
Ghosts and Shadows, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, video, Philadelphia, PA
Summer Exhibition, Artizen Fine Arts, Dallas, TX

2007

Patterns in Painting, Diamond-Newman Gallery, Boston, MA
Color Reflex, Artizen Fine Arts, Dallas, TX
Art for Peace and Justice, Artizen Fine Arts, Dallas, TX
AltGeo, Green Line Art Projects, Philadelphia, PA
Carbon 14, Philadelphia, PA
Green Machine, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and Inliquid, Philadelphia, PA

2006

ORDER(ed), Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA
allTURNatives: Form + Spirit, Wood Turning Center, International Turning Exchange exhibition. Philadelphia, PA

2005

Remembrance & Renewal, An Exhibition Commemorating 911, Annenberg Center, Wynnewood, PA
Engaging the Structural, Broadway Gallery, Essay by Lilly Wei, New York, NY

2004

Bentley Projects, Works on Paper, Phoenix, AZ
Art In City Hall, Luminosity. Philadelphia, PA
Rosenfeld Gallery, New Talent, Philadelphia, PA
Inner Circles, traveling group exhibition, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Inner Circles, The Sharadin Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
Woodmere Art Museum, Annual group exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

2003

Journey Within, Penn State University, Harrisburg, PA
Nature Reined, Butters Gallery Ltd., Portland, OR
Critics Choice, Critic-In-Residence-Gerrit Henry, Mainline Art Center, Haverford, PA

2002

Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea, an international symposium and group exhibition, invited artist, Florence, Italy
Introductions, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Collections (select)
Morgan Lewis, Philadelphia, PA
Kleinbard Bell & Brecker LLP, Philadelphia, PA
Coventry Corporation, Fort Washington, PA
Park Hyatt Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Westminster Theological Seminary, Glenside, PA
The Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA
St Ignatius Loyola, Buchanan Valley, PA
RRE Ventures, New York, NY
Private collections nationally and internationally

Honors/Residencies (select)

2015 Chashama, NEA Cash Grant, NYC
2015 Spaceworks NYC, Studio residency, Williamsburg Library, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Chashama Studio Space Program, New York, NY

2006, 08 Wood Turning Center, International Turning Exchange, Residency, Philadelphia, PA

2004-05 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, SOS stipend recipient

2002 Abington Annual Juried Show, Winner of Claire Breheme Memorial prize, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

1996 Art of the State:PA, 1st prize in the painting category, statewide juried exhibition, State Museum of Harrisburg, PA

Selected Bibliography
Johnson, Richard “Backlash to Affirmative Action” Daily News, NYC, 7 April 1993

“Art Imitates Marketing” Wall Street Journal, Chicopee MA, 13 May 1993
Schroeder, Tracy “Guest Artists Enliven AAC Galleries” Academy Publications, San Francisco CA, 14 February 1994
“Exhibition-ists” Art Matters, Philadelphia PA, December/January 1995 Wilkinson, Sharron
“Collaborative Artists on the Internet” Art Calendar, Upper Fairmount MD, May 1996
Hudson, June “He ‘sacrifices’ in art and wins” Haverford News, Haverford PA, 7 August 1996
Donohoe, Victoria “Exhibit boosts Harrisburg’s cultural scene” Philadelphia Inquirer, 18 August 1996
Sozanski, Edward “Art In PA” Philadelphia Inquirer, 23 August 1996
Endick, Kenneth J. “Art flows free at Allentown Museum” The Express Times, 20 February 1998
Gehman, Geoff “Hungry for Art?” The Morning Call, Allentown PA, 25 January 1998
“Masterpiece Shows Keystone Artists” Beacon, Hunderton County PA, August 2000
“Simply The Best” New Hope Gazette, New Hope PA, September 2000
“BCCC Artmobile Tour” Doylestown Patriot News, Doylestown PA, January 2001
Donohoe,Victoria “Show Reflects Communities Transitory Nature” Philadelphia Inquirer, 15 April 2001
Strauss, R.B. “Painting the Picture” Around Philly, Philadelphia PA, 5 June 2001
Bowland, Andrea “A True Artist” Around Philly, Philadelphia PA, 29 April 2002
“Modern art comes full circle” The Keystone, Kutztown Pennsylvania, February 2004
“Inner Circles” and Alexander Calder’ Alternative Central, Harrisburg PA, May 2004
Lewis, Zachary, The Patriot News, “Art to bring you full circle” Harrisburg PA, July 2004
Soblove, Ricki “360 Degrees of Unity” Alternative Central, Harrisburg PA, September 2004
Wei, Lilly “Geometry Reloaded” NY Arts Magazine, New York NY, May-June 2005
Ashley, Chris “Interview with Vincent Romaniello” Look, See - September 25, 2006
Fabbri, Anne, “New York, New York” Art Matters, Fort Washington PA, June 2005
Hill, Lori, “Gallery Siano” City Paper, Philadelphia PA, 6-12 October 2005
Strauss, R.B., “October calls its own inside” Weely Press, Philadelphia PA, October 2006
Sozanski, Edward “Partners in art” Philadelphia Inquirer, 21 October 2005
Fabbri, Anne “Order(ed)” Art Matters, Philadelphia PA, June 2006
Newhall, Edith “Creative styles of their own” Philadelphia Inquirer, 26 May 2005
Rice, Robin ”One Good Turn” City Paper, Philadelphia PA, 10 August 2006
Rice, Robin “Deep: New Paintings by Vincent Romaniello” City Paper, Philadelphia PA, 16 January 2008
Loviglio, Joann “Philly street turns empty stores to studios” Associated Press, 2 March 2009
O’Connor, Kerry “Store Fronts Once Dark Now Provide Color” Weely Press, Philadelphia PA, 8 April 2009
Vitale, John “Rent-to-admire” Philadelphia Inquirer, 8 April 2009
Landes, Jennifer “Artists as Alchemists” The East Hampton Star, 14 July 2009
Artreview, “The best of the network”, 29 October, 2009
Gounod, Constance “Top 10” Saatchi, January, 2010
Hersh, Allison, “Art & Soul: In ‘Spill’ artists share their views on the high price of oil” Savannahnow, Savannah GA, 29 October, 2010
Finch, Charlie, “A BRUCELLANY” Artnet, February 2010
Harp, MacGregor, “ART BASEL MIAMI” Hudson/ Houston (Saatchi & Saatchi NY),Thursday, 9 December, 2010
Vartanian, Hrag, “Aqua Returns to Miami Beach” Hyperallergic, New York NY, 3 December, 2010
Rubinkam, Michael, Landfillart Reclamation Project, Associated Press, 1 June, 2011
Smith, Tim, "Current Space's art market — literally" Baltimore Sun, Baltimore MD, 4 August, 2011
Wegwe, Angelique, "CART at Current Space" What Week, Baltimore MD, 11 July, 2011
Johanson, Mark, "Occupy Wall Street Demands Attention With ‘No Comment Art’", International Business Times, New York NY, 13 October, 2011
Grossman, Dan, "Review: Awful Vile Gross Rotten", Nuvo, Indianapolis IN, 17 October, 2011
Duray, Dan, "High Quality, and Quantity" NY Observer, New York, NY, 27 February 2012
Interview, Lively Magazine, New York NY, 8 June 2012
Finch, Charlie, "Roman Sketches" Artnet Magazine, 6 June 2012
McLeod, Kembrew, "Watch out, Big Brother" Little Village Magazine, Issue 149, Iowa City IA, Feb-March,  2014
Kessler, James, "Bushwick Open Studios" Leftbankartblog, Jersey City, NJ, 5 June 2014
Panero, James, "Gallery Chronicle" The New Criterion, New York, NY, June 2014
D'Agostino, Paul "Janusian Thoughts on NYC Art" L Magazine, Brooklyn, NY, 31 December 2014
McLeod, Kembrew, "Watch out, Big Brother" Little Village Magazine, Issue 149, Iowa City IA, 
Feb-March,  2014
Panero, James, "Gallery Chronicle" The New Criterion, New York, NY, June 2014
Williams, Mike, "Third Friday Review" Arts Now, Durham, NC, 24 November, 2014
"BLAM! and Smack, Pow, Wow – Opening Exhibition “Concrete” is Amazing" Diversions LA, 
21 April, 2016




Statement
Two things I'm concerned with in my work are magic and mechanics. By 'magic' I mean the unknown, the unexpected. By 'mechanics' I mean the actual making of the work: the materials and methods, both traditional and new, that bring it into being. Sometimes the mechanics itself seems magical.
         
Magic, of course, can be found everywhere if we keep our eyes open enough. It's active in lucky finds, unlikely pairings and serendipitous encounters, for example, and it inhabits inspirational spaces like art studios, houses of worship, urban centers, rural landscapes, and curious corners in attics in old homes. 

Entire bodies of work have been sparked by a tiny piece of litter I found on the sidewalk. I consider it an important part of my practice to actively observe the world around me. I consider observation and reflection to be just as important to the creative process as experimentation and the creation of objects. For me, the former activities always give way to the latter.
I often approach the actual making of objects intuitively, allowing elements like subject matter, form and color to find me as I seek them. I like to think that casual mechanics leave more room for magic.

Biography
After working in San Francisco for 14 years for publications including The Bay Guardian and Metro Magazine, Vincent moved to New York City where he concentrated his studies on painting at the School of Visual Arts and the New York Academy. He has exhibited his artwork nationally and internationally including the Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Roger Smith Gallery, New York, NY; Butters Gallery Ltd., Portland OR; Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ and the University of Wisconsin-Stout, WI.


In 2008, Sage Projects was founded by Vincent and in early 2009 the group opened a co-op gallery operated by it's members. The space was a repurposed retail store that was on loan for an eight month period during which time over 200 under-recognized artists were given an opportunity
to exhibit their work.

From 2004 until the present Vincent has documented the work of over 50 artists and art groups on videotape and presented the work via the internet, in exhibition, screenings and on cable television.

Vincent has been the recipient of honors from 
SpaceworksNYC, Williamsburg Library, Brooklyn, NY (studio resident), Chashama NYC (studio resident), The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The State Museum of Harrisburg, The Wood Turning Center (2 residencies) Philadelphia, PA and others. His work is in private collections around the world as well as public and corporate collections that include: Coventry Corporation, Fort Washington, PA; The Park Hyatt at The Bellevue in Philadelphia, PA; Morgan Lewis, Philadelphia, PA.