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Bruno Perillo

Bruno Perillo graduated from The School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, in 2002. He has shown extensively and currently resides in New York City.

Perillo grew up in the Midwest and spent much of his youth drawing the places that surrounded him. These rooms, spaces and landscapes would eventually lay the cornerstone by which he has based his unique aesthetic.

Using a variety of distinct styles, Perillo frequently paints portraits which depict compelling subjects from the new bohemian culture. He renders a particular 'truth' in his work by capturing moments of uncertainty and allowing those moments to 'just be'; this invites the viewer to resolve for themselves the narrative of the work.

The settings for the figures in Perillo's portraits are often times dark spaces; quiet landscapes where the viewer is uncertain whether or not the environment depicted actually exists. Portraits in themselves these lucid mysterious landscapes drift at the border between that which might be possible and that which alludes to the improbable.

Perillo's detailed, sculptural renderings, bold style and unique compositions places him squarely as a contemporary intimate in the pantheon of portraiture.



 

 

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2014 'Juicy' - Gitana Rosa Gallery, New York, NY.
2014 'A Portrait Apart Deux' - Porter Contemporary. New York, NY.
2013 'WAH Bridges Bushwick' - Williamsburg Art Historical Center, NY.
2013 'Starting Small' - Porter Contemporary, New York, NY.
2013 'Drink To Me'; Views of Picasso - Porter Contemporary, New York, NY.
2013 'Nocturne' - National Arts Club, New York.
2012 'Permanent Collection' - Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York.
2012 'The Others' - GRG, New York.
2011  'Introductions' - Slag Gallery, New York.
2010 'Twelve x Twelve' - Mighty Tanaka, New York.
2010 'Elegant Discord' - Mighty Tanaka, New York.
2010 'Hung' - GRG, New York.
2010 'Uniform' - Irvine Contemporary, Washington D.C.
2010 'Oil Slick' - Bogart Gallery w/GRG, New York.
2010 'Ars Graphis' - GRG, New York.
2010 'The Great Nude' - FAF, New York, NY.
2010 'AAF' - Gitana Rosa Gallery, New York.
2010 'Verge' - Gitana Rosa Gallery, New York.
2010 'Fondwa' - Gitana Rosa Gallery, New York.
2009 'Hybridism' - Mighty Tanaka, New York.
2009 'Scope' - Irvine Contemporary, Miami Beach.
2009 'Art Basel' - Gitana Rosa, Miami Beach.
2009 'Carnival' - Gitana Rosa Gallery, New York.
2009 'New Realisms' - Irvine Contemporary, Washington, D.C.
2008 'Squeeze' - Miller Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2007 'Good Times, Bad Times' - Gallery 56, Brooklyn, NY.
2006  'Art 212' - Irvine Contemporary, New York, NY.
2005 'Postcards From the Edge' - Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY.
2004 'Allegory/Anti-allegory' - Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C.
2003 'New Artists, Know Themes' - QVILLE, New York, NY.
2003 'Fifth Year show' - Museum School Gallery, Boston, MA.
2001 'Off the Chain' - New York Studio Show, New York, NY.
2000 'Drawing Show' - Museum School Gallery, Boston MA.
2000 'Edward Boit Show' - Anderson Gallery, Boston, MA.
1999 'The Annual' - Anderson Gallery, Boston, MA.
1998 'Anything Goes' - Museum School Gallery, Boston, MA.
Bibliography/ Publications
2014 Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Anniversary Edition. AU.
2013 Art & Fashion Salon, 'Drink To Me', NY.
2012 Noir Notebook, Issue, 01. UK.
2012 Fortnight Journal, Final Edition Video Interview, #347. New York, NY.
2012 Empty Magazine, Issue 21. AU.
2011 Supersonic, 357, ZachTutor. U.S.
2011 Allese Baker, 'Bruno Perillo at Slag: Reviving Portraiture', The Fountain, New York, NY.
2011 Daniel Maidman, 'Is 'How To Paint' The Right Question?', Artist Daily, New York, NY.
2010 Caroline Wellbery, The Lancet Journal UK, London, England.
2009 Amanda Teach, 'Art Review': MFA Colloquium, Washington, D.C.
2009 Falls Church News Press: Kevin Mellema, 'L'Art Real'.
2009 Lucy Hogg, MFA Colloquium, Washington, D.C.
2009 Northern Virginia Art Beat: Kevin Mellema, 'New Realisms'.
2009 Jonathan M. MFA Colloquium, Washington, D.C.
2005 Georgetown University interacting with the Medical Humanities:
          Section 2 > Exercise 9 > Gender Bender
2005 Georgetown University interacting with the Medical Humanities:
          Section 2 > Exercise 3 > Clinical correlate 4: Emergency Contraception
2004 Michael O’Sullivan “Real Deals':
          Washington Post September 17, Weekend, Page 38
2004 F. Lennox Campello:
          Mid Atlantic Art News, Saturday, October 02

Residencies, Awards, and lectures

2009 Public Panel Discussion - Georgetown University, Washington, D.C
2001 Internship Award, New York Studio Program - School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2000 Drawing Award - Drawing Competition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
2000 Honorable Mention - Edward Boit Show, School of the Museum of fine Arts
1999 Drawing Award - Drawing Competition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
1991 First Place - Tri Kappa Arts, IN  
1990 Second Place – Tri Kappa Arts, IN  

Education
 
2002 Graduated from School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. MA.  

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