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Vincent Desiderio

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Mourningandfecundity
Mourning and Fecundity, 2007 Oil on Canvas H: 428.6 X W: 375.9 Cm © Marlborough Gallery
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Figure before Sleep, 2009 Oil on Paper 11 X 12 3/4 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & Marlborough Gallery New York
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The Triumph of Dysfunction, 1988 © Courtesy of the artist and Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
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Sink, 2010 Oil on Paper on Prepared Board 48 X 64 Inches © Vincent Desiderio
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Spiegel im Spiegel, 2010 Oil on Canvas 84 X 108 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & Marlborough Chelsea
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Sumo , 2008 - 2009 Oil on Canvas H: 106 X W: 130 in © Marlborough Gallery
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Sumo , 2008 - 2009 Oil on Canvas H: 106 X W: 130 in © Marlborough Gallery
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Laughing Woman , 2010 Oil on Prepared Board H: 64 X W: 48 in © Marlborough Gallery
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Mourning and Fecundity II , 2011 Mixed Media and Oil on Canvas H: 81.2 X W: 107.2 in © Marlborough Gallery
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Mourning and Fecundity II , 2011 Mixed Media and Oil on Canvas H: 81.2 X W: 107.2 in © Marlborough Gallery
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Window, 2010 Oil and Mixed Media on Board 48 X 48 Inches © Marlborough Gallery
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Pigs, 2006 Oil on Linen 67 1/4 X 47 Inches © Marlborough Gallery
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Lily in a Round Chair, 2008 Oil on Linen 45 1/2 X 57 1/8 Inches © Marlborough Gallery
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My Father Fallen, 2009 Oil on Paper 13 1/4 X 16 Inches © Marlborough Gallery
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Figure Ascending Staircase, 2009 Oil on Paper Mounted on Board 17 X 12 1/2 Inches © Marlborough Gallery
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Boating Party, 2010 Oil on Paper on Prepared Board 60 X 48 Inches © Marlborough Gallery
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Study After Michelangelo's Battle of the Centaurs, 2009 Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel 8 X 9 3/4 Inches © Marlborough Gallery
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The Awful Indifference, 2013 Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas Mounted on Board 60 X 144 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & The Marlborough Gallery
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Birth year
1955
Lives in
New York
Works in
New York
Representing galleries
Statement

CV

  • The artist lives and works in Westchester County, New York.

  • 1955 Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1977 Accademia di Bell’Arte, Florence, Italy (through 1978)

  • 1977 BA, Fine Arts and Art History, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania

  • 1983 Four-Year Certificate, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Awards

  • 1996 Grand Prize, S.A.S. Prince Rainier III 30th Annual Show of Contemporary Art, Monte Carlo, Monaco

  • 1991 Painting Grant, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC, United States

  • 1987 Painting Grant, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc., New York, New York, United States

  • 1987 Painting Grant, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC, United States

  • 1985 Purchase Prize, Drawing National, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, United States

  • 1985 Rome Grant, Creative Artists Network, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

  • 1985 Studio Award, P.S. 1, Queens, New York, United States

  • 1984 Studio Award, P.S. 1, Queens, New York, United States

  • 1982 Cresson Traveling Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011Vincent Desiderio, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2009Vincent Desiderio: Studies and Works on Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2008Vincent Desiderio, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States.

  • 2008Vincent Desiderio, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2006Vincent Desiderio, Pinturas Recientes, Galería Marlborough, Madrid, Spain.

  • 2004Vincent Desiderio: Paintings, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2002Vincent Desiderio, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 2002Vincent Desiderio: Oil on Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1999Works on Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1997Recent Paintings, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1993Recent Paintings, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1993Vincent Desiderio, Very Special Arts Gallery, Washington, DC, United States.

  • 1991Vincent Desiderio: The Power of Allegory, Center for the Visual Arts, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States.

  • 1990Vincent Desiderio, Lang and O'Hara Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1989Vincent Desiderio, Lang and O'Hara Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1988Vincent Desiderio, Greenville Country Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

  • 1987Vincent Desiderio, Lang and O'Hara Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1986Vincent Desiderio, Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Group Exhibitions

  • 2011A Desert in the Ocean—The View From Cill Rialaig, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2011Summer Group Exhibition, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2011Summer Group Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2010Solemn and Sublime: Contemporary American Figurative Painting, Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, Connecticut, United States.

  • 2009Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2009Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2009The Return of the Horse: Painting in the Ambivalent Present, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 2009The Sketchbook Project, Art House Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Traveled to 303 Grand Street, Brooklyn, New York; Art and Shelter Gallery, Los Angeles, California; Soulard Art Market, Saint Louis, Missouri; and Home Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

  • 2009Works on Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2008Summer Show, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2008Urban Organic, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 2007Painting and Sculpture, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2007Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2007Visions: Selections from the James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings, Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida, United States.

  • 2006New Old Masters, National Museum, Gdańsk, Poland.

  • 2006Post Malcolm Modern, The Forbes Galleries, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2006Summer Group Show, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2005Then as Now, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 2005Works on Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2004Realism Now, Part II: Traditions and Departures, Mentors and Protégés, Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

  • 2004The Drawn Page, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States.

  • 2003Art History’s Heroes: The Masters of Contemporary Realism, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 2003Modern and Contemporary Portraits, Forum Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2003The Perception of Appearance, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, United States.

  • 2003Transforming the Commonplace, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 2001Summer Show, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2000Déjà vu: Reworking the Past, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, United States.

  • 1999Ex-Capillary, Allen Sheppard Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1998Collector's Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States.

  • 1998Forma Y Figuración: Obras Maestras De La Colección Blake-Purnell, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain.

  • 1997ART 1997 CHICAGO: 5th Annual Expo of International Galleries Featuring Modern and Contemporary Art, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

  • 1997Queens Artists: Highlights of the 20th Century, Queens Museum of Art, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1997The Unbroken Line, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 1996A Child's Work, Dru Arstark Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1996Body Language, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States.

  • 1996Contemporary Artists in New York, Edobori Gallery, Osaka, Japan.

  • 1996Heroic Painting, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States. Traveled to Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida; Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi; University Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts; and 30th Annual Show of Contemporary Art in Monte-Carlo, Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

  • 1996Reality Bites: Realism in Contemporary Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, United States.

  • 1995Portrait of Our Times, Revolution Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan, United States.

  • 1994Contemporary Artists in New York, Edobori Gallery, Osaka, Japana.

  • 1994The Seer, O’Hara Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1993The Anxious Salon: Narrative Content in Recent Figurative Painting, List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

  • 1992On Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1991Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States.

  • 1991In the Looking Glass: Contemporary Narrative Painting, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.

  • 1991New Generations: New York, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 1991Strange Vistas/Imagined Histories/Revising Reality, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, United States.

  • 1990American Art Today: The City, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, United States.

  • 1990Persistence of Vision, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1990Polyptyques et Paravents: Un Siècle de Creation 1890-1990, Galerie Bellier, Paris, France.

  • 1989Kunst der Letzten 10 Jahre, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria.

  • 1989Works on Paper, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1988Visions/Revisions: Contemporary Representation, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1987Morality Tales: History Painting in the 1980’s, Independent Curators Incorporated, New York, New York, United States. Traveled to Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, New York; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California; Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut; Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska; and Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec City, Canada.

  • 1987Summer Group Exhibition, Lang and O'Hara Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1986Small Format, Lang and O'Hara Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1986The Drawing National, The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, United States. Traveled to Sarah Moody Art Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona; Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, Staten Island, New York; and New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut.

  • 1985 P.S. 1, Queens, New York, United States.

  • 1985Mass, New Museum, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1985University Museum Invitational Exhibition, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 1984 Creative Artists Network, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 1984Disdain for False Authorities, Independent Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 1984New Realism, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, United States.

  • 1983Untitled, 1983, Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 1982 Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 198210 Philadelphia Area Artists, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 1981Emerging Artists, Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • 1979 Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Public Collections

  • Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, United States

  • Galerie Sammlung Ludwig, Aachen, Germany

  • Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina, United States

  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, United States

  • Indiana University Museum of Art, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States

  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, United States

  • Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama, United States

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, United States

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, United States

  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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