PAOLO ARAO

b. 1977 Manila, Philippines, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

 

EDUCATION
2000 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1999  BFA Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
           Loughborough College of Art and Design, Loughborough, England
           Lorenzo de Medici Art Institute of Florence, Italy

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 Between The Lights, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN
2008 Fornever, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Intermission, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Make Them Love You, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
 

 

SELECTED  GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
ArtScape Project, Sindikit, Baltimore, MD forthcoming (curated by Tim Doud)
Common Ground, Ana Nova Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia (curated by Vika Dushkina)
All Things Great and Small, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA (curated by Sue + Phil Knoll)
Overlaid and Underpinned, Curating Contemporary, (curated by Anthony Falcetta)
Steady Mess: Works by artists from the 2016 Fire Island Artist Residency, Bureau of General Services Queer Division, New York, NY
Postcards from the Edge, Metro Pictures, New York NY (Organized by Visual AIDS)
Object and Influence, Hygienic Gallery, New London, CT (curated by Jason Silva)

2016
Casheesh, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Our City, The New School, New York, NY (organized by Thomas Hammer)
Common Ground, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia (curated by Vika Dushkina)
Retrieval of the Beautiful, The Painting Center, New York, NY (curated by Alyce Gottesman, Bill Hochhausen and Jack McWhorter)
Introductions, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Jim Osman) 

2015
The Flat Files: Year Three, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY
Remains To Be Seen, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA (curated by Sue + Phil Knoll)

2012
Grey Full, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Geoffrey Young) 

2011
Contemporary Drawings, Barton Art Galleries, Barton College, Wilson, NC

2010
Wall to Wall, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Observant, ISE Foundation, New York, NY (curated by Vicki Sher)

2009
Next Wave Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Dan Cameron)
Whitey on the Moon, 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Kanishka Raja)
Room Tones, St. Cecilia Convent, Brooklyn, NY (organized by Nathan Spondike)
Give Them What They Never Knew They Wanted, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
Intus Tensio, or Appropriated Special, Centotto, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Paul D'Agostino)

2008
Monsters, RENTAL, New York, NY (curated by Robert Longo)
Making History, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Yaelle Amir)

2007
Hard Times, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Introspective Men, Madder 139 Gallery, London, England (curated by David Kefford)
Fresh Direct, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Sunday Afternoon, Match-Art, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Matthew Fisher + Christina Vassalo)
Pencil Me In, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Cleanliness, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Adam Frank)
Playpen, The Drawing Center, New York, NY (collaboration with Austin Thomas)

2002
Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Luck Draw, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Made in New York, Arno Maris Gallery, Westfield State College, MA (curated by John O'Connor)

2001
Interval: New Art for a New Space, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY (review)
Mitochondria Emancipation, Asian American Arts Centre, New York, NY (curated by Chirsitine Kim)
Skowhegan Alumni, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY (curated by David Terry)
Artist in the Marketplace: 21st Annual Exhibition, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (catalog)

2000
FRESH, Butler's Laundromat, Skowhegan, ME (performance with Daniel Bozhkov)
Vermont Studio Center Resident Artists, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT
 

 

AWARDS + HONORS

Residency, Fire Island Artist Residency, Fire Island, NY 2016
Dave Bown Projects - 13th Semiannual Competition (Curators: Helga Christoffersen, Assistant Curator, New Museum, New York; and Kelly Kivland, Associate Curator, Dia Art Foundation) Honorable Mention (2016)
Artist Pension Trust, New York, NY (present - 2006)
Studio, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY (2007, 2008)
Fellowship (Drawing), New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY (2005)
Residency, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL (2002)
Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY (2002)
Residency, Artist in the Marketplace Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York (2001)
Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME (2000)
Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (1999)
Fellowship, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA (1998)

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Artist Interview, FLOORR Magazine, Issue No. 5, August 2016
Stone, Bryony, i-D Magazine, The Queer Artists of Fire Island, July 14, 2016
Modern Painters, 100 Artists to Watch, December 1, 2011 p.60
Maria Fusco, The Happy Hypocrite: Issue 1 - Linguistic Hardcore, Bookworks, London, England, 2008
Matthew Fisher, "The Distance of Drawing," Matthews the Younger Blogspot, 2008
Rafael Risemberg, "A Weekend in the Country: Paolo Arao and His Buddies Head to the Catskills." The New York Blade, April 3, 2006 p. 16
New American Paintings, North East Edition Vol. 56, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, 2005
Harper's Magazine, Readings, January 2005, p. 22
Abraham Orden, "Circus Without a Tent," Artnet.com, February 11, 2005
VOGUE (Portgual), November 2004, p. 104
The New York Sun, Calendar, October 19, 2004 p. 15
Harper's Magazine, Readings, July 2004, p. 23
Hitomi Iwasaki, Robert Lee &Timothy Liu. Mitochondria Emancipation. Asian American Arts Centre, 2001
Edwin Ramoran & Lydia Yee, Artist in the Marketplace: 21st Annual Exhibition. Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2001
Roberta Smith, "Funky Digs with Lots of Space for Performance-Oriented Hipsters." The New York Times, September 28, 2001 p. E39