Vincent Figliola

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Vincent Figliola

United States

Website address: www.vincentfigliola.com, figliolafineart.com   
    email:  figliolafineart@zianet.com  Studio phone:  575  382- 2108

VINCENT N. FIGLIOLA, award-winning Creative Director, moved to New Mexico to express his purely creative leanings in a new landscape. Although winning the highest awards in advertising nationally and internationally for over 25 years in NYC, (directing TV and print campaigns(Chanel Pool,Revlon,Smirnoff,ClubMed,Guerlain fragrances) - Vincent found it impossible to continue because his love of money was less than his love of expression. In his own words, he came to New Mexico “to see if he could become a serious painter, to paint the human epic in classical terms." Preferred mediums include oil, mixed media, original graphite drawings, and limited edition stone lithography. Art critics refer to Vincent as“the artist who paints the Renaissance, and makes it now.”

In the 1980’s prior to an interview with the BBC, Leo Castelli, the international art critic and founder of movements in modern art, predicted that Vincent would be one of the important realistic painters of this century.
Now 84, it appears that he has.

While in the Fine Arts program at Temple University,Vincent was awarded the Salvador Dali Drawing Competition and offered an apprenticeship in Spain. Born in Harrison,NY,Vincent currently resides in a desert/mountain landscape in Las Cruces,NM. His work is included in selected corporate and private collections, nationally and internationally.

 Recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and Lifetime Achievement, Santa Fe,NM
 International Masters in Oil Painting, SanAntonio Texas, OPA juried
 El Paso Museum of Fine Arts and Juarez Museum of Fine Art, juried Chicago Art Institute
 The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
 Simic Galleries, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California
Massey Fine Arts, Santa Teresa, NM
Hammer Gallery, Manhattan, NY
Fine Art Gallery & Museum, Amarillo, TX
Huntsman Gallery of Fine Art, Aspen, CO
NMSU Williams Hall Solo Exhibition& Retablo Collection Mexico City 
Glenn Cutter Fine Art, Las Cruces, NM
John Pence Gallery, San Francisco,CA
"Re-presenting Representation", John O'Hern, Curator
“The Border Paintings” International League of Conservation,”Borderlands, Wildlife, People and the Wall”, Washington DC
 El Paso Museum of Art, Christian Gerstheimer, Curator, “The Crossing I”
 “Cruz & Jose” “Moving On” III Biennale Ciudad Juarez-El Paso, “A Cultural Crossroads for the United States and Mexico” Juried Exhibition, Biennial Cesareo Moreno, Chief Curator and Visual Arts Director, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
“Examining Social Issues through Art” Vincent N. Figliola,American Artist
Southern Poverty Law Center: Certificate of Appreciation “ The Border Paintings”: the ongoing fight against hatred and intolerance in America, The Wall of Tolerance in Montgomery,AL
The Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio,TX, “International Masters of Fine Art”,OPA Juried
Inverarte Fine Art, San Antonio, Mexico City, “ Border Crossings, The Bridge”
S.R. Brennen Galleries (Palm Desert, Scottsdale, Santa Fe)
Reflection Gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe
NM Governor’s Gallery, State Capitol, Santa Fe,Governor’s Award for artistic excellence
NM Arts Commission Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts

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