Vincent Pomilio

I primarily work in all painting media, on canvas, paper, or wooden panel. For the past ten years my work has been largely abstract, always using the Natural World as my guide. The image evolves through a series of layers, each one rubbed, sanded, or burnished with tools. The image then reveals itself and I intuitively know when to bring it to completion. Some of my work has a strong landscape feeling as in "Between The River and The Sky". I always encourage the viewer to find recognizable shapes and images in my work. "If you see it, it is there". Most of these paintings have an all-over feeling as if these self-organizing systems continue off the picture plane. One shape flows from another, and then another, until there is a pulsating energy of interacting elements. Worlds of refined, chaotic movement are animated by color.


I usually start with an acrylic base and drawing tools, pencil, wax crayon, ink etc. I also use a Kolcaustico plaster with marble dust and pigments in layers. As it is drying I carve into it and paint into with pigment or waterbased paint and start to build up the surface. I do as much carving as painting. Nothing is collaged onto the painting unless I specify collage as part of the material. A lot of the shapes are created with tape and the material is trowelled onto the surface. After it is all said and done I rub a refined beeswax into it and burnish the surface to bring up all the detail and seal the surface. It acts as a glaze as well and makes it resistant to moisture. All materials are permanent.

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Big Little Series

Medium Works

Large Works




2018 Horizon Line, Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, Kingston, NY
2015 Paintings, Lemonade Stand Gallery, Key West, FL
2011 Paintings, Drawings, Prints – Trans-Luxe Gallery, New York, NY
2008 “Between the River and Sky” Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY
2004 Paintings - Van Brunt Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Paintings - Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
2000 Paintings - Pacifico Fine Art, New York, NY
1998 Paintings - Mad River Post, New York, NY
1996 Paintings - Lift Arts Center & Exhibition Space, New York, NY
1994 Paintings - Smith-Barney Executive Gallery, New York, NY
1993 "Views of Strada" - Works on Paper - Castel San Nicolo, Arrezzo, Italy

2018 Bejeweled – Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2017 Summer Show, Hal Bromm Gallery, NY, NY
2017 Patterns, Wired Gallery, Mohonk, NY
2016 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Hal Bromm Gallery, NY, NY
2015 Color Theory – Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2014 “Insecure”, Hal Bromm Gallery, NY, NY
2014 New York All Borough Show, Denise Bilbro Gallery, NY, NY
2013 Group Exhibition – Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2013 “Silent Partners” - imogen holloway gallery, Saugerties, NY
2012 “A Conversation: Thomas Huber and Vincent Pomilio” – BAU Gallery, Beacon, NY
2012 “Abstract Realities” – Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Group Exhibition – Edward Hopper House and Museum, Nyack, NY
2012 “Anywhere but Here”, curated by Dan Teran for Artsicle, Gallery Bar, NYC
2012 “zoom in” - imogen holloway gallery, Saugerties, NY
2012 “Composed Chaos”, Soreille Gallery, Albany, NY.
2012 “Abstract Realities” - curated by Hal Bromm, The Studio of Key West, Key West, Fl.
2011 “Serious Play” – Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2011 Hudson Valley Contemporary Works on Paper – Boscobel, Garrison, NY
2011 20th Anniversary Exhibition - Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2010 Group Exhibition – Solera, NY, NY
2010 Group Exhibition – Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
2009 Group Exhibition – “Frolic” Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2007 Group Exhibition - New Hudson 3 Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
2006 Group Exhibition – Brik Gallery, Catskill, NY
2006 If They Could See Us Now – South Bay Gallery, Hudson, NY
2006 Group Exhibition - Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
2005 Group Exhibition - North Pointe Cultural Center/Kinderhook, NY
2005 Group Exhibition – ELLART Exchange Gallery/Simi Valley, Ca.
2005 “Pomilio & Pomilio” North Pointe Cultural Center/Kinderhook, NY
2005 “Abstraction NOW!” Shelnutt Gallery. RPI/Troy, NY
2004 Group Exhibition – ADD Gallery, Hudson, NY
2004 Paintings - Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
2003 Group Exhibition – Richard Sena Gallery, Hudson, NY
2002 Works on Paper - Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2002 Group Exhibition - Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY
2005 Group Exhibition - Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2001 Works on Paper - Pacifico Fine Art, New York, NY
2001 Red Hot and Cool - Pacifico Fine Art, New York, NY
2000 50th Anniversary Exhibition - Berkshire Art Association, Stockbridge. MA.
2000 "Autopoiesis" - Self Organizing Systems in Art - Pacifico Fine Art, NYC
1999 New Jersey Center for Visual Arts - National Juried Exhibition
Curated by Lisa Dennison, Solomon Guggenheim Museum, NY
1998 Group Exhibition - Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
1998 Juried Painting Exhibition - Berkshire Museum - Pittsfield, MA.
Curated by Laura Hoptman, Museum of Modem Art, NY
1997 Works on Paper - Berkshire Museum - Jerry Saltz, Curator
1995 "Spirit of America - Four New York City Artists" - Works on Paper
Gallery Camue, Bad Durkheim, Dresden, Manheim, Germany


1995 Small Works Show - Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Group Show -Barnard-Biderman Fine Art, New York, NY
1991 Group Painting Show - Keith Haring, Stephen Lack, Vincent Pomilio
Gallery Nadeau, Philadelphia, PA
1990 Group Show- Still-Zinsel Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1986 Three Person Show- Soho Center for Visual Arts, New York, NY
1985 Group Show- Vox Populi Gallery, New York, NY

2013 In Local Living Color: Vince Pomilio’s Thornbush Grid by Dave King, Rural Intelligence
2008 Hudson River: Abstract Revision by Kevin D. Murphy, ART New England (vol. 29, issue 2)
2008 The Hudson Valley 100, Insideout (July/August ’08)
2006 ARTS Alive BRIK Gallery Presents: In/formed Color
2006 The Artful Mind In/formed Color at Brik Gallery
2005 Painting by Pomilio Cousins in Kinderhook, NY. The Paper, Hillsdale, NY.
2005 Sigthings. Hudson River Art. Hudson, NY
2004 Abstraction Now! Shows classic modernism, The Independent, Hudson, NY
2003 Marking Space – Making Time, by Jeannette Fitz. The artfulmind
2002 A wide, peaceful sky, by Jason Flores-Williams. Pasatiemp, Santa Fe, NM.

LECTURES 2005 Northe Point Cultural Center, Kinderhood, NY
2005 The New York City Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center
2001 Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM.
1992 The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadephia, Pa.

AWARDS 2015 The Studios of Key West, Residency Fellowship
2001 Santa Fe Art Institute, Residency Fellowship
2000 The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Grant Recipient
1991 Milton & Sally Avery Fellow, Fellowship
1991 Change, Inc. Financial Assistance (Robert Rauschenburg)
1991 MacDowell Colony, Residency Fellowship
1988 Vermont Studio Colony, Residency Fellowship
1987 Artist Space, New York, Materials Fund Award

EDUCATION 1973 Kutztown State University, Kutztown, PA BFA - Painting
1976 New York University, NY Graduate Studies - Painting
1976 Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA Graduate Studies – Painting

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