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JOHN AQUILINO
Born New York, New York
Lives and works in Rockville, Maryland
John Aquilino from New York City studied at the School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League before a 25-year career as a commercial artist and illustrator. In 2003, John moved to Maryland and began focusing on his own passion for urban landscape artwork. His paintings of New York, Baltimore and other cities have been called visually meditative. He manipulates color patterns, shapes and light to create unusual striking compositions.
Education
New York University, New York, NY (3D modeling and animation)
Art Students League, New York, NY (painting, drawing)
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (painting, drawing)
Awards, Competitions & Grants
2010 New American Paintings (juried exhibitions-in-print), Southern Competition #88, June/July 2010
Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County Individual Artist Grant
Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award (Visual Arts: Painting)
2008 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award (Visual Arts: Painting)
   
2006 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award (Visual Arts: Painting)
   
2005 Bethesda Painting Awards, 2nd Place Award
   
Solo Shows
2010 Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD �New Works by John Aquilino�
   
2008 Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD "Another Level: New Works by John Aquilino"Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD "Another Level: New Works by John Aquilino"
   
2007 Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD, "Urban Color: New Works by John Aquilino"
2006 Rowe Gallery (alternative gallery space), New York, NY, "Urban Images"
   
2004 Maryland Federation of Art (alternative gallery space), Baltimore, MD, "Cityscapes"
Rockville City Hall, Rockville, MD, "Beach Paintings"
Rowe Gallery, New York, NY, "Cityscapes"
   
2002 Rowe Gallery, New York, NY, "Face Paintings"
   
1995 Bruce Lewin Gallery, New York, NY
   
Group Shows
  George Billis Gallery, New York, NY "New York Moments"
Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD "Summer Group Show"
CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, Rehoboth, DE, "LottoHEART"
Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD
Montgomery College, Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Silver Spring, MD, "Mobile Masterpieces"
  Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD, "Winter Group Show"
Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD, "Works by Selected Artists"
Montgomery College, Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Silver Spring, MD, "Mobile Masterpieces"
Washington Project for the Arts/Hickok Cole Art Night, Washington, DC
  Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD (two-person show)
Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC, "10th Annual All-Media Exhibition"
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, �Art Anonymous�
Washington Project for the Arts/Hickok Cole Art Night, Washington, DC
   
2007 Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD, "Art and Architecture"
Gallery West, Alexandria, VA, "Annual National Juried Fine Arts Competition"
Cooper Carry, Alexandria, VA, "Architectural Treasures
   
2006 Middle Street Gallery, Washington, VA, "UnRappahannock County"
Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC, "8th Annual All-Media Exhibition"
Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD, "Summer Group Show"
Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD, "Anniversary Show"
   
2005 Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC, "7th Annual All-Media Exhibition"
Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD, "Bethesda Painting Awards," 2nd Place Award
Maryland Federation of Art City Gallery, Baltimore, MD, "Environmental Dichotomies" (two-person show)
Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD, "Summer Group Show"
Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, MD, "Beach Paintings"
Tevis Gallery, Carroll County Arts Center, Westminster, MD, "H2O Art"
Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD, "Winter Group Show"
Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD, "Anniversary Show"
   
2004 Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD, "Bugs and Beasts"
Maryland Federation of Art City Gallery, Baltimore, MD, "All Hung Show"
2003 Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD, "Anniversary Member Exhibition"
Maryland Federation of Art City Gallery, Baltimore, MD, "Members Spring Exhibition"
   
Art Fairs
2010 Affordable Art Fair New York City (Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD)
Boston International Art Fair (Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD)
   
2009 Affordable Art Fair New York City (Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD)
Boston International Art Fair (Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD)
Red Dot Art Fair�Wynwood, Miami (Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD)
   
2008 Affordable Art Fair New York City (Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD)
Bridge Art Fair�Wynwood, Miami, FL (Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD)
   
2007 Affordable Art Fair New York, NY (Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD)
   
Corporate Collections
  Cassidy & Pinkard Colliers, Washington, DC (commission)
DC Council on the Arts and Humanities (Art Bank), Washington, DC
Garvey Schubert Barer, Washington, DC
National Association of Home Builders, Washington, DC
Rowe Chiropractic Offices, New York, NY (commission)
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Washington, DC
   
Bibliography & Media
  Claudia Rousseau, �Contemporary realism reigns at Fraser�s summer exhibit,� Gazette, August 18, 2010
New American Paintings, #88, June/July 2010
Claudia Rousseau, �Crows, ghosts and the urban view at Neptune Gallery,� Gazette, December 10, 2008
Souheil Chemaly, �John Aquilino at Neptune,� Bethesda Art Blog, November 23, 2008
Alexandra Silverthorne, �John Aquilino@Gallery Neptune,� Solarize This (art blog), June 7, 2007
Maryland Public Television, Artworks This Week (Art Salon), February 15, 2006
Karen Schafer, �Making it: Bethesda Painting Awards finalists on view,� Gazette, June 8, 2005
Tracy O'Dowd, "Drawn to water: Exhibit makes waves at arts center," Gazette, April 13, 2005
   
 

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