DON PORCELLA

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Born in Modesto, California
Lives and works in New York City

Education

2006 MFA, Painting, Hunter Colege, NY
BFA, Painting, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA
BA, Psychology, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2005 Don Porcella, Planaria Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Shift, Big Pagoda Company, San Francisco, CA
Mis-Direction, Modesto Junior College Art Gallery, Modesto, CA
2001 Mis-Direction, AE Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Mis-Direction, Gensler Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Recent Work, Zonal, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2007 Picture Ping Pong, Quality Pictures, Portland, OR
ArcheoFacts, Michael Martin Galleries, San Francisco, CA
2006 Human Nature #2, New Trans-Species Fantasy, Yukiko Kawase Gallery, Paris, France
Auction, Michael Martin Galleries, San Francisco, CA
Springs Invitational, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY
Group Show, California college of the Arts, Oakland, CA
Summer Salon, Michael Martin Galleries, San Francisco, CA
Scope Hamptons Art Fair, Jack the Pelican Presents, East Hampton, NY
Japanese and American Artist Exhibition in NY, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York NY
Bonic Tonic Art Collective Spring Show, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY
2005 GO FIGURE! A Group Exhbition of Contemporary Figurative Work, Jet Artworks, Washington, DC
Bonic Tonic Art Collective Summer Extravaganza, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY
Michael Martin Foundation Annual Art Auction, Michael Martin Galleries, San Francisco, CA
2004 Reality Check, Spike Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise at Passerby, New York, NY
Group Show, Pool Art Fair, New York, NY
Group Show, Michael Martin Galleries, San Francisco, CA
2003 Green Chimneys Benefit Art Auction, Spike Gallery, New York, NY
Unframed, First Look, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
Dirty Old Toy Box, Fluxcore Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Doug Dibble Memorial Art Auction, Hunter College Gallery, New York, NY
Love, Art, War Emerging Arts, New York, NY
2002 27 Emerging Artists, Spike Gallery, New York, NY
Box Art Show, East End Hospice, East Hampton, NY
Small Works Group Show, Michael Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Awards, Honors & Appointments

  Dedalus Fellowship Nominee
Awarded Hunter College AEB Grant to help found The Drawing Club Art Collective
Panelist. ArtNews, “What are They Teaching in Art School These Days?” New York, NY
Teaching Assistant Hunter College Undergraduate Sculpture Class
Chair New York Foundation for the Arts/Hunter College Visiting Artist Program
Co-Chair Hunter College Visiting Artist Program

Bibliography

  The Southampton Press, “At the Galleries”, July 28, 2005
Reuters, “New York Times Square Interview about Iraq War”, July 25, 2005
NY Times Art Review, Ken Johnson,“Nick Payne and Don Porcella” July 15, 2005
The New York Sun Art Review, Maureen Mullarkey, “Gallery Going, May” May 13, 2004
Contra Costa Times Art Review, “Galleries” June 28, 2002
Modesto Bee Art Review, “Paintings, Abstracts, Photos in Area Displays” February 10, 2002
East Hampton Star Art Review, “Mis-Direction”, October 25, 2001
The Pirates Log “Artists Explore Horizons”, September 13, 1998