M. Pia De Girolamo


Paintings

Archived Work

Artist's Biography

Pia De Girolamo is an accomplished painter living and working in the Greater Philadelphia area whose recent exhibitions featured large-scale paintings based on abstracted mountain landscapes, as well as a series evoking the urban landscapes of Rome and Italy. She has had thirteen solo exhibitions, most currently at the Cerulean Arts Gallery in Philadelphia, and at the Museo Mastroianni, within the Musei di San Salvatore in Lauro in Rome. She has also shown extensively in group exhibitions regionally. De Girolamo has a BA in Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MD degree from the University of Rochester. She lectures on the relationship between art and medicine as well as the connections between art, nature, and health. Her awarded work has been acquired for collections by PNC Bank and Thomas Jefferson University and has been highlighted in Hollywood feature films.

Artist's Statement

I am primarily a painter of modernist landscapes who uses interacting forms and color combinations in an abstract and intuitive way to convey the essence of place. In my Mountain Series, massive organic forms, expansiveness and the sense of gravity dictated how I used color and shape. In my most recent exhibit, Being There, a series of large and small scale paintings begun during an extended stay in Rome, a variety of geometric shapes, including apartment blocks, triangular roofs, and domes interact with each other and with natural forms like the iconic umbrella pines and cypresses of the Mediterranean. I am currently at work on a new series featuring the fragile and otherworldly landscape of the Arctic.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2019
Being There, Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2018
Mountain Series, Museo Mastroianni in the Musei Di San Salvatore, Lauro-Rome, Italy

Mountain Series, Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2017
Mountain Series, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Recent Work, Art in the Storefront Gallery, Ambler, PA

Recent Work, Bryn Mawr Dermatology, Bryn Mawr, PA

Mountain Series Selection, InLiquid at The Courtyard by Marriott, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Abstractions, David Rocco Gallery/Pyramid Club, BNY Mellon Center, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Abstractions, David Rocco Gallery/Capital One Café, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Pia De Girolamo: New Work, David Rocco Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2011
A Sense of Time and Place, Olitsky Gallery, Temple Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA

2007
On My Way, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

2004
Outside and Inside, Horsham Public Library Inaugural, Horsham, PA

Two- and Three-Person
2018
Montgomery County Studio Tours Juried Show, Cellini Gallery, Ambler, PA

2016
The Body Eclectic, Scatter Joy Center for the Arts, Horsham, PA

2014
Two Person Show, The Residences, Two Liberty Place, Philadelphia, PA

2010
June Exhibition, Geode Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2009
Green Fest Philly Spring Event, Always by Design Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Spring Exhibition, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Wynnewood, PA

Group
2019
Wayne Art Center Regional Juried Spring Show, Wayne, PA
Juror: Stuart Shils, Faculty, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Awarded Best in Show

2018
3rd Street Gallery Members Exhibition, D'Arrigo Gallery, Salus University, Elkins Park, PA

2017
Water Ways: A Greater Philadelphia Regional Artist Installation, Freeman's Auction, Wayne, PA

Professional Artist Members Juried Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Juror: Ross Lance Mitchell, Director, Barnes-De Mazia Education and Outreach Programs, Barnes Foundation

RED Benefit exhibition for The Philadelphia American Heart Association, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Home and Away, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

All Together NOW!, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Annual Dominic Di Stefano Memorial Works on Paper Juried Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2015
New Brunswick Art Salon Oil and Mixed Media Exhibition, Alfa Art Gallery - New Brunswick, NJ
Invitational/Juried Show

3rd Street Gallery Group Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Absolutely Abstract Juried Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Spring Gala Exhibition Juried Show, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2014
Assemblage: A Convergence of Art, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Snowflake Salon Winter Invitational, Heavy Bubble HQ, Philadelphia, PA

Art Encounters Invitational, Delaware Community College Art Gallery, Media, PA

2013
Professional Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2012
Professional Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2011
Small Works, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

Memory, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

Alchemy and Intent, City of Philadelphia Board of Ethics, Philadelphia, PA

MCGOPA Spring Juried Show, SPP Gallery, Conshohocken, PA

2010
InLiquid Art + Design Benefit v.11, Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

Green Monos: Abstract Monotype Prints, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Main Line Art Center 72nd Anniversary Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2009
InLiquid 10th Anniversary Show, Gallery 543 Urban Outfitters HQ, Philadelphia, PA

Four Artists, New Work, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Fall Collection, F.U.E.L. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The World of the Professional Artist, MCGOPA/SPP Gallery, Conshohocken, PA

2004
Continuing Education Program Annual Juried Show, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

64th Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

2017
Marathon Literary Review: Arcadia University MFA in Creative Writing Biannual Literary Magazine, Selected Paintings, Issue 11

Artspan Contemporary Art, "New and Now 2016", Feb. 2016

2014
Artspan Contemporary Art, "Autumn Light", Fall 2014

2013
DonArtNews, Review: Pyramid Club Solo Show and Artist Interview, Nov. 2013

Skinny Artist, "21 Artists to Watch in 2013"

2012
Med Monthly, "A World of Emotion", May 3.

Artsy Shark, "Featured Artist: Pia De Girolamo", March 2012

2009
Philadelphia Inquirer, "A Little Science", June 26

2008
Montgomery Town and Country Living, "Venezia", Winter 2008

2007
Philadelphia Inquirer Montgomery County Neighbors Section Pagus Gallery Solo Show Art Review, Sept. 30

Awards & Honors

2019
Wayne Art Center Regional Juried Spring Open Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Juror: Stuart Shils
Best in Show

2015
2015-2016 Juried Exhibition Series, New Brunswick Art Salon, Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
2nd Place Award

2011
MCGOPA Spring Juried Show, SPP Gallery, Conshohocken, PA
Honorable Mention

2010
Main Line Art Center 72nd Anniversary Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford PA
Honorable Mention

2008
The World of the Professional Artist, MCGOPA/SPP Gallery, Conshohocken, PA
Juror's Choice Award

Lectures

2018
Art Geo, North Wales Public Library, North Wales, PA

2017
A Wild Peace, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Art Geo, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Art Lessons: The Role of Art in Medicine, Wissahickon Library, Blue Bell, PA

2014
Art Lessons: The Role of Art in Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University Annual Alumni Winter Meeting, Snowmass, CO

2009
Art and Medicine, Developed in Collaboration with Paul Mather, MD for the Capstone End-of-Year Lecture for The Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Internal Medicine Residents

Curatorial Projects and Juror Appointments

2018
All About Art Art Exhibition for Professional Artists with Disabilities, Moss Rehab/Einstein Healthcare Network, Elkins Park, PA
Juror for Awards

2017
RED: Benefit exhibition for The Philadelphia American Heart Association, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Co-Curator

2012
Heart of Philadelphia 2012 Artwork for Silent Auction, American Heart Association, Philadelphia, PA
Curator

Collections

Museo Mastroianni, Musei di San Salvatore in Lauro, Rome, Italy

PNC Bank Tower, Corporate Headquarters, Pittsburgh, PA

PNC Bank Corporate Offices, Berwyn, PA

PNC Wealth Management, Bluebell, PA

Thomas Jefferson University, President’s Office, Philadelphia, PA

Royer, Cooper, Cohen, Braunfeld, LLC, Conshohocken PA

Private Collection, Milan, Italy

Private Collection, Bethesda, Maryland

Private Collection, Ambler, PA

Private Collection, Blue Bell, PA

Private Collection, Hilton Head, SC

Education

2006-13
Norristown Arts Building, Norristown PA
Drawing and Painting Workshops with Timothy Hawkesworth

2008
Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Printmaking

2003-05
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,Philadelphia, PA
Continuing Education
Program - Painting

1986
University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY
MD Degree

1981
Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY
BA in Art History, Concentration in Architecture
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa