Paul Fabozzi


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LG Tripp Gallery



Archived Work

Spectral Variant series

Artist's Biography

Paul Fabozzi received his BFA from Alfred University and his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. His paintings and works on paper have been included in numerous solo and group shows throughout the United States and abroad, including exhibitions in New York, Philadelphia, Rome, and Busan,
South Korea. His work is included in numerous private and public collections, including the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Fidelity Investments, The New York Public Library, and the San Diego Museum of Art. He is represented by G. W. Einstein Co, Inc. in New York and Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia. Awards include a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He edited an anthology of writings on contemporary art—titled Artists, Critics, Context: Readings in and around American Art Since 1945—published by Prentice-Hall and is currently Professor of Fine Arts at St. John’s University in New York City where he teaches course that operate at the intersection of theory and practice including Senior Thesis Seminar and Global Contemporary Art.

Artist's Statement

“The painter ‘takes his body with him’ says Valéry. Indeed we cannot imagine how a mind could paint. It is by lending his body to the world that the artist changes the world into paintings.”

—Maurice Merleau-Ponty, “Eye and Mind”

Wandering in New York, Rome, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, London, and Berlin, I am drawn to specific buildings as points of confluence for my urban drifting. Curved architectural forms manifest various ideals—formal, symbolic, functional. I find myself inside places designed for worship, entertainment, material consumption, contemplation, transportation, and governance. The paintings and drawings in this series are a tactile and visual record of my intuitive reckoning with these spaces—a way of forcing them to look back at me.

Selected Exhibitions

Curved Locators, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Site Translations, LG Tripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Spectral Variants, LG Tripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Spectral Variants: New Large Works, Atrium Gallery at 153 East 53rd Street, New York, NY

Lines of Regression, University of Pennsylvania, Kelly Writers House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Data Walks: The Paintings, Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA

Data Walks: The Installation, Carbon 14, Philadelphia, PA

Le voci della pietra: Photographs 1998 – 2001, Polmone Pulsante Gallery, Rome, Italy

Rome: The Layers of Memory, Parallels Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The Rome Series, The School of Architecture Gallery, Louisiana Tech University,
Ruston, LA

Marcature/Markings, Polmone Pulsante Gallery, Rome, Italy

Drawings, Polmone Pulsante Gallery, Rome, Italy

Paul Fabozzi and Changha Hwang, Between Forms, Yace Gallery, Long Island City, NY

Investigations of Language & Place, InLiquid at Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
With Annette Cords

Art on Paper (featured artist with G.W. Einstein Company), Pier 35, New York, NY

The Boston International Fine Art Show (with G.W. Einstein Company), Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

Art Busan: International Art Fair (with Gallery Ho), BEXCO Exhibition Center II, Busan, South Korea

Pagina: A Black and White Exhibition Celebrating the Printed Page, Antica Libreria Cascianelli, Rome, Italy

2014 - 2015
Artist’s Choice: Works by Gallery Artists, L.G. Tripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) Print Fair (with G.W. Einstein Company), Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY

MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps, Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY

The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) Print Fair (with G.W. Einstein Company), Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY

Spatial Translations, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Paths: Charting, Navigating, and Bridging, Simons Center Art Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Sublime Porte: Art and Contemporary Turkey, Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery, St John’s University, Queens, NY

MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps, AIGA Philadelphia Space, Philadelphia, PA

MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps, New York Public Library (Mulberry Street Branch), New York, NY

Documents, LG Tripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Works on Paper, LG Tripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Art/Value/Currency, The Pigeon Wing, London UK

Premiere: An Exhibition of Gallery Artists, LG Tripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

InLiquid’s 10th Anniversary Show, Gallery 543 at URBN, Philadelphia, PA

Soho Show-off: Penn Design New York, Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

2007 - 2008
Parris, New York, Philadelphia, Fuel Collection, Philadelphia, PA

So This is Where it all Began, The Hudson Guild, New York, NY

Summer Survey 2007, Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA

The 18th Annual Works on Paper (with G.W. Einstein Company), The Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY

2005 - 2006
Tracking and Tracing, The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA

Urban Life, The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The 17th Annual Works on Paper (with G.W. Einstein Company), The Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY

The Los Angeles Fine Art Fair (with G.W. Einstein Company), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Inside/Out, ISO Tower Lobby, Jersey City, NJ

Rethinking Landscape, PCAD Main Gallery, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA

The Energy of Creation, Anderson-Soule Gallery, Concord, NH

Contemporary American Images All’Italiana, Walsh Library Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

The Pierogi Flat Files, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Haulin’ Ass: Pierogi in L.A., The Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Pierogi 2000 Flat Files, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Pierogi 2000: The Flat Files, Rosenwald–Wolf Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The Eighth Annual U.S. Artists (with G.W. Einstein Company), 33rd Street Armory, Philadelphia, PA

Pierogi 2000: New York Presents the Flat Files, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

Drawings, G.W. Einstein Company, New York, NY

Small Works, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University, New York, NY

1997 - 1998
Art on Paper, The Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC

Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

New York Drawers: The Pierogi 2000 Flat Files, The Corner House Gallery, Manchester, England

New York Drawers: The Pierogi 2000 Flat Files, The Gasworks Center for Contemporary Art, London, England

Artist's Bibliography

Marcello, Neil, “Monumental Abstraction—Paul Fabozzi at Seraphin Gallery,” The Artblog: Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof, December 27, 2016

Moshin, Parvez, “The Pensive City: Transience and Convergence Beyond Space,” Paul Fabozzi Curved Locators
(exhibition catalog)

Noble, Alastair, “Introduction,” Paths: Charting, Navigating, and Bridging
(exhibition catalog)

Fabozzi, Paul, “A Gathering of Memory and Light,” Sublime Porte: Art and Contemporary Turkey
(exhibition catalog)

Schwartz, Chip, “AIGA Philadelphia Presents ‘MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps,’” Knight Foundation, March 7, 2013

Newhall, Edith, “Site Specific,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 23, 2012

Wagner, Amanda V, “Site Specifics,” Philadelphia Daily News, September 14, 2012

Schwartz, Chip, “The Role of Abstraction Analyzed at L.G. Tripp Gallery,” Knight Foundation, May 17, 2012

Parrish, Matthew, “NYC Artist Visits Paper+,” Williamsport Sun-Gazette, July 24, 2011

Davidson, Margaret, "Contemporary Drawing: Key Concepts and Techniques," New York, NY: Watson-Guptill, 2011

Fabozzi, Paul, “Il Tempo di Corviale,” Humanities Review, volume 9, issue 1, spring 2011

Tierman, Alexander, "Minimal, Emotional, and Visceral in Old City," artblog, May 16, 2010

Newhall, Edith, “Lines and Spaces,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 9, 2010

Dantzic, Cynthia Maris, "100 New York Painters," Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2006

Bacon, Charlotte, “Ordinary Wonder,” Data Walks (exhibition catalog)

Sigler, Jeremy, “A Conversation in the Studio,” Data Walks (exhibition catalog), 2006

Saccà, Annalisa, “Le voci della pietra,” Il filorosso: semestrale di cultura, #34, 2003

Sozanski, Edward J, “Abstractions Evoke a Sense of Place, from Experience or Lore,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 21, 2003

Strauss, R.B., “In the Galleries,”, March 7, 2003

Saccà, Annalisa, “Paul Fabozzi e i luoghi della memoria/and the Places of Memory,” Marcature/Markings (exhibition catalog), 2000

Selvaggi, Giuseppe, “New York ed il suo Polmone Pulsante: Il viaggio italiano di Paul Fabozzi,” Il Giornale d’Italia, October 7, 1999

Professional Experience

1998 - present
Professor of Fine Arts, St. John’s University, Queens, NY

2005 - 2007
Department of Fine Arts Chair, St. John’s University, Queens, NY

1995 - 2001, 2003 - 2008
Co-coordinator of the Rome Summer Program, St. John’s University, Queens, NY

Awards & Honors

2004 - 2014, 2016
Faculty Recognition Award, St. John’s University, Queens, NY

Outstanding Achievement Award, St. John’s University, Queens, NY

Fellowship in Drawing, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY

1998, 1999
Summer Research Grant, St. John’s University, Queens, NY

Teaching Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Georgia Foundation Grant for Travel in Italy

Clara Katherine Nelson Memorial Award for Distinction in Painting, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Selected Collections

The New York Public Library
San Diego Museum of Art
Fidelity Investments
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
Forest City Commercial Group
The University of Pennsylvania
Bank of America


Penn Design, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MFA, Painting

School of Art and Design, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
BFA, Painting

Cortona, Italy program with the University of Georgia at Athens

Siena, Italy program with SUNY Buffalo