Peter Quarracino


Contact Information

pete@quarracino.com

Phone: (484) 472-2231

http://www.quarracino.com

PO Box 398, Newtown Square, PA 19073

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Artist's Biography

I grew up in Ohio and the Philadelphia suburbs.

Artist's Statement

In the waterscape paintings I enjoy working in oil paints. I feel the texture and consistency of the oils creates the movement in the paintings, and the medium provides the visual depth where required.

The challenge of painting water comes in expressing the nature and effects of water. I am interested in the fluidity, movement, multi-layered hues, light patterns and reflected forms. The exclusion of peripheral objects is used to emphasize the viewer’s movement through the paintings colors and forms.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2016
Real & Imagined, Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA

2015
Surface Tension, Church Street Gallery, West Chester, PA

2006
Visual Expansion Gallery, West Chester, PA

2003
Water Colors, Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA

Two-Person
2013
Land & Sea, Sunset Hill Gallery Gallery, West Chester, PA

Group
2017
Mala Galleria, Kennett Square, PA

2011
Size Matters, an exhibition of four galleries combined - Serpentine Gallery, Art Trust, Sunset Hill Gallery, and Chester Count Art Association, West Chester, PA

2002
William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2001
Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

2000
National Spring Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

1998
Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

1997
Hewlett Packard, Wilmington DE

1995 - 2010
Lost Dreams on Canvas, Traveling Exhibition/Project, organized by the Museum of American Art

1995
Student Show, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The Human Form, Wallingford Community Art Center, Wallingford, PA

Annual Group Exhibitions
2003 to present
Sunset Hill Gallery, West Chester, PA

2011 to present
Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, PA

2002 to 2010
Immaculata College, Immaculata, PA

2001 to 2008
Salon des Amis Gallery, Malvern, PA

1994 to Present
Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA

1997 - present
Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Public Projects

Participating Artist, Lost Dreams on Canvas, Traveling Exhibition/Project, organized by the Museum of American Art
Certificate of appreciation from the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Board

1996
America’s Greatest War Heroes: 6th Annual Tribute to Children in the Crossfire, WHYY Studios, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Experience

Illustrated Cover, Philadelphia Poets Journal, 2005

Created posters for Plays:
Take the Baby & Run
Pot Luck Cafe
Shared Hearts
The Confessional

Illustrated cover, Philadelphia Poets Journal, April 2005

Illustrated children’s book Amy Plants a Seed, Author Robert Cellucci, 2001

Affiliations

Church Street Gallery, West Chester, PA

Sunset Hill Gallery, West Chester, PA

Visual Expansion Gallery, West Chester, PA

Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA

The Rock Poster Society

Education

1975
Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1992 - 1993
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Graphic Design

Continuing Education
2007
Bill Ewing Workshop

2006
Odd Nerdrum Workshop

2004
Sidney Goodman Workshop

2000
Jon Redmond Workshop

1996
Nelson Shanks Portrait Workshop

1995 - 1996
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Portrait Painting, M. Bockrath

1991 - 1992
Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA