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Karl Pilato
updated: 06/21/2012
website: www.karlpilato.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Untitled (w11-1)
untitled (w11-2)
untitled (i10-1)
untitled (w12-10)
untitled
untitled
untitled
Mind Has Mountains I
Mind Has Mountains II
Mind Has Mountains III
Mind Has Mountains V
Mind Has Mountains IV
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, gestural, landscape, nature, spiritual, organic
 
 
Untitled (w11-1) by Karl Pilato
Untitled (w11-1)
Watercolor on paper
2011
8" x  8" 
untitled (w11-2) by Karl Pilato
untitled (w11-2)
Watercolor on paper
2011
8 " x  8 " 
untitled (i10-1) by Karl Pilato
untitled (i10-1)
ink on paper
2010
6 1/2 " x  6 " 
untitled (w12-10) by Karl Pilato
untitled (w12-10)
Watercolor on Paper
2012
21 " x  18 " 
untitled by Karl Pilato
untitled
Ink on Paper
2012
19 " x  13 " 
untitled by Karl Pilato
untitled
Ink on Paper
2012
19 " x  13 " 
untitled by Karl Pilato
untitled
Ink on Paper
2012
19 " x  13 " 
Mind Has Mountains I by Karl Pilato
Mind Has Mountains I
graphite and watercolor on paper
2011
30 " x  30 " 
Mind Has Mountains II by Karl Pilato
Mind Has Mountains II
graphite and watercolor on paper
2011
30 " x  30 " 
Mind Has Mountains III by Karl Pilato
Mind Has Mountains III
graphite and watercolor on paper
2011
30 " x  30 " 
Mind Has Mountains V by Karl Pilato
Mind Has Mountains V
graphite and watercolor on paper
2011
30 " x  22 " 
Mind Has Mountains IV by Karl Pilato
Mind Has Mountains IV
graphite and watercolor on paper
2011
30 " x  22 " 

Artist Statement

 

My abstract paintings, prints, and drawings evoke nature as encompassing, vast, and always changing.

The intuitively drawn mark is the foundation of my work. A mark’s particular character leads to following gestures, which reflect, contrast, obscure, or enhance it. My work comes out of basic tactile experiences of the medium like varying pressure to carve a line through space or bumping a loaded brush over another color to form a flickering complexity. Painting for me is feeling the light and space that emerges from nuanced relationships of gesture. 

Rhythmic structure emerges from my process of building areas of density and openness. These contrasting areas weave through one another. I look for all the marks to fit in place, to feel balanced, to be in continual motion, and to evoke the light and space of nature.

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

 

Education

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Master of Fine Arts, 2001


Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1997


One and Two Person Exhibitions

2010 Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA 

2007 Alcove, Ink Paintings, New York, NY 

2004

Kingston Gallery, Catherine Bowen and Karl Pilato: Paintings, Boston, MA
Mark Gallery, Pogany and Pilato: Paintings and Prints, Cambridge, MA

2003

Butters Gallery, Reflections, Portland, OR


Selected Group Exhibitions

2011  K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA

2010  Chicago Art Source, Three of a Kind, Chicago. IL 

2009 Heistand Gallery, Miami University, Annual Young Painters Competition Finalists, Oxford, OH 

2008

Chicago Art Source Gallery, Out of Focus, Chicago, IL

Lana Santorelli Gallery, Abstraction, New York, NY

2007

The Lobby Gallery at 499 Park Ave, Surfacing, New York, NY

2005

Washington Square East Galleries, NYU, Small Works, New York, NY
Myerhoff Gallery, MICA, 15 x 15, Baltimore, MD

2004

Mark Gallery, The Gift, Cambridge, MA
World Forestry Center, Sitka Invitational, Portland, OR

2003

Marylhurst University, Painting Portland, Portland, OR
Tower Gallery, Mass Art Master Print Series and Alumni Prints, Boston, MA

2002

Fulton Street Gallery, Interpreting Landscape, Troy, NY
World Forestry Center, Sitka Invitational, Portland, OR

2001

Bakalar Gallery, Mass Art, MFA Thesis Show, Boston, MA
Copley Society, Annual Student Show, Boston, MA

1998

Maryland Artists Series, Government House, Power Objects in the Here and Now, Annapolis, MD
Lalit Kala Academy, IASG in New Delhi, New Delhi, India


Awards

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia
Fellowship Residency, Fall 2003

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon
Artist-in-Residence, Winter/Spring 2002


Publications

Cover Art: Mary Rose O’Reilley, Half Wild: Poems (Walt Whitman Award), L. S. U. Press, 2006


Selected Collections

Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts at the Portland Art Museum, OR

The Joffrey Ballet, Chicago, IL

Jordan D. Schnitzer Collection, Portland, OR
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR
Capital One Corporate Collection, McLean, VA