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RICHARD CASTELLANA     305 West 28th Street (6G)  NY, NY 10001      (201) 615-9753
 
Richard Castellana paints still life, landscape, and figure compositions from a mix of observation, imagination, and memory.  He is a member of the Blue Mountain Gallery and lives and works in New York City.
Since the 1970’s he has exhibited widely and received national and international recognition and awards for his work.  Castellana’s work is included in numerous collections in the USA and Europe and his exhibitions have been reviewed in local NYC papers as well as the international, multi-lingual art magazine, Next, published in Rome, Italy.  Castellana is a member of the Blue Mountain Gallery in NYC and former member and director of the Bowery Gallery, also in NYC. 
Castellana studied at the Art Students League, New York Studio School, and Queens College.  His teachers included Edwin Dickinson, Charles Cajori, Mercedes Matter, Esteban Vicente, John Ferren, and Louis Finkelstein.  
Castellana taught at Fairleigh Dickinson University for over 25 years, retired in 2013 as director of the B. A. in Interdisciplinary Studies program, and is now Professor Emeritus of Humanities and Fine Arts.  
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017                     “This & That II: A Silent Auction
2015                     “This & That: Recent Still Life Paintings,” University College, Fairleigh Dickinson            
University, Teaneck, NJ
2014                     “This & That,” Blue Mountain Gallery
2011                     “Mementos,” Ezair Gallery, NYC
2008                     Edward Williams Hall, FDU
2006                     Weiner Library Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
2004                     Bowery Gallery, NYC
2003                     Tabernacle Gallery in Washington Heights
2002                    Edward Williams Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University
2001                    Bowery Gallery, NYC
1999                     Bowery Gallery, NYC
1997                    Mallette Gallery, Garden City, NY
1996                    Bowery Gallery, NYC
1995                    Maples Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University
1994                    Becton Hall Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University
1994                    Edward Williams Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University
1990                    Educational Alliance, NYC - in conjunction with the Alliance of Artists
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (since 2000, * indicates  juried exhibition, ** indicates invitational)
2016*                   “New York Studio School Alumni Exhibition,”  NYC
                             “Oranges, No Oranges,” Blue Mountain Gallery, NYC
                             “Unstill Life,” Zeuxis Traveling Show
2015*                   “New York Studio School Alumni Exhibition,”  NYC
                             “Still Life,” Clover’s Fine Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, March/April 2015
2014                     “Off Balance: Blue Mountain Gallery at LIU”, Brooklyn, November 2014
                             “Stagioni”, Associatione Culturale Il Palmerino, Florence, Italy
2013                     “Point of View III”, Manhattanville College
2012,11,10           NARS Gallery, Brooklyn, NY             
2009*                   “A Show of Love,” Gallery One Twenty Eight, NYC
2007*                   “Paintings of Governor’s Island,” New York Studio School Alumni Exhibition            
2006                     “Street Painters,” Gallery 72, Omaha, NE & Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NYC
2003                     “Gallery Artists,” Bowery Gallery, NYC
                              “Paintings of the Meat Packing District,” at at Macelleria, Gansevoort St, NYC
2002, 2001           “The Street Painters,” Art Students’ League, NYC
2000                     “Members Exhibit,” Bowery Gallery, NYC
                             “The Street Painters,” Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NYC
                             “Portraits,” Bowery Gallery
2000*                   “On the City:  Urban Realities and Fantasies, juried by Irving Sandler, New York Studio School
GRAPHICS         
1978                    Rozinante, #1 (Cover drawing for poetry magazine)
 
REVIEWS AND NOTICES               
2013                     Alison Martin, Different artists' 'Points of View' are presented at Chelsea gallery Examiner.com.
2002                     The Street is their Beat, Street Painters at the Art Students League of NY http://www.newyorkartworld.com/artistsnews/news/newsStreetPtrsASL.html
2001                     Robert Sievert      Quick Notes, 2001, http://www.artezine.com/issues/20010615/quick_notes.htm
1997                     Joy Walker, Next, Trimestrale di arte e cultura, “New York Gallery Walking,” Anno XIII - N. 38 - Primavera 1997, p. 111, Roma, Italia, 2
1994 Suburbanite, “Castellana Works on Display at Two FDU Galleries,”February 2, 1994 (Photo), Sun-Bulletin, NJ. February 4, 1994
1983                     Cory Mac a’Ghobhainn       Villager, “Union Square Artists Open Their Studios,” November 17, 1983
PUBLICATIONS
2017                     Richard Castellana/Richard Kostelanetz, Archaea Editions, 2017
2006                     Catalog, The Street Painters
1967                     Brooklyn Museum: Drawing Each Other, An Exhibition of Drawings and Watercolors of the Artists and Their Friends, http://books.google.com/books/about/Drawing_Each_Other.html?id=0_7LGwAACAAJ
GRANTS/AWARDS/HONORS/RESIDENCIES
2014                     Residenza Il Palmerino, Florence, Italy
2010                     Partial Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center -- Artist Residency
2007                     Partial Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center -- Artist Residency
2007                     Fairleigh Dickinson University Grant-in-Aid, Paintings of the Vermont Landscape           
2001,2,3               Fairleigh Dickinson University Grant-in-Aid (“Making Paintings: Portraits”)
2001                     Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center -- Artist Residency
1999                     Fairleigh Dickinson University Grant-in-Aid (for project titled, “Making Paintings: Artist-in-Landscape Series”)
1998                     Pouch Cove Foundation, Newfoundland (Artist’s Residency)
 
1998                     Fairleigh Dickinson University Grant-in-Aid (for project entitled “Paintings of the Newfoundland Coast)
1997                     Director, Bowery Gallery, elected director by the membership
1997                     Fairleigh Dickinson University Grant-in-Aid
1997                     Vermont Studio Center -- Artist Residency and Grant
1997                     Art Awards Juror, 12th Annual Benefit Show, Stowe, VT
1968                     Queens College Art Department Fellowship
1965                     New York Studio School Scholarship
 
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
FFAST Fondazione Fremantle per Artisti Stranieri in Toscana (The Fremantle Foundation for Foreign Artists in Tuscany)
 
EDUCATION
Harvard College, B.A. in Biology, 1962
Art Students' League, 1964  (Studied with Edwin Dickinson)
New York Studio School, 1964-66  (Studied with Esteban Vicenti, Charles Cajori, Mercedes Matter, Sidney Geist, George Spaventa)
Queens College,1968  (Studied with Louis Finkelstein, James Brooks, Elias Friedenson, John Ferren  in the MFA program)
New School for Social Research, M.A. in Political Economy, 1976; Ph.D. in Economics, 1987.
 
                            

 
 
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