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DON PORCARO
(b. 1950)

Artwork

 

Don Porcaro (b. 1950) is a New York-based artist whose sculptures explore the nature of human interaction with the physical world. With an emphasis on totemic iconography, his constructions focus on the layering of intricately carved stones to create forms at the intersection of figuration and architecture. His artworks are in the collection of the National Academy of Design (NYC), Emory University (Atlanta, GA), and numerous private collections. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in New York, NY, Mexico, Switzerland, France, Germany, South Korea, and Japan. 


WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC is the exclusive worldwide representative for Don Porcaro.

For any inquiries regarding acquisition, artwork prices, or exhibition, please contact the gallery at info@westwoodgallery.com.

© Don Porcaro.

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Don Porcaro in his NYC studio, 2022.

Courtesy the artist and Westwood Gallery NYC.

ARTWORK

Primarily working with stone, Porcaro sources materials from across the word to enrich his sculptures with variations of color, texture, density, and origin. 


Porcaro is interested in creating sculpture in an additive process that lets intuition guide the fluid experience of building columnar works from the ground up. Instead of working in a reductive carving process from a singular block, he cuts, builds, and assembles layers of various stones, joining them to create forms that allude to the accumulation of geological time as well as cultural history. In these regards, Porcaro’s sculptures become totemic, stone archetypes, that emphasize what is both architectural and human.


Porcaro’s influences include Isamu Noguchi, Constantin Brancusi, Martin Puryear, Nancy Holt, Sara Sze, Antony Gormley, Louise Bourgeois, his mentor and colleague Ronald Bladen, and Renaissance artists and architects Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Filippo Brunelleschi.

SCULPTURES

 
 
“My works explores the nature of human interaction with the physical world through references to architecture and man-made objects.
- Don Porcaro

 

WORKS ON PAPER

BIOGRAPHY

Biography

Don Porcaro is a New York-based artist who began his art career in the 1970s. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Porcaro holds his BFA from Farleigh Dickenson University (Madison, NJ) and his MFA in sculpture from Columbia University (New York, NY). In graduate school, Porcaro studied under his mentor and friend Ronald Bladen. Shortly after his graduation, Porcaro joined the faculty of Parsons School of Design, where he taught for over 43 years from 1975 to 2017, and where he is now Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts.

Don Porcaro’s artwork is exhibited internationally and nationally in New York, NY, Mexico, Switzerland, France, Germany, South Korea, and Japan. His work is collected by museums and private collections, including the National Academy of Design (NYC), the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts (Springfield, MA), the Progressive Corporation (Cleveland, OH), Emory University (Atlanta, GA), Forma Viva Sculpture Collection (Portorož, Slovenia), and others. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, Artnews, BOMB Magazine, and Newsday, among others. Porcaro is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, New York Foundation for the Arts/New York State Council on the Arts grant, and a Teaching Excellence Award from Parsons School of Design. He is also a member of the Abstract American Artists Association and the National Academy of Design.

Don Porcaro is exclusively represented by Westwood Gallery NYC and lives and works in New York City with his wife, artist Leslie Wayne.

EXHIBITIONS

DON PORCARO:
TIME WILL TELL

APR 1 - JUN 10, 2023

WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC

Click to view our 2023 exhibition Don Porcaro: Time Will Tell at Westwood Gallery NYC
Exhibition History


EXHIBITION HISTORY

SOLO EXHIBTIONS

2023 - Westwood Gallery NYC, New York, NY: Don Porcaro, Time Will Tell
2020 - Pelham Arts Center, Pelham, NY
2018 - Hudson Boulevard Park, New York, NY: Talisman and Nomads
2018 - SLEEPCENTER, New York, NY: Don Porcaro selected works
2016 - Public Arts Commission of Summit, Summit, NJ: Art on the Green 
2015 - Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ: Shape of Play, Sculpture by Don Porcaro 
2013 - D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA: Sentinels and Nomads 
2012 - Humanities Gallery, LIU, Brooklyn, NY: The World is Full, 700 x 10,000,000, a site specific installation
2011 - Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
2010 - Drew University, Madison, NJ
2009 - Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
2009 - The Loomis-Chaffee School, Windsor, CT 
2008 - Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN 
2008 - Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY 
2006 - Kouros Gallery, New York, NY 
2005 - Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 
2005 - Allyn Gallup Gallery, Sarasota, FL 
2004 - University Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (traveled to Crossley Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL): The Object of Time; Charting a Decade
2004 - Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 
2003 - Kouros Gallery, New York, NY 
2002 - Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2002 - Byron Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2002 - Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY 
2001 - Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2000 - Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
2000 - Elena Zang Gallery, Woodstock, NY
1998 - Kouros Gallery, New York, NY 
1997 - Cohen-Berkowitz Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1997 - Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 
1996 - Kouros Gallery, New York, NY 
1995 - The Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Atlanta, GA 
1994 - Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
1994 - Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1994 - Trinity Church, New York, NY
1990 - 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY
1990 - Chenango County Art Center, Norwich, NY 
1986 - Genest Gallery, Lambertville, NJ 

 
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 - Theodore Arts,  New York, NY: Heavy Metal
2022 - The Mount, Lenox, MA: SculptureNow
2022 - Silicon Valley Sculpture, Menlo College, Atherton, CA
2021 - National Academy of Design, digital exhibition: E Pluribus: Out of Many
2021 - Bad RagArtz Outdoor Sculpture Triennial, Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
2021 - The Gallery at the Visual & Performing Arts Center, Western Connecticut State University: Digital: AAA Prints 

2020 - Gallery MC, New York, NY: Still Utopia: Island
2020 - Gallery MC, New York, NY: Personal Identity Matter - Exit 2020 
2019 - Australian Consulate, New York, NY: All the Rivers Run
2019 - Transmitter Gallery, Bushwick, NY: Digital: AAA Prints 2012-2019
2019 - The Gallery at The Visual and Performing Arts Center, Western CT State University: Digital: AAA Prints
2019 - Chungbuk Cultural Foundation, Chungcheongbuk, South Korea: Exit 2019 
2018 - Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA: The Particular Past
2018 - Washington Art Assoc. Gallery, Washington, CT: WWA Sculpture Walk
2018 - Gallery MC, New York, NY: Exit 2018
2017 - Gallery MC, New York, NY: Out of the Studio
2016 - Dorsky Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, NY: Confluence/Influence: Mingei in Contemporary Abstraction 
2016 - Standard Motors Gallery, Long Island City, NY: A Symposium 
2016 - Gallery MC, New York, NY: earth
2015 - Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY: ObjectHood 
2015 - 549 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY: (un)SCENE Art Fair
2014 - FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: Color Formed
2014 - Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills, NJ: Art in Nature: a Collaboration of Greenwood Gardens and Studio Montclair 
2014 - Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT: Summer Exhibition
2011 - Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY: Toy Story
2011 - Kouros Gallery, New York, NY: Accrochage
2011 - Forma Viva Sculpture Park, Portoroz, Slovenia: Forma Viva 50th Anniversary
2010 - Art Athena, Athens, Greece 
2010 - Kouros Gallery, New York, NY: Dialogues 
2010 - Alma in Manhattan, New York, NY: Your Documents Please
2009 - The Educational Alliance, New York, NY: Better Half
2009 - Kouros Gallery, New York, NY: Accrochage
2009 - The Art Lot, Brooklyn, NY: Summer Show 
2009 - Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2009 - Galeria Ajolote Arte Contemporaneo, Jalisco, Mexico (traveled to Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin, Germany and Galeria Z, Bratislava, Slovakia): Your Documents Please
2009 - Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN: Food for the Soul
2009 - Gallery MC, New York, NY: Grand Tour 2
2008 - Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY: Couples
2008 - ZAIM, Yokahama, Japan (traveled to Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan; 2B Galeria, Budapest, Hungary): Your Documents Please
2008 - Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN: First Growth and Perennials
2007 - Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY: Free Play
2007 - Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN: Packages Large and Small
2007 - Kouros Gallery, New York, NY: Small Scale Sculpture
2006 - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY: Peace Tower/Whitney Biennial
2006 - Red Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA: Pull
2006 - Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN: Small Packages 12
2005 - Kouros Gallery, New York, NY: TableTop: small works by gallery artists
2005 - Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA: Oceans Inspire Art, Art Benefits Oceans
2005 - Gallery MC, New York, NY: Works on Paper
2004 - Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY: A Coat Of…
2004 - Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, NY: Slippage: Form and Image in the Disjunction
2003 - Byrdcliffe Art Center, Woodstock, NY: Centennial Exhibition 
2003 - Elena Zang Gallery, Woodstock, NY
2001 - Baird Center, The Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ: Earthline
2001 - Global Art Source, Zurich, Switzerland: Cross Culture
2000 - The Sculpture Center, New York, NY: Spring Benefit 2000
2000 - North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
(traveled to Akus Gallery, East Connecticut State University, Willnantic, CT; Illinois University Art Gallery, Normal, IL; and Parsons School of Design, NY, NY): Drawing In The Present Tense
1999 - Kouros Gallery, New York, NY: Twelve Duets
1999 - Clifton Sculpture Park, Clifton, NJ
1999 - Elena Zang Gallery, Woodstock, NY (Outdoor Exhibition)
1999 - Royal College of Art, London, UK: Absolut Secret 
1998 - Suffolk County Community College, Seldon, NY: West Side Meet East End
1998 - Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL: Shaping Space: Drawings by Six Contemporary Sculptors
1998 - Hunterdon Museum, Clifton, NJ: Form and Space: A Dialogue
1998 - Elena Zang Gallery, Woodstock, NY: Outdoor Sculpture Show 1998
1998 - Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT
1998 - Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ 
1998 - Jeffrey Coploff Gallery, New York, NY: Small
1997 - Monte Carlo, France: VI Biennial de Monte Carlo
1997 - Royal College of Art, London, UK: Absolut Secret 1997
1997 - Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL: The Resonance of Paint
1997 - Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT (Outdoor Exhibition)
1997 - Elena Zang Gallery, Woodstock, NY (Outdoor Exhibition)
1996 - Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1996 - Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ: Associated Media
1996 - Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT (Outdoor Exhibition)
1996 - Elena Zang Gallery, Woodstock, NY (Outdoor Exhibition)
1996 - Chelsea Market Gallery, New York, NY: Slag
1996 - Elena Zang Gallery, Woodstock, NY: Miniature Works by Major Artists 
1995 - Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA: Paper Works
1995 - College Art Gallery, SUNY New Paltz: Hudson Valley Artists ‘95: Domestic Polices 
1995 - Kouros Gallery, New York, NY: Introductions
1995 - The Open Center, NYC (traveled to Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ; University Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse): From Celestial to Earthly: Exploring the Environment Through Ourselves
1994 - Krasdale Corporate Headquarters Gallery, White Plains, NY
1994 - Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT
1993 - New York Downtown Hospital, New York, NY: Art Show 2
1993 - Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT
1993 - Bill Bace Gallery, East Hampton, NY: Introductions
1992 - Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
1992- Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT
1992 - Kouros Gallery, New York, NY: Sculptors' Drawings
1992 - Bill Bace Sculpture Fields, Sagaponack, NY
1992 - Trenkmann Gallery, New York, NY: Action
1992 - 450 Broadway, New York, NY: Large Drawing
1992 - Bill Bace Gallery, New York, NY: Large Scale
1991 - Triplex Gallery, New York, NY: Natural Materials
1991 - Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY: Inaugural Show
1991 - Genest Gallery Sculpture Garden, Lambertville, NJ
1991 - Bill Bace Gallery, New York, NY
1990 - Genest Gallery Sculpture Garden, Lambertville, NJ
1989 - Burlington Community College, Pemberton, NJ
1989 - Ann Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID: Sculpture Visions Transformed 
1989 - Genest Gallery Sculpture Garden, Lambertville, NJ 
1987 - Genest Gallery Sculpture Garden, Lambertville, NJ
1987 - Lever-Myerson Gallery, New York, NY: Modern and Contemporary Masters
1987 - Sandra Gering Fine Arts, Oyster Bay, NY
1987 - Genest Gallery Sculpture Garden, Lambertville, NJ
1986 - 50 West Gallery, New York, NY: Sculpture and Abstraction
1986 - Cheltenham Art Center, Beaver College, Philadelphia, PA: Sculpture Outdoors
1986 - Sandra Gering Fine Arts, Oyster Bay, NY 
1986 - Genest Gallery, Lambertville, NJ 
1985 - Garden of St. Bartholomew's Church, New York, NY
1985 - 50 West Gallery, New York, NY: Interpretations of the Southwest
1985 - Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY: Time, Chance, Entropy
1982 - New York Cultural Center, New York, NY: Artists Who Teach
1982 - South Beach Sculpture Garden, Staten Island, NY
1981 - Wards Island, New York, NY

Museum Collections

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Ackerman Securities, Atlanta, GA
Barkley & Evergreen, Kansas City, MO

City University of New York, Staten Island, NY

City of South Orange, NJ

Clifton Sculpture Park, Clifton, NJ

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA

DST Reality, Kansas City, MO

Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Forma Viva, Sculpture Park, Portoroz, Slovenia

Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

McBride Medical Center, OK

Marx Realty, Lobby 44th St and 3rd Ave, New York, NY

National Academy of Design, New York, NY

New Jersey Transit, Jersey Ave, Lite Rail Station, Jersey City, NJ

Radford University Art Center, Radford, VA

Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc., Collegeville, PA

South Bay Centre, Gardena, CA

Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, MO

The Hay Group, New York, NY/Philadelphia, PA

The Minet Insurance Corporation, New York, NY

The New School for Social Research, New York, NY

The Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH

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