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Joseph J Laurro
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Ditmas Park

ARTIST STATEMENT: "Art making has always been my place of refuge and exploration, a place I found anything possible. I did not always know what it would look like, but I knew I could do it. Painting for me is visceral. There is an intuitive response in the process I find very challenging. Often lyrical, images are developed along with the re-contextualized and imaginary. My love for nature, animals, the ocean and dance are never far from hand. Oil, enamel, flashe paints, printing ink, graphite & charcoal are among some of my materials." Joseph Laurro received his BFA in Painting from the State University of NY at New Paltz, and studied Painting/Drawing and Photography in Rochester, NY. He has worked and called Brooklyn, NY "home" for nearly 25 years. Along side art making, you'll find Joseph in Afro-Caribbean dance classes at Mark Morris Dance Group Studio's. As a dance enthusiast, Laurro believes dance and movement have been an integral part of the creative process and what "keeps the energy moving!" In 2013 Joseph's paintings were chosen for Curate NYC. His work was also featured by Rachael Thomas, the Senior Curator/Head of Exhibitions of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), and by Chief Curator, Rebecca Wilson for Saatchi Art. In 2014 Joseph was interviewed for Brooklyn Independent Media (BRIC) "On Air" with Sheba Legend. He has exhibited locally and nationally, including; The Mercer Gallery, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Collette Blanchard Gallery, Greenpoint Gallery and Local Projects. He remains committed to art-making and the idea that the arts are a vital, necessity in communities & a healthy world. Recently, Mr. Laurro has enjoyed working as a guest Teaching-Artist in the NYC schools.

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2015 NYSpirit Publication

2015 The Salon Show
Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014- Brooklyn Independent Media (BRIC)
"On Air" 15 Minutes Project with Sheba Legend

2014 Open Studio's- Ditmas Park. Brooklyn, NY

2014 The Salon Show
Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Curate NYC Exhibition with Guest Curator:
Rachael Thomas, Senior Curator/Head of Exhibitions
Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin)

2013 The Salon Show
Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Curate NYC/Local Project, NYC
Curator; Carolina Penafiel
Curate NYC Executive Producers- Danny Simmons & Brian Tate

2013 Open Studio's- Ditmas Park. Brooklyn, NY

2013 NY Season 360° Dance Company/Art Exhibition
Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater NYC

2013 Saatchi Art,
Chief Curator; Rebecca Wilson- Featured Works

2012-2014, 6x6, RoCo Rochester, NY

2013 Guest Artist, Talk with Q&A
SUNY College at New Paltz, NY

2012 The Legacy Exhibition,
The Art Gallery at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

2011 ASHES TO BEAUTY; Hope for Haiti
The Dumbo Loft, Brooklyn, NY

2010 SOAPBOX II; The Laundromat Project,
Collette Blanchard Gallery, NYC

2010 In The Midst,
Bread & Roses Gallery, NYC

2009 SOAPBOX; The Laundromat Project,
Envoy Enterprises, NYC

2002 Deviations; curated by Jon Tomlinson,
Nigel Hamill Gallery, NYC

2001 Solo Exhibition- Paintings
Mercer Gallery- Rochester, NY

1997 Painting & Drawing,
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz NY

1993 Bachelors of Fine Arts, Painting
State University of New York College at New Paltz

647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217


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