Nicholas Pilato

Nicholas Pilato’s work involves the construction of surfaces and their disruption through varying methods of deterioration, abrasion and formal displacement. Utilizing concrete, tile and canvas, Pilato generates a series of oppositions to achieve a sense of both creation and destruction. His work references the natural and the human, invoking aspects of sedimentation, erosion as well as industrial decay. Through creation and destruction, Pilato’s work is marked by constant flux, a divergence away from the appearance of the handmade and towards an evanescent sense of material and image. What is left is a memory of a sensation or crystallization of a material experience.

 

EXHIBITIONS

La Brea, June 9 – July 15, 2017

Nicholas Pilato, January 10 – February 21, 2015

Nicholas Pilato

1986
Born. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Education

2013
MFA, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
2010
Summer Studio Program, Virginia Commonwealth University
2009
BFA, University of Florida

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2017
La Brea, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
La Brea Studio Residency, Los Angeles, CA
2015
How to clean everything, with John Roebas, Rose, New York, NY
miart, with Anat Ebgi, Milan, IT
Nicholas Pilato, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

2018
COLLECT, Soloway, Brooklyn, NY
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2017
Dallas Art Fair, with Anat Ebgi, Dallas, TX
2016
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2015
(Idéale) Géographie, curated by Olivier Kosta-Thefaine, Gallerie Derouillon, Paris, FR
(Idéale) Géographie, curated by Olivier Kosta-Thefaine, CAC (Centre D’Action Culturelle), Moulin du Roc, Niort, FR
Dérive(s), curated by Romain Dauriac, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY
New Vibrations, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT
Dérive(s), curated by Romain Dauriac, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY
2014
IDEA Miami 2014, Kowal+Odermatt, Miami, FL
Summer and sUMMER, Michael Jon Gallery, Detroit, MI
Different things from different places, Group show, Annarumma Gallery, Naples, IT
144 Rooftop Show, Brooklyn, NY
Proxima, curated by Elisa and Seth Carmichael, Museo Británico Americano, Mexico City, MX
NADA New York, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2013
Rutgers in NY, White Box, New York, NY
Dim Sum MFA Thesis, Mason Gross Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
2010
Agent Form, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
InSpace, Daacha Gallery, Gainesville, FL
Infinity Realized, Civic Media Center, Gainesville, FL
2008
Questionable, Kickstand Gallery, Gainesville, FL
International Exhibition, Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos, GR

Awards

2013
Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, Teaching Fellowship
2009
University Scholars Research Award, University of Florida

Teaching

2013
Part Time Lecturer, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, Intaglio, Fall 2013
Part Time Lecturer, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, Silkscreen, Spring, 2013
2012
Part Time Lecturer, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, Stone Lithography, Spring 2012
2011
Part Time Lecturer, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, Intaglio, Fall 2011

Bibliography

2015
“Nicholas Pilato and John Roebas at Rose,” Art Viewer, November 10, 2015. (Link)
“Nicholas Pilato at Anat Ebgi,” 2-Times, January 14, 2015.
“Preview: Nicholas Pilato at Anat Ebgi,” Modern Painters, January 2015.
2014
Tony Gallagher, “REVIEW: NADA Art Fair New York 2014,” FAD website, May 13, 2014.
Hrag Vartanian, “NADA New York Does It Better Than Ever,” Hyperallergic, May 10, 2014.

Nicholas Pilato

BIOGRAPHY

CV

Nicholas Pilato, La Brea Installation view, 2017
Nicholas Pilato, La Brea Installation view, 201
Nicholas Pilato, La Brea Installation view, 201
Nicholas Pilato
Untitled, 2017
Oil and concrete on canvas
42 x 30 inches
Nicholas Pilato
Untitled, 2017
Oil and concrete on canvas
42 x 30 inches
Nicholas Pilato
Untitled, 2017
Oil and concrete on canvas
42 x 30 inches
Nicholas Pilato
Untitled, 2017
Oil and concrete on canvas
42 x 30 inches
Nicholas Pilato
Untitled, 2017
Oil and concrete on canvas
28 x 16 inches
Nicholas Pilato
Untitled, 2016
Oil and concrete on canvas
42 x 30
Nicholas Pilato
Untitled, 2016
Oil and concrete on canvas
42 x 30
Nicholas Pilato
Untitled, 2016
Oil and concrete on canvas
42 x 30
Nicholas Pilato
Installation view, 2015
Nicholas Pilato
Installation view, 2015
Nicholas Pilato
Installation view, 2015
Nicholas Pilato
miart 2015, Installation view with Anat Ebgi, 2015
Nicholas Pilato
miart 2015, Installation view with Anat Ebgi, 2015
Nicholas Pilato
miart 2015, Installation view with Anat Ebgi, 2015
Nicholas Pilato
Marrowstone, 2015
Oil and concrete on canvas
75 x 65 inches
Nicholas Pilato
Map over Mali, 2014
Hand glazed ceramic tiles
85.5 x 61 inches
Nicholas Pilato
something like a spider, 2014
Oil and concrete on canvas
77 x 67.25 (framed)
Nicholas Pilato
something like a spider (Detail), 2014
Oil and concrete on canvas
77 x 67.25 (framed)
Nicholas Pilato
Map over Mali, 2014
Hand glazed ceramic tiles
85.5 x 61 inches
Nicholas Pilato
Map over Mali (Detail), 2014
Hand glazed ceramic tiles
85.5 x 61 inches
Nicholas Pilato
wingwalker, 2014
Oil and concrete on canvas
77 x 67.25 (framed)
Nicholas Pilato
Forever whenever, 2014
Oil and concrete on canvas
77 x 67.25 (framed)
Nicholas Pilato
Eternal Present, 2014
Oil and concrete on canvas
43.25 x 31.21 (framed)
Nicholas Pilato
Already, not yet, 2014
Oil and concrete on canvas
43.25 x 31.21 (framed)
Nicholas Pilato
wingwalker, 2014
Oil and concrete on canvas
77 x 67.25 (framed)
Nicholas Pilato
Autumn Green, 2014
Oil and concrete on canvas
43.25 x 31.21 (framed)

BIOGRAPHY

Nicholas Pilato’s work involves the construction of surfaces and their disruption through varying methods of deterioration, abrasion and formal displacement. Utilizing concrete, tile and canvas, Pilato generates a series of oppositions to achieve a sense of both creation and destruction. His work references the natural and the human, invoking aspects of sedimentation, erosion as well as industrial decay. Through creation and destruction, Pilato’s work is marked by constant flux, a divergence away from the appearance of the handmade and towards an evanescent sense of material and image. What is left is a memory of a sensation or crystallization of a material experience.

 

EXHIBITIONS

La Brea, June 9 – July 15, 2017

Nicholas Pilato, January 10 – February 21, 2015

CV

Nicholas Pilato

1986
Born. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Education

2013
MFA, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
2010
Summer Studio Program, Virginia Commonwealth University
2009
BFA, University of Florida

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2017
La Brea, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
La Brea Studio Residency, Los Angeles, CA
2015
How to clean everything, with John Roebas, Rose, New York, NY
miart, with Anat Ebgi, Milan, IT
Nicholas Pilato, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

2018
COLLECT, Soloway, Brooklyn, NY
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2017
Dallas Art Fair, with Anat Ebgi, Dallas, TX
2016
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2015
(Idéale) Géographie, curated by Olivier Kosta-Thefaine, Gallerie Derouillon, Paris, FR
(Idéale) Géographie, curated by Olivier Kosta-Thefaine, CAC (Centre D’Action Culturelle), Moulin du Roc, Niort, FR
Dérive(s), curated by Romain Dauriac, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY
New Vibrations, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT
Dérive(s), curated by Romain Dauriac, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY
2014
IDEA Miami 2014, Kowal+Odermatt, Miami, FL
Summer and sUMMER, Michael Jon Gallery, Detroit, MI
Different things from different places, Group show, Annarumma Gallery, Naples, IT
144 Rooftop Show, Brooklyn, NY
Proxima, curated by Elisa and Seth Carmichael, Museo Británico Americano, Mexico City, MX
NADA New York, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2013
Rutgers in NY, White Box, New York, NY
Dim Sum MFA Thesis, Mason Gross Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
2010
Agent Form, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
InSpace, Daacha Gallery, Gainesville, FL
Infinity Realized, Civic Media Center, Gainesville, FL
2008
Questionable, Kickstand Gallery, Gainesville, FL
International Exhibition, Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos, GR

Awards

2013
Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, Teaching Fellowship
2009
University Scholars Research Award, University of Florida

Teaching

2013
Part Time Lecturer, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, Intaglio, Fall 2013
Part Time Lecturer, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, Silkscreen, Spring, 2013
2012
Part Time Lecturer, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, Stone Lithography, Spring 2012
2011
Part Time Lecturer, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, Intaglio, Fall 2011

Bibliography

2015
“Nicholas Pilato and John Roebas at Rose,” Art Viewer, November 10, 2015. (Link)
“Nicholas Pilato at Anat Ebgi,” 2-Times, January 14, 2015.
“Preview: Nicholas Pilato at Anat Ebgi,” Modern Painters, January 2015.
2014
Tony Gallagher, “REVIEW: NADA Art Fair New York 2014,” FAD website, May 13, 2014.
Hrag Vartanian, “NADA New York Does It Better Than Ever,” Hyperallergic, May 10, 2014.