Paul Fortunato

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
THE PRICE OF BOREDOM 2013 acrylic on canvas 78 X 102 inches
FLY BEAR 2013 acrylic on canvas 118 X 150 inches
QIUZI 2013 acrylic on canvas 72 X 89 inches
NO TITLE AS OF YET 2013 acrylic on canvas 93 X 113 inches
PAULIE UNCHAINED 2013 acrylic on canvas 88 X 119 inches
Artist's Statement

2013 was the year of my creative breakthrough. For just over 2 years I have lived and painted in the Olive Opera House in Ossining, NY. The studio, at 2000 square feet and with 23 foot ceilings, has been instrumental in my arriving at this point in my wok. The sources of inspiration are predation in nature, evolution, my cats, the Asian girl, Ray Harryhausen, my victory over depression and brush with suicide, my razor sharp wit, and good old fashioned light and shadow. My whole life's work can be seen at


1984 BFA School of Visual Arts
1993 Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, grant
1993 MacDowell Colony, residency
Solo show: Hudson Guild, NY 2003
Group shows: Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2013
Hudson Guild, 2007
Drawing Center, 2004
Washington Square East Galleries, 2003
Silvermine Guild Galleries, 2003, 2001 New Canaan, CT
Barrett Art Center, 2002, Poughkeepsie, NY
National Academy of Design, 1992