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Bob Patierno

Self-Portrait, charcoal on paper

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Robert Patierno has exhibited his paintings, prints and drawings in galleries and museums throughout Europe and across the United States. He has shown his work in Belgium, France, Switzerland, as well as Scottsdale, Arizona, Santa Fe, New Mexico , Austin, Texas, Raleigh, North Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, and New York City. Patierno has placed prints, paintings and drawings in the permanent collection of The Royal Museum of Art, Antwerp, Belgium and the Frans Masereel Centrum Pour Grafiks, Kasterlee, also in Belgium. The Erie Art Museum, the Lancaster Museum, and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Pennsylvania have collected his work. Many universities have accepted his work into their permanent collections granting both one man and group show opportunities. Corporations and individual collectors alike seek his work. The high number of exhibitions Patierno produces each year is a testament to his productivity. Presently Mr. Patierno is represented by the Davidson Galleries, Seattle, Washington, the Concept Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Glassgrowers Gallery, Erie, Pennsylvania, Spazio, in Austin Texas, The Raleigh Contemporary Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina, and HoFP Gallery, Columbia, South Carolina. His work can also be seen in Antwerp, Belgium at Epreuve D'Artist Grafiekgallerie The Gallery Doshi of the Susquehanna Museum, Harrisburg , Pennsylvania produced an exhibition in 1999, the Erie Art Museum, and the Lancaster Art Museum have also produced exhibitions for Mr. Patierno in subsequent years. He also was invited to show at the Albany Museum, Albany, Georgia. Patierno was a featured northeastern artist in New American Painting in 1999. He is showing graphics in the Gallery Gorus, Antwerp, Belgium in May, 2007 and is represented in the traveling exhibition, Visions of the Susquehanna. A Founder of the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, starting the school with other faculty in 1983 and seeing it through its evolution to a four year, BFA granting institution, Patierno developed the Fine Arts Department where he was Chair for a decade before his resignation in 2003. Robert paints murals also, many of which can be viewed near his home in Pennsylvania.