New York, 1938 - 2010

Victor Pesce

Victor Pesce is best known for his captivating still-life oil paintings. These works feature novel color relationships and spatial experiments in tightly organized compositions that propose a subtle merger of quasi-Cubist spaces and a unique form of metaphysical painting often associated with the work of Italian artist Giorgio Morandi.

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Biography

Victor Pesce is best known for his captivating still-life oil paintings. These works feature novel color relationships and spatial experiments in tightly organized compositions that propose a subtle merger of quasi-Cubist spaces and a unique form of metaphysical painting often associated with the work of Italian artist Giorgio Morandi.

Artworks

25

Grey Ghost, 2007

RELATED CATEGORIES

Anonymous Presences / Archetypal Images / Face / Individual Portrait / New York / Objects / Oil on Canvas / Oil On Linen / Oil Painting / Painting / Portrait / Spatial Experiments / Still Life

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • Art Education, New York University, New York

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Faces / Places, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2015

    Paintings by Victor Pesce, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (curated by Jeffrey Mueller)

  • 2013

    Selected Painting 1978 - 2010, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2016

    April Flowers, Queens College Art Center, New York, NY (curated by Xico Greenwald)

  • 2013

    Tiny, Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth, NH (curated by Gerald Auten)

  • 2012

    Heads, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY

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Education

  • Art Education, New York University, New York

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Faces / Places, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2015

    Paintings by Victor Pesce, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (curated by Jeffrey Mueller)

  • 2013

    Selected Painting 1978 - 2010, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2010

    Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2008

    Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2006

    Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2004

    Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2001

    Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2000

    Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2016

    April Flowers, Queens College Art Center, New York, NY (curated by Xico Greenwald)

  • 2013

    Tiny, Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth, NH (curated by Gerald Auten)

  • 2012

    Heads, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY

  • 2011

    Refocusing the Spotlight: 21 American Painters, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY (curated by Michael Walls)

  • 2008

    The Artist and the Object, The Sharon Historical Society, Sharon, CT (curated by Lynn Kearcher and Stephanie Plunkett)

  • Here's the Thing: The Single Object Still Life, The Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY (curated by Robert Cottingham)

  • 2007

    A Salon Show with Henri Matisse and…, Ober Gallery, Kent, CT

  • On Board: Zeuxis and Guests, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY

  • 2006

    Loaves and Fishes: Paintings by Victor Pesce and Rachel Youens, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (two person exhibitions)

  • Watercurrents 2006: The Figure, Lori Bookstein Gallery, New York, NY

  • War is Over, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2005

    Poetic Dimensions in the Modern Still Life, curated by Gabriel Laderman for Zeuxis, Hofstra Museum, Hempstead, L.I., N.Y.; Kouros Gallery, New York, NY; Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

  • 2004

    Tabletop Arenas, curated by Zeuxis, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME; Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY; The Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA (2005); Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, MS (2005)

  • 2003

    A Moveable Feast, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Zeuxis)

  • Watercolor, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Zeuxis)

  • Sedare, James Baird Gallery, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada

  • Painting on Paper, curated by Zeuxis, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, Ct.

  • 2002

    Uncommon Perspectives, curated by Zeuxis, Hermitage Foundation Museum, Norfolk, VA; Denise Bibro Gallery, New York, NY

  • New England College, Henniker, NH (curated by Zeuxis)

  • 2001

    Americans, Montecatini Terme, Italy

  • Serial Thinking, curated by Zeuxis, travelling exhibition

  • Hidden Identity, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2000

    Studio 22, Amenia, NY

Bibliography

  • 2018

    Ebony, David, catalog essay for "Faces / Places"

  • 2013

    Johnson, Ken, " Victor Pesce: Selections: 1978-2010," The New York Times, July 5, 2013

  • Kley, Elisabeth, "Victor Pesce," ARTnews, Summer 2013, p. 114

  • AIA Staff, "Victor Pesce at Elizabeth Harris," The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won't Want to Miss, Art in America, online, May 16, 2013

  • Orter, Jerry, "Victor Pesce Selections 1978 - 2010," resolve40, online, May 2013

  • "Victor Pesce: Selections 1978 - 2010," Wall Street International, May 16, 2013

  • Naves, Mario, "Simple But Not So Simple: The Art of Victor Pesce," Too Much Art

  • 2010

    Smith, Roberta, "Victor Pesce, Painter of Minimalist Still Lifes, Dies at 71", The New York Times, April 10

  • Lindquist, Greg, "Tribute, Victor Pesce (1938-2010)", Art Critical, April 3

  • 2007

    Mullarkey, Maureen, "Art in Brief", The New York Sun, July 19, p19

  • 2006

    Mullarkey, Maureen, "Gallery Going", The New York Sun, April 27, p.23 (illustration)

  • Nahas, Dominique, catalogue essay for exhibition at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

  • Long, Jim, brochure essay for exhibition “Loaves and Fishes: Paintings by Victor Pesce & Rachel Youens”, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2004

    Mullarkey, Maureen, "Gallery Going", The New York Sun, April 8, p.15

  • Johnson, Ken, "Art Guide", The New York Times, March 26

  • 2002

    Ebony, David, "Victor Pesce at Elizabeth Harris", Art in America, July, pp 92-3

  • 2001

    "Galleries - Chelsea", The New Yorker, October 29, p 18

  • Naves, Mario, catalogue essay for exhibition at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

  • Johnson, Ken, "Art Guide", The New York Times, July 27, pE28

  • "Galleries-Chelsea - Hidden Identity", The New Yorker, February 5, p 18

  • Johnson, Ken, "Art Guide", The New York Times, January 26, p E38

  • 2000

    Smith, Roberta, "Art in Review", The New York Times, March 31, pE35