carmelo blandino

REPRESENTED ARTIST
Since 2005, the paintings of Carmelo Blandino have derived a wealth of visual splendor and emotional resonance from flowers, assembling them into wondrous, intuitive compositions, quiet riots of comforting colors and delicate dynamics. Blandino has rigorously refined an approach one might call ‘urban baroque’, combining the subtleties of classical oil painting with the crackling energy of contemporary spray-paint-and–stencils street styles.

Born to Sicilian parents in Tübingen, Germany, and raised in the culturally charged city of Montreal, Quebec, Blandino studied art and design at the city’s local colleges and began a successful career as a freelance illustrator, working with architects, designers, and advertising agencies. In 2002, Blandino shifted his focus to the world of fine art. Today, his paintings are widely known for their immediacy and their sensual, even lascivious expressions of color, movement, and shape. His work is exhibited in New York, Palm Beach, Naples, Stockholm, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and his beloved Montreal.

Carmelo Blandino

REPRESENTED ARTIST
Since 2005, the paintings of Carmelo Blandino have derived a wealth of visual splendor and emotional resonance from flowers, assembling them into wondrous, intuitive compositions, quiet riots of comforting colors and delicate dynamics. Blandino has rigorously refined an approach one might call ‘urban baroque’, combining the subtleties of classical oil painting with the crackling energy of contemporary spray-paint-and–stencils street styles.

Born to Sicilian parents in Tübingen, Germany, and raised in the culturally charged city of Montreal, Quebec, Blandino studied art and design at the city’s local colleges and began a successful career as a freelance illustrator, working with architects, designers, and advertising agencies. In 2002, Blandino shifted his focus to the world of fine art. Today, his paintings are widely known for their immediacy and their sensual, even lascivious expressions of color, movement, and shape. His work is exhibited in New York, Palm Beach, Naples, Stockholm, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and his beloved Montreal.

Education

1983-1984       Vanier College: Creative Arts

1985-1988       Dawson College: Illustration and Design

 

Workshops

2000-2001      Saidie Bronfman Center: Drawing and painting

 

Teaching Experience

1992- 1994       St Lawrence College, Fine Arts Department, Ontario

1991-2006       Dawson College Montréal, Québec Professor of drawing, painting in the Illustration and Design Program

2007-2009     The Von Liebig Art Center, Naples Fl

2013                    The Von Liebig Art Center, Naples Fl

2014                    Creativity is Natural / Lecture series/ Naples art Association

2014                    Portrait I / Portrait II Workshops

 

Bibliography

2014                    American Art Collector / March Floral issue

2013                    Maps Magazine. Front Cover display of A Love Song

2013                    Gulfshore Life 01/01/2013

2010                    Naples Illustrated / Legends of the Fall / Oscar De La Renta / Blandino

Gulfshore Life ( Rising Stars ) 01/15/2010

Gulfshore Life / the art of style 09/08/2010

Carmelo Blandino: Pulse Magazine 9 artist profile ) 01-15-2010

Naples Florida Weekly / Third on Canvas event culminates in live

auction Among the participating artists are: Paul Arsenault, Carmelo

Blandino Transitions: Building Bridges to Your Points. Presentation

Speakers include painter Carmelo Blandino, floral designer Anne

Durancu of Blue Pear, makeup artist Sharon … Chart Presentation:

Signals – Inside Futures

2009                   MASS ART GUIDE -AUDIO CARMELO BLANDINO. Hosted by: Julie Glick

Recorded: July 2008. Length: 26 1/2 Minutes. Upcoming exhibitions:

Toronto International Art Fair October 3-6,

2008                   NAPLES DAILY NEWS / At home with Art.

13th Annual Artists’ Studio Tour opens door to creative work and living

 

spaces By JANICE T. PAINE Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Top 10 luxury gifts to covet this holiday season/ #8 A gift of Art …At the Art

Gallery of Ontario’s Art Rental & Sales Gallery you can purchase from

 

approximately 700 pieces of original art by Canadian contemporary artists

such as Denyse Thomasos, Cathy Daley, Carmelo Blandino and Derek

Sullivan Marco News / 2008 Faculty Biennial on view at von Liebig

2006                   Canadian House & Home / Tea Time, page 72

2005                   Toronto Star, Deft Mix of Light & Dark Corriere Italiano, May 6th , L’Encan per

Santa Cabrini, un appuntamento divertente da non mancare!

2001                    Grafika Magazine, numero 68, mars 2001, Carmelo Blandino illustrateur, Le

Talent Partagé

 

Work Experience

2002-2014      Artist painter / Canada, USA, Europe

1991-2006       Vice-president / Nine High Inc., Montréal

1991-2006       Professor / Dawson College Montréal Illustration & Design Program

1992-2004      Principal at Studio 100 Dessins ( illustration studio)

1992-1998        Professor St-Lawrence College / Ontario

1991-1992         Assistant illustrator / Suzanne Duranceau Inc., Montréal

1989-1991         Illustrator / Studio de la Montagne, Montréal

1986-1989       Anchor advertising, Montréal

 

Exhibitions

2019                    Solo Exhibition / Brenau University/ Museum / Gainsville, Georgia

2018                    Solo Exhibition/Method & Concept/Artist in Residence

2016                    Exhibition / New Work / Galerie Sono / South Norwalk CT

2014                    Solo Exhibition / New Beginnings /Couture Galleri, Stockholm Sweden

Baker Museum / Florida Contemporary

Lecture and Exhibition / Von Leibig / Naples Art Association

Method & Concept / Suspended Dialogues/ Solo exhibit/ Lecture

2013                    Solo Exhibition / Rebirth, Sono Gallery Norwalk Connecticut

Art Basel Miami/ Wynwood Walls

Gallery Sono/ Connecticut

JLD Design Showroom / Café Des Artistes

Hall-Barnett Gallery/ New Orleans

2012                    Miami art Basel/ Wynwood walls

Solo show/The flowering of consciousness / Galerie de Bellefeuille Montreal

Group Show/ Arcadia Fine Arts / Four Seasons hotel New York City

En Masse group show, / Galerie Pangee

2011                     En MAsse/ Primary flight/ Wynwood walls/ Art Basel Miami

Fountain Art Fair, / Miami Art Basel

Toronto International Art Fair / TIAF

2010                    Solo show/The Earth Laughs In Flowers/ Couture Gallery / Stockholm

Solo show/The Earth Laughs In Flowers/ Galerie De Bellefeuille/ Montreal

29th Founders Show / Von Leibeig art center / Naples Florida

Art 2010, Group show Galerie De Bellefeuille

2009                  Art 2009, Group show Galerie De Bellefeuille

Breathe, Group show, , Judith Liegeois showroom

Nature 2009, Group show, Galerie De Bellefeuille

 

Wallace Gallery, Fall Show

Third on Canvas, The Von Liebig Center, Naples

Naples Museum of Art, Have a Seat II

2008                  Art 2008, Group show Galerie De Bellefeuille

Art show, Judith Liegeois showroom

Naples Museum Studio Tour

Palm Beach Art Fair

Solo show / Memoria, Galerie De Bellefeuille Faculty

Biennial, Von Liebig Art Center

Solo show, Sanctus- Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver

Chicago Art Fair

Toronto Art Fair ( TIAF)

2007                   Group show, Art 2007, Galerie De Bellefeuille

Toronto International Art Fair

Palm Beach Art Fair, Galerie De Bellefeuille Solo show,

Vivo- Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto Small works- Bau-Xi

Gallery, Vancouver Solo show- Bau-Xi Gallery,

Vancouver Solo show- Galerie De Bellefeuile, Montréal

2006                  Small works- Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver

Solo show- Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver

Solo show- Galerie De Bellefeuile, Montréal

2005                   Figura – Galerie De Bellefeuille

Group Show Galerie De Bellefeuille

Group II Show Galerie De Bellefeuille

Solo show at Galerie de Bellefeuille – Landscapes and Florals

Art Chicago – Chicago Art Fair

Art For Life – Casey House Foundation

Toronto International Art Fair

2004                  The Painted Gift – Hubert Gallery in New York

Small Works – Bau-Xi Gallery in Toronto Small Works –

Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver Art For Life – Casey House

Foundation Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montréal

Circa 700 – Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto

2003                  Pausa – Bau-IX Gallery in Toronto

Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montréal

2002                   Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal

Bau-IX Gallery in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Montréal

New Canadian Painting Royal Bank of Canada, Place Ville-Marie, Montréal

New Canadian Painting Competition, Royal Bank of Canada Exhibit, Ottawa

Viva Italia, Holt Renfrew, Montréal