About

Thomas Sarrantonio studied Painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia where his teachers included Wil Barnet and Sidney Goodman.  He also holds degrees in Biology and English.  His paintings have been exhibited widely and he is the recipient of numerous honors including a Pollock-Krasner Award, a Visiting Artist Residency in Normandy, France and an Artist Residency Fellowship at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle Ireland. He taught Art and Art History at SUNY New Paltz for over thirty years and he maintains a studio in Rosendale, New York where he lives with his wife and children.

PAINTINGS

The paintings of Thomas Sarrantonio seek to mediate between realms of external perception and internal reflection.  They present themselves as meditations on nature and self.  Choosing humble, often overlooked subject matter, such as the overgrown grasses at the edge of a field, he attempts to translate the dynamic processes of Nature into the stasis of physical matter on a painted surface.  Small works are produced directly from Nature while large paintings are studio productions that utilize memory, experience, imagination and conceptual ideas to negotiate the terrain of contemporary painting.  The paintings are offered to the viewer as templates to provoke active participation in the process of seeing and quiet contemplation of the mysteries of consciousness.

EXHIBITIONS

2020   Contemporary Landscape Paintings, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY.

            Fresh Snow, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY.

            Collecting Local, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY College at New Paltz, NY. Group Show.

2019    Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY. Group show.

            Cool and Collected, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Kent CT. Group show.

            Flower Power II, Jessica Hagen Gallery, Newport, RI. Two person show.

            Reality Sandwich, Hudson Beach Glass Gallery, Beacon NY. Group show.

            Gaia, Focus Show of ten artists, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY.

 

2018    Field Work: Paintings by Thomas Sarrantonio, Olive Free Library, West Shokan, NY. One person show.

            Chain Reaction, The Painting Center, New York, NY. Group show.

            The Landscape Renewed, Jessica Hagen Gallery, Newport, RI. Three person show.

             Annual 5x7 Show, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY. Group show.

2017    Composition: The Abstract Landscape, Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY.                        Group Show.

             Lay of the Land: Art Inspired by Nature, Focus Show of ten artisits, Woodstock Artists Association and

                       Museum, Woodstock, NY.

             Intimately Unfamiliar: New Work by Art Faculty, Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY College at New Paltz,                         NY. Group Show.

 

2016    The Reunion Show: Perceptions, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY . Group Show. 

            Ashokan Center, Olivebridge NY, Landscapes. Three person show.

            Upon Reflection, Greene Art Gallery, Guilford CT. Solo show.

            North River Gallery, Chatham NY, On the Cusp of Inner and Outer. Two person show.

            Paintings from the Foothills, Unison Arts Center, New Paltz NY.  Solo show.

            Art at Large, Artists from the Habitat for Artists Collective, Bergen County Community College,

                        Paramus, NJ.

            Annual 5x7 Show, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY, Group show.

     

2015    Arnot Museum, Elmira, NY, Gallery Gala. Group Show.

            Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY, October Group Show. 

            Luminous Landscape, Shahinian Gallery, Rhinebeck, NY. Two person show.

            Annual 5x7 Show, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY. Group show.

2014    B&WX4, Hudson Beach Gallery, Beacon NY. Four Person Show.

            Roots and Rhythms, The Great South Bay Gallery at Stageworks, Hudson NY. Group show.

            Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany NY,

                 Group show Juried by Stephen Westfall.        

            The Luminous Landscape, Albert Shahinian Fine Art, Rhinebeck, NY. Group show.

 

2013    Big and Bold, Contemporary Art from the Albany Institute’s Collection, Albany Institute of 

                   History and Art. Group show.

            SmallWorks, Garrison Art Center, Garrison NY. Group show.

            Winter Salon, PS209 Art Gallery, Stone Ridge NY. Group show.

            Annual 5x7 Show, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY. Group show.

            Peintures des Champs/Field Paintings, Galerie de Bresoles, Montreal, Canada. Solo show.

            Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, The Hyde Collection, Glenns Falls, NY. Juried by 

                   Dan Cameron, Chief Curator at the Orange County Museum of Art, CA.

             Artists of Woodstock: Collective Creativity, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ. Group show.

             Where Have all the Flowers Gone? Exhibition in honor of Pete Seeger, Paramount Theatre,  

                   Peekskill, NY. Group show.

             The Luminous Landscape, Albert Shahinian Fine Art, Rhinebeck, NY. Three person show.

             The Dorsky Collects: Recent Acquisitions, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY College at  

                   New Paltz, NY. Group show.

 

2012    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Fellowship Exhibition, juried by Martha Mayer

                 Erlebacher, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

            Thomas Sarrantonio: Paintings, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY. Solo show, curated.               

             Paintings: Thomas Sarrantonio,  Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY.

                  Solo show curated by Dominick Lombardi.

            Friends, Unison Arts Center, New Paltz, NY. Group show.

            Instructor’s Exhibit, Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY.

            Earth, Air, Water, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY. Juror: Sara Lynn     

                  Henry, NEH Distinguished Teacher of Humanities, Emerita at Drew Universiy. Group show.

 

2011    Color Matters, Gardiner Library, Gardiner, NY. Group show.

            Small Works Show, Woodstock Art Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY. Group show.

            Linking Collections, Building Connections, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY College at New  

                 Paltz, NY. Group show.

            Eclecticism, Stageworks Gallery, Hudson, NY. Group show.

            Annual 5x7 Show, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY. Group show.

 

2010    Distinguished Artist 2010 Exhibition, Art Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY. Solo show.

            Recycling the Studio, Workspace Harlem, New York, NY. Group show.

            Featured Artist Solo Show. Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association, Gazette, On-line   

                 Exhibition.

            Arts for Ulster, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY. Group show.

            Annual 5x7 Show, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY. Group show.

            You are Here, Habitat for Artists Exhibition, Roos Arts, Rosendale, NY. Group show

            What Was I Thinking? Red Eft Gallery, Wurtsboro, NY. Group show.

 

2009    Thomas Sarrantonio: Paintings, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY. Solo show.

            Annual 5x7 Show, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY. Group show.

           Ecotones and Transition Zones, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz. Group show.

 

2008    Artiste/Environnement, Galerie de Bresoles, Montreal, Canada. Two person show.

            Faculty and Friends, Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY. Group show.

            Little Big Things, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY. Group show.

 

2007    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Alumni Invitational, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 

                  Philadelphia PA. Group show.

            Fall Salon, Galerie de Bresoles, Montreal, Canada. Group show.

            Then and Now, Albany Center Gallery Invitational, Albany, NY. Group show.

            Get Real, R &F Paint Company Gallery, Curated Invitational, Kingston, NY. Group show.

            ASK Sculpture Biennial, Collaboration on Public Artwork, Kingston, NY. Group show.

 

2006    Palpable Painting, Berrie Center Art Galleries, Ramapo College, NJ. Group show.

            2nd Nature, Samuel , Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY College at New Paltz, NY. Group show.

            Paintings:Thomas Sarrantonio, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY. Two person show.

            Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate: Computer Punch Card Art, Washington Pavillion of Art and  

                  Science, Sioux Falls, SD. Group show.

 

2005    The Woods, DFN Gallery, New York, NY. Group show.

            Paintings:Thomas Sarrantonio, Albert Shahinian Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY. Solo show.

            Summer Group Show, Tatistcheff Gallery, New York, NY.

 

2004    Thomas Sarrantonio, Tatistcheff Gallery, New York, NY. Solo show.

            Stageworks Gallery, Hudson, NY. Group show

            Poughkeepsie Art Museum, Poughkeepsie, NY. Group show.

            Backstage Gallery, Kingston, NY. Group show.

 

2003    Thomas Sarrantonio, Tatistcheff Gallery, New York, NY. Solo show.

             Portraits, Albert Shahinian Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY. Group show.

             Faculty Art, Samuel Dorsky Art Musem, SUNY College at New Paltz, NY. Group show.

 

2002    Chateau Balleroy, Prince of Wales Foundation Summer Painting Program, Normandy France.        

                Group show.

            Reflections of the Land, Catskill Mountain Foundation Gallery, Hunter, NY. Group show.

            Thomas Sarrantonio, Watermark Cargo Gallery, Kingston, NY. Solo show.

            Tatistcheff Gallery, Summer Show, New York, NY. Group show.

            M.A. Doran Gallery, Landscape Paintings, Tulsa, OK. Group show.

            Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany NY.

 

2001    Thomas Sarrantonio, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia PA. Solo show.

            Thomas Sarrantonio, Deitel Gallery, The Emma Willard School, Troy, NY. Solo show.

            Ten Artists, Tatistcheff Gallery, New York, NY. Group show.

            Four Artists/Four Visions, Shelnutt Gallery, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,Troy, NY.  

                         

2000    Wild Card: New New York, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham MI. Group show.

            Stamford Art Center, Stamford CT. Group show.

            The Luminous Landscape, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Cornwall NY.Group show.

             National Juried Exhibition, Colonie Arts League, Latham NY. Group show.

             Platte Clove Artists in Residence Exhibit, Catskill Center for Conservation, Arkville, New York. 

                    Group show.               

             Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Chester Springs PA. Group show.

 

    

1999    Art, Nature and Experience, Ulster Community College, Stone Ridge, NY. Solo show.

            Artists of Mohawk-Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany NY. Group show.

            Thomas Sarrantonio, Watermark Cargo Gallery, Kingston, New York. Solo show.

            Dealer’s Choice, Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton, New York. Group show.

                        (Reviewed New York Times, Sunday, March 21,1999).

 

1998    The Hudson River and Its Communities, Group Show, Woodstock School of Art,                           

                    Woodstock, NY. Group show.

            Just Paint, Clarke Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts. Two person show.

            Small Works Show, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Group show.

 

1997    Invitational Exhibition, Albany Center Galleries, Albany, New York. Solo show.

            Thomas Sarrantonio, Watermark Cargo Gallery, Kingston, New York. Solo show.

            Fellowship Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA. Group show.

            Faculty Show, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York. Group show.

 

1996    Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY. Group show.

           Thomas Sarrantonio, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York. Group show.

            Looking At Nature, Sound Shore Gallery, Cross River, New York. Group show.

 

1995    Thomas Sarrantonio, Watermark Cargo Gallery, Kingston, New York. Two person show

            Virtual Gallery Art Fair, Group Show, Park Avenue Armory, New York. Group show.

            Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, Schenectady Museum, New York. Group show.

            Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 98th Annual Exhibition, Juried Group Show. 

                 West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 

1994    Working with Tradition, New York State Museum, Albany, New York and

                   Burchfield Art Center, Buffalo, New York. Group Show juried by Donald Kuspit.

 

1993    Extending the Landscape, Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, New York. Group  show.

            Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY. Group show.

1992    Four Artists, Deer Hill Conference Center, Wappinger’s Falls, New York. Group show.

           The Armory Show, Artscape, Poughkeepsie, New York. Group show.

            Inspired by Love, Lorraine Kessler Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York. Group show.

 

1991    Thomas Sarrantonio, Watermark Cargo Gallery, Kingston, New York. Solo show.

            The Armory Show, Artscape, Poughkeepsie, New York. Group show.

            Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York. Solo show.

 

1990    Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY.Group show.

            The Vanishing Landscape, Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, NY. Group show.

            Home, Mid-Hudson Arts and Science Center, Poughkeepsie, New York. Group show.

            Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, James Michener Art Center, Doylestown,           

                    Pennsylvania. Group show.

 

1989    The Human Condition, Mid-Hudson Arts and Science Center, Poughkeepsie,

                  New York. Group show.

 

1988    Thomas Sarrantonio, Unison Learning Center, New Paltz, New York. Solo show.

 

1987    Fellowship Show, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

            Thomas Sarrantonio, The Bell Gallery, Rhinebeck, New York. Solo Show.

1984    Disdain for False Authorities, Independent Exhibition by Five Artists, Philadelphia, PA.

            Thomas Sarrantonio, Morris Arboretum Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Solo show.

            The More Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Group show.

 

1982    Five Working Artists, Faculty Club, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA.

            Cheltenham Annual, The Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Group show.