About The Artist

    Website address: vincentfigliola.com figliolafineart.com
    email: figliolafineart@zianet.com Studio phone: 575 382 2108

    VINCENT N. FIGLIOLA, award-winning Creative Director, moved to New Mexico to express his purely creative leanings in a new landscape. Although he won the highest awards for advertising nationally and internationally over 25 years in New York City, (directing campaigns for corporations such as Chanel, Revlon, Smirnoff, and Club Med, the Guerlain fragrances) - the artist found it impossible to continue because his love of money was less than his love of expression. In his own words, he came to New Mexico..."to see if he could become a serious painter, to paint the human epic in classical terms." The artist's preferred mediums include oil, mixed media, original graphite drawings, and limited edition stone lithography.
    Art critics have referred to Vincent,as :“the contemporary artist who paints the Renaissance, and makes it now.”

    In the 1980’s prior to an interview with the BBC, Leo Castelli, the international art critic and founder of movements in modern art, predicted that Vincent would be one of the important realistic painters of this century.
    Now 83, it appears that he has.

    While in the Fine Arts program at Temple University, Vincent was awarded the Salvador Dali Drawing Competition and offered an apprenticeship in Spain. Born in Harrison, New York in 1936, Vincent N. Figliola currently resides in a desert/mountain landscape in Las Cruces, New Mexico. His work is included in selected corporate and private collections, nationally and internationally.

    Vincent is honored woth accolades many, to include:
    Recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and Lifetime Achievemment. His work was exhibited in the NM State Capitol, The Governor’s Gallery, and the NM Arts Commission.
    Fine Art International Juried Exhibitions have selected his work in the International Masters in Oil Painting, SanAntonio Texas, The El Paso Museum of Fine Arts and the Juarez Museum of Fine Art.

    Fine Art Exhibitions:

    SOLO Fine Art Exhibitions: (1993-present)
    Simic Galleries, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California
    Massey Fine Arts, Santa Teresa, NM
    Hammer Gallery, Manhattan, NY
    Fine Art Gallery & Museum, Amarillo, TX
    Huntsman Gallery of Fine Art, Aspen, CO
    NMSU Williams Hall Solo Exhibition& Retablo Collection Mexico City
    Glenn Cutter Fine Art, Las Cruces, NM
    John Pence Gallery, San Francisco,CA
    "Re-presenting Representation" national/international exhibitions, John O'Hern, Curator
    “The Border Paintings”, Vincent N. Figliola; International League of Conservation, “ Continental Divide, Borderlands, Wildlife, People and the Wall” national exhibition, Washington DC
    El Paso Museum of Art, Christian Gerstheimer, Curator, “The Crossing I”
    III Bienal Ciudad Juarez-El Paso, “A Cultural Crossroads for the United States and Mexico” Juried Exhibition, Biennial 2013, international catalogues

    Biennial Curators/ Directors, Jurors:
    Michael A. Tomar,PhD, Director, El Paso Museum of Art
    Rosa Elva Vazquez, Director, Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juarez,INBA
    Cesareo Moreno, Chief Curator and Visual Arts Director, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
    Christian Gerstheimer, Curator, El Paso Museum of Art
    Patrick Shaw Cable, PhD, Senior Curator, El Paso Museum of Art
    Contemporary Realism Exhibitions :
    “Examining Social Issues through Art”, Vincent N. Figliola, American Artist, national publications
    Southern Poverty Law Center, Morris Dees, Founder, Certificate of Appreciation presented to Vincent N. Figliola, “ The Border Paintings”, Recognition of his important contribution to the ongoing fight against hatred and intolerance in America, the Wall of Tolerance in Montgomery, Alabama.

    The Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio,TX, Solo and selection for“Masters in Oil” Group exhibit,
    “International Masters of Fine Art”, Juried Exhibition

    Inverarte Fine Art, San Antonio, Mexico City, “ Border Crossings, The Bridge”
    S.R. Brennen Galleries (Palm Desert, Scottsdale, Santa Fe)
    Reflection Gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe
    NM Governor’s Gallery, State Capitol, Santa Fe, Awards Dinner and Exhibit, September 2018
    NM Arts Commission Award for Artistic Excellence and Lifetime Achievement


    Advertising Awards:

    Selected Advertising Awards, Beauty & Humor Categories:
    The Art Directors Club of New York, Chanel No 5,print
    Cannes Film Festival Awards, Chanel No.5, television, “the Pool”

    National Public Service Campaign, Best Print Campaign for Public Awareness: ( against prejudice, drug abuse, visual impairment)
    The Advertising Club of New York, Blue Ribbon Television Awards:
    Contac (first time-release pill) & Maxwell House Coffee (first instant coffee associated with the perk)
    ANDY & CLEO, Best print, Manhattan Flower Works,Scratch&Sniff for artificial flowers full page NY Times, The Portuguese Trade Commission, print campaign Portuguese Wines & Port
    Best Direct Mail Campaign, Premier Opening of Novitel,Sofitel Hotel & Brasserie in NYC




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