In Soho
In Soho

About Vincent Giarrano

Realist painter and former comic-book artist Vincent Giarrano divides his compositions into three categories: “people,” “places,” and “things.” New York City’s streets, cafes, apartments, and artists’ studios serve as the settings for many of his oil paintings; he has featured SoHo’s iconic iron and stone architectural facades, fashionable women on sidewalks or at home, and studied still lifes that evoke cafés, restaurants, and home kitchens. He credits his work in comics—drawing such timeless superheroes as Batman, Spiderman, and Aquaman—as helping to shape the sense of a story that characterizes his paintings. “I find narrative is a huge part of what I do,” says Giarrano, who prefers to leave his paintings open-ended and ambiguous, allowing viewers to complete each one of his vignettes with stories of their own imagination.

American , b. 1960

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
2015
2015
The Renaissance of Realism, Gallery 1261, Denver
2015
Urban Life, Abend Gallery, Denver
2015
Small Works, Gallery 1261, Denver
2014
Holiday Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York
2014
Them Pretty Paintings, Gallery Henoch, New York