Using simple shapes and vibrant colors, Masullo makes nonobjective paintings that frequently play with figure/ground relationships. He has long been known as a painter’s painter, whose deceptively straightforward-appearing compositions involve complex interplays of color, form, and texture. The artist counts among his influences Joseph Cornell and Forrest Bess, for the way their works’ humility and intimate scale belie their monumentality. A selection of his paintings was included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial. Tibor de Nagy just announced its representation of the artist’s work in May.
Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1957, Andrew Masullo attended Rutgers University and graduated with a BA in Studio Art. He has had solo exhibitions at André Emmerich Gallery (1994, 1996), Joan Washburn Gallery (2000, 2002, 2004), Feature Inc. (2010), and Mary Boone Gallery (2013) all in New York; Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zurich (1999); Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco (2000, 2006, 2008, 2012); Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles (2007, 2009, 2011); Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston (2007, 2011, 2015) and Texas Gallery, Houston (2009, 2014). Masullo was the recipient of a 2011 Guggenheim Foundation fellowship.