About

 
      
 
 
Iacopo Pasquinelli was born in 1964 in Florence, Italy.  He began designing as a child and continued to draw and paint as an adult.  He studied for two years at the studio of painter Tiziano Bonanni and later continued to paint in his own studio, experimenting with different painting techniques to achieve desired moods.  Inspired by the majestic beauty of the Mugello region of Tuscany, Iacopo has recently painted the Mugello Series, which includes landscapes of the area near his summer home, an area that continues to fascinate and move him.
 
Iacopo has recently moved to the Northeast and is now interpreting what is striking to him about the coastals areas of New York and Connecticut -  "the immense and luminous sky that touches the horizon in far off places without the interfernce of hills".  He is awed by the coast where the land and water unexpectely flow directly into the sky. Consequently, his paintings reflect is search for the representation of the depth in these horizons.
 
Iacopo captures the essence of a landscape by portraying his first impression of the scene. He believes that the emotional response to a scene is made at first sight, before the eyes can make out the details in the particulars.  He mixes his colors directly on the painting surface, which gives his paintings a certain transparency. The colors are than carefully blended, leaving no visible signs of brushstrokes. Owing to this technique, his paintings have a "subtle luminosity" (Helen A. Harrison, New York Times).
 
Iacopo has won recognition and praise for is artwork. His work said to be "lyrical" and to have "poetical authority".  Recently he won The People's Choice Award" at the Gallery North Plein Air Festival 2010.  His artwork is in private collections in Europe and the United States.  His art is available at Gallery North, NY and his studio in Madison, CT.

                                        Solo and Two-Person Exhibits
  
2014     "LandEscapes", Solo Exhibit, Huntington Library Main Gallery,
             Huntington, NY.

2010    "Natural Colors", Two-Person Exhibit, Left Bank Gallery,
             Essex, CT.

2010    "A Fresh Perspective", Two-Person Exhibit, MRK Gallery, Port
            Jefferson, NY.

2010    "Waiting for the Sun", Two-Person Exhibit, East Islip Public
             Library, East Islip, NY.

2010    "The Other Half of the Sky", Two-Person Exhibit,
             Peck School Gallery,Morristown, NJ.

2009     "The Other Half of the Sky", Two-Person Exhibit,
              Left Bank Gallery, Essex, CT.

2007    "PanoraImax" ,Solo Exhibition;  La Dolce Vita, Florence,
            Italy.

2007    "A Tavola con Vista", Two-Person Exhibit, Enoteca Le Barrique,
             Florence, Italy.

2004    "Quattro Secondi", Solo Exhibit, Enoteca Le Barrique, 
             Florence, Italy.
 
                                   Selected Group Exhibitions
 
2015      "Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 104th Annual Exhibit", Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT.
 
2015     "American Waters", Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT.
 
2015     "Madison Art Society 40th Annual Art Exhibition", Madison, CT.
 
2015    "An Exhibition in Four Acts", Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT.
 
2014    "The Art and Poetry of Eating", Gallery North, Setauket, NY.
 
2013     "Deck the Halls", Lyme art Assocation, Old Lyme, CT.
 
2013      "Deck the Halls", Gallery North, Setauket, NY.
 
2012     “Winners Showcase 2012”, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY.
 
2011    “Winter Cheer Holiday Art Show 2011”, Gallery North, Setauket, NY.
 
2011     “The 31st Setauket Artists Exhibition 2011” The Setauket Neighborhood House, Setauket, NY.
 
2011      “Patchogue Biennial”, Briarcliffe College, Patchogue, NY.
 
2011      “HeART of the Matter” Art Auction, Selected Artist for American Heart Association Art Auction, Galerie Belage, Westhampton  Beach,   NY.

2011     “Brushworks”, Three Person Exhibit, Jeanie Tengelson Gallery at the Art League ofL.I., Dix Hills, NY.

2011     “55th Long Island Artists Exhibit”, Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY.

2011     “Foundation for Sight and Sound Auction Gala”; Selected Artist for Charity Auction, Fox Hollow Inn, Woodbury, NY.

2010    "Members Art Forum 2010", Smithtown Arts Council,

             Mills Pond House Gallery,  St. James, NY.     

2010    "Land-Sea-Air", Juried Art Exhibit, St. Joseph's College,
            Patchogue, NY.  Juried by John Cino.

2010     "The Other Half of the Sky", Two-Person Exhibit,
             The Peck School Gallery, Morristown, NJ.

2010     "Juried Fine Arts 2010", Group Exhibit, Smithtown Township
             Arts Council, NY.  Juried by Joan Young, Associate Curator
             of Contemmporary Art, Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art.

2009      "Members' Art Forum 2009",  Smithtown Arts Council,
              St. James,  NY.

2009      "Adventure", Huntington Arts Council,
Huntington, NY.

2009      " Gallery North 44th O.A.S."', Gallery North, Setauket, NY.

2009       "Westport Fine Art Festival", Westport CT.

2009       "Easthampton Fine Art Festival" , Easthampton CT.

2009        "Winners Circle", Gallery North, Setauket, NY.

2008       "Gallery North 43rd Annual Outdoor Art Show",
                Gallery 
North, Setauket, NY. 
 
2008       "A Sense of Place", Juried Group Exhibition, Sylvan Gallery,
               Clinton, CT.

2006       "19th Annual National Open Juried Art Show",  The Sussex
               County Arts & Heritage Council, Newton, NJ.
               Juried by James Gwynne.

2006       "29th Annual  Non-Member Juried Exhibition", The Salmagundi
               Art Club, NY, NY. 

2006       "Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 95th Annual Exhibition"
               The Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT.  
               Juried by P. Boothe and R. Lytle. 

2006       "East Islip Public Library 23rd Annual Juried Art Show", 
               
Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Islip, NY.
               Juried by the Arts council of theEast Islip Public Library.

2006       "Fifth Biennial National Art Exhibit; 
               Charlotte County Art Guild"
, Punta Gorda, FL.  Juried by
               Stephen Doherty, Editior-in-Chief of American Artist Magazine.

2005       "East Islip Public Library 22nd Annual Juried Art Show", 
               Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Islip, NY.
               Juried by the Arts Council of the East Islip Public Library.

2005        "Smithtown Arts Council 30th Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition", 
                
Mills Pond House, St. James, NY.  Juried by Claudia Altman-Siegel
                - Director of the Luhrig Augustine Gallery, Chelsea, NY.
   

                                                      Awards and Honors  
 
2010      Winner - "Members Art Forum 2010",  Smithtown Arts Council,
             St. James, NY.  Juried by Jeff Fisher of the Drawing Studio L.I.

2010     People's Choice Award - 45th Annual Gallery North Outdoor Art Show,
             Gallery North, Setauket, NY.

2008     Best New Artist, Gallery North 43rd Annual Outdoor Art Show,
            Setauket, NY. 

2006     Finalist, Landscape Category; "23rd Annual Artist's Magazine Competition". 
            
December Issue.

2006      Landscape Award,  The 19th Annual National Open Juried Skylands Art Show.
             Juried by James Gwynne

2006      Merit Award,  Fifth Biennial National Art Exhibit;  Charlotte County Arts Guild,
             Punta Gorda, FL.  Juried by Stephen Doherty, Editor-in-Chief of
             American Artist magazine

2005      Winsor & Newton Prize - "East Islip Public Library 22nd Annual Juried
             Art Show"
, Islip, NY.  Juried by the Arts Council of the Library.