Tag: Mark Mastroianni

March 8, 2023

Jose Aurelio Baez, Deborah Claxton, Cosbe, RH DOAZ, Mark Mastroianni,
Daniel Rosenbaum, and Francesco Tumbiolo
Group Exhibition
March – May 2023
Woodward Gallery


Woodward Gallery presents GROUP SEVEN, an exhibition focusing on seven artists and their varied techniques of painting. Though AI and NFT art production has captured quite a bit of public speculation, we are taking a closer look at more traditional, yet compelling techniques for making tangible art. Specifically, Woodward Gallery’s current exhibition, GROUP SEVEN, features the painted work of Jose Aurelio Baez, Deborah Claxton, Cosbe, RH DOAZ, Mark Mastroianni, Daniel Rosenbaum, and Francesco Tumbiolo and their varied methods.


Together, these artists modernize the traditional artistic mediums of painting with exciting, contemporary twists. Jose Aurelio Baez collages advertisements and wallpaper to create urban-styled paintings. Deborah Claxton hand-cuts numerous bits of tiny pieces of paper under a magnifying glass to construct her almost photographic image. Cosbe harnesses his raw emotions onto found objects to create striking works of art. RH DOAZ is a known street, public, and mural Artist who contemplates humanity and the natural world in his work. Similarly, Mark Mastroianni has mastered Casein milk paint to achieve a smooth surface with natural shapes and patterns found in stone, granite, and ice. Abstract painter Daniel Rosenbaum imagines an unnatural environment conjuring a new reality. Francesco Tumbiolo paints ambiguous gestural figures in primary colors, inviting the viewer to participate. Each Artist in GROUP SEVEN presents their own style of painting technique in contrast to the absurd notion that tangible art has lost its relevancy in the Contemporary Art World. 


GROUP SEVEN is on view in Woodward Gallery’s street-level windows from March to May 2023. Please plan to visit in person 24/7 from our street-level exhibition windows, and by private appointment. It is available with a full-color catalogue on our website and also online, on Artsy.net and  Widewalls.ch.

July 30, 2016

Group Exhibition
September 10 – October 28, 2016
Woodward Gallery

The Fall Art Season opens as if nature has been saving up all year for its grand finale. For the first time at Woodward Gallery, a group exhibition is presented in salon format featuring 61 artists and 129 works of art!

An environment of art styles and mediums engulf the gallery walls offering quality, variety and substance for the collector who yearns to feel inspired. The array of Artists makes for a breathtaking visual spectacle.

This NYC Salon is accessible to beginning collectors and art connoisseurs alike.

Artists: Michael Alan, Royce Bannon, Rick Begneaud, David Bishop, Jonathan Borofsky, Susan Breen, Brock, Thomas Buildmore, El Celso, Patrick Christie, Deborah Claxton, Crash, Allan D’Arcangelo, Darkcloud, Jim Dine, Annette Davidek, Marisol Escobar, Natalie Edgar, Tommy Flynn, BK FOXX, Sybil Gibson, Richard Hambleton, Keith Haring, Sarah Hauser, Hiro Ichikawa, Robert Indiana, Infinity, Jean Kigel, Franz Kline, Walt Kuhn, LAII, Sol Lewitt, Roy Lichenstein, Bill Martin, Knox Martin, Mark Mastroianni, Moody, Margaret Morrison, Malcolm Morley, Kenji Nakayama, Terence Netter, Roy Newell, Hank O’Neal, Claes Oldenburg, Louise Peabody, Jaggu Prasad, Mel Ramos, Ad Reinhardt, JMR/ JM Rizzi, Brad Robson, Maura Robinson, James Rosenquist, Jessica Hurley Scott, Matt Siren, stikman, Swoon, Francesco Tumbiolo, Jo Ellen Van Ouwerkerk, Nina Venus, Andy Warhol, and Charles Yoder.

September 12, 2015

September 12 – October 24, 2015
Woodward Gallery

This survey will recall past trends, exhibition themes and current inspirations by the Artists Woodward Gallery has featured throughout its decades long history. These Artists have all been exhibited at some time since 1994 reflecting the variety of the Gallery’s collection:

Peter Apelgren,

Jean Michel Basquiat,

Susan Breen,

Michael Brodeur,

El Celso,

Deborah Claxton,

Gregory Corn,

Alan D’Arcangelo,


Natalie Edgar,

Marisol Escobar,

Fab 5 Freddy,

Paul Gauguin,

Red Grooms,

Tom Hall,

Richard Hambleton,

Keith Haring,

Sarah Hauser,

Hiro Ichikawa,

Robert Indiana,

Jasper Johns,

Donald Judd,

Janice Johnson,

Franz Kline,


Roy Lichtenstein,

Mark Mastroianni,

Knox Martin,


Margaret Morrison,

Robbin Murphy,

Kenji Nakayama,


Terence Netter,

Don Nice,

Francis Picabia,

Jaggu Prasad,

Ad Reinhardt,

Drew Roth,

David Salle,

Matt Siren,

Frank Stella,


Ellinor Ströström,

Philip Taaffe,

Francesco Tumbiolo,

Andy Warhol,

Charles Yoder,

“Charting Ground Zero”

April 5, 2015

Sybil Gibson, Mark Mastroianni, Ivan Pazlamatchev
April 5 – May 10, 2015
Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve
125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY

Artists Sybil Gibson, Mark Mastroianni, and Ivan Pazlamatchev bring joy to the eye with these visions of Spring. Mrs. Gibson’s childhood memories of flowers, fauna and teaching experience shaped her artistic endeavors to a celebrated recognition as an experimentalist–often full of surprises. Mark Mastroianni’s intense layers of swirling multi-hued minutia symbolize creation of living, allowing for mystery of the unknown. Ivan Pazlamatchev colorful paintings, dreamlike visions in human and landscape passages have mythic presence.

The Gallery is located at 125 Phelps Way (Route117), Pleasantville, New York 10570. It is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The preserve is one of 15 state parks, administered by New York State Office of Park, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

For more information and to support Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve visit friendsrock.org

January 10, 2015

January 10 – February 28, 2015
Woodward Gallery

Woodward Gallery boldly unites a group of twenty living artists working in different styles ranging from figurative to street, surreal to abstract. The exhibition is a cross sample of art Woodward exhibits highlighting the range of the Contemporary market.

Richard Hambleton’s 1983 Dancing Shadowman sets the mood. Sabina Forbes II sets the table from a retro 50’s inspired still life into a colorful contemporary feast. Gabriel Specter takes over the gallery entrance with an exciting, aesthetic sculptural installation. Deborah Claxton stuns by assembling thousands of hand cut paper pieces to create a photographic image.

The featured artists are: Rick Begneaud, Susan Breen, Thomas Buildmore, Cycle, Deborah Claxton, Darkcloud, Natalie Edgar, Sabina Forbes II, Richard Hambleton, Hiro Ichikawa, JMR, Mark Mastroianni, Moody, Margaret Morrison, Kenji Nakayama, Terence Netter, Gabriel Specter, Jeremy Szopinski, stikman, and Jo Ellen Van Ouwerkerk.


Exhibition Press:
Wall Street International
The Villager

January 4, 2014

Group Show
January 4 – February 22, 2014
Woodward Gallery

Woodward Gallery launches their 20TH Anniversary Year with the group exhibition Sur-Real.
The exhibition title emphasizes each part of the word surreal to give us pause to search for the fantasy in each featured artist’s imagination. With broad strokes or subtle detail, new visions for what seem possible are evoked.

The individual artists step outside of the fundamental world of life and enter another dimension of the creative process. They work in fine contemporary painting, street art backgrounds, paper collage and screenprinting techniques, yet release the creative potential of their unconscious mind. Their work liberates our existence with insight into a new artistic reality.

The selected Artists: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Thomas Buildmore, Deborah Claxton, Sybil Gibson, Richard Hambleton, Kosbe, David Larson, Mark Mastroianni, Margaret Morrison, NoseGo, Kenji Nakayama, Dennis Oppenheim, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, stikman, Jeremy Szopinski, Francesco Tumbiolo, Jo Ellen Van Ouwerkerk, Cristina Vergano, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and Andy Warhol are an influential force reinterpreting our conventional thoughts and expressions.

March 1, 2013

January 2 – March 13, 2013
Four Seasons Restaurant Lobby
99 East 52nd Street, NYC

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September 8, 2012

Natural Wisdom
September 8 – October 28, 2012
Woodward Gallery

Opening the Fall 2012 Art Season is Mark Mastroianni’s “Natural Wisdom” exhibition at Woodward Gallery. Mastroianni returns to his unique gessoed tarpaper and mixed media paintings he had begun working with twenty years ago. The once abstract qualities in his work have now shifted toward a representational clarity and yet, Mastroianni continues to convey what he has always evoked so extraordinarily well: the soul of our objective world. The new body of work is imprinted with history: a lifespan, rather than a captured state.

Mastroianni’s transfigured representation creates something far more powerful than technically accurate rendering of familiar objects. Here, the realism of his fences, snowballs, hay bales, and salt mounds, is subordinated to a more primal force leaching from the color and light. The deeply graphic quality of each scene, the hyper-relief of lines and crevices that overtakes each piece, actually removes the representational aspect just enough to startle us. The effect is like that of a dream we recall for its precise details, for the emotional power of those details, made all the more potent because of how distorted they are in the waking reality of our lives.

The magic of Mark Mastroianni’s “Natural Wisdom” is in how each piece triggers our own memory of what it contains. His imagery become the ghosts of our own imprints in life, our own personal associations with common objects.

Here lives the great empathy of this work. Artist Mark Mastroianni has created a series of delivery systems of our own capacity for memory. These littered tree trunks, snowballs, dead sunflowers. The seasonal shifts of light and color, the moody silences and cold snaps. They are our past the moment we step into the work. Their mystery reminds us of ourselves, of how we live inside everything around us.

May 16, 2009


Mark Mastroianni & Rick Begneaud
May 16 – July 25, 2009
Woodward Gallery


Artists Mark Mastroianni & Rick Begneaud breathe new life into their mixed media paintings.
Mark Mastroianni has been for over a decade contemplating the life-sustaining properties of water. As an international artist, Mastroianni had found tarpaper the most reliable medium to transport. Mastroianni’s tarpaper paintings are built up into a smooth surface. The Artist uses this glacial surface to glide on abstracted images of floating embryos, reflections of light and the motion of currents. Mastroianni may add branches or other organic elements to sum up his unity with nature. His paintings offer peaceful beginnings–drops of hope.

Rick Begneaud, a Cajun South Louisiana native, has also travelled extensively. He appropriates textiles and small elements from villages throughout the world to embody those locations from a different perspective. He aptly combines paint, collaged with fabrics to create abstracted, angular shapes pulsating with rich color. His special preservation of found items morph into new creations. The exhibition will be Rick Begneaud’s New York premiere.

Mastroianni and Begneaud’s intention to preserve the spirit of life is their unifying force. Together their body of abstract work conveys life’s circumstances regenerated into intriguing visual signs.

November 14, 2006

Group Show
November 14, 2006 – January 6, 2007
Woodward Gallery

Woodward Gallery is honored to represent their group of twelve in the exhibition, Gallery Artists ‘06 -’07.

Since 1994, Woodward Gallery has deeply appreciated these individual creative forces of art that affirm beauty and excellence.

Artists: Susan Breen, Deborah Claxton, Richard Hambleton, Sarah Hauser, Hiro Ichikawa, Mark Mastroianni, Margaret Morrison, Terence Netter, Jo Ellen Van Ouwerkerk, Louise Peabody, Cristina Vergano and Charles Yoder will be together for one, final exhibition at Woodward Gallery’s present New York location.

Anticipating a move from their SoHo home of thirteen years, Woodward Gallery will feature signature new work to emphasize the future direction the gallery artists will continue to blaze in New York. The original contemporary artwork by these Acclaimed Artists will offer variety from abstract to urban to figurative on paper and on canvas.