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Rene Fressola Paintings
I am trying to keep alive a form of Painting that has greatly made an impact on me over the years of my growing up in NY & reading about the San Francisco school of Abstract Painting,...I have dedicated my life to this form of artistic creativeness!!
International Academy of Design & Technology, Tampa, Fl. 91'-95'
Single Exhibitions:
Pamela Skinner Gallery, "1949", Sacramento, CA April 2005
Pearls, Albuquerque, NM, Jan 2005
Arspace, " 1948" San Francisco, S.F., CA 2004
The Metreon, S.F., CA 2004

JosephCouza Salon, S.F., CA 2004

Shivaani Gallery, S.F., CA 2003

University of the Pacific, S.F., CA 2003

Firewood Café, S.F. 2003

Rasselas Jazz Club, S.F., CA 2002-2003

Rohan Lounge, S.F., CA 2003

Max Furniture & Design, S.F., CA 2002

The Shop Gallery, S.F., CA 2001

Bacchus Wine Bar, S.F., CA 2001

Max Furniture & Design, S.F., CA 2001

Olive Restaurant, S.F., CA 2001

V-Reed Gallery, Atlanta, GA 1996-1998

Beanjuice, Tampa, FL 1994-1995

International Academy of Merchandising & Design, Tampa, FL 1992-1994

Group Exhibitions:
California Modern Gallery,"Somewhere,Sometime",
Abstract Painting show,Oct.2006

Arspace, Get off the Phone!, Aug.2006

Melting Point Gallery, Guilty by Association II, Aug.2006

California Modern , Best of...II, Aug.2006

LoBot Gallery, Community Virology,Oakland, July 2006

Abco Artspace, Slightly Bawdy, Drawing Show, June 2006

DEEP Gallery, San Francisco In Sacramento, June 2006

111 Minna Gallery, Sketch Tueasdays, May 2006

Arspace, The Night Gallery, May 2006

111 Minna,Auction Off Downtown,April 2006

Abco Artspace, The Painting Show, March 2006

Red Ink Studios, YoungVoters Auction, Mar.2006

The Lab, Art Sale 10, Feb.2006

The Lab, Postcard Show, Dec 2005

Pigman Gallery, Juxtaposed, Dec 2005
DEEP gallery, San Francisco in Sacramento, Nov 2005

California Modern Gallery, Abstractions 2005, Nov 2005
Arspace, Open Studios, Oct.2005
California Modern Gallery, Best Of.., Sept.2005

Melting Point Gallery, Guilty by Association, Aug.2005

Pamela Skinner Gallery, Sacramento, CA Jan 2005
Arspace, "Solaborate" S.F., CA July 2004
Oaklandish, "Sprawl" Oakland,CA May 2004
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA June 2003
Museo Italo Americano, SF Nov. 2003
R8 Gallery, Emerging Artists - Group Show, S.F., CA April 2002

646 Gallery, SF, CA June 2002
Built Inc, L.A. , CA 2001
Kumquat Gallery, S.F., CA 2000
Feral Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 1998 - 1999
14th St. Playhouse, Atlanta, GA 1997
V-Reed Gallery, Atlanta, GA 1996 -1998

IVAC, The Individual Artist Coalition of Georgia, Atlanta, GA 1996 -1998

WE3, 3 Painters-Showing works in mixed media, Tampa, FL 1990 -1995
Artist's Statement:
I see my work as a continuous mix of influences and styles which are simultaneously simplistic and complex in realization. The combination of these elements has been present in my work since its inception. I am influenced by the color in the work of Hans Hoffman, the fluid passion of Willem DeKooning, the precision of Arshile Gorky and the originality of Frank Lobdell. I am predominantly self-taught and continue to paint and define my own style through experimentation. Painting allows me to express the beauty and ugliness which exists within each of us. I enter the studio with a commitment to create new and unusual work inspired by my interactions. Rene Fressola was born in 1965 in Brooklyn, New York. He began studying printmaking, photography and painting in 1979 during which time he won awards for his compositions. In 1990 he relocated to Florida where he enrolled in the International Academy of Merchandising and Design to study Interior Design with an emphasis in color theory, space planning and rendering. Fressola creates small and large-scale abstract works of mixed media on canvas, paper and wood. He is committed to creating only original work -- no prints. Fressola has exhibited in over 100 solo and group exhibits and his work is held in private collections nationally and internationally. His work has been shown at galleries in Tampa, Atlanta, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He now resides in Oakland, California and maintains a studio in Berkeley.
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