Vincent Baldassano, a graduate of Wagner College, Staten Island, NY with a Master of Fine Arts, in Painting & Drawing from the University of Oregon, has taught painting and mixed media at universities, colleges and professional art schools throughout the US, including the Universities of Connecticut, Cincinnati, and Wisconsin, The National Academy of Design, NYC, and Silvermine School of Art, New Canaan, CT. Presently, he is a Professor at Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT. an Adjunct Professor at Western Connecticut State University, Danbury and Artist/Mentor at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Mr. Baldassano is a recipient of numerous painting grants, residencies and fellowships, including NYSCA, CAPS Grants, and SUNY Painting Fellowships, which he received while on the faculty of Niagara County Community College. He has also been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Casa D’Arte, Tavira, Portugal. His work is in many private and public collections in the United States, Europe and Asia, including the Pepsi Cola Corporation, Pfizer Corporation, the New York Federal Building, Housatonic Museum of Art, Hammond Museum, the Savannah College of Art & Design, and the Burchfield Penny collection in Buffalo.
National and international exhibitions numbering over 50 solo shows and over 100 group exhibitions include The National Academy of Design School, NYC, the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY, The Butler Museum of American Art, Ohio and the Aldrich and Stamford Museums in Connecticut. His most recent one-man exhibition was July 2019,at the American Academy in Rome, where he was a Visiting Artist.
In addition to teaching and exhibiting, Mr. Baldassano was a founding member of the Manhattan Breakfast Club during the early 70’s and 80’s in Soho, New York City where he lived at that time. Latter, while living in Westchester and Connecticut he was owner of ArtPak Transport Ltd, NYC; Station Gallery, Katonah, NY; Executive Director at Contemporary Graphic Arts, Norwalk, Ct, Managing Director at Northern Westchester Center for the Arts, Mount Kisco, NY and Gallery Director of Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT.