Paul Fabozzi is a visual artist based in New York, USA. His paintings and works on paper have been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Rome, London, Busan and beyond. His work is included in numerous private and public collections, including the Weatherspoon Art Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Frost Museum of Art, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Awards include a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Café Royal Cultural Foundation. Fabozzi edited an anthology of writings on contemporary art - titled "Artists, Critics, Context: Readings in and around American art since 1945" published by Prentice-Hall - and is currently Professor of Fine Arts at St. John's University in New York City.



  • University of Pennsylvania, Weitzman School of Design, MFA, 1993
  • Alfred University, School of Art and Design, BFA, 1988
  • Cortona, Italy, program with the University of Georgia at Athens, 1989
  • Siena, Italy, program with SUNY Buffalo, 1987


Artist Statement


“For many years, my creative process has started with walks in cities and specific engagements with architectural space. The shapes, colors, textures, and other sensory input I absorb during these encounters become the starting points for my works on paper and paintings. Far from literal renderings of these places and spaces, my finished works are a realization situated along an axis between the physical experience of a location and the creative act of transformation.


My work as an artist is motivated by the desire to articulate new visual approaches to understanding the fundamental connections among navigation, perception and consciousness. Inspired by on-site investigations of specific architectural spaces, my recent paintings and works on paper explore the dynamics of visual movement and its relation to fracture, overlay, and weight distribution. The process of translating a fully sensorial engagement into a static painting poses many questions, such as: How can painting evoke the physical sensations and conceptual associations one has while navigating dynamic spaces that can’t be reduced to purely visual elements? By suspending a temporal experience within a singular image, my paintings and drawings offer an opportunity to reflect on the ways in which bodily experience is overlaid at every turn with informational and mental pulsations. Navigating cities excites my senses; the process of drawing and painting has allowed me to construct a visual language that enables me to understand aspects of these encounters that I can then see in existence outside of myself. Inevitably, I internalize my mode of creation, which in turn effects my next set of encounters with the world.


Each of us, facilitated by our lived experiences and acquired knowledge, constructs unique ways of activating the world around us. The depth of our activation and the processes by which we assign meaning to the aspects we attend to is the basis of our understanding. For me, to construct a schema of engagement with a place is to set in motion the process of image making. By extension, I aspire to make work that reminds us of our essential human need to actively establish connections to our physical world."  - Paul Fabozzi



Exhibitions (selection)


Solo shows

  • The Architecture of Perception, Works on Paper 2018-22, G. W. Einstein Company, viewing room through Artsy, April 6 to May 31, 2022.
  • Place, Translation, Variation, Davis Originals, online through Artsy, July 16 to August 12, 2020.
  • Place, Translation, Variation, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA; January 25 to February 23, 2019.
  • Foundations: An Exhibition Featuring Works from Paul Fabozzi’s Curved Locator and Site Translations, Seraphin Gallery at The Yard, Philadelphia, PA; June to December 2017.
  • Curved Locators, Seraphin Gallery Philadelphia, PA; December 15, 2016 to January 19, 2017.
  • Site Translations, L.G. Tripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; September 14 to October 20, 2012.
  • Spectral Variants, L.G. Tripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; April 30 to May 29, 2010.
  • Spectral Variants: New Large Works,  Atrium Gallery at 153 East 53rd Street, New York, NY; October 6 to November 30, 2009.
  • Lines of Regression, University of Pennsylvania, Kelly Writers House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; October 17 to November 19, 2007.
  • Data Walks: The Paintings, Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA; November 3 to 26, 2006.
  • Data Walks: The Installation, Carbon 14, Philadelphia, PA; November 3 to December 17, 2006.
  • Le voci della pietra: Photographs 1998–2001, Polmone Pulsante Gallery, Rome, Italy; June 7 to 25, 2003.
  • Rome: The Layers of Memory, Parallels Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; March 7 to April 19, 2003.
  • The Rome Series, The School of Architecture Gallery, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA; October 16 to 28, 2000.
  • Marcature/Markings, Polmone Pulsante Gallery, Rome, Italy; June 7 to 28, 2000.
  • Drawings, Polmone Pulsante Gallery, Rome, Italy; June 7 to 28, 1999.


Selected Collections 

  • Bank of America
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Forest City Commercial Group
  • Frost Museum of Art
  • Geode Capital Management
  • Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Neuberger Museum of Art
  • The New York Public Library
  • NYU Langone Art Collection
  • Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
  • San Diego Museum of Art
  • The University of Pennsylvania
  • Weatherspoon Art Museum


Grants & Awards


  • Café Royal Cultural Foundation Artist Grant, 2021
  • Faculty Recognition Award, St. John’s University, annually from 2004 to 2014 and 2016 to 2021
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, St. John’s University, 2013
  • New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Drawing, 2005
  • St. John’s University Summer Research Grant, 1998, 1999
  • University of Pennsylvania Teaching Fellowship, 1992
  • Georgia Foundation Grant for Travel in Italy, 1989
  • Clara Katherine Nelson Memorial Award for Distinction in Painting (Alfred University), 1988




St. John’s University:

  • Professor of Fine Arts, 1998 to present
  • Department of Fine Arts Chair, 2005 to 2007
  • Co-ordinator of the Rome Summer Program, 1996 to 2001, 2003 to 2008

"Rio, Municipal Cathedral ≠2" (2021)

Oil on canvas, 121,92 x 81,28 cm 

"Rome, Ivo ≠1b" (2018)

Oil on canvas, 182,88 x 121,92 cm 

"Berlin, Galeries Lafayette ≠1" (2022)

Oil on canvas, 152,4 x 101,6 cm 


"Rio, Petro ≠1" (2019)

Oil on canvas, 121,92 x 81,28 cm 

"Rome, Ivo ≠2" (2018)

Oil on canvas, 121,92 x 81,28 cm 

"Berlin, Galeries Lafayette ≠2" (2019)

Oil on canvas, 152,4 x 101,6 cm