Richard Pasquarelli’s precise, hard-edged oil paintings and watercolors investigate the physical presence of psychological states of mind. Through analysis of his own compulsions for perfection and order and extensive research into the psychology of hoarding, obsessive-compulsive disorder and mental health, Pasquarelli seeks a better understanding of the relationships between our minds and the objects in the world around us.
Pasquarelli’s paintings are derived from thousands of photographs of his experiences and the settings he encounters. His compulsive photo taking is an important aspect of his ongoing research into the psychology of images and an integral part of his process of developing his images and ideas into paintings.
Richard Pasquarelli was born in New York in 1968 and received his BFA from Syracuse University in 1990. Pasquarelli has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions in museums, galleries, and art fairs throughout the U.S. and Europe. Pasquarelli’s work is represented globally in many public and private collections. Selected collections include; The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Mattatuck Museum, the US Library of Congress, the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, The Zabludowicz Collection, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, General Dynamics Inc., Progressive Insurance, and the Syracuse University Art Collection. Selected fellowships and awards include and The Cleveland Museum of Art/Print Club of Cleveland Annual Presentation Print commission for 2017, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and public installations for the city of New York. Pasquarelli lives and works in New York City.