John Aquilino, Affiliate

John Aquilino Rockville, Maryland
john@johnaquilino.com
IG: @johnaquilinoartist
www.johnaquilino.com

Awards and Grants
Art Bank Grant (2020, 2018, 2016, 2014, 2009), DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Best in Show (2019), SATURATION, DISTRICT Arts, Frederick, MD
Juror’s Award (2019), Ebb & Flow: The Power of Water, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center,
Solomons, MD
Second Place (2019), SMALL WORKS Juried All Media Exhibition, Northville Art Center, MI
Bethesda Painting Awards (Finalist, 2016 and 2011; Second Place Award, 2005), Bethesda Urban
Partnership, MD
Honorable Mention (2015), Small Matters of Great Importance: Light and Shadow, Edward Hopper
House Art Center, Nyack, NY
Individual Artist Grant (2010), Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, MD
Individual Artist Award for Visual Arts: Painting (2010, 2008, 2006), Maryland State Arts Council
New American Paintings, Southern Competition #88, 2009 (published June/July 2010)

Selected Solo Shows
2018 Metropolis @ NIH: Paintings by John Aquilino, NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD
Making Waves: Seascape Paintings by John Aquilino, NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD
2017 Metropolis: Paintings and Drawings by John Aquilino, Artists & Makers Studios II, Rockville, MD
2016 Paintings by John Aquilino, Marin-Price Galleries, Chevy Chase, MD
2014 Paintings by John Aquilino, Marin-Price Galleries, Chevy Chase, MD
2012 Paintings by John Aquilino, Marin-Price Galleries, Chevy Chase, MD
2011 Paintings by John Aquilino, Marin-Price Galleries, Chevy Chase, MD
2010 New Works by John Aquilino, Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD
2008 Another Level: New Works by John Aquilino, Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD
2007 Urban Color: New Works by John Aquilino, Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD

Selected Two- and Three-Person Shows
2020 John Aquilino, Jack Frazier, and Margaret Lee, Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2019 John Aquilino and Jack Frazier, Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2018 John Aquilino, Jack Frazier, and Margaret Lee, Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2017 John Aquilino, Jack Frazier, and Margaret Lee, Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2015 John Aquilino, Sam Dixon, and William Wright, Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2012 Lee Alban and John Aquilino, Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2011 John Aquilino, Bill Jaeger, and Ray Burn, Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2008 John Aquilino and Sam Dixon, Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2005 Environmental Dichotomies: Eva K. Carson and John Aquilino, Maryland Federation of Art City
Gallery, Baltimore, MD
John Aquilino, David Daniels, and Donna Radner, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, MD

Selected Juried and Invitational Shows
2020
Small Works 2020, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY
Watercolor Group Show, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA

2019
Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
(Juror: Eric Key, Arts Program Director, University Maryland Global Campus, Adelphi, MD)
Ebb and Flow: The Power of Water, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Dowell, MD
(Juror’s Award, Juror: Cynthia C. Gilmour, Microbial Ecologist, Smithsonian Environment
Research Center)
4th Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition (BMRE), University of Maryland University
College, Adelphi, MD (Catalog; Jurors: Schroeder Cherry, Artist and Professor of Museum
Studies, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD; Preston Sampson, Artist, Silver Spring, MD;
Gretchen Schermerhorn, Artistic Director, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville, MD)
Meet the New Artists, DISTRICT Arts, Frederick, MD
New York City Invitational Show, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
notBIG(5) The Exhibit, M.S. Rezny Studio/Gallery, Lexington, KY
SATURATION, DISTRICT Arts, Frederick, MD (Best in Show, Juror: Evan Bogges, Director of Phaze
2 Gallery, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV)
SMALL WORKS Juried All Media Exhibition, Northville Art Center, Northville, MI (Second Place,
Jurors: Northville Art House Exhibition Committee)

2018
Americas 2018: Paperworks, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND (Juror:
Linda Whitney, Artist and Professor of Art, Valley City State University, ND)
Los Angeles Invitational Show, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017
New York City Summer Invitational Show, Art Essex Gallery/George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

2016
A Visionary’s Eye: Glimpse into Carol Trawick’s Private Collection, Stone Tower Gallery, Glen
Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Glen Echo, MD
Americas 2016: Paperworks, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND (Juror:
Karen Kunc, Artist and Professor of Art, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE)
Bethesda Painting Awards, Gallery B, Bethesda, MD (Finalist; Jurors: Dorothy Moss, Associate
Curator of Painting and Sculpture, National Portrait Gallery; Dr. David Park Curry, Senior Curator
of Decorative Arts, American Painting and Sculpture, Baltimore Museum of Art; and Megan
Marlatt, Professor of Art, University of Virginia).
Drawing Discourse: 7th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery,
University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC (Catalog; Juror; Edgar Jerins, Artist, New York, NY)
Juried Art Exhibit 2016, Maple and Main Gallery, Chester, CT
Summer Show, Art Essex Gallery/George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

2015
Finding Our Place: The Geography of Art, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons,
MD (Juror: Mary Savig, Curator of Manuscripts, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian)
Small Matters of Great Importance: Light and Shadow, Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack,
NY (Honorable Mention; Juror: Dr. Lisa Panzera, Senior Director, Fergus McCaffrey, NY, NY)
26th National Drawing and Print Exhibition, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD

2014
Grit: The Urban Landscape, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA (Juror: Paul Ha, Director, List
Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA)John Aquilino
Small Matters of Great Importance: En Route, Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY
(Juror: Kenise Barnes, Director, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Kent CT and Larchmont, NY)

2013
Seeing the City: Artists’ Views of New York City, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
Summer Invitational Exhibition, Art Essex Gallery, Essex, CT

2011
Bethesda Painting Awards, Artery Gallery, Bethesda, MD (Finalist; Jurors: Philip Geiger, Art
Instructor, University of Virginia, Evelyn Hankins, Associate Curator, Hirschhorn Museum and
Sculpture Garden, Jinchul Kim, Professor of Painting, Salisbury University)
New York, New York, Marin-Price Galleries, Chevy Chase, MD
Winter Group Show, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD

2010
New York Moments, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
Summer Group Show, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD

2009
Winter Group Show, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD
Works by Selected Artists, Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD

2008 Move It!, Neptune Gallery, Bethesda, MD
10th Annual All-Media Exhibition, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC

2007
Annual National Juried Fine Arts Competition, Gallery West, Alexandria, VA
Architectural Treasures, Cooper Carry, Alexandria, VA
Art and Architecture, Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD, “Art and Architecture”

2006
Anniversary Show, Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD
8th Annual All-Media Exhibition, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
Summer Group Show, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD
UnRappahannock County, Middle Street Gallery, Washington, VA

2005
Bethesda Painting Awards, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD (2nd Place Award; Jurors: Churchill
Davenport, Professor of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art; Chawky Frenn, Artist and
Professor of Painting, George Mason University, VA; Dr. Claudia Rousseau, Professor of Art
History, School of Art and Design, Montgomery College).
H2O Art, Tevis Gallery, Carroll County Arts Center, Westminster, MD
7th Annual All-Media Exhibition, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
Summer Group Show, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD
Winter Group Show, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD

Art Fairs
Art Fair 14C, Jersey City, NJ, George Billis Gallery, New York City + Los Angeles (2020)
SOFA Chicago, IL, George Billis Gallery, New York City + Los Angeles (2019)
Affordable Art Fair NYC, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD (2007 to 2015)
Architecture Digest Home Design Show, New York City, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD (2013)
Boston International Art Fair, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD (2009 to 2011)
Red Dot Art Fair—Wynwood, Miami, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD (2009)
Bridge Art Fair—Wynwood, Miami, FL, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD (2008)

Corporate and Public Collections
Brookline Bankcorp, Boston, MA
Cassidy & Pinkard Colliers, Washington, DC (commission)
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (Art Bank Collection ), Washington, DC
Freddie Mac, VA
Garvey Schubert Barer, Washington, DC
Inova Health Care Services, Falls Church, VA
Jewish Museum of Florida, Miami, FL
National Association of Home Builders, Washington, DC
Rowe Chiropractic Offices, New York, NY (commission)
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Washington, DC
The Pinkard Group, Bethesda, MD (commission)

Selected Bibliography and Media
University of Maryland Global Campus Arts Gallery Program, 4th Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art
Exhibition (exhibit catalog), 2019, p.16.
University of North Carolina, Drawing Discourse: 7th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing (exhibit
catalog), Asheville, NC, 2016.
David Schon & Megan Palmer, Historic Tax Credits Bring Needed Financing to Urban Revitalization,”
Probate & Property, American Bar Association, Sept/Oct 2012 (painting illustrates article).
Lucinda Dukes Edinberg, “The Gallery: Art galleries sizzlin’ this summer,” Hometown Annapolis.com,
August 7, 2011.
Claudia Rousseau, “2011 Bethesda Painting Awards,” Gazette, June 15, 2011.
Jordon Edwards, “A Winter’s Tales: Group exhibit showcases talent, variety,” Gazette, January 5, 2011.
Probate & Property, American Bar Association, Jan/Feb 2011 (painting used as cover illustration and for
article on roof leases).
Franklin & Bash (TNT television series), Season 1, 2011 (reproductions of two paintings used as props for
conference room set).
Jordon Edwards, “The Tuesday Conversation: John Aquilino,” Gazette, December 14, 2010.
Claudia Rousseau, “Contemporary realism reigns at Fraser’s summer exhibit,” Gazette, August 18, 2010.
New American Paintings, #88, June/July 2010.
Claudia Rousseau, “Crows, ghosts and the urban view at Neptune Gallery,” Gazette, December 10, 2008.
Souheil Chemaly, “John Aquilino at Neptune,” Bethesda Art Blog, November 23, 2008.
Alexandra Silverthorne, “John Aquilino@Gallery Neptune,” Solarize This (art blog), June 7, 2007.
Maryland Public Television, Artworks This Week (Art Salon), February 15, 2006.
Karen Schafer, “Making it: Bethesda Painting Awards finalists on view,” Gazette, June 8, 2005.
Tracy O’Dowd, “Drawn to water: Exhibit makes waves at arts center,” Gazette, April 13, 2005.

Education
Art Students League, New York, NY (painting, drawing)
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (painting, drawing)

Current Gallery Representation
DISTRICT Arts, Frederick, MD
Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD

Other Affiliations
Artists & Makers Studios, Rockville, MD (affiliate member)
Boston Art, Boston, MA (corporate art consultant)

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