Paolo Arao

Paolo Arao is a Brooklyn-based, Filipino-American artist working in painting and textiles. He received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Arao has shown his work in numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and has presented solo exhibitions at Morgan Lehman Gallery (NYC) Western Exhibitions (Chicago), Jeff Bailey Gallery (NYC), among others. Recent solo exhibitions include the Columbus Museum of Art (Columbus, GA), and the Everson Museum (Syracuse, NY).

Residencies include: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, The Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, the Millay Colony, Studios at MASS MoCA, Vermont Studio Center, Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency, NARS Foundation, Wassaic Project, BRIC Workspace, Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Fire Island Artist Residency. He is a recipient of an Artist Fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts. His work has been published in New American Paintings, Maake Magazine, ArtMaze, Esopus and Dovetail.

  • Paolo Arao Ain't the Same Paolo Arao
    Ain't the Same
  • Paolo Arao Island Fire Paolo Arao
    Island Fire
  • Paolo Arao Hold On Paolo Arao
    Hold On
  • Paolo Arao Back and Forth, Forever Paolo Arao
    Back and Forth, Forever
  • Paolo Arao Touch Sensitive Paolo Arao
    Touch Sensitive
  • Paolo Arao Hungry Eyes Paolo Arao
    Hungry Eyes
  • Paolo Arao Veneer Paolo Arao
    Veneer
  • Paolo Arao Manila Mojo Paolo Arao
    Manila Mojo
  • Paolo Arao Never Too Much Paolo Arao
    Never Too Much