UPCOMING & NEWS
I will be having a solo show at the Tompkins County Public Library in Ithaca NY September of 2015
I will be giving an artist lecture at the Memorial Art Gallery on August 6th, 2015 at 7pm as part of the 65th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition in Rochester, NY
I received a Juror's Award during the 92nd Spring Show at the Erie Art Museum for Pipe Bomb! and Girls Gas Mask. The show runs until July 5th, 2015
My piece, "Breathe, I Can't" was accepted into the 65th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery on view July 26th- September 13th, 2015
RHINO TOYS to be displayed in 20 feet of window space at Uncle Sam's Army Navy Outfitters in NYC, December 1st, 2014 -
First Friday, August 1, 2014; 6-11PM
Glow Gallery, 224 Allen Street, Buffalo
RHINO TOYS: Artwork by Rich Tomasello- RHINO TOYS is a solo show of new work by artist Rich Tomasello at Glow Gallery (224 Allen St. Buffalo, NY). RHINO TOYS will take place during Allentown's First Friday Gallery Walk on August 1st. The show will feature works such as Pipe Bomb! and Girls Gas Mask. The opening reception will also feature the video debut of RHINO TOYS action-packed toy commercials. Music and video projections will be provided by AV/DJ PROJEX. 6-11PM, cash bar.
Saturday, June 21, 2014, Artists & Models Affair 25: True Defective
Collaboration/installation with Marcus L Wise: action figure box/photo booth in which audience members had their portrait taken in a customized setting under various titles: Artist, Curator, Hero, Jerk, Villain, Asshole, etc.
"I wanted to create something fun and collaborative for the 25th anniversary of Artists & Models for Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. This was the perfect event to finally create a life-size action figure package. Since the Artists & Models event is one of the biggest art parties of the year in Buffalo, I reached out to my friend, photographer, and gallery owner Marcus L. Wise to take photographs of guests that wanted to pose inside the box turning it into a photo booth. I used magnetic letters to customize the text at the top of the eight foot tall box. The photo booth was a hit and we had people lined up all night to get their picture taken inside."