Painting Professor Mario Naves Exhibits Work in President's Office Gallery


Mario Naves, Fresno, 2015. Acrylic on panel, 20" x 30". Courtesy Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York


Mario Naves, Pratt in Venice professor of Painting, is exhibiting work in the President's Office Gallery on Pratt Institute's Brooklyn Campus. The exhibition opened January 30 and will be on view through April 14, 2017.

Naves has taught and lectured at institutions both local and nationwide, including the University of Utah where he was named a distinguished alumnus in 2010. He currently teaches at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn College, and Hofstra University.
His work is represented by Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea and has been exhibited at The National Academy, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, The Katonah Museum of Art, Sideshow Gallery, and Lesley Heller Gallery. Naves’s work has been written about in The New York TimesArt in AmericaThe New York SunThe Village VoiceTime Out New YorkArtCritical.comAbstract Art OnlineThe 22 Magazine, and Two Coats of Paint.
Naves has been the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, The E.D. Foundation, the George Sugarman Foundation, the National Academy of Design, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and The City University of New York.
His writing has been published in SlateThe Wall Street JournalThe New York SunSmithsonianARTS MagazineNew Art ExaminerTema CelesteThe New Criterion, and The New York Observer, where his column, “Currently Hanging,” appeared on a weekly basis from 1999–2009.