Born and raised in suburban New Jersey, Bob Gherardi’s artistic vision is formed by experiences with the people and places around him: visually interesting objects and hallowed places, emotional memories, and events and their associations.
Recently, Bob’s work was featured on the cover and center spread of the Art BuzzTM Fine Art Search, where he was awarded top honor. His work is often selected in juried exhibitions with distinguished jurors from The MET, The Guggenheim, and The Whitney. Most recently in April 2017, Cara Manes, collection specialist of The MoMA, chose his work to be exhibited in The Wide Open 8 National Juried Art Show, NYC.
His paintings are featured in the books, The Powerfully Beautiful and The Art of Man Quarterly Journal Vol.4, where his work graces the cover. Both of these publications reside in the Thomas J. Watson Library in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. You can also find his work in the Aug. 2017 issue of American Art Collector magazine where his work was selected for their Artist Focus as well the May 2018 issue of Watercolor Artist magazine where his work received honorable mention in the 2017 Watermedia Showcase competition. Bob’s paintings will be featured in the new M. Night Shyamalan movie, Glass, starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson set for release Jan. 2019.
He earned his BFA at Syracuse University. His work is in private collections all over the world.
There is great treasure to be uncovered in the barren, seemingly empty and often disregarded.
Dare we pause to listen to what these places and their memories have to say as their whispers speak back to us our own story.
It’s here that we are captivated by the fragile and vulnerable masquerading as indifferent.
These intimate and personal stories are the inspiration for my art and are alive in my paintings.