Franco Pellegrino was born and raised in the Berkshires. He attended the Fine Arts Program at BCC, and continued his studies at the Art Institute of Boston. He studied under David Novak and watercolorist, Jack Flynn. Pellegrino has won numerous awards for his work in the New England area. Pellegrino has worked on wooden landscape reliefs and hanging constructions, utilizing various mediums such as: tar, plaster, torch-work, metal and textured wrappings.
Primarily, Pellegrino is a painter, working on various surfaces. He also works on large-scale drawings of mixed media.
Pellegrino welcomes visitors to his studio, located outside the village of West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He shares a farmhouse with his wife, Patricia and often visits their daughter, Lauren, a singer/songwriter in NYC.
Tanglewood and the Norman Rockwell museum are just down the road ~ make a visit to Pellegrino's studio part of your trip to the Berkshires!!
6669Pellegrino has exhibited in the following.... 2016:As Was, As Is...Large, mixed medium works on paper...Lauren Clark Fine Art....Great Barrington, Ma.
2011: Featured artist (renewal) NAACO Gallery, North Adams, Ma.
2008: Featured artist, Good Earth Part I, Central Gallery, Old Saybrook, CT
2008: Group Show @ Charlestown Gallery, Charlestown, RI
2008: Group show at Galleria Moderne, Berkshires, MA
2007: Le Petite Muse @ Wild Sage, Pittsfield, MA Group Show
2004: Gallery at 49, NYC
2001: Two-man show at Berkshire Artisans, Pittsfield, MA
1997: Miami Art Expo at the Miami Convention Ctr., FL
1996: One-man show, Westenberg Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
1993: One-man show, including sculpture, Westenberg Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
1990: One-man show, Cambridge Gallery, Worcester, MA
1987/88: Represented by Ariel Gallery, Soho, NYC
1986: Simon's Rock of Bard College, One-man show, Great Barrington, MA
1982: One-man show, Birch Mt. Gallery, S. Egremont, MA
1979: One-man show, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1979: Group show, McIvor-Reddie Gallery, Boston, MA
1978: Show, Jasper Galleries, NYC