Louis Risoli


Born 1952   Ashland MA

One Person Exhibitions

​Gallery NAGA Boston MA     2019
    "New Paintings"
Gallery NAGA Boston MA     2016
    "New Paintings"
Gallery NAGA  Boston MA    2013
    “New Paintings”
Gallery NAGA  Boston MA    2009
    “Flat Earth”
Maverick Gallery  East Boston MA    2004
    “25 Years of Painting”
Gallery NAGA  Boston MA    2004
    “New Paintings”
Gallery NAGA  Boston MA    2000    "New Paintings"
Zumix Community Art Center  East Boston MA    1999
    "Paintings by Louis Risoli"
Gallery NAGA  Boston MA    1998
    "Nine Drawings and a Painting"
Monserrat College of Art  Beverly MA     1996
Gallery NAGA  Boston MA    1994
    "New Paintings"
Gallery NAGA  Boston MA    1993
"New Paintings"
Zoe Gallery  Boston MA    1991
Zoe Gallery  Boston MA    1989
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1987
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1983
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1982

Selected Group Exhibitions    

Gallery NAGA Boston MA 2018
    "40th Anniversary Exhibit"
UMaine Museum of Art  Orono ME    2009
    “Abstract New England: Six Perspectives”
Gallery NAGA  Boston MA    2002
    ''Max.24'' Wide''
Cambridge Arts Council  Cambridge MA    1999    "The Red Show" Best of Show, Juror: Peter Nisbet
Fenway Community Health Center  Boston MA    1998
    "Art Walk: The 1998 Men's Event"
Gallery 28  Boston MA    1994
    "Where Do We Go From Here
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park  Lincoln MA    1992
    "Eleven Visions"
Gallery NAGA  Boston MA    1992
    "Previews"
Zoe Gallery  Boston MA    1992
    "Our Last Picture Show"
Zoe Gallery  Boston MA    1992
    "Gallery Artists"
Zoe Gallery  Boston MA    1991
    "Gallery Artists"
Howard Yezerski Gallery  Boston MA    1990
    "In the Spirit"
Boston Center for the Arts  Boston MA    1990
    "Eleventh Annual Boston Drawing Show" Curator: Katy Kline
Zoe Gallery  Boston MA    1990
    "Abstraction"
Maris Gallery Westfield State College  Westfield MA    1990
    "Subjective Abstraction,” traveled to Boston College,
    Boston MA and Monserrat College of Art, Beverly MA
The Artists Foundation Gallery  Boston MA    1989
    "Small Works Show"
Zoe Gallery  Boston MA    1989
    "Summer Review"
Zoe Gallery  Boston MA    1989
    "Gallery Artists"
Symphony Hall  Boston MA    1988
    "Five Artists"
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1988
    "Summer Review"
The Artists Foundation Gallery  Boston MA    1987
    "1987 Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Show"
Wellesley College Museum, Jewett Arts Center  Wellesley MA    1987
    "Recent Acquisitions"
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1987
    "Miniatures"
Massachusetts State House  Boston MA    1987
    "Maverick Studios Group Show"
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1987
    "On and Off the Wall"
Maris Gallery, Westfield State College  Westfield MA    1987
    "16th Annual Juried Exhibition"
Campus Center Marketplace Gallery, University Southern Maine  Portland ME    1987
    "Icons in Space:  Selections from the Stux Gallery"
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1986
    "The Shape of Abstraction"
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University  Waltham MA    1986
"Contemporary New England Artists: Selection from the Permanent Collection"
North Hall Gallery  Massachusetts College of Art  Boston MA      1986
"Insight: A Look at the Development of Six Boston Artists" Curator: David Bonetti
Stux Gallery  New York NY    1986
    "Gallery Artists"
East End Gallery  Provincetown MA    1986
    "Gallery Artists"
The Institute of Contemporary Art  Boston MA    1986
    "50th Anniversary Exhibition and Auction"
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1986
    "Gallery Artists: Part I - Painting"
Stux Gallery  New York NY    1986
    "Inaugural"
Ely Gallery, Westfield State College  Westfield MA    1985
    "Director's Choice: Selection from the Stux Gallery"
Rayburn House Office Building  Washington D.C.    1985
    "Art From the Commonwealth"
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1985
    "WonderSmall"
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1985
    "Gallery Artists - Summer Review"
Provincetown Art Association and Museum  Provincetown  MA    1985
    "Young Artists"
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1985
    "Gallery Artists:  Part II - Painting"
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1984
    "Small, Smaller, Tiny"
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1984
    "Major Paper Works"
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1984
    "Summer Review"
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1983
    "Works on Paper"
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1983
    "Gallery Artists"
Provincetown Art Association and Museum  Provincetown MA    1983
    "Young Artists"
Little Center Gallery, Clark University  Worcester MA    1983
    "See No Evil"
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1983
    "Gallery Artists Selections"
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1982
    "Figuration on Paper"
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1982
    "Summer Review - Gallery Artists"
Silvermine Guild Center for the Arts  New Canaan CT    1982
    "Art of the Northeast USA"
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University  Waltham MA    1981
    "Restless Natives"
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1981
    "Gallery Artists"
Provincetown Art Association and Museum  Provincetown  MA    1981
    "Young Artists"
Stux Gallery  Boston MA    1981
    "Summer Review - Invitational"

Public and Corporate Collections

The Artists Foundation  Boston MA
Bank of Boston  Boston MA
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park  Lincoln MA
Meditech Corporation  Framingham MA
Robert Gumbiner Foundation for the Arts  Long Beach CA
Rose Art Museum  Brandeis University  Waltham MA
Wellesley College Museum, Jewett Arts Center  Wellesley MA

Bibliography

The Boston Globe, Cate McQuade, "Contrasting Styles," January 12, 2016
The Boston Globe, Jill Radsken, “Their art adorns restaurant walls,” February 25, 2015.
The Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid, “Shifting perspectives; landscape by number,” January 16, 2013.
South End News, Shawn Hill, “Louis Risoli: New Paintings,” January 22, 2004.
The Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid, “Rahilly in top form,” January 16, 2004.
Maverick Arts, Charles Giuliano, “Boston’s Newbury Street,” January 23, 2004.
Bay Windows, Shawn Hill, ''Remembrances of Exhibits Past,'' June/July, 2002.
Bay Windows, Shawn Hill, "Life Studies," September 21-27, 2000.
Maverick Arts, Charles Giuliano, "David Palmer and Louis Risoli," September 17, 2000.
The Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid, "Luminous landscapes with abstract references," September 7, 2000.
artsMEDIA, Thomas Garvey, "Newbury Street Harvest," September 15, 2000.
The Boston Globe, Nathan Cobb, "Double Lives," March 12, 2000.
Bay Windows, Shawn Hill, "Angel Darlings and Colorful Abstractions," January 28, 1999.
The Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid, "World in a Box: Assemblages and Sculptures," June 25, 1998.
Bay Windows, Shawn Hill, "Eros et Natura," June 18, 1998.
Art New England, Miles Unger, "Louis Risoli: New Paintings," April/May, 1995.
Bay Windows, Shawn Hill, "Covering us all," December 15-20, 1994.
Bay Windows, Shawn Hill, "When art is all around," December 1, 1994.
The Boston Globe, Maureen Dezell, "A Creative migration makes Eastie Artsy," October 22, 1994.
The Boston Globe, Nancy Stapen, "Abstraction is Alive and Well... and Living in Boston," January 21, 1993.
Bay Windows, Tom Grabosky, "Sumptuous Cosmos," January 21, 1993.
The Boston Herald, Joanne Silver, "Risoli: Pure Paint and Abstraction," January 22, 1993.
The Boston Globe, Nancy Stapen, "A Farewell Show; New Beginnings," July 3, 1992.
The Boston Herald, Mary Sherman, "DeCordova's 'Visions' of Grandeur,” July 8, 1992.
The Boston Globe, Christine Temin, "Perspectives - New Angles on Man, Nature in '11 Visions'"  July 8, 1992.
Boston Phoenix, Miles Unger, "Re: 'Visions,'" July 3, 1992.
Bay Windows, Shawn Hill, "Us and the World," July 9, 1992.
Art in America, Thomas Frick, "Louis Risoli at Zoe,"  January, 1992.
Bay Windows, Shawn Hill, "Feeding Frenzy," April, 1991.
Bay Windows, Shawn Hill, "Hard Times," December, 1990.
The Boston Globe, Christine Temin, "Drawing on Diversity at the Cyclorama," September 14, 1990.
The Boston Globe, Mary Sherman, "Revelations in Abstraction," June 21, 1990.
The Boston Herald, Joanne Silver, "Gallery Scene," May 12, 1989.
The Boston Globe, Christine Temin, "Perspectives," May 11, 1989.
Boston Phoenix, David Bonetti, "On and Off the Street," May 5, 1989.
Bay Windows, Tom Grabosky, "Infinite Understanding," May, 1989.
Boston College, Montserrat College of Art, Westfield State College, Subjective Abstraction, exhibition catalogue, Charles Giuliano, 1989.
Boston Magazine, Teri Keough, "On the Town," January, 1988.
The Boston Globe, Norman Keyes, "Risoli Aims to Please," March 12, 1987.
The Boston Globe, Christine Temin, "Foundation Gallery: Place for the Artists in the City,"  December 25, 1987.
Boston Phoenix, David Bonetti, "Local Color, Local Landscape, Local...," March 20, 1987.
Massachusetts College of Art, Insights:  A Look at the Development of Six Boston Artists, exhibition catalogue, David Bonetti, 1986.
The Boston Globe, Richard Dyer, "East Boston Students Stage World Premiere," June 15, 1985.
Boston Magazine, Gail Banks, "Twelve Artists on the Way Up," May, 1983.
Bay Windows, Rudy Kikel, "Art of Strength/Paintings by Louis Risoli," October, 1983.
Art in America, Sarah McFadden, "Report from Boston," May, 1983.
The Boston Globe, Christine Temin, "Perspectives," May 11, 1983.
Artspeak, Amy Friedman, "Letter From Art New England, Gary Garrels, ‘Louis Risoli - New Paintings,’" March, 1982.
Art New England, Gary Garrels, "Louis Risoli: New Paintings," March, 1982
Art New England, Gary Garrels, "Gallery Artists - Group Show," January, 1982.
Art New England, Michael Leja, "Restless Natives," April, 1981.
The Boston Globe, Christine Temin, "Six Artists Confront the 80's," April 14, 1981.
The Boston Globe, Robert Taylor, "Critic's Choice - Summer Invitational," July 24, 1981.

Awards and Commissions

The Artists Foundation, Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities    1987
    Fellowship in Painting
The Opera Company of Boston, WBZ Fund for the Arts    1985
Set and costume design for Daniel Pinkham’s, “The Left Behind Beasts,” produced by The Children’s Opera Program

Education 

Tufts University  Medford MA     1974
    Bachelor of Arts