Abstract Digital Drawing Painting jonpetro.com @jonrobertpetro Providence RI

Welcome to the 21st Century

Paintings have the capacity to pose a different problem, capture a different please, engage our fantasies in a different way… As such paintings stand apart from the blur of images we see when we “surf”. Well suited to eliciting reflection, rather than consumption, they work a sort of magic. Holding a singular place within the pace of life now.

 

Janet Bishop 010101: Art Technology Times ( San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art, 2001)

At my mothers bedside. 092121
24X18 @ 72 dpi
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Morning Light 0921
Works on paper #drawing #art #artist #artwork #sketch #draw #digitalart #painting #drawings #sketchbook #sketching #instaart #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #paint #paintings #creative #artistic #arte #digitaldrawing

A never ending day. Digital Drawing, IPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Procreate 3600 PX 2700 PX @ 150

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Just because you think it doesn’t make it real. Acrylic, gauche, spray paint, masking tape, marker, 56X44“ 0921. #abstractpainting #abstractart #painting #contemporaryart #acrylicpainting #art #abstract #artoftheday #contemporarypainting #artist #artwork #abstractexpressionism #abstractartist #artgallery #fineart #contemporaryartist #modernart #instaart #arte #abstraction #artistsoninstagram #artcollector #artforsale #kunst #artlovers #acrylic #abstractpainter #drawing #paintingart #oilpainting

Fixing a crack. 4X5” paint, marker on Polaroid, complete in procreate.

#newmedia #digitalart #art #generativeart #abstractart #contemporaryart #newmediaart #abstract #modernart #computerart #creative #visualart #new_media_art #algorithmicart #codeart #glitch #artwork #genartclub #processing #animation #everyday #3dart #render #realtime

Notebook painting. 0921, 11X8.25”
From the fall notebook.
#notebookpainting #acrylicpainting #sketchbook #journalling #notebook #artistoninstagram #diaries #sketchbooking #sketchbookpage #sketchingart #painting #artaesthetics #artsyphotography #drawingoftheday

Just because you think it, doesn’t make it real. 56X44” (Second session, unfinished state) #abstractpainting #abstractart #painting #contemporaryart #acrylicpainting #art #abstract #artoftheday #contemporarypainting #artist #artwork #abstractexpressionism #abstractartist #artgallery #fineart #contemporaryartist #modernart #instaart #arte #abstraction #artistsoninstagram #artcollector #artforsale #kunst #artlovers #acrylic #abstractpainter #drawing #paintingart #oilpainting

Paint, toxic markers, tape on paper. 20X16”. The making of your monster. #paintpaper #paint #art #painting #artwork #artist #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #painting🎨 #paintingoftheday #paintings #acrylicpaintings #mixedmedia #watercolor #artgallery #acrylicart #papelpintado #paintingart #life #artofinstagram #paintingsofinstagram #acrylicpainting #color #paintig

So the day begins. Coffee, NC headphones, water and notebook.
0921 studio practice #artpractice #art #artist #artwork #drawing #sketch #artistsoninstagram #digitalart #illustration #artoftheday #sketchbook #instaart #sketching #painting #dailyart #originalart #abstractart #practice #digitalsketch #oc #artistsupport #characterstudy #artistsofinstagram #characterdesign #drawingpractice #pencildrawing #artstudy #draw #arts #artsy

Untitled, paint on wood. 9X7 in. 092021

#abstractpainting #abstractart #painting #contemporaryart #acrylicpainting #art #abstract #artoftheday #contemporarypainting #artist #artwork #abstractexpressionism #abstractartist #artgallery #fineart #contemporaryartist #modernart #instaart #arte #abstraction #artistsoninstagram #artcollector #artforsale #kunst #artlovers #acrylic #abstractpainter #drawing #paintingart #oilpainting

Work in process. “ just because you think it doesn’t make it real” 54 X 44

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Photo of studio. 2021 #studiopractice #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting #wip #artiststudio #artist #studio #newwork #dailydrawing #art #abstractart #studioartist #figurativeart #artistsoninstagram #mixedmediaart #contemporarybritishpainting #painteveryday #artisticprocess #fineart #originalpainting #workinprogress # #dailyart #drawing #artstudio #cvp2021 #sketchbook #abstract #emergingartist #sketch

Notebook painting, 2019

#paintpaper #paint #art #painting #artwork #artist #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #painting🎨 #paintingoftheday #paintings #acrylicpaintings #mixedmedia #watercolor #artgallery #acrylicart #papelpintado #paintingart #life #artofinstagram #paintingsofinstagram #acrylicpainting #color #paintig

Notebook painting 2020 #paintpaper #paint #art #painting #artwork #artist #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #painting🎨 #paintingoftheday #paintings #acrylicpaintings #mixedmedia #watercolor #artgallery #acrylicart #papelpintado #paintingart #life #artofinstagram #paintingsofinstagram #acrylicpainting #color #paintig

Collage n paint in note book. 2019
#paintpaper #paint #art #painting #artwork #artist #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #painting🎨 #paintingoftheday #paintings #acrylicpaintings #mixedmedia #watercolor #artgallery #acrylicart #papelpintado #paintingart #life #artofinstagram #paintingsofinstagram #acrylicpainting #color #paintig

At my mothers bedside. 092121
24X18 @ 72 dpi
#digitalabstraction #abstractart #abstractexpressionism #digitalabstractart #digitalabstract #abstractpainting #abstraction #digitalart #abstractartist #abstractionism #abstract #art #abstractartorg #contemporaryartist #artistsofinstagram #abstracts #abstractdigitalart #techspressionism #contemporaryart #modernarts #digitalpainting #digitalartist #modernartwork #digitalabstractartist #abstractartwork #new_and_abstract #contemporarypainting #artabstract #arteabstracto #contemporaryabstraction

Morning Light 0921
Works on paper #drawing #art #artist #artwork #sketch #draw #digitalart #painting #drawings #sketchbook #sketching #instaart #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #paint #paintings #creative #artistic #arte #digitaldrawing

A never ending day. Digital Drawing, IPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Procreate 3600 PX 2700 PX @ 150

#digitalabstraction #abstractart #abstractexpressionism #digitalabstractart #digitalabstract #abstractpainting #abstraction #digitalart #abstractartist #abstractionism #abstract #art #abstractartorg #contemporaryartist #artistsofinstagram #abstracts #abstractdigitalart #techspressionism #contemporaryart #modernarts #digitalpainting #digitalartist #modernartwork #digitalabstractartist #abstractartwork #new_and_abstract #contemporarypainting #artabstract #arteabstracto #contemporaryabstraction

Just because you think it doesn’t make it real. Acrylic, gauche, spray paint, masking tape, marker, 56X44“ 0921. #abstractpainting #abstractart #painting #contemporaryart #acrylicpainting #art #abstract #artoftheday #contemporarypainting #artist #artwork #abstractexpressionism #abstractartist #artgallery #fineart #contemporaryartist #modernart #instaart #arte #abstraction #artistsoninstagram #artcollector #artforsale #kunst #artlovers #acrylic #abstractpainter #drawing #paintingart #oilpainting

Fixing a crack. 4X5” paint, marker on Polaroid, complete in procreate.

#newmedia #digitalart #art #generativeart #abstractart #contemporaryart #newmediaart #abstract #modernart #computerart #creative #visualart #new_media_art #algorithmicart #codeart #glitch #artwork #genartclub #processing #animation #everyday #3dart #render #realtime

Notebook painting. 0921, 11X8.25”
From the fall notebook.
#notebookpainting #acrylicpainting #sketchbook #journalling #notebook #artistoninstagram #diaries #sketchbooking #sketchbookpage #sketchingart #painting #artaesthetics #artsyphotography #drawingoftheday

Just because you think it, doesn’t make it real. 56X44” (Second session, unfinished state) #abstractpainting #abstractart #painting #contemporaryart #acrylicpainting #art #abstract #artoftheday #contemporarypainting #artist #artwork #abstractexpressionism #abstractartist #artgallery #fineart #contemporaryartist #modernart #instaart #arte #abstraction #artistsoninstagram #artcollector #artforsale #kunst #artlovers #acrylic #abstractpainter #drawing #paintingart #oilpainting

Paint, toxic markers, tape on paper. 20X16”. The making of your monster. #paintpaper #paint #art #painting #artwork #artist #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #painting🎨 #paintingoftheday #paintings #acrylicpaintings #mixedmedia #watercolor #artgallery #acrylicart #papelpintado #paintingart #life #artofinstagram #paintingsofinstagram #acrylicpainting #color #paintig

So the day begins. Coffee, NC headphones, water and notebook.
0921 studio practice #artpractice #art #artist #artwork #drawing #sketch #artistsoninstagram #digitalart #illustration #artoftheday #sketchbook #instaart #sketching #painting #dailyart #originalart #abstractart #practice #digitalsketch #oc #artistsupport #characterstudy #artistsofinstagram #characterdesign #drawingpractice #pencildrawing #artstudy #draw #arts #artsy

Untitled, paint on wood. 9X7 in. 092021

#abstractpainting #abstractart #painting #contemporaryart #acrylicpainting #art #abstract #artoftheday #contemporarypainting #artist #artwork #abstractexpressionism #abstractartist #artgallery #fineart #contemporaryartist #modernart #instaart #arte #abstraction #artistsoninstagram #artcollector #artforsale #kunst #artlovers #acrylic #abstractpainter #drawing #paintingart #oilpainting

Work in process. “ just because you think it doesn’t make it real” 54 X 44

#abstractpainting #abstractart #painting #contemporaryart #acrylicpainting #art #abstract #artoftheday #contemporarypainting #artist #artwork #abstractexpressionism #abstractartist #artgallery #fineart #contemporaryartist #modernart #instaart #arte #abstraction #artistsoninstagram #artcollector #artforsale #kunst #artlovers #acrylic #abstractpainter #drawing #paintingart #oilpainting

Photo of studio. 2021 #studiopractice #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting #wip #artiststudio #artist #studio #newwork #dailydrawing #art #abstractart #studioartist #figurativeart #artistsoninstagram #mixedmediaart #contemporarybritishpainting #painteveryday #artisticprocess #fineart #originalpainting #workinprogress # #dailyart #drawing #artstudio #cvp2021 #sketchbook #abstract #emergingartist #sketch

Notebook painting, 2019

#paintpaper #paint #art #painting #artwork #artist #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #painting🎨 #paintingoftheday #paintings #acrylicpaintings #mixedmedia #watercolor #artgallery #acrylicart #papelpintado #paintingart #life #artofinstagram #paintingsofinstagram #acrylicpainting #color #paintig

Notebook painting 2020 #paintpaper #paint #art #painting #artwork #artist #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #painting🎨 #paintingoftheday #paintings #acrylicpaintings #mixedmedia #watercolor #artgallery #acrylicart #papelpintado #paintingart #life #artofinstagram #paintingsofinstagram #acrylicpainting #color #paintig

Collage n paint in note book. 2019
#paintpaper #paint #art #painting #artwork #artist #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #painting🎨 #paintingoftheday #paintings #acrylicpaintings #mixedmedia #watercolor #artgallery #acrylicart #papelpintado #paintingart #life #artofinstagram #paintingsofinstagram #acrylicpainting #color #paintig

Abstract Digital Drawing Painting jonpetro.com @jonrobertpetro Providence RI
Painter Providence RI Abstract Painting
Painter Providence RI Abstract Painting

Jon Petro
Unit 18 LLC
Providence, RI 02909

jon@jonpetro.com
www.jonpetro.com

Education
Hunter College, MFA, New York, NY, Attended 2013-14 
Clark University, BA, Worcester, Mass., 2011
Fine Arts Work Center, Summer 2001, Summer 2002, Provincetown, Mass.
Worcester Museum of Art, Studio Program, Worcester, Mass., 1984

Residencies
2008 School of Visual Arts, New York, N.Y.
2006 Cooper Union School of Art, New York, N.Y.
2005 Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, Mass.

Selected Exhibitions (*solo)

2017 Becoming a Dad: Jon Petro*, New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!’s Heritage Gallery

2010 Abstract New England – Six Perspectives, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Maine

2008 A Survey in Process; JON PETRO 2004-2008*, Gail Cahalan Gallery, Providence, R.I.
Scratching the Surface, Hanover Center for the Performing Arts, Worcester, Mass.
9th Biennial New England/New Talent, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Mass.

2007 Parris, New York, Philadelphia, The F.U.E.L. Collection, Philadelphia, Pa.
Visual Cadence: New Work*, Sara Doyle Gallery, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
Visual Noise, UMC Art Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, Co.
Equivalents, San Francisco Studio School for Drawing and Painting, San Francisco, Ca.
Big Bang! Abstract Painting for the 21st Century, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Mass.
Open Painting, Providence Art Club, Providence, R.I.
LOUD, Arts + Literature Laboratory ALL, New Haven, Conn.

2006 REVERBERATION, Schiltkamp Gallery, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University, Worcester, Mass.
Intrinsic Form, A Space Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Painting, Glass, and Video, Chazan Gallery at Wheeler, Providence, R.I.
Works on Paper, Flux Factory, Long Island City, N.Y.

2005 Elements of Abstraction, The Starpin Gallery, Shelton, Conn.
Made in NA Mass., Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, Mass.
NEW YORK NEW ENGLAND NEW TALENT, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Mass.
Painting and Drawing*, Jonathon Podolsky Gallery, Northampton, Mass.

Collections
DeCordova Museum Corporate Program, Lincoln, Mass., 2006-present
The Boston Consulting Group, Boston, Mass.
The F.U.E.L. Collection, Philadelphia, Pa.
Dorothy Goldeen Art Advisory, Santa Monica, Ca.
Neiman Marcus, Boston, Mass.
Charles River, Waltham, Mass.
Essential Design, Boston, Mass.
CombinatoRx, Incorporated, Cambridge, Mass.
Silicon Valley Bank, Wellesley, Mass.

Selected Publications

Bloch, Jessica, “A new slant on the ordinary.” Bangor Daily News, Bangor, Maine.
8 October 2009.
“Abstract New England – Six Perspectives.” The Weekly, Bangor, Maine. Vol 19, issue 40.
Sheehan, Nancy, “Hanover rings with art and laughter.” Worcester Telegram & Gazette,
Worcester, Mass. March 2008.
Motsiger, John, “See the Noise.” Colorado Daily, Boulder, Co. April 2007.
Ishmael, Amelia, “Contemplative Cacophony”, Boulder Weekly, Boulder, Co. May 2007.
MacAdam, Barbara A., “The New Abstraction”, ARTnews. Volume 106, No. 4, (April 2007).
Einspruch, Franklin, “Big Bang! At the DeCordova.” Artblog. 2 March 2007. Web.
Johnson, Ken, “Seeing a Pattern: From cosmology to geology, science inspires abstract art at DeCordova.” The Boston Globe, Boston, Mass. 2 February 2007.
Feifer, Jason, “Big Bang! Abstract Painting for the 21st Century: The DeCordova explodes
with cosmic sci-fi stoner art.” The DIG, Boston, Mass. 24 January 2007: Issue 9.4.
Cook, Greg, “Ah, Painting! At the DeCordova, abstraction is new again.” The Boston Phoenix,
Boston, Mass. 23 January 2007.
“Nick Capasso, Cristi Rinklin, & Jon Petro: Abstractions.” Inquiry with Mark Lynch. WICN,
Worcester. 4 Feb. 2007. Radio.
Kobasa, Stephen Vincent, “Art Boom: Sound and fury signifying something.” New Haven
Advocate, New Haven, Conn. February 2007.
Hoffman, Hank. “ALL that heaven a-LOUD: ALL Arts & Literature Laboratory.” Connecticut
Art Scene. Web. 25 January 2007.
Birke, Judy, “Volume and quality vary in ALL’s ‘LOUD’ exhibit.” New Haven Register, New
Haven, Conn. 14 January 2007.
Petro, Jon. “The Pioneer: The Wagon.” Stationæry Magazine. Issue 8: Infinite Secrets,
2005. Montréal, Québec.
Phoebe: A Journal of Literary Arts; Volume 36, 1, 2006. George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030
Gentle Strength Quarterly, Issue No. 1, Vol. 1., Encino, Ca.
Redivider, Spring 2006; May 2006. Emerson College, Boston, Mass.
Blank Canvas Magazine, Issue No. 4, March 2006, Worcester, Mass.
Leake, Leann, “New York/New England/New Talent 2005.” The Daily Collegian, Amherst,
Mass. 20 September 2005.
Oppenheimer, Daniel, “First Minutes.” Valley Advocate. 3 February 2005.
“Last Minute Gallery grows in Northampton.” Daily Hampshire Gazette 7 February 2005.

Awards
2006 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship

Kodak Color Scale,