patrick j. aievoli


RIDER:56 1984
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 40


Study 1987
Ink, gouache on paper
8 x 10

Communication 2001
Digital Print
24 x 48

Mr. Aievoli has been exhibiting his paintings and assemblages in regional galleries since 1978. A graphic designer since 1976. In 1988 Mr. Aievoli started working in academia and now serves as the Director of the Interactive Multimedia Arts graduate program at Long Island University, C. W. Post campus, Brookville, NY. Mr. Aievoli also continues relationships with a number of the areas new media development agencies.

Aievoli's fine art work is rooted in the traditions of the early Abstract Expressionists as well as the Neo Expressionist movement. Mr. Aievoli studied with Jack Bice, Richard Gubernick and John Fitzgerald (a student of Malcolm Morley).

"By and large, it is the paintings that give the exhibition its vitality....moreover, it furnishes definite insight into talent... for it takes knowledge and ability to successfully substitute fracture for coherence...Patrick J. Aievoli's "Rider:56"...are(is) fine quality work(s) in this spirit", - Braff, pg 24, N. Y. Times, L. I. section, Sunday, May 20, 1984

Since starting his career Mr. Aievoli has developed his style towards the concepts of Robert Henri's Art Spirit; "Art is the signposts on the road of life...". Always fascinated with the magnitude of popular culture and its effects on society Mr. Aievoli finds interest in the iconoclastic mentality of current trend and the vapid avoidance of their own genesis.

"Each time we think that we start anew we seem to want to leave behind where we came from as opposed to using that for reference and reflection ... an incredible waste of energy and time" states Aievoli.

Mr. Aievoli states as his current influences Bacon, Basquiat, Beuys, Cornell, Diebenkorn, Fischl, Sherman, and others. Aievoli's recent work is centered around the combination of digital art and traditional mediums. New work can be seen this May 15th in a group show at 18 Orchard Street, NYC, NY.

Exhibition list

One Man Shows

SUNY Farmingdale Memorial Gallery
1984 Tuckahoe Galleries - 1986
SUNY Farmingdale Memorial Gallery 1989

Group Shows

BSU Gallery 1978 Five Towns Music and Art Foundation 1984
Fine Arts Museum of Long Island 1984
Nassau County Museum of Fine Art 1984
Bennekill Square Gallery 1988
SUNY Farmingdale Faculty Show 1991
LIU / C. W. Post Faculty Show 1998
LIU / C. W. Post Faculty Show 1999
LIU / Brooklyn Faculty Show 1999
LIU / C. W. Post Faculty Show 2000

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