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Christopher Spinelli is a life-long Brooklyn resident who has been creating art in Brooklyn for over 30 years. He studied art at the Brooklyn Museum and the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan where he received his BFA in Media Arts and Illustration. His journey through the world of art began at a young age when he first decorated his parent's bedroom set with colored chalk. His work has been exhibited in Manhattan and Brooklyn at the following galleries: Washington Square East, Master Eagle, Art Director's Club, BAM Small Works Gallery, New York University and Visual Arts. Recent exhibits include the 105th Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (June 16 – July 31, 2016) Coney Island Museum (11/7/2015 – 2/7/2016) Arsenal Gallery (January-Feb 2016), Gallery Gaia (January 2016), NX2 –Berlin (January 2016) and The National Arts Club (Feb. 2015). Spinelli’s paintings have been included in the NYC Parks Department’s Black History Month exhibits in 2014 and 2015. Spinelli’s work was also be featured in a one-man exhibit at the Brooklyn Public Library Grand Army Plaza (June 16 – September 30, 2016.) Spinelli has partnered with Sing for Hope and is painting a piano that will be on display on the streets of Manhattan during the month of June 2017 before being donated to a local school.
His one-man show, "Sodom by the Sea" which opened at the Visual Arts Gallery in 1989 chronicled the decaying landscape of Coney Island during the 1980's and it became the backbone for his website www.brooklyndreamland.com. On his Brooklyn Dreamland website, Spinelli displays much of his visual reportage work from Coney Island created on site, but also gives a glimpse at his work in portraiture and his works in a variety of media including acrylic/oil paint, pastel, charcoal, photography and pen and ink. Spinelli's paintings have been featured in numerous publications including Business Week and Chief Executive. Currently his work is in various private collections. Spinelli has worked extensively in chronicling a New York and particularly Brooklyn that he feels is slipping quickly into the past. He has been the Visual Arts Instructor for the REACH Program that serves academically gifted yet economically disadvantaged students at Regis High School since 2011.

Artist Resume

EXHIBITIONS
Sing for Hope piano Exhibit , New York City – June 2017
Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza- Solo Exhibit – 6/16/16 – 9/23/2016
105th Connecticut Academy of Arts Exhibit – 6/17 – 7/30/2016
Arsenal Gallery, NY – “America- The History of African American Public Service” 1/20/16 - 2/28/16
NX2 Gallery - Berlin, Germany, “Quadratfuss” 1/7 - 1/31/16
Gallery Gaia, BKLYN – “Bang! BANG!” 1/7/ - 1/31/16
Coney Island Museum, BKLYN – “Sodom By the Sea Salon”11/7/15 - 2/7/16
Arsenal Gallery , NY “The Migration” - 2015
National Arts Club, NY – “Gramercy Neighborhood Assoc Exhibit” - 2015
Arsenal Gallery , NY – “The March” - 2014
Visual Arts Gallery NY - One Man Show- "Sodom by the Sea" 1989
Art Director's Club, NY – “Portfolio 10” - 1989
Washington Gallery, NY- “Small Works ” 1988
Brooklyn Arts Council, BKLYN – “Small Works” - 1988
Master Eagle Gallery, NY – “Sight of Sound” - 1988
EDUCATION
School of Visual Arts, BFA 1989
Contact Info:
Christopher Spinelli
Phone 917-575-8033
Email: christopher.spinelli@verizon.net
Website: www.brooklyndreamland.com
Mailing Address: 1931 Kimball Street, Brooklyn, NY 11234

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New Work

Here is a new painting.  Other examples can be viewed on my website www.brooklyndreamland.com

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New Work

Here is a new painting.  Other examples can be viewed on my website www.brooklyndreamland.com

Posted:2 years ago

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