Solo and Two-person Exhibitions

2018     “Holes in Walls” Centotto, Brooklyn, NY. (two-person show with Richard Sigmund).

2009     Urban Landscapes, Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center, Nyack, NY. Curated by Carol Perry.

2008     Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York.

            Azarian-McColough Art Gallery,St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY.

2004     Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York.

2002     Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York.

2000     Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York.

1998     Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York.

1996     Project II.  155 Mercer St. New York. (with Jeffrey Sturges).


Selected Group Exhibitions  

2018     "Sojourn". South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM.  John Descarfino, Kim Arthur, Jose Arenas.   

“In Their League”, Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.         

“Return To Light”. Green Door Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Curated by Elisa Jensen.          

2017     DSC Flatfile exhibition, David and Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY.

"True Believers". David and Schweitzer Contemporary - M. David studio. Curated by Daniel John Gadd.

“The New York State of Painting" Works of Intimate Scale by 26 Colorists. Curated by Michael Walls.  Kingsborough Art Museum (KAM), Kingsborough Community College CUNY, Brooklyn, NY.

"Talking Pictures 1st Invitational" Curated by Paul D'Agostino, Jeffrey Bishop, and Cathy Ann Quinlan. Talking Pictures, Brooklyn, NY.

NURTUREart benefit, hosted at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY. NY.

2016     “In Monitoring”.  John Descarfino, Jeffery Bishop and Tom Butter. An offsite Centotto

              Intersttizio exhibition curated by Paul D’Agostino, hosted by the Buggy Factory.  Brooklyn, NY.

"NOMENCoLorATURE". [Simposio]. Centotto at Studio 10. Brooklyn, NY.

2015     “Thrice Legendary, or Forever Thens”.  Centotto, Brooklyn, NY.

 “You Are Here”. Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY.

2012     "Antes e Despois". Galeria Espacio 48, Santiago De Compostela, Spain.

2010     “48 Metros de Camino”, Galeria Espacio 48, Santiago De Compostela, Spain.

2008     “Diana 08”, Galeria Espacio 48, Santiago De Compostela, Spain.

2004     “Drawing” Lucas Schoormans Gallery.  Featuring Will Cotton, John Descarfino, 

            Stuart Elster, Anthony Goicolea, Karim Noureldin, Antonio puleo, and Lyle Starr. 

2002     Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York.

2001     “That Championship Season”.  Blum and Poe.  Santa Monica, CA. Curator: Jenelle Porter.

McNay Art Museum.  San Antonio Texas.  Collector’s Gallery XXXIV.

1997     The Art Exchange Show @ Lucas Schoormans.

The Gramercy International Contemporary Art Fair @ Lucas Schoormans.

1996     Berkshire Museum.  Pittsfield  MA.

“Summer Trash”,  Curators: Kenny Schachter and Sandra Gering.

 Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden NJ.



Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.  Humlebaek, Denmark.

The Capital Group, Los Angeles, California.

Shaw Pittman, New York.

Perry Capital, New York.

JP Morgan Chase, New York.



PSC CUNY (City University of New York) Research Grant. 2016

The City University of New York Fellowship Leave 2012-2013.

PSC CUNY (City University of New York) Research Grant. 2009.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Recipient, 2008.

PSC CUNY (City University of New York) Research Grant. 2008.

Parsons School of Design Faculty Development Leave 2004-05.



Journal of Italian Translation.  Volume IX  Numbers 1&2  Spring & Fall 2014. Project: “Flesh and Stone”.


Miah, Riad. “Pressing The Space of The Middle”. Art Savvy, December 2018.

Atif, A K. "In monitoring - The Battle of Perspectives". review,  ArteFuse April 2016.

Fleming, Colin. “John Descarfino” review, ARTnews  Summer 2008, P 170- 171, ill.

Gouveia, Georgette. “Art Blooms Throughout Rockland”, The Journal News, April 5, 2009.

N.F.Karlins. ” John Descarfino” Drawing Notebook, Artnet,  March 2000.

McDonough, Tom. “John Descarfino, or The Art of Soliloquy”, catalogue essay 2000 Lucas Schoormans Gallery  exhibition,  ill. Noblesse, March, No.3.

Hillman, Susanne.  “John Descarfino and Jeffrey Sturges at Project II”  March  1996.