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Fedele Spadafora is an artist living in New York City. His paintings bring a modern sensibility to his classical training and have been featured in many solo and group exhibitions in the US and abroad, mostly in New York. By combining a time-honored painterly tradition that may be at times painstaking with the spontaneity of direct expression, the Brooklyn-based painter has transcended the figurative genre and at times entered into the realm of abstraction. Set in atmospheric landscapes rendered over many paint layers on canvas, linen, or wood, Spadafora’s paintings implore the viewer to challenge what can be considered an ordinary conception of beauty with his unique sense of haunting realism. Whether on the subject of nature or cityscape, Spadafora focuses his attention on the odd and personal with results that reveal incredible depth in both medium and content.
Spadafora’s second exhibition, titled New Paintings, was at Slag Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn in 2013. The exhibit was reviewed by James Panero  for The New Criterion. Spadafora’s arts activities have been reviewed or featured in a number of publications in the United States and abroad, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The New Criterion, Arte Fuse, Fine Art Connoisseur, The L Magazine, Art.es, and Arts in Bushwick. Spadafora’s work is held in public and private collections in the US, Europe and North Africa including the Madison Museum of Fine Art.

Solo Exhibitions
2015 Zardoz Speaks, Rooster Gallery, NYC
2013 Everything Will Be All Right, Gitana Rosa Gallery, NYC
2013 New Paintings, Slag Contemporary, NYC
2011 Wonder Women, Rooster Gallery, NYC

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Bloom, Slag Contemporary, NYC
2016 NY Spot, Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt, Germany
2016 Bushwick Tales, Venus Knitting Factory Art Space, NYC
2016 Making Music, Figureworks Gallery, NYC
2016 Cat Art Show LA: The Sequel, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles
2016 Coup de Crayon, Ghaya Galerie, Tunis, Tunisia

2015 Interior Conversation, Van Der Plas Gallery, NYC
2015 Respond, Smack Mellon, New York

2014 Paper Trails, Van Der Plas Gallery, NYC
2014 Streaming Festival {}< 9th Edition, Streaming Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
2014 Art Hamptons, Gitana Rosa Gallery, Bridge Hampton, NY
2014 Juicy, Gitana Rosa Gallery, NYC
2014 Cat Show LA, 101/exhibit, Los Angeles

2013 The Subliminal and the Sublime, Mighty Tanaka, NYC
2013 Fountain Art Fair, Republic Worldwide, Armory Week, New York

2012 Fountain Art Fair, Republic Worldwide, Art Basel, Miami Beach
2012 Up From The Deep, TNC Gallery, NYC
2012 Artists For The New Century, Bennington Center For The Arts, Vermont

2011 Sharp Lines, Blurred Edges, Galerie AIRE LIBRE, Tunis, Tunisia
2011 Streaming Festival {}< 5th Edition, Streaming Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
2011 CURATE NYC, Bill Hodges Gallery, NYC
2011 Town & Country, The Market Place Gallery, NYC
2011 Introducing, Slag Gallery, Chelsea, NYC

2010 12 x 12, Mighty Tanaka Gallery, NYC
2010 Elegant Discord, Mighty Tanaka Gallery, NYC
2010 Mystery Tour, NY Public Library Gallery, NYC
2010 Hung, Gitana Rosa Gallery, NYC
2010 Ars Graphis, Gitana Rosa Gallery, NYC
2010 Corpus Hermeticum, Great Nude Invitational, NYC
2010 Berlinerpool on VisualcontainerTV, Visual Container, Milan, Itlay
2010 Visions in New York City, Macy Gallery, NYC
2010 Streaming Festival {}< 5th Edition, Streaming Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
2010 Berlinerpool on Vivisesja Festival, Poznan, Poland

2009 Four Artists in Concert, Chelsea Art Museum, NYC
2009 CAM and Artlog: Music & Art III, Chelsea Art Museum, NYC
2009 Carnival, Gitana Rosa Gallery, NYC
2009 Streaming Festival {}< 4th Edition, Streaming Festival, The Hague, Netherlands

Awards
Richard Lahey and Carlotta Gonzales Lahey Memorial Scholarship