Award-Winning Artist & New York Native: Vincent Castiglia
Vincent currently works on large-scale black and grey projects of varying themes, with a general concentration in realism.
He is the 1st American artist to receive a solo exhibition invitation from Oscar Award-winning artist H.R. Giger in the history of the H. R. Giger Museum Gallery. The exquisite museum, located in the Château St. Germain (Gruyeres, Switzerland), furnished a cordial reception for Castiglia’s inaugural body of work, Remedy for the Living. Remedy for the Living, the 1st solo exhibition of paintings by Vincent Castiglia opened on November 1st 2008 and ran for 6 months, closing in April of 2009.
2010 marked the Film and Music debut for Castiglia’s art. MTV New Media’s forthcoming Horror-Slasher Film, “Savage County”, features as it’s official movie poster a painting by Vincent Castiglia, depicting the three murderers in the film. The film, directed by David Harris, also features producers David Gale (Varsity Blues) and Craig Brewer (Hustle and Flow). Leading the cast is Mimi Michaels (Boogeyman 3). Savage County is described as a tribute to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Earlier in the year, Castiglia painted album art for Triptykon’s 2010 debut release, “Eparistera Daimones”. The group is founded by former Hellhammer / Celtic Frost singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer. The album’s art is an amalgamation of works by HR Giger (cover art), Vincent Castiglia (interior art), and Triptykon on “Eparistera Daimones”, which conceptually is understood to form a creative triptych in itself.
His work hangs in many distinguished international collections; one of his most celebrated works of 2006, “Gravity” was recently acquired by Rock legend Gregg Allman.
Vincent’s paintings have been exhibited at museums and galleries in the US, Switzerland and England, including The HR Giger Museum Gallery (Switzerland), CoproGallery (Santa Monica, California), Last Rites Gallery (New York), The Museum of Sex (New York), The Museum Of Porn In Art (Switzerland), The Mall Gallery (London, England) Canvas Los Angeles (Los Angeles California), Fuse Gallery (New York), Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (Ft. Myers, Florida), Art @ Large Gallery (New York), Gallery Lombardi (Austin Texas), L’imagerie Gallery (Hollywood, California), Museo De La Cuidad De Mexico, (Mexico), C-Pop Gallery (Detroit, Michigan), Shooting Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Seed Gallery (Newark, New Jersey) and The 7th Annual Dirty Show (Detroit, Michigan), The Congregation Gallery (Hollywood, California), . It was in a group show at the Ludlow Gallery in NYC that Castiglia’s work received its first violent compliment, having the art stolen right from gallery wall.
Vincent’s work has been featured on New York 1 News, Spike TV, as well as the television series, “Miami Ink”. His work has been explored by countless art, culture, and media publications, in the US and internationally, including the New York Post, New York Daily News, as well as, Lexikon Der Phantastischen Künstler “The international encyclopedia of fantastic, surrealistic, symbolist, & visionary artists”.