Ron Gallo’s work has been selected for both local and national juried shows. He has received awards from numerous art associations and institutions. Among them are the prestigious Salmagundi Club in Manhattan, the Woodmere Art Museum of Philadelphia and the Art Association of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The artist paints every day and tries to adhere to a disciplined schedule. Although at times Gallo paints from life, he is a studio painter, primarily relying on sketches, photos, memory and his imagination.
A simple engaging message is what he strives for. He often tells a story with a little mystery or humor. In his words, "I want my painting to have a substance and feeling. I often try to entertain as well as communicate. I want to engage the viewer and make him think about what he is seeing. If he can relate my painting to his own experience, all the better."
When asked who is the greatest influence on his art, Gallo replied, "All of the great painters and my wife, Randee. Her criticism is always constructive. She’s smart, supportive, and the perfect model."
Before committing himself to a career as a fine artist, Ron Gallo worked in advertising, creating print ads and television commercials.
EducationBFA Rochester Institute of Technology