Pellegrin was born in Venice, Italy. An artist of international reputation, he is also a revered arts educator who holds a Master’s Degree in Art History, Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. He studied sculpture and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, where he also holds the equivalent of the American MFA in Studio Art.
Pellegrin directed the Venice Program Master of Art at New York University and taught Phenomenology of the Arts and Advanced Studio at Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition, he has taught Modern Design and Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design, he was Director of the School and Creative Director at the National Academy Museum and School, where he later became the Dean of the school. Pellegrin is also Chief Executive of Cultural Affairs at two ancient Venetian institutions, I.R.E. and Fondazione Venezia, Venice.
As an artist, he has had more than 150 solo and 400 group exhibitions in major museums and galleries, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; Corcoran Gallery of Art, (Washington D.C); Museum of Contemporary Art, (Cleveland, Ohio); Fort Wayne Museum of Art, (Indiana); Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, (Arizona); Peggy Guggenheim Collection, (Venice, Italy); and the Ca’ Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art, (Venice, Italy).
He is the Executive Director of the New York School of the Arts.
Mondays - Wednesdays
1pm - 4pm
In this intensive, transformative learning experience for artists ready to work at the professional level, we will explore a variety of new media. Lectures, conceptual study, and studio activity will encompass painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation, as well as photography and video. You’ll be encouraged to use any technique and embark on your own individual projects. The instructor will be present two days of the week.
Advanced Total Painting
9:30am - 12:30pm
Explore a variety of media in this intensive, transformative learning experience for artists ready to work at the professional level. Lectures, conceptual study, and studio activity will encompass your painting. You’ll be encouraged to use any technique and embark on your own individual projects.