Don Porcaro American, b. 1950

My work explores the nature of human interaction with the physical world through references to architecture and man-made objects.
- Don Porcaro

Don Porcaro (b. 1950) is a New York-based artist who began his art career in the 1970s. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Porcaro holds his BFA from Farleigh Dickenson University (Madison, NJ) and his MFA in sculpture from Columbia University (New York, NY). In graduate school, Porcaro studied under his mentor and friend Ronald Bladen. Shortly after his graduation, Porcaro joined the faculty of Parsons School of Design, where he taught for over 43 years from 1975 to 2017, and where he is now Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts.

Don Porcaro's artwork is exhibited internationally and nationally in New York, NY, Mexico, Switzerland, France, Germany, South Korea, and Japan. His work is collected by museums and private collections, including the National Academy of Design (NYC), the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts (Springfield, MA), the Progressive Corporation (Cleveland, OH), Emory University (Atlanta, GA), Forma Viva Sculpture Collection (Portorož, Slovenia), and others. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, Artnews, BOMB Magazine, and Newsday, among others. Porcaro is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, New York Foundation for the Arts/New York State Council on the Arts grant, and a Teaching Excellence Award from Parsons School of Design. He is also a member of the Abstract American Artists Association and the National Academy of Design.

Don Porcaro is exclusively represented by Westwood Gallery NYC and lives and works in New York City with his wife, artist Leslie Wayne.