Artist Statement:

Daniel Carello is an abstract painter based in Wassaic, NY. He has received a BFA, in fine art, from the School of Visual Art (1990) and a MFA, in art education, from the The College of New Rochelle (2015). His work shows a wide range of influences, including graffiti lettering and graphic design. He often uses arrows in his work to explore implied motion. Most recently, Carello has painted a large scale commissioned mural, in White Plains (NY), for Arts Westchester. Photos and articles about Carello and his mural have been published in four Hudson Valley regional arts & culture magazines.

Description of artwork:

In the current painting series, I have utilized arrows to imply movement and direction. Also, I have juxtaposed many contrasting brightly colored shapes in each composition, with the intention of creating a visually dynamic relationship, between the abstract components of the painting.



New Rochelle, NY (1968)


The School of Visual Arts, NYC (NY), BFA (Fine Art), 1990

The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle (NY), MFA (Art Education), 2015


Now, More Than Ever, Wassaic Project, Wassaic (NY), 2020

Critics Choice, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle (NY), 2019

Appetite For Destruction, Wassaic Project, Wassaic (NY), 2016

Taking Shape, Lennon-Weinberg Gallery, NYC (NY), 2007

Williamsburg Brooklyn Salon, Central Connecticut University Gallery, Connecticut, 2006

New Geometry, Rome Arts, Brooklyn (NY), 2004

Bright Blue, AC Project Room, NYC (NY), 1999

Room, Green/Naftali, NYC (NY), 1997