Paul D'Agostino - bio, contact

Paul D’Agostino is an artist, writer, translator and professor living in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where he has been curating art exhibits at Centotto, otherwise known as the living room of his shared loft, since 2008. He holds a Ph.D. in Italian Literature and has taught language, literature, cinema and interdisciplinary studies courses in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at CUNY Brooklyn College, the Department of Romance Languages at Fordham University, and the Italian Department at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He has also worked as a writing advisor and art history tutor in the Art Department at CUNY Brooklyn college. He is currently Writing Advisor at the New York Studio School.

D'Agostino writes in and translates among a number of languages, primarily Italian, German, French, Spanish and English. He is Art Editor at The L Magazine, Assistant Editor of Journal of Italian Translation and Co-Founder of a blog devoted to art writing, After Vasari. His academic writings have appeared in many scholarly publications in the United States and abroad, and his poetry and prose have been published in several Brooklyn-based literary magazines. His mixed-media, variably language-based artworks have been featured in many group exhibitions in the US and abroad, mostly in New York. His 2012 solo exhibition at Norte Maar Gallery, Appearance Adrift in the Garden, was accompanied by Bodies, Voids and a Tale of Seas, a limited edition chapbook of the artist's original writings in five languages. The following year, Twilit Ensembles, D'Agostino's second solo show, was at Pocket Utopia Gallery in Manhattan. It was accompanied by an artist's book of drawings and stories, Floor Translations, and the exhibit was reviewed by Roberta Smith for The New York Times. D'Agostino's arts activities have been reviewed or featured in a number of publications in the United States and abroad, including ARTNews, Art Review, The New York Times, Paper Magazine, The New Criterion, Two Coats of Paint, Hyperallergic Weekend, James Kalm's video series Rough Cut, and The Brooklyn Rail, among others. He was the featured artist in a Critic's Pick article in the February 2014 issue of ARTNews. More press information available here.

Among D'Agostino's 2014 exhibitions was a two-person show at Slag Gallery, Gathered in the Square, Lost in the Hills, and a group museum exhibition, Your Place or Mine, curated by Kate Teale at the Richmond Center for Visual Arts in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Featuring also Mike Ballou and Janice Bridgers, this show exhibited D'Agostino's artwork alongside a fabricated facsimile of his home gallery, Centotto.

D'Agostino has also collaborated with Stephanie Theodore, of Theodore:Art, and Karl England, Charlie Levine and Ben Street, of London-based Sluice_, to produce a new, potentially transportable art exposition platform called Exchange Rates. Its first iteration was Exchange Rates: The Bushwick International Expo, which took place from 23-26 October, 2014. Information here.

Arts résumé and academic CV available here.


Home: 250 Moore St., #108
Studio: 1717 Troutman St., #311

Director - Centotto Gallery
Art Editor - The L Magazine
The New York Studio School - Writing Advisor
Co-Founder and Writer - After Vasari
Co-Founder, Co-Producer - Exchange Rates
Assistant Editor - Journal of Italian Translation
Freelance Translator - Italian, French, German, Spanish, English