“I create images which reveal to one or more of the senses, emotions and
intellect that limitless human potential is possible through the
harmonious interaction of design, color and words.” - Gerard Bianco
Gerard grew up in the jewelry business, in a family-owned
retail store in Brooklyn, New York. It was there he learned the art of
fine jewelry design, creating thousands of custom made pieces. He now exhibits
his work at Porte 4, Gallery of Fine Jewelry and Art, in Portland,
Maine's historic Old Port
district. Gerard continues the Renaissance tradition of merging jewelry and
art. His creations are described as uniquely simple, with a focus on strong
composition, mixing line and design with bold accents of color.
Gerard's artistic expression extends to writing, where he
delves into the passions and mysteries of the heart and mind. His
award-winning best-seller mystery, The
Deal Master, won the prized Publisher's Choice Award in 2006. His second
work of fiction, a play entitled Discipline, was published in January, 2012 and has already been awarded the Editor's Choice Award from the publisher.
Gerard studied art at the School
of Visual Arts, Parson's School of Design and The Art Student's League of
New York, where he came under the tutelage of portrait artist John Howard
Sanden. He holds a BA in Studio Art and Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine.
Gerard has worked as a portrait painter and illustrator for corporate
and entertainment industry clients (Merrill Lynch and Sandra Carter
Productions) and for the United States Navy. His commissioned portrait
of Captain Eugene 'Red' McDaniel hangs in the United States Naval
Archives Museum in Washington, D.C. Many of his other paintings are in
private and public collections throughout the U.S.
His awards include
the Seley NACAL Award, the Pastel Society Award, the National Portrait
Seminar Award, and the National Artists Seminar Award, Chicago. Gerard's
recent paintings continue his quest for beauty in art and design
through Abstract Expressionism.