Drifter #6, 2015 | Oil on canvas | 63 x 70

San Francisco Chronicle profiles John DiPaolo

John DiPaolo's abstract works benefit real kids in need

February 2016

John DiPaolo is the first to admit that, when it comes to painting his large, gestural abstract works, he inspires himself. “I had the realization if I was going to be in it for the long run, I’d have to come up with something from inside,” he explains. “I really needed to focus on my own experience and my experience with color, weight and mass.”… read more

White Heat...Drifter #5 (Detail), 2015 | Oil on canvas | 63 x 70 inches

Widewalls previews John DiPaolo's February exhibition

Abstract Painter John DiPaolo Exhibition Coming To Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco

January 2016

Known for filling the surface of the canvas with an abundance of intertwining colors, John DiPaolo creates a new set of vivid paintings that are to be displayed at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery in February. The abstract painter has once again managed to place a portal onto the white screen, captivating the viewers in an array of worlds breathing with different energy and intensity. With a complex physical surface which often hides a completely new story just underneath its exterior, all of the paintings are overflowing with paint evoking emotions and questions of various sorts. Demonstrating his technical skills, DiPaolo manages to control the energy within the piece, while allowing it to uncontrollably run lose and take over the spectator.… read more

John DiPaolo in his studio

SF Cottages & Gardens visits John DiPaolo's studio

Artist John DiPaolo Plumbs the Possibilities of Materiality and Process

October 2015

A fixture on San Francisco’s Hunters Point since 1983, John DiPaolo remembers when the city’s industrial southeastern shore was still a functioning shipyard. “I grew up here as an artist,” he reflects, sitting in his studio, all soaring ceilings and dazzling waterfront light. The space is conducive to the large-scale, canvases he’s created over a 40-year career, driven by a love of process and an ambition to push the limits of abstraction.… read more

Installation: Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Fecal Face reviews John DiPaolo's opening reception and current exhibition

November 2012

Fecal Face reviews John DiPaolo's opening reception… read more

John DiPaolo: A Forty-Year Retrospective

John DiPaolo’s Forty-Year retrospective monograph

November 2012

Dolby Chadwick Gallery produces first major monograph in celebration of John DiPaolo’s Forty-Year retrospective.… read more

Untitled 1, 1982

John DiPaolo's work acquired for Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums, of San Francisco

October 2011

John DiPaolo's work acquired for Permanent Collection of Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums, of San Francisco, CA Untitled 1, 1982, Graphite wash on paper, 52.5 x 70 Inches… read more

A Role for the Gods, 1987

The Crocker Art Museum acquires John DiPaolo for Permanent Collection

May 2010

The Crocker Art Museum acquires John DiPaolo for Permanent Collection: A Role for the Gods, 1987, oil on canvas, 96 x 72 Inches… read more

Big Abstract, 2002

John DiPaolo is featured in Juicy Paint a group show of select pieces from the San Jose Museum of Art's permanent collection

December 2009

John DiPaolo is featured in Juicy Paint a group show of select pieces from the San Jose Museum of Art's permanent collection… read more

Within and Out, 1988

The San Jose Museum of Art acquired two major paintings by John DiPaolo for their permanent collection.

July 2006

The San Jose Museum of Art acquired two major paintings, "Within and Out" and "Big Abstract" by John DiPaolo for their permanent collection.… read more