Steven Parrino

Inspired by punk and pop iconography in equal measure, Steven Parrino was best known for his pioneering ‘misshaped paintings’ - twisted, torn and pierced monochrome canvases that redefined the possibilities of pictorial practice. Born in 1958, Perrino graduated with a Fine Art degree from Parsons The New School for Design in 1982. Drawing from his deep engagement with art history, Parrino’s subversive minimalist works were nihilistic in their approach and symbolic of his distaste for commercialism in the modern world. Following his death, Parrino's work has been included in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, and the Tate St. Ives.