J Gregory Coutinho

EVENTS:  Upcoming Exhibit:  Beaches  7/11 - 7/23  2024  Galaxy Gallery  Martha's Vineyard, MA  


Professional Experience

2011  GALLERY SITTER  Pleiades Gallery  New York, NY

1994-1996   CLASS MONITOR  for the classical figurative painting and drawing workshops of Celeste and Tony Ryder

Valdes Studios    Santa Fe, NM

1994-1996   SCULPTOR  Sculpture Basis Studio  Santa Fe, NM
Projects include major installations to the African American History Museum in Detroit, MI and the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, IA


Church Street Muse Gallery
Martha's Vineyard, MA



HARTFORD ART SCHOOL  Bachelor of Fine Arts  1991

Cum Laude

Received Charles Salisbury Award for Excellence in the Arts





Born in Boston, MA,  grew up on Martha's Vineyard 

Island, currently resides in NYC.  Lived in Santa Fe, NM

for a while after attending art school in Hartford, CT. 

Practices TM, avoids plastic as part of reducing carbon footprint. Was the drummer in a few bands. Is/was a hip hop/house dancer. 

Even when dim, G-Light stays lit. Always learning all of it.


When describing nature, the experience of painting from life can't be matched by painting from a photograph. A camera sees with one eye but we see with two, providing 3D perspective that a 2D photo cannot.  The undetected vibration of those seemingly still forms in a plein air landscape, along with the perpetually shifting light, plus all else that filters through the senses- the sounds, temperature, aromas, even the mood and breath of a portrait subject-  all of these elements filter through us into the painting, even if on the most subtle level. This can hardly be translated beyond mere retinal detail onto canvas from a frozen 2D photograph. To be clear, this is not a criticism of the art of photography. Rather, it is a statement on the distinction between painting/drawing from life

( 3d, portrait or en plein air landscape ) versus using a photograph as  reference/subject matter from which to paint or draw.  I'm a proponent of drawing/painting entirely from imagination as well. A piece depends on the intent of message. By all means a photo reference may be needed- and used effectively- for a more conceptual work, for example.




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2024  UPTOWN TREASURES  Group Show

 NoMAA Gallery    New York, NY

2023, '22, '21  ALL ISLAND ART SHOW   Group Show

 Oak Bluffs Tabernacle, Martha's Vineyard, MA

2022, '21  ART IN THE GARDEN    Group Show 

 The RING Garden  New York, NY

2020  OAK BLUFFS LIBRARY   Featured Online Artist Of The Month- August (exhibit remains indefinitely)

 Martha's Vineyard, MA

2020  UPTOWN ART STROLL  Physical to Virtual, Online Show

 New York, NY   YouTube Curator Walk/Artist Talk  


 Hudson, NY

2019  ECLIPSE STUDIO  Solo Show

 Martha's Vineyard, MA

2019  PAINT INWOOD  Plein Air Show

 The RING Garden, New York, NY

2022, '18, '17, '14, '13  UPTOWN ARTS STROLL  Open Studios

 New York, NY

2016 - 2019  OAK BLUFFS LIBRARY    

 Martha's Vineyard, MA

2015   FEATHERSTONE GALLERY    Now And Zen Show
 Martha's Vineyard, MA

2015  ALL ISLAND ART SHOW  Juried Exhibition
Award for Outstanding Achievement:  Cousen Rose Gallery   
 Martha's Vineyard, MA

2014  THE WORKSOP GALLERY   Small Works Group Show
 Martha's Vineyard, MA

2014   INDIAN ROAD CAFE (previous ownership)  Solo Show
 New York, NY

2012/13  NoMAA GALLERY   Art On Site  Group Show
 New York, NY

Manhattan Times Art On Site YouTube Story

2011  PLEIADES GALLERY  Artist Of Six Group Show
 Chelsea  New York, NY

2012 '11 '10  HVG ARTS GROUP  Annual Art Show
 New York, NY

2011 '10 '09 '08  MIKEL HUNTER GALLERY  "Urban Event"

Group Exhibit
 Martha's Vineyard, MA

2008  45th STREET THEATER (now The Davenport Theater)

Lobby Show for the play "Fugitive Songs"
Dual Exhibit with
Jonathan Lindsay
 New York, NY

 New York, NY

2008 '07 '06  ART GOTHAM GALLERY  Square Foot
 New York, NY

 Madrid, NM


1991  FIELD GALLERY  Solo Show
 Martha's Vineyard, MA

1989 & 1991  CHURCH STREET MUSE GALLERY   Solo Show
 Martha's Vineyard, MA

1991, '90, '89
  JOSELOFF GALLERY  Alexander Goldfarb

Annual Juried Show
 Hartford, CT





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