Andy Muonio has a BS in Illustration, a BFA and a MFA in Pictorial Art from San José State University. He is an Assistant Professor of Art at Cañada College in Redwood City and a Lecturer at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont. Accepted once again as one of Palo Alto’s long-term artist in residence (Cubberley Artist Studio Program, CASP), you can find his studio in room E1 of the Cubberley Community Center.
“Currently my work concentrates on landscapes of the South Bay; sloughs, salt-flats, water treatment plants, creeks, trails and parks. As a life-long residence of the South San Francisco Bay Area I have seen the exciting re-birth of the region with landfills becoming parkland and salt evaporation ponds becoming wildlife habitats. I take my unique technique of oil painting to develop compelling compositions both “plein-air” and in my studio. Described as expressive or impressionistic my style developed from figure painting, admiring the techniques of such artist as Lucien Freud and Frank Auerbach. I value the integrity of the mark of the brush and the abstract quality of the two dimensional space, but reserve the right to have a representational image.” — Andy Muonio
Highway 85, 2015, oil on canvas, 12" x 12"
Mountain View Bay Trail, 2015, oil on canvas, 12” x 24”