Flight from Eden
James Pernotto is an American contemporary artist; a painter and sculptor, book artist, print-maker, paper-maker, accomplished architectural designer-illustrator, and self-titled “Existential Subliminal Subversive.” Pernotto was founding director of Pacifico Gallery in Greenwich Village. He was most notably affiliated as a curator with The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. As a university educator, he has worked at Youngstown State University and Penn State University. Pernotto is dually known as a canvas painter and paper sculptor. His works have been described as post-post-modern arte povera. He currently resides in Youngstown, Ohio.