Paul R. Glaviano

Open Studios Hours May 20/21 from 11am - 5pm

Artist Statement
I am an Artist. My landscape paintings are direct, organically-conceived, synesthetic experiences. They are catastrophic landscapes, which produce signposts for a millennium that has seen much of its optimism vanish. These works investigate the global consequences of our failings, the byproducts of our troubled evolution, and extreme global climate change. They are my way of deciphering and confronting the challenges that face our species. These series of landscape paintings, and other realms, have been created during the past 40 years. They mirror and mediate my struggle toward higher levels of cognition, communication, and humanitarianism. They are born out of the great tradition of landscape painting first used to describe a painting in 1598.

My name is Paul R. Glaviano. I am an artist, chef, and educator. I have been
active in fine art, the culinary arts, and education for over thirty years. I hold a
bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine art from the San Francisco Art Institute. I
am currently the Northern California Regional Chef de’ Cuisine for Newport
Academy. Previously, I held the position as Executive Chef at Oakmont of Cardinal
Point Luxury Senior Living in Alameda, CA. I was the founding art teacher at the
Academy of Thought and Industry in San Francisco. As well as, the Executive
Chef/Culinary Director at Gladman-Telecare Mental Health facility in Oakland, the
Chef/Educator at Thunder Road Youth Adolescent Treatment Center in Oakland
where I taught youth at risk the culinary arts as part of their high school
curriculum. In addition, I have been a professor at The Art Institutes of California-San Francisco, art and culinary departments, and taught senior level management
classes. I have taught fine art to kindergarten through 5th grade at Bay Language
Academy in Alameda. I also managed the Café at the San Francisco Art Institute
and taught students the culinary arts as part of the work-study program at the
I began my post high school education at West Valley Junior College in
Saratoga California. It was there that I began a serious art making practice which
continues today. I studied with Julius Hatofsky, Sam Tchakalian, Bruce Mcgaw,
and Carlos Villa, at the San Francisco Art Institute. . I live in
Alameda Ca. with my wife and two sons.
I have traveled extensively in Europe, the Caribbean, Alaska, and the Yucatan
Peninsula in Mexico. I have enjoyed coaching Alameda Little League baseball. I
have taught all ages from kindergarteners to adults, fine arts, culinary arts, and

Location and Contact Information

Studio or Exhibition Space
Norton Factory Studios Address: 3094 E 10th St, Oakland, CA 94601