Dellamarie Parrilli, is an American artist, “a born master of her medium”, and is recognized as one of the most talented contemporary abstract painters painting today.  A self-taught artist; whose work is wide ranging, ever changing, and restlessly experimental.  “Her prior extensive background in music and dance is reflected in her work.  She has transformed that creativity from the stage to the studio where she literally sings and dances on her canvases with a joie de vivre that she shares with us,” creating paintings that are “inspirational, illuminating, and transcendent of the ordinary.”
The recipient of numerous awards and included in numerous private and corporate collections.  Parrilli’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. including solo exhibitions at the Walter Wickiser Gallery, NY, The Ezair Gallery, NY, Marymount College, NY, Preston Contemporary Art Center, NM, The Fine Arts Building Chicago.  She has participated in many juried and invitational group exhibitions including those at the Florence Biennial of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy, Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN, and Cork Gallery, NY.





  • 2009  BEYOND BARRIERS, The Palmer Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2009  “JACKSON POLLOCK MEETS BETTE MIDLER” The Palmer Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2008  “Into The Light”, (solo) Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY.
  • 2007  “Rhapsodic Abstractions: Variations On A Theme”, (solo), Ezair Gallery, New York, NY.
  • 2006  “Between Here … And There”, (solo), Ezair Gallery, Southampton, New York
  • 2004  “Journey Into Color”, (2 person), Gallery 415, Chicago, IL.
  • 2003  “Seeing The Light”, (2 person), Marymount Manhattan College Gallery, New York, NY.
  • 2002  “Reflections: Journeys Within And Beyond”, (solo), Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL.


  • 2009
    • “LUSH XHIBIT”, Preston Contemporary Art Center, Misilla, New Mexico
    • “Visual Interpretations” GalleriaZero, Barcelona , Spain
    • Moscow International Festival of Art, “Traditions and Contemoraneity”, Moscow, Russia
  • 2007
    • Biennale Internazionale Dell Arte Contemporanea, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy
    • “Small Rays Of Hope and Fragments of a Larger Idea”, Rhonda Schaller Studio, NY, NY
  • 2006
    • “Evocative Expressions”, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts, NY, NY
    • “Chicago Art Open”, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL
  • 2005
    • “Abstract Impressions”, CCT Gallery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • 2004
    • “Style & Substance”, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts, NY, NY.
    • “Encore”, touring exhibition, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Governors State University.
    • “Chicago Art Open”, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
      & The Chicago Office Of Tourism, in association with Chicago Artist Coalition. Chicago, IL.
  • 2003
    • “Viridian Affiliate Artists”, exhibition, Viridian Artists, New York, NY, Vernita Nemec, Director.
    • “Chelsea Global Competition”, Amsterdam Whitney Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY. “Chicago Art Open”, Chicago Artist Coalition and Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.
    • “Eighteenth Annual Greater Midwest Exhibition”, Art Center Gallery, Central Missouri State College, Warrenburg, MO., Juror: Leesa Fanning, Ph.D., Assistant Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, The Nelson-Atkin Museum of Art, Kansas, MO.
    • “Jazz: Visual Improvisations”, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA. Juror: Sam Gilliam, international artist
    • “Urban Imagery: Art of The City”, Fredericksburg Center for the Arts, A Partner of the Virginiia Museum of Fine Arts, Fredericksburg, VA.
    • “Montage of The Soul: E/motional Interludes”, Amsterdam Whitney Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY
    • “Abstract Conceptions: Celebrating Spirituality”, Robert A. Peck Gallery, Central Wyoming College Gallery, Riverton, WY. Juror: Nita Kehoe, Gallery Coordinator.
    • “Woman In The New Millennium – The Artist’s Perspective”, Walsh Library Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ. Juror: Jane Hammond, international artist.
    • “Small Works 2003”, Limner Gallery, New York, NY.
    • “As We See It”, Taller Boricua Gallery, Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, New York, NY, Juror: David Herman, artist.
    • “Islands In The Stream: Stream of Consciousness”, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL. Juror: Ruth Crnkovich, Director of Exhibit and Artist Services at Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN.
    • “Midland Arts Association 2003 Juried Art Exhibition”, Museum of The Southwest, Midland,
      Texas, in Association with the Texas Commission on The Arts.
    • “National Juried Art Show”, Cedar Key Arts Center, Inc., Cedar Key, Florida, Juror: Joseph Sabatella, University of Florida.
    • “Winter Thaw”, Gallery 510 Arts Guild, Decatur, IL, Juror: Ed Walker, Art Department Head, Millikin University, Decatur, IL.
    • “Chicago”, Blue Moon Studio and Art Gallery, Skokie, IL. Juror: Wenche Larson, gallery owner.
    • “Manifestations II: Form & Function”, International Juried Exhibition, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Inc.,
  • 2002
    • “ARTstravaganza”, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN. Jurors: Robert Stackhouse, International Artist and Lamar Dodd, Chair of Art, University of Georgia.
    • “Synthesis of Style”, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY
    • “Arts X Annual International Juried Show”, Laredo Center For The Arts, Laredo, Texas. Juror: Juergen Strunck, international artist.
    • “Echoes & Visions V”, Niguel Art Association, Laguna Niguel, California. Jurors: Tom Swimm, renowned artist and George James, AWS DF, NWS Professor Emeritus, CSUF.
    • “Summer Small Works”, Limner Gallery, New York, NY “The Figure 2002”, Regional Juried Exhibition of Figurative Paintings, University of Indianapolis, Department of Art. Jurors: The Department of Art Faculty. Third Annual World Contemporary Art International Competition and Exhibition, Celebrity Centre International, Hollywood, CA.
    • “Artoconecto 2002: Untitled, #16”, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the D.C. Commission on Arts and Humanities, Washington, D.C.
    • “Let There Be Light”, Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College Foundation, Chicago Heights, IL. Juror: Jan Bonavia, Gallery Manager.
    • “I Love Manhattan”, Jurors: Edward Rubin and Renée Phillips.
    • “To: All -9/11 Tribute”, Broadway Mall Gallery, New York, NY. Curator: Raul Manzano.
    • “Reactions: Living in the New America”, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL. Juror: Ardell Arthur, MA, Art Historian.
    • “59th Annual Salon Show”, William J. Bachman Gallery, The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN. Juror: Paul Sierra, international artist.
    • “Chicago ART Open”, Chicago Artist Coalition & Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL.


  • 2009
    • Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC, Off Broadway Production “Best Things In Life Are Free” by Temi Rose,
      mural backdrop. Film presentation, additional paintings used for actor closeups


  • 2004
    • Artist Showcase Award Winner, for “Life, Love And The Art Of Celebration”, Manhattan Arts
      International, The Healing Power Of Art, Juror: E. Jay Weiss, international artist, NY.
  • 2003
    • Best of Show, for “Rhapsody In Blue”, Jazz: Visual Improvisations, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA, Juror: Sam Gilliam, international artist.
  • 2003
    • Chelsea Global Showcase Winner for “Manhattan Rhythm”, Amsterdam Whitney International
      Fine Art, Inc.
    • Award Of Excellence for “Desire”, Manhattan Arts International, 20th Anniversary Competition,
      New York, NY, Jurors: Nancy di Benedetto, Renee Phillips, NY.
    • Award Of Excellence for “Journey To Self Discovery”, Manhattan Arts International, “The Healing Power Of Art”, New York 2002
    • Richard W. and Wanda Gardner Memorial Award for “Searching For The Divine”, Northern Indiana Arts Association, 59th Annual Salon Show. Juror: Paul Sierra.
  • 2002
    • Manhattan Arts International Artist Showcase Award for “Manhattan Rhythm” in the
      “I Love Manhattan” competition. Jurors: Edward Rubin and Renée Phillips.
    • Merit Award, “Reactions: Living in the New America”, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL.
      Juror: Ardell Arthur, MA, Art Historian.


  • 2009
    • Ed McCormack, Gallery & Studio, “Dellamarie Parrili’s Exquisitely Honed New Paintings” Feb
  • 2008
    • ARTnews, Dec 08
    • Gallery Guide, December 2008, New York, New York
    • Ed McCormack, Gallery & Studio, “Parrilli’s “Reflections” Light Up Madison Avenue” Nov 08
  • 2007
    • Maurice Taplinger, Gallery & Studio, “Evocative Expressions Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, N
  • 2006
    • Ann Landi, NY ARTS Magazine, International Edition, Nov/Dec 06
  • 2004
    • Ed McCormack, “The Passion Of Dellamarie Parrilli At Marymount College”,Gallery & Studio 2004
    • DePaul University Magazine, “Rave Review”, Winter 2004
  • 2003
    • Time Warner Television, Manhattan Cable, “Wigren’s Crib”, May 29, Featured Award Winning
      Artist, Contemporary Masters Wall Of Honor, for “Manhattan Rhythm”, New York
    • Jim Distasio, “The Miracle Of Art”, Fra Noi, May
    • Art Acquisitor Magazine, Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art Inc.,”Second Act”, March
    • Art Now, Gallery Guide, New York, March
    • Time Warner Television, Manhattan Cable, “Wigren’s Crib”, April 3
    • Carey Gordon, “Broadway Is My Beat”, International e-zine, April
    • Artist Profile, Manhattan Arts International e-zine
  • 2002
    • Byron Coleman, “At Cork Gallery, Diverse Styles In A Lively Dialogue”, Gallery & Studio, November
    • Cara Clinton, “An Artist of Healing”, Manhattan Arts International e-zine, December
    • Laurie Casey, “Singer Finds a New Voice on Canvas”, Chicago Tribune
    • “Reflections”, Skyline, photo feature
    • Patrick Butler“, Artist Relishes Life’s Banquet”, Booster, cover page feature article, March
    • Renée Phillips, Presentation Power Tools For Fine Artists, Third Edition


  • Cabrini Medical Center, Hospice Art Collection, NYC DePaul University, Chicago, IL.
  • Busse Wellness Center Ltd., Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Dragon’s Life System Inc., Chicago, Downers Grove, IL
  • Acceptance Corp., Inc., Oak Park, IL.
  • Oak Park Loan Co., Inc., Oak Park, IL.
  • Career Academy, Chicago, IL.
  • Michuda Construction Corp., Chicago, IL.
  • Woodstock Chiropractic, Inc., Woodstock, IL.
  • Lakefront Brewery Inc., Milwaukee, WI.


  • Samuel Ramey, world renowned bass Metropolitan Opera House
  • Former Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
  • Lucinda Williams, recording artist
  • Anne Perillo, soprano
  • Donald Casey, Dean, De Paul University School of Music
  • Penny Singleton (voice of Wilma Flintstone), LA., CA
  • Margaret O’Brien, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dr. Sally Marshall, Woodstock, IL.
  • Dr. Susan K. Busse, Barrington, IL.
  • Dr. Sheng Li Wang, Chicago, IL.
  • Edward Rubin, New York, NY
  • Bonnie Stone, Chicago, IL.
  • Wendy Posnak, Oak Park, IL
  • Deborah Grant, Chicago, IL.


  • Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society
  • Allied Artists Of America
  • Women’s Caucus for Art (Chicago & National chapters)
  • West Side Arts Coalition, NYC
  • Midtown West Art Associates, NYC