Richard Pasquarelli's paintings seek to make visible the relationships between physical reality and the mind. For years, I have visited the homes of people affected by hoarding disorder and organizational OCD as part of my continued research into the manifestations of psychological states of mind. Analysis of my own compulsions for order, knowledge gained through interviews, and thousands of my research photographs have become integral parts of my process. By creating artworks based on these homes, I am not just painting images of people's possessions, I am painting portraits of their minds.

Pasquarelli was born in New York in 1968, received his BFA from Syracuse University, and has since exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions in museums, galleries, and art fairs throughout the U.S. and Europe. His work hangs in public and private collections globally including: U.S. Library of Congress, Cleveland Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Progressive Insurance, The Beth Rudin DeWoody and The Zabludowicz Collections. Selected fellowships and awards include: The Cleveland Museum of Art/ PCC Presentation Print commission for 2017, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and public installations for the city of New York. Pasquarelli lives and works in NYC.