• Vegan Life Magazine

    Vegan Life Magazine

    June 23, 2016

    Check out the latest issue of Vegan Life Magazine. There's an article on the Art of Compassion project, which I'm proud to say that I'm a part of. My Sanctuary Animals Series painting Lazy Afternoon is featured amongst other works that will be in the upcoming book. What an honor! To find out more about The Art of Compassion project, please visit Art of Compassion Project and don't forget to like/follow on social media:

    Facebook:@animalactivistartbookproject
    Instagram: @artofcompassion
    Twitter: @aocproject

  • Venetian Vendor Wins Certificate of Merit

    Venetian Vendor Wins Certificate of Merit

    May 25, 2016

    Venetian Vendor (image on right) won a certificate of merit at the 2016 Salmagundi Club Urban Romance Exhibition. I also have Athenian Drifter in the show. Come see this spectacular exhibit that I'm proud to be a part of. Runs until June 3rd. Open to the public/Free Admission.

  • SCNY 2016 Urban Romance Exhibition

    SCNY 2016 Urban Romance Exhibition

    May 9, 2016

    I'm pleased to announce that my paintings Athenian Drifter and Venetian Vendor were selected for the Salmagundi Club Annual Urban Romance Exhibition. The show runs from May 23rd-June 3rd. Reception is Weds, May 25th, 6-8PM.

  • Arthur T. Hill Memorial Award

    Arthur T. Hill Memorial Award

    May 5, 2016

    Last night at The Salmagundi Club 132nd Annual Member's Show, The Ramble won the Arthur T. Hill Memorial Award for Landscape by an artist under 45 years of age. Here I am receiving the award.

  • Salmagundi Club Annual Members' Show

    Salmagundi Club Annual Members' Show

    April 12, 2016

    My painting "The Ramble" was accepted to the Salmagundi Club Annual Members' Show. The exhibition will run from April 25th to May 19th. Gallery hours are M-F, 1-6pm; Sat and Sun, 1-5pm. Reception & Awards: Weds May 4th, 6-8pm. Free Admission.

    Salmagundi Club
    45 5th Ave (btw 11th and 12th)
    New York, NY 10003

  • The Vegan Apprentice

    The Vegan Apprentice

    March 25, 2016

    I was recently asked to be part of this great new vegan education and arts website based in the UK called The Vegan Apprentice. This article tells the story of my path to veganism, and how my Sanctuary Animals Series came to exist:

    The Vegan Apprentice

  • Salmagundi Art Club

    Salmagundi Art Club

    March 6, 2016

    I am very pleased to announce that it's official! I've been accepted to the Salmagundi Club. I received the new membership packet last night. I had applied back in December, but the application process takes a few months, and I've been on the edge of my seat the whole time. This is something I've wanted to do for a while. For those of you who are not familiar, the Salmagundi Club is a visual arts society that has been around since 1871. They regularly hold public exhibitions of works by its members. Located in a gorgeous building on 12th St and 5th Ave, it's also a museum and library with an outstanding permanent collection. Its membership has included some of my all-time favorite artists; names like Howard Pyle, William Merritt Chase, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and J. Alden Weir amongst many others. Even my uncle George Walsh apparently exhibited there, even though he was never an official member. So hopefully this is the start of something great. I'm excited!

    Salmagundi Art Club

  • VeggieWorld Paris Expo

    VeggieWorld Paris Expo

    February 24, 2016

    A canvas print of my painting Kayli II from The Sanctuary Animals Series is going to be part of the VeggieWorld expo in Paris on April 2-3. Here it is (middle row, 2nd from left) amongst some other reproductions of works from the Art of Compassion project ready to be installed. Proud and excited to be a part of this! Even though I cannot attend in person, I'll definitely be there in spirit.

    VeggieWorld Paris

  • Action Line Magazine-Winter 2015-16

    Action Line Magazine-Winter 2015-16

    January 4, 2016

    The latest issue of Action Line, the quarterly magazine from Friends of Animals arrived today! I illustrated an outstanding, thought-provoking article written by Nick Jans that takes aim at the culture of trophy hunting by relating it to prostitution. Check it out HERE

    If you would like to receive this magazine in print along with many other excellent benefits, but above all, support the important work Friends of Animals does, please consider becoming a member today. Your membership will play a major role in helping animals, saving the environment, and creating a better and more compassionate world. Thank You!

  • Action Line Magazine-Fall 2015

    Action Line Magazine-Fall 2015

    October 1, 2015

    The latest issue of Action Line, the quarterly magazine from Friends of Animals arrived today! I illustrated an excellent article about various cafés that are taking an exciting new approach to pet adoption: You can read, do yoga, meet and bond with cats who all need homes! Read all about it and check out the entire issue by following the link below:
    Action Line Fall 2015

    If you would like to receive this magazine along with many other excellent benefits, but above all, support the important work Friends of Animals does, please consider becoming a member today. Your membership will play a major role in helping animals, saving the environment, and creating a better and more compassionate world. Thank You.

  • Cecil's Law

    Cecil's Law

    August 11, 2015

    I just returned from a rally with Friends of Animals and other animal activist groups at City Hall in NYC in support the passage of a bill introduced by Senator Tony Avella that would help put an end to trophy hunting in Africa and prohibit possession, importation, sale and transportation of the "Big Five African Species" (African elephant, lion, leopard, white rhino and black rhino) in New York. In light of recent events, the bill has been named "Cecil's Law" after the lion who was killed in Zimbabwe by Walter Palmer.
    Friends of Animals commissioned me to illustrate the poster for this rally and campaign. It's a variation of my recent African Big Five illustration that was done for Action Line Magazine. This time however, Cecil's likeness is featured in the group.

  • Action Line Magazine-Summer 2015

    Action Line Magazine-Summer 2015

    June 24, 2015

    The latest issue of Action Line, the quarterly magazine from Friends of Animals is now online! I illustrated this montage of the "African Big Five" for an article about FoA's recent drafting of a bill that was introduced by NY State Senator Tony Avella that would that would ban the import, possession, sale or transportation in New York of the African elephant, lion, leopard, white rhino and black rhino. Read all about it and check out the entire issue by following the link below:

    Action Line Summer 2015

    If you would like to receive this magazine along with many other excellent benefits, but above all, support the important work Friends of Animals does, please consider becoming a member today. Your membership will play a major role in helping animals, saving the environment, and creating a better and more compassionate world. Thank You.

  • Friends of Animals Protest the BLM

    Friends of Animals Protest the BLM

    June 4, 2015

    Earlier today, Friends of Animals along with other animal rights activists converged on Billings, MT to protest the BLM's (Bureau of Land Management) proposed roundup of a local wild horse population to administer PZP (Porcine Zona Pellucida-a wildlife contraceptive) through the form of a dart gun, which would surely inflict death and a multitude of other devastating effects on the well-being on the herd. This type of recourse however is entirely consistent with the violent and inhumane way in which the BLM normally treats wild horse populations. So Friends of Animals was there today to say enough is enough, and to urge the BLM to leave the wild horses alone.

    I was commissioned by Friends of Animals to illustrate one of the banners that was used today at the protest outside the BLM Montana-Dakotas office. It was a visualization of a concept that they devised, showing Jay Kirkpatrick (champion of PZP) "in bed" with a member of the BLM and passing over a dart gun. Meanwhile Ginger Kathrens of the Cloud Foundation draws their attention to a wild horse. This was done in my comic/social commentary style of illustration.
    To learn more about Friends of Animals and the important work they do, please visit Friends of Animals

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Series

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Series

    May 28, 2015

    My three latest Legend of Sleepy Hollow paintings have recently been installed at the visitors center at both Washington Irving's Sunnyside house and the Philipsburg Manor Museum. You'll find "In Nightly Quest" at Sunnyside, and "The Flight of Ichabod Crane" and "Unrested" at Philipsburg (as of this morning "The Flight of Ichabod Crane original painting has sold!). Matted prints of each painting are also for sale at each location. Tours of both Sunnyside and Philipsburg Manor, as well as several other historic sites are available throughout the rest of the year and offer the visitor a veritable journey into the past that is not to be missed. Both locations are a short car, bus, or train ride from practically anywhere in the New York metro area. So come see the work, check out the spectacular gift shops, and experience some of the most beautiful and fascinating historic places to be found anywhere.

    Philipsburg Manor
    381 North Broadway
    Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

    Washington Irving's Sunnyside
    3 W Sunnyside Lane
    Irvington, NY 10533

  • Art of Compassion

    Art of Compassion

    April 26, 2015

    I am very excited to officially announce that I am going to be part of an upcoming book about animal activism through art. The book will feature 78 artists from around the world whose work focuses on animal rights issues. All proceeds from the book will benefit Veganuary, a veganism advocacy organization.

    Veganuary
    Art of Compassion Project Facebook Page

  • Greenpoint Gallery Group Show

    Greenpoint Gallery Group Show

    April 24, 2015

    Five of my paintings are in the Spring Grand Salon Show at Greenpoint Gallery.

    Greenpoint Gallery
    390 McGuinness Blvd
    Brooklyn, NY 11222

    Greenpoint Gallery

  • Action Line Magazine-Spring 2015

    Action Line Magazine-Spring 2015

    March 25, 2015

    The Spring issue of Friends of Animals' Action Line Magazine is now available online! I illustrated the cover story which addresses the dangers of pesticides on the bee population and its other detrimental effects to the environment, and what you can do to help make a change. Check out the Spring issue of Action Line and consider becoming a member of Friends of Animals today!

    Check out the article and the rest of the magazine HERE

  • Action Line Magazine-Winter 2014-15

    Action Line Magazine-Winter 2014-15

    December 26, 2014

    Here's the latest issue of Action Line Magazine from Friends of Animals. I illustrated the cover, which represents FoA's FlipOffFur campaign. The actual billboard currently sits near Times Square, but we wanted to show how strongly its message has successfully reached people in the epicenter of the holiday season. Furthermore, how it has effectively done much to change the atmosphere by urging people to stop and think about fur. This was painted in a traditional fashion with gouache watercolors, almost mimicking the look of a benign, classic New Yorker Magazine cover-but with a thought-provoking twist!

    I also illustrated the feature article, which examines the exploitation of capuchin monkeys as "service animals" and what you can do to change the legislation that allows this to happen.

    Check out the issue and please consider supporting the important work of Friends of Animals by becoming a member:

    Action Line Magazine Winter 2014/15

  • Philipsburg Manor Museum Gift Shop

    Philipsburg Manor Museum Gift Shop

    September 19, 2014

    It's that time of year again (Halloween season), which means that among many other exciting things, my painting "The Headless Horseman" is back on view at the Philipsburg Manor Museum Gift Shop, along with 11x14 matted open edition prints of the painting that are also for sale. Prints will also be available for purchase at Sunnyside, the home of Washington Irving.

    There are also lots of other neat Sleepy Hollow, Halloween, and Historic Hudson Valley-related items for sale at the shop. So if you're in the area, be sure to stop by. The Philipsburg Manor Museum is a short ride from NYC and pretty much anywhere in the tri-state area:

    Philipsburg Manor
    381 N Broadway
    Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
    (914) 631-3992

    Philipsburg Manor Museum Website

  • Primarily Primates Article

    Primarily Primates Article

    September 18, 2014

    Article about my recent visit to the Primarily Primates sanctuary in San Antonio, TX. Read about my experiences and please consider donating to the sanctuary and/or volunteering if you are in the area. Thanks!

    New York City Artist Volunteers at Primarily Primates

  • Monkey Business Resale Shop

    Monkey Business Resale Shop

    August 5, 2014

    The logo for Monkey Business Resale Shop that I illustrated and helped design has just been installed. Be sure to visit if you're in the area. All sales support Primarily Primates Animal Sanctuary in San Antonio, TX.

    Monkey Business Resale Shop
    128 W Blanco Rd #8
    Boerne, TX 78006

  • On Peaceable Ground

    On Peaceable Ground

    July 17, 2014

    The show last night was a big success! Many thanks to everyone who stopped by.

  • On Peaceable Ground Solo Show

    On Peaceable Ground Solo Show

    July 16, 2014

    Opening night art show exhibiting original drawings and oil paintings of sanctuary animals by Marcus Pierno at Cafe Blossom on Carmine. The art show will run through the summer. Come enjoy the art and amazing vegan cuisine. For all of those who'd like to sit at our reserved table, please let me know. It's free to attend the exhibit, but not to eat dinner. For those who can't make the reserved dinner from 6pm-7pm, Blossom will be open for dinner regular hours, closing at 10pm. Look forward to seeing you there!!!

    Blossom Carmine
    43 Carmine Street (btw Bedford and Bleecker)
    Opening Reception: July 16, 6-10PM

  • Action Line Magazine-Summer 2014

    Action Line Magazine-Summer 2014

    June 13, 2014

    The online version of the Summer issue of Action Line Magazine is available now. I illustrated this excellent article titled "Leave Wild Horses Untouched". It examines how wild horses have suffered for decades at the hands of the BLM (Bureau of Land Management), yet also discusses the cruel exploitation of these majestic animals in a broader historical context. This eye-opening investigation shows us how the very existence of wild horses is now under threat because of the BLM, and the important step Friends of Animals has taken, and what you can do, towards ensuring their protection in the future. Check it out and please consider supporting the important work of Friends of Animals by becoming a member today.

    Leave Wild Horses Untouched

  • Action Line Magazine-Spring 2014

    Action Line Magazine-Spring 2014

    March 31, 2014

    The Spring 2014 issue of Action Line Magazine published by Friends of Animals arrived today. I illustrated the cover story-an excellent article about the rainforest destruction inflicted by the palm oil industry, its constant threat to orangutans and other wildlife, and what you can do to boycott this deadly ingredient found in many products.

    Rainforest Refugees

  • Friends of Animals Wolf T-Shirt

    Friends of Animals Wolf T-Shirt

    February 12, 2014

    Brand new Wolf t-shirt that I designed/illustrated and made with 100% organic cotton! Represent your support of wolves and the important work Friends of Animals does by ordering here:

    Friends of Animals Wolf T-Shirt

  • Action Line Magazine-Winter 2013-14

    Action Line Magazine-Winter 2013-14

    December 13, 2013

    I illustrated the cover story for the latest issue of Action Line Magazine. It's about the use of a chimpanzee in Martin Scorcese's new film The Wolf of Wall Street. In a broader sense as well, the article also examines the exploitation of animals in the entertainment industry. You can read the article and see the other illustration through this page by going HERE

  • Philipsburg Manor Museum Gift Shop

    Philipsburg Manor Museum Gift Shop

    September 26, 2013

    My painting "The Headless Horseman" is now on view and for sale at the Philipsburg Manor Museum Gift Shop, along with matted 11x14 open edition prints of the painting. Prints will also be available for purchase at Sunnyside, the home of Washington Irving.

    There are also lots of other neat Sleepy Hollow, Halloween, and Historic Hudson Valley-related items for sale at the shop. So if you're in the area, be sure to stop by. The Philipsburg Manor Museum is a short ride from NYC and pretty much anywhere in the tri-state area:

    Philipsburg Manor
    381 N Broadway
    Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
    (914) 631-3992

    Philipsburg Manor Website

  • Concrete and Country Solo Show

    Concrete and Country Solo Show

    July 4, 2013

    One-man show featuring my landscapes and urban subjects. Opening Reception: August 8, 2013. Show will run to September 5.

    Le Salon d'Art
    90 Stanton Street
    New York, NY 10002

  • Cafe Blossom Solo Show

    Cafe Blossom Solo Show

    January 27, 2013

    Cafe Blossom will be showing 8-10 of my original paintings. The show opens Tuesday Feb 5th, and runs through April. Please stop by to see the art and try the amazing vegan cuisine!

    Cafe Blossom Website

  • Facebook Fanpage Launched

    Facebook Fanpage Launched

    January 10, 2013

    I finally got around to starting a fanpage on Facebook. Please follow the link below to check it out, and don't forget to hit the "Like" button!

    Marcus Pierno Fanpage

  • SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION OF LIFE ART SHOW & AUCTION

    SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION OF LIFE ART SHOW & AUCTION

    June 19, 2012

    My painting "Your Farewell Came Too Late" will be part of an art show to benefit the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention on June 21. For all information and to purchase tickets, go HERE

  • ARTIST PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE #7

    ARTIST PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE #7

    June 14, 2012

    My painting "Albie" from the Sanctuary Animals Series, was selected as an honorable mention in the Cover 7 Contest, an international open themed contest for the cover of Artist Portfolio Magazine #7. "Albie" is featured in the magazine on page 14.

    Artist Portfolio Magazine

  • FOOLSGOLD SANCTUARY

    FOOLSGOLD SANCTUARY

    July 1, 2011

    My painting "Sherman" from the Sanctuary Animals Series was selected to be part of a group exhibition/silent auction from Foolsgold Arts and 1 Mile Gallery in Kingston, NY. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Catskill Animal Sanctuary. The show will run from July 2-23. For more details, please go here: Foolsgold Arts

  • MELANCHOLY: AT THE BOTTOM OF EVERYTHING

    December 19, 2010

    My work has been selected for a melancholy-themed special exhibition from Projekt30.

    Visit by clicking HERE.

  • WHOLE EARTH BAKERY

    WHOLE EARTH BAKERY

    November 21, 2010

    My Paintings "Winter Sun" and "Horse To Water" are now on display and up for sale at-

    Whole Earth Bakery and Kitchen
    130 Saint Mark's Place (8th St. between 1st and Ave A)
    New York, NY 10009
    open until 10:30 pm, 7 days a week

    Great Food, Great People! Offering a variety of sweet and savory organic foods. "Vegan. Vibrant. Vegetarian. Honoring Mother Earth since 1978"

  • CENTRAL ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY

    CENTRAL ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY

    June 8, 2010

    My work is now on view in the gallery space at the newly rennovated Central Islip Public Library. There are 16 oil paintings altogether, and the exhibit will run for at least the next month.

    Central Islip Public Library website

  • AMERICA THE STORY OF US

    AMERICA THE STORY OF US

    March 8, 2010

    I worked on the preliminary art for the Statue of Liberty construction sequences in this upcoming 12-part miniseries from producer/director Jane Root. Watch it this spring on the History Channel.

    America The Story of Us Trailer

  • 11th ANNUAL REALISM ONLINE INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION

    11th ANNUAL REALISM ONLINE INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION

    February 1, 2010

    I was selected to be part of this year's group:

    Upstream People Gallery

    "Your Farewell Came Too Late" and "Nook" received Special Recognition Merit Awards:

    "Marcus Pierno is able to use a rich painterly quality in his oil paintings. “Nook” is quite tasteful with the brushwork. “Your Farewell Came Too Late” while more refined, shows an interesting contrast in size and space."'

    - Laurence Bradshaw, juror