Michael Pittari

Michael Pittari

Professor of Art

Email: pittari@lvc.edu

Phone: 717-867-6393

Office Location: Clyde A. Lynch 159

B.F.A., University of Florida; M.F.A., University of Tennessee

Painting, Mixed-Media, Digital Imaging, Color History

Research & Practice Areas:
Abstract Painting, Digital Imaging, Mixed-Media

As a studio artist, I work primarily as a painter but also experiment with sound and video. My recent paintings are large-scale abstractions of nature, in watercolor and ink. I also curated exhibitions and wrote about art.


  • The Thomas Rhys Vickroy Distinguished Teaching Award, 2021
  • Arnold Grant for Experiential Learning, Journal of Color & Culture, 2015.
  • Arnold Grant for Experiential Learning, Transformation: A Journey Into Abstraction, 2012.

Solo Exhibitions

  • Recurring Landscape, Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts, Lebanon, PA, 2013.
  • Ebb and Flow: Ten Years of Painting, Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA, 2011.
  • Chromatology, Doshi Gallery, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA, 2008.
  • Continuous Flow: 1995–2005, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA, 2005.
  • Uncertain Pairings, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2003.


Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Re-Hydrate, Hydra Studios, Reading, PA, 2018.
  • Abstraction in the Collection, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA, 2014.
  • Course & Discourse: An Exhibition of Professor & Student Work, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA, 2013.
  • Nature Satisfies with Its Loveliness, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY, 2009.
  • Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, 2005.
  • Drawing Conclusions II, New York Arts Gallery, New York, NY, 2004.
  • Layered, Stacked, and Piled, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, 2004.
  • FYE 111/112: Punk
  • ART 110: Creative Studio
  • ART 210: Painting Studio
  • ART 230: Portfolio & Publishing Studio
  • ART 265: Color & Film
  • ART 380: Color & Culture
  • ART 440: Directed Studio