Aldo Luongo was born in Argentina of Italian heritage. Shortly after his graduation from the Academy of Fine Arts in Argentina, Aldo came to the U.S. for his two loves: art and soccer.
A series of black and white unlimited edition prints brought his name to popularity. Aldo has continued his reign at the top of the contemporary art world for over four decades - a distinction that puts him in a class of his own. He has received numerous awards and honors, including being named a 4 time official Olympic Artist (Summer 1988, Summer 1996, Winter 2002, and Winter 2010 in Vancouver); an official World Cup Artist (1998); an official U.S. Women's World Cup Artist (1999); the 1999 Sports Artist of the Year (U.S. Sports Museum); and commissioned by the White House to join in the famous Easter Egg Hunt, which is now housed in the Smithsonian.
From his acrylics to his fine art prints, all of Aldo's pieces embody the same sense of fluidity and intensity, the result of a true engaged in the passionate process of creation. His bold, impressionistic style has often been referred to as 'Romance on Canvas'. Central to all of Aldo's paintings is the balance between memory and hope, sorrow and humor, freedom and control. These dynamics are clearly apparent in his figurative works, especially those portraying "The Hawk", archetypal character based on the memory of his father and the discovery of his future self. Aldo's artwork captures more than just the viewers gaze: it echoes the experiences of life lived to the fullest.
The Plaza Galleries is proud to present the fine art of Aldo Luongo.