Serena Bocchino has been recognized by many art institutions for her work and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the PS1/MOMA International Studio Residency, the Artists Space/Artists Grant, the Art Matters Grant, the Brodsky Center Printmaking Residency and the Basil Alkazzi Award, USA. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has granted her Fellowships in both Painting and Drawing.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York featured Bocchino’s paintings and process in a film documentary by Monica Scharf, which won “Most Inspirational Film” at The New York Film Festival. From 1989-2013 Bocchino’s work has been the subject of six films. Bocchino’s exhibitions have received critical attention from The New York Times, The New Yorker, Artnews, Art in America, Newsday the San Francisco Art Examiner, ArtCritical, On Verge magazine and the Star Ledger. In 2015, the first comprehensive monograph was released and authored by art historian, Lisa A. Banner, art writer/poet, Jonathan Goodman and Chinese Art Specialist, Lily Zhang. Kathleen Goncharov wrote the Introduction.