• Profile:

    Dean Dalfonzo is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  Dean holds an MFA from The New York Academy of Art. In the spring of 2003 he was a summer resident in Norway at the studio of internationally acclaimed figurative painter Odd Nerdrum. He has exhibited at both Sotheby's and Christie's auction houses in New York. He holds a Certificate in Fine Art from The Maryland Institute College of Art, and was a summer resident at the Florence Academy of Art. He is a member of The Art Students League. Dean's work is in private collections world-wide and corporate collections including The Federal Bureau of Investigation, United Airlines, Struever Brothers, Eccles and Rouse, The Baltimore Sun. Prior to devoting his time to fine art, Dean worked for 10 years as graphic designer and illustrator for The Baltimore Sun.  His studio is in The Invisible Dog art center.


    “My work embraces immediacy and the ascetics of paint. Value, color, and composition are ultimately the subject. However, dolls, as static  copies of human form, can be manipulated and seem to come alive through painting.  In the process, they offer unique opportunities for play. Conceptually, these toys are monikers for innocence and memory and seem to step back and forth across the line of what is real and what is not. The process of painting itself is ultimately make-believe.” 

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    Current Courses:


    Drawing/Imaging: (Spring 2020)

    Illustration Junior Level (Spring 2021)