JOHN DEFARO - ART PROJECTS

 

JOHN DEFARO  CV


  Born: Greenport, New York. 

Lives and works in Miami, FL and Southampton, NY

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Educational Experience:

  • 1999 - 2001. Portfolio program. Miami Ad School. Miami, FL
  • 2001. Internship at 180 Global. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 1985 - 1987. Internship. Henry Geldzahler. Southampton, NY
  • 1983 - 1985. Internship. Parrish Art Museum. Southampton, NY
  • Self-Taught Visual Artist

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Solo exhibitions:

  • 2015. Solo. Culture Click performance. Tigertail.org, Miami, FL
  • 2014. Solo. The Cocteau Room. Installation. Tigertail.org 35th anniversary fundraiser 'Beauty and the Beast'. Miami, FL
  • 2014. Solo. Growfest Festival. Assemblages. Fruit and Spice Park, Redland, FL
  • 2012. Solo. Paintings and Drawings. The Gallery at SHOKUDO. Miami, FL
  • 2012. Solo. Trawler. The Project Room Installation and Exhibit. Art and Culture Center Hollywood. Hollywood, FL
  • 2010. Solo. Return of the Prodigal Son. 4 North Main Gallery. Southampton, NY / Curated by Paton Miller
  • 2009. Solo. Tree has AIDS and Leaves!  Stigma activism project. Outdoor installations. Art Basel week. Miami, FL
  • 2009. Solo. MY O MY sticker stick. Random sticker placements. Art Basel week. Miami, FL
  • 2008. Solo. Trees Have AIDS. Random urban installations on trees. Art Fair week. New York, NY
  • 2007. Solo. Trees Have AIDS. Random urban installations on trees. Art Basel week. Miami, FL
  • 2007. Solo. SEEKjohn. AStudio Gallery. Art Basel week. Miami, FL
  • 2007. Solo. Playadolls Project. Installations. Burning Man. Black Rock City, NV
  • 2006. Solo. Lemon Sky Projects. Indian Creek Hotel. Miami Beach, FL
  • 2004. Solo. PUFFS. Outdoor installations. Art Basel week. Miami, FL
  • 2001. Solo. Paintings and Drawings. designlab.MIAMI. Miami, FL
  • 1997. Solo. Paintings. 821 Gallery. Miami Beach, FL
  • 1995. Solo. Sculpture. Rogers Memorial Library Designer Showhouse. Southampton, NY
  • 1993 - 1997. Solo. DeCristofaro. The Art and Soul of Country. Home Furnishings Collection. Lexington Furniture Industries. Lexington, NC.
  • 1995 - 1996. Solo. Comic CHIKON published in Hamptons Country Magazine. Southampton, NY 


Group exhibitions: 

  • 2018. Group. OUTSIDE THE BOX 4/Biennial. Curator Lisa Rockford. Whitespace. West Palm Beach, FL
  • 2018. in Close Proximity. Curator Belaxis Buil. FATVillage Projects. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2018. Group. Exposed. Exhibition and Fundraiser. Art and Culture Center Hollywood. Hollywood, FL
  • 2017. Group. Exposed. Exhibition and Fundraiser. Art and Culture Center Hollywood. Hollywood, FL
  • 2016. Group. Plein Air Exhibition and Competition. Villa Paula, Miami.
  • 2016. Group. Ring of Fire. Tigertail Productions Fundraiser. Silent Art Auction. Curator: Carol Jazzar. Miami, FL
  • 2016. Group. 'R: Produce' Juried competition. Bailey Contemporary Arts. Pompano Beach, FL
  • 2015. Group. 100+ DEGREES IN THE SHADE. A survey of South Florida Art. Curator: Jane Hart
  • 2015. Group. 'Into the Wild'  Miami-Dade Kendall Gallery. Curator: Carol Jazzar
  • 2015. Group. 7th All-Media Juried Biennial. Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Hollywood, FL
  • 2015. Group. Abracadabra Fundraiser. Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Hollywood. FL
  • 2015. Group. Fieldwork. ArtCenter South Florida. Miami Beach, FL
  • 2015. Group. Uncle Charlie. Organized Film launch fundraiser. Vagabond Hotel. Miami, FL 2014. Solo.
  • 2014. Group. John DeFaro - Art Projects. Inaugural event. Private birthday party. Vagabond Hotel, Miami, FL 
  • 2014. Group. Art Fallout. Unframed. Girl's Club Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2014. Group. 63rd Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition. Boca Raton Museum, Boca Raton, FL
  • 2014. Group. The Sincerity Project - HOME. Curator Jill Slaughter. Studio 18. Pembroke Pines, FL
  • 2014. Group. Abracadabra Fundraiser. Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Hollywood, FL


  • 2013. Group. Abracadabra Fundraiser. Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Hollywood, FL
  • 2013. Group. Wig Out. Tigertail.org Fundraiser. Miami, FL


  • 2011. Group. Acts of Art. Fundraiser for Haiti. Curator Diego Singh. Miami, FL
  • 2011. Group. THE AWAREHOUSE. Miami Independent Thinkers. Art Basel Miami. Miami, FL
  • 2011. Group. Art Fallout / Unframed. Girl's Club Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2011. Group. Common Roots. Juried Art Exhibit. Miami Beach Botanical Gardens. Miami Beach, FL

                     Artist choice award.

  • 2011. Group. Abracadabra Fundraiser. Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Hollywood, FL


  • 2010. Group. Art for Haiti. Doctors without Borders. Fred Snitzer Gallery. Miami, FL
  • 2010. Group. Miami Independent Thinkers. Miami's It. Art Basel week. Miami, FL
  • 2010. Group. One Year Anniversary Show. 4 North Main Gallery. Southampton, NY
  • 2010. Group. Artoconecto KIDSART. The Gator Kids workshop instructor. Miami, FL
  • 2010. Group. Color Us Well. Honoring the Artists. Club 50 / Viceroy Hotel. Miami, FL
  • 2010. Group. Photography Juried Competition and Exhibition. Deering Estate. Cutler, FL


  • 2009. Group. Color Us Well. Children's Get Well Coloring Book. Coloruswell.com / Miami, FL
  • 2009. Group. Miami Independent Thinkers / Miami's It. Art Basel week. Miami, FL
  • 2009. Group. Artoconecto KIDSART. Special Invite. A-B(o)MB ll: The Fallout. Miami, FL
  • 2009. Group. Talking Trash. Art and Design Contest. Green Art Org. Miami, FL

                      Jurors: Terrence Riley, Beth Dunlop, Claire Bruekel

  • 2009. Group. Into the Wild. Carol Jazzar Gallery. Miami, FL
  • 2009, Group. Miami Guitar Town. Special invite. Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Hollywood, FL
  • 2009. Group. Common Roots. Juried exhibition. Miami Beach Botanical Gardens. Miami Beach, FL                                                     Best in Show award.              
  • 2009. Group. Artoconecto KIDSART. The Bottle Tree. 
  • 2009. Group.  Juried Biennial Exhibition. Art and Culture Center Hollywood. Hollywood, FL
  • 2009. Group. Art with Edge. Tigertail.org fundraiser. Miami, FL


  • 2008. Group. Moon over Miami. Tigertail.org fundraiser. Miami, FL
  • 2008. Group. SoBay Juried Competition and Exhibition. Juror: David Castillo.  Deering Estate. Cutler, FL


  • 2007. Group. Abracadabra fundraiser. Art and Culture Center Hollywood. Hollywood, FL
  • 2007. Group. Locust Projects fundraiser. Miami, FL


  • 2006. Group. Lemon Sky Projects. Aqua Art Fair. Art Basel week. Miami, FL
  • 2006. Group. Locust Projects fundraiser. Miami, FL
  • 2006. Group. Lemon Sky Projects. SCOPE Art Fair. East Hampton, NY
  • 2006. Group. Taste & Tongues. Biennale of San Paulo. San Paulo, Brazil
  • 2006. Group. Art of the Found Object. Education Fund Auction. North Miami, FL
  • 2006. Group. Taste & Tongues. Food Cultura Museum. Miami, FL


  • 2005. Group. Drawings Flora. Lemon Sky Projects. Aqua Art Fair. Art Basel week. Miami, FL
  • 2005. Group. Worm-Hole Laboratory / Jose Diaz. Frisbee Art Fair. Miami Beach, FL
  • 2005. Group. Locust Projects fundraiser. Miami, FL

  • 2004, Group. Drawing Conclusions 2. Rocket Projects. Miami, FL
  • 2004. Group. Flat File. Rocket Projects. Miami, FL


  • 2003. Group. Flat File. Rocket Projects. Miami, FL


  • 1996. Group. Paintings and Drawings. Elaine Benson Gallery. Bridgehampton, NY
  • 1996. Group. The Plates. Auction fundraiser for The Retreat. Elaine Benson Gallery. Bridgehampton, NY


  • 1994. Dan's Paper Magazine Cover. Bridgehampton, NY


  • 1993 - 1997. Solo. DeCristofaro. The Art and Soul of Country. Home Furnishings Collection. Lexington Furniture Industries. Lexington, NC. 


  • 1992. Group. Sculpture. Renne Fotouhi Fine Art. East Hampton, NY


  • 1991. Group. Sculpture Weathervanes. First Annual Parrish Art Museum Design Biennial. Southampton, NY  



AWARDS & HONORS

​2017. Artist Access Grant. Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.
2015. Artist Access Grant. Miami-Dade County Departement of Cultural Affairs.
2011. Artist Choice Award. Miami Beach Botanical Gardens Common Roots exhibition. 
2009. Best in Show. Miami Beach Botanical Gardens Common Roots exhibition.
1999. Heart of Gold Award. Food for Life Network. Miami, FL