December 20, 2018 - Oct 2019: Contracted by Books & Book's new location in Coconut Grove, FL to serve as an in-house art curator and food service manager of the new café and wine/beer bar.
Rocking Chair Sessions / BABA Collective, Miami, FL
RCS vol. 13 / John DeFaro / Monday, July 10, 2017, 9 PM / Visit Link: Podcast
TREES HAVE AIDS Revival
New release poster print design finished / view here
Approaching ignorance and HIV Stigma, and the current Opioid Epidemic igniting new HIV infections
November 2022. healtheplanet
John DeFaro is hired as Lead Gardener for Heal The Planet's gardens at Snyder Park, Fort Lauderdale
BIG LAWN Project / 2022 - ongoing
Highlighting Environmental Self-Identity and Garden-Based Healing.
Works on paper, paintings, photography, film, costume design, and outdoor ephemeral performances.
Read Press Release / View Art and Photos
Fall 2017 - 2018, part-time assistant to Chief Conservator/Founder Viviana Dominguez
Art Conservators Lab, LLC Miami, FL
January 03, 2019, VoyageMIAonline publication. Meet John DeFaro.
Online profile with photos of John and art images. READ THE ARTICLE
OF NATURE: SYMPOSIUM / WAVE HILL, BRONX, NY
November 11, 2016 website
Creative Capital 2017 / Professional Development Program
Promoting Your Work / Workshop
November 7, 2016, New York City
Workshop Leader: Jackie Battenfield
CITIZENS INTERESTED IN THE ARTS
Champion of the Arts Luncheon. Centerpiece design.
Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL
January 24, 2016
100+DEGREES IN THE SHADE, A Survey of South Florida Art.
2015 multi-venue exhibition. Organized by independent curator Jane Hart.
November 12 - January 2016. The full-color 210-page book was published by [NAME] Publications.
INTO THE WILD, group show, Miami Dade College Kendell Campus Gallery, September 10 - November 11, 2015, Meet the curator Carol Jazzar and the artists. Saturday, October 3, 1-3 PM
visit the online link and information
The Miami Herald. Visual Arts. October 25, 2015 Art review: Into the Wild
7th All-Media Juried Biennial.
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Hollywood, FL website
AWARDEE, Artist Access Grant / Fall-Winter 2017, Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs and Tigertail Productions. One-on-one, mentorship-style 4- plein air workshop with artist Jordan Massingale, Savannah, GA
John becomes Executive Assistant to Mary Luft, Executive Director and Founder of
Tigertail Productions Inc, Miami, FL June 1st, 2015. website
AWARDEE, Artist Access Grant / Spring-Summer 2015, Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs and Tigertail Productions. One-on-one mentorship-style 3-day pigment workshop with artist Paton Miller,
November 26, 2017: Project 'Lights Off ' is an accepted entry for Outside the Box 4 Biennial Exhibition at Whitespace / the Mordes Collection in March 2018. Curated by Lisa Rockford https://rockfordprojects.weebly.com/
SUMMER 2017 Former Boss and Mentor - Founder, Executive Director Mary Luft disbands Tigertail Productions.
Read the article in The Miami Herald
May 2020. SUPPLIESFORSUCCESS
John DeFaro creates a video to support the art supplies Carekits for kids in need during the height of the COVID-19
Pandemic. view the video on Facebook
HYPOCOTYL.ART founded 2019 - present.
ART & DESIGN COLLABORATIVE with artist NICK Gilmore
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