John DeFaro

SUMMER 2017  Former Boss and Mentor - Founder, Executive Director Mary Luft disbands Tigertail Productions.   

Read the article in The Miami Herald

Spectrum: Exploring Diversity in Art 

Group Show. Miami-Dade Library Westchester Branch. July 21 - September 21, 2023

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 10, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Visit: Art Exhibition: Spectrum online 

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


November 11, 2016   website

Creative Capital 2017 / Professional Development Program

Promoting Your Work / Workshop

November 7, 2016, New York City

Workshop Leader: Jackie Battenfield


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. 

visit exhibition website

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

View article

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 LuftExecutive 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,

Southampton, NY 



Rocking Chair Sessions / BABA Collective, Miami, FL

RCS vol. 13 / John DeFaro / Monday, July 10, 2017, 9 PM / Visit Link: Podcast


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   

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

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.

​​​​​​​November 2022.  healtheplanet

John DeFaro is hired as Lead Gardener for Heal The Planet's gardens at Snyder Park, Fort Lauderdale

Visit HealthePlanet Online

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 


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