Award-winning Ocala, Florida, artist, David D'Alessandris is known for for his commitment to sustainable art. David’s use of recycled materials, found-objects and non-traditional surfaces has gained local and regional recognitions.
Commenting on his work, D’Alessandris notes, “Today, when digital media has replaced the tangible and when so much of what society produces gets tossed away, turning what otherwise would end up as landfill into art adds another layer of depth and emotion to my work.”
His prize-winning paintings, prints, drawings, and decorative arts reside in numerous corporate and private collections. He has been a featured artist in group and solo exhibits and shows including Lynn Kottler Galleries, 225 Gallery, and DIFFA , New York City; Around the Coyote, Chicago; Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh; Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach, FL; Gallery 221, Boca Raton, FL; and The Weber Gallery, The Brick Center for the Arts, Gallery East, and Artful Gifts Gallery, Ocala, FL.
David has more than 20 years experience in home fashion and product design. His work in that field has been featured at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and he credits his international travel and experience as a major influence on his art. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting, design, and graphics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he studied under the acclaimed artists and professors Robert Kronauer, Paul Ben-Zvi, and Robert Slenker. He pursued graduate study in the Master of Fine Arts program at Carnegie Mellon University.