John Di Lorenzo was born 1978 in Bay Shore, NY. He spent his childhood in various suburbs throughout Long Island, eventually settling in the town of Sayville, where he graduated from high school in 1996.
During adolescence, he designed and built stage sets for his school's theater productions. Initially planning to study set design, he instead shifted his primary focus toward a studio practice through drawing and painting.
Mr. DiLorenzo received a BFA in painting from SUNY Purchase (1996-2000) and then pursued a career in art education, earning a teaching certificate from SUNY New Paltz (2002-2004).
In 2004, he moved to New York City and began teaching at a high school where he is currently employed. In 2010, he received an MA in Art Education from Columbia University.
His artwork has been presented in group shows with the Dolly Maass Gallery (Purchase, NY), Art Gotham (NYC), and OIA (Organization of Independent Artists, NYC). His first solo exhibition was presented by the Chashama 461 Gallery in Harlem, NY. In 2011, he joined the Brooklyn Art Space, a studio collective where he worked and exhibited during 2011-2012. In recent years, he has shown work at the Pierro Gallery (South Orange, NJ) and 1978 Gallery (Maplewood, NJ).
Mr. Di Lorenzo continues to maintain a rigorous studio practice in South Orange, New Jersey (where he now resides with his wife and son).
Beyond painting, he also explores related themes and ideas through music as well as writing (writing samples posted at www.johndilorenzo.blogspot.com under "links").