John Di Lorenzo was born 1978 in Bay Shore, NY. He spent his childhood in various neighborhoods 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.
He 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.
Mr. Di Lorenzo continues to maintain a rigorous studio practice at his home in New Jersey, where he resides with his wife and two sons.
Writing samples by the artist are posted at www.johndilorenzo.blogspot.com under "links".