Described as a “Pop Super Realist,” Anthony D’Avino’s art moves beyond strict representation to capture charm and joy through color and composition. Frequently created in series, his paintings draw inspiration from his antique toy collection, roadside attractions, rock stars and the vibrancy of New York City, captured in minute detail. Additional inspirations include 1950's New York nostalgia, surfing on Long Island, superheroes and rock stars.
Born in Brooklyn, Anthony D’Avino cultivated his life-long interest in art at the State University of New York, at New Paltz, where he received his Master’s degree in Fine Art. After graduating, he became an educator and taught at Long Island's Commack High School and was head of the Art Department of Commack's Burr Junior High School. Since retiring from teaching, D’Avino has actively pursued a fine arts career. His paintings have been exhibited extensively across Long Island and in The Hamptons.
In The Hamptons, D'Avino's paintings have been exhibited at the Parrish Art Museum, RJD Gallery, RVS Fine Art Gallery and The White Room Gallery. His art has also appeared on the cover of Dan's Papers. On Long Island, D'Avino's work has been exhibited at the Long Island Museum (Stony Brook, NY), the Islip Art Museum (East Islip, NY), the Art League of Long Island (Dix Hills, NY); Adelphi University (Garden City, NY) and other college and commercial galleries.
A contemporary Renaissance man, D’Avino is also an accomplished musician and holds a seventh degree black belt in Shorinjiryu Karatedo. When not painting, he can often be found surfing off the shores of Long Island, NY.
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