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Michael Di Cerbo

b. 1947

Michael Di Cerbo was born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1947.  He received his BFA and MFA from Pratt Institute.   He is a member of the National Academy of Art, the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA), New York Artists Equity, Boston Printmakers Association and Audubon Artists, Inc. 

Di Cerbo's prints have been exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad. He has received many awards including Residency Fellowship, Balliglen Arts Found,  Ballycastle, Ireland; Salumungi Club Award; Audubon Artists 67th,; Print Club of Albany, Presentation Print Commission ; Beveled Edge Award;  SAGA 66th Nat; Silver Medal Award, Audubon Artists 52nd Nat; Print Club of Albany, Purchase award;  Profile Award, Manhattan Arts Mag, 92.  His work is in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, NY; British Museum, London, England; National Gallery, Washington DC; Victoria-Albert Museum, London, England; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY;  Detroit Art Institute, Detroit, MI; New York Historical Society, NY; New Orleans Museum of Art, LA; Portland Art Museum, Oregon;  New York Academy of Design, NY; New York Public Library, NY; New Jersey State Museum, NJ;  Hanoi National Museum of Fine Art, Hanoi, Vietnam. 

Di Cerbo has turned his sense of urban grandeur into geometric forms with patterns of light and dark that allude to the soaring architecture of skyscrapers. One sees the city from the perspective of both an ant and eagle, moving endlessly upward or falling away to infinite chasms below. The images, though devoid of people and any overt sign of life, create an ambiance of mystery. One may find themselves alone in a composition as an observer of a timeless cityscape.  

Short interview with Michael Di Cerbo