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Detroit, Michigan, 1966
Emerging American artist James Dinverno currently creates at his Los Angeles studio. He received formal training at the Columbus College of Art and Design and is gaining notoriety in the European art market with his recent 'Moyea' collection. A bold, visceral palette of form and color has anchored James as a visual alchemist among his collectors.
James is a published author; 'Sanctum', Minerva Press, London, UK; with recent verse and prose in 'The American Drivel Review' Vol. 5 Number 1 Summer 2008 edition. Currently in the process of publishing a new collection of verse, 'Enigma'.
Prior exhibits of his artwork and travels in Greece have inspired him to create the 'MOYEA' collection (muse in Greek). Within this body of work, James explores the mythical lure of the nine Greek Muses in a graphically bold, contemporary context. Curvaceous, linear women, layered over explosive tonal collage, charm the viewer into the sensual power that radiates from the female form. James has opened the collection into exploring the multi ethnic muse of China, Japan, Korea, and India. Revealing the interplay of enlightened desire and inspiration is the bemusement in 'MOYEA'.
In his words: "I tend to perceive things in multiple variations. Let the mind unravel, weave through pop culture: social, political, sexual, and spiritual stimuli. My work should force the viewer to conduct an introspective peeling of their conditioned layers. Challenge their structure."
• WOM Downtown Underground Art & Sound Los Angeles, CA
• Hermosa Beach Artwalk Solo Booth Exhibit Hermosa Beach, CA
• Sugar & Spice Fashion Show Group Show Los Angeles, CA
• Cinespace ‘Bohemian Shindig’ Hollywood, CA
• First Time LA 'Psychopathia Erotica' Group Show Los Angeles, CA
• Malibu Gallery ‘Nomadic Sun’ Collection Malibu, CA
• Crown Cafe Group Show Los Angeles, CA
• Red Brick Gallery ‘Fashion Week Ventura’ Group Show Ventura, CA
• Guitar Merchant 'Atelier' Group Show Canoga Park,CA
• The Airliner ‘Art & Music Show' Group Show Lincoln Heights,CA
• The Legion 'Barfly' Group Show Highland Park,CA
2008 - Borey Art Gallery, "Passing Time Monuments Project", Group Show, St. Petersberg, Russia. - Red Brick Gallery, "Rhythm's Journey", Group Show, Ventura, CA. - Klade Gallery, 'MOYEA' Collection, Hermosa Beach, CA - Hermosa Beach Artwalk, 'MOYEA' Collection, Solo Booth Exhibit, Hermosa Beach, CA - Angel City Tattoo, 'SPA' (Surreal Pop Art), Solo Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA
2007 - PicassoMio.com - Medial 2. Art Biennial. Art Addiction. London, UK - 2-3-d-6. Energy Gallery. Toronto, Canada - Synergy. Red Brick Gallery. Ventura, CA, USA - Power of Sugestion. Infusion Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, USA
2006 - "Life and Liberty after 9/11", National Group Show, Las Cruces Museum of Art, NM - "M.I.A.D Venado Tuerto", International Exhibition, Venado Tuerto, Argentina - "Modern Heretics", National Group Show, Antebellum Art Gallery, Hollywood, CA
2005 - "Assemblage", Solo Show, Sabor Y Cultura Cafe, Hollywood, CA - Limited Editions Prints, The Erotic Art Museum, Hollywood, CA - "Erotic Art Show", National Group Show, Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA - "War", National Group Show, Wright College Gallery, Chicago IL - "Nude Now", National Group Show, Peter Jones Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 - 'Just War', Bradford Art Gallery, Kemah, TX - Waterloo Gallery, Waterloo, UK - OMMA Gallery, Crete, Greece - A&I Expo Business Design Center, Islington, London UK - Cannibal Flower, Los Angeles - Gallery Chicago, Chicago, IL
2003 - Lankershim Gallery, Hollywood, California - Urban Grind, San Diego, California - Joseph David Gallery, San Diego - Galerie D' Art International, Solana Beach, California - Southern CA Regional Exhibition, San Diego - Assemblage Installation: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch', Cygnet Theater, San Diego
2002 - Group Show: 'Reactions', Exit Art, New York - Group Show 'About Vision', Gallery 14, London - Williamson Gallery, Pasadena, California
2001 - The-E-Gallery, London - Volume Gallery, London
SELECTED CLIENT LIST: (Interior/Exterior Graphic Design Branding) - Houston Cellular - Michelin Tires - BF Goodrich - Uniroyal - Winston Tires - T. Rowe Price - Citizens National Bank - Carhart Clothing - Bath & Body - Media One - Cellular One - Anchor Hocking Glass - Structure / The Limited
SANCTUM, Minerva Press, London, UK, 2000
"In this vivid and raw collection of work, James Dinverno captures the spirit of twentieth-century life. Packed with potent images of decay, abuse, conflict, intimacy and pain, this is a thought provoking portrait of humanity - one that explores the baseness as well as the miracle of mankind.
Fast and furious, aggressive and agitated, this work is neither condemnatory nor celebratory, but lays bare the perils of modern existence. An eclectic blend of poetry and prose, comedy and tragedy, the immediate and the historical, Sanctum is provocative, startling, and vibrant."