My prints depict architectural hyperboles, where order and anarchy coexist. My approach is both retrograde and optimistic. Cities are evolutionary creations that are the result of both careful planning and chance. I want to embrace the same kinds of creative contradictions in my work.
Michael Dal Cerro was born in Chicago, IL and currently resides in northern New Jersey. Michael earned a BFA at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. He attended Yale Summer School of Music and Art in Norfolk, CT. Past awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in painting in 1987, a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship for works on paper in 2008 and 2022 . Dal Cerro was awarded three residencies at Frans Masereel Center in Kasterlee, Belgium. In January of 2019 Dal Cerro was artist in residence at AGA LAB in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dal Cerro’s work is included in The Achenbach Foundation For Graphic Arts in San Francisco, CA, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Microcrosoft Corporation, Redmond, WA, University of Dallas, Irving, TX, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA, New York Public Library and Hawaii State Foundation for Culture and the Arts.