Michael Di Cerbo

New York, NY




Michael Di Cerbo was born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1947. He attended Pratt Institute where he received a BFA in 1971 and an MFA in 1973. He currently lives in Manhattan and is curator of 20-21st Century Art at The Old Print Shop in New York City. He is represented by The Old Print Shop and the Graphic Studio Gallery Dublin, Ireland. His work is included in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art; British Museum; Victoria-Albert Museum; National Gallery, Washington D. C.; National Academy of Design, New York Public Library; Brooklyn Museum; and Detroit Institute of Art, among others.

The concrete, steel and glass of the American city are sources of inspiration for Michael Di Cerbo. He has turned his sense of urban grandeur into geometry of forms; patterns of light and dark that allude to the soaring architecture of skyscrapers. One sees the city from the perspective of both ant and eagle, buildings reaching 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. We find ourselves alone in Michael Di Cerbo’s compositions as observers of a cityscape that reflects a sense of timelessness.