Biography

Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1961, Jerry Dienes has lived and worked in New York City since 1984. After initially training at the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio, Jerry came to NY both to pursue classical art education and gallery representation. Taking classes at the New York Academy of Art and The Printmakers Workshop in 1987 and 1988, he later studied figure painting and drawing with Jacob Collins at The Water Street Atelier, as well as figure drawing with Dan Thompson, Michael Grimaldi, and Ephraim Rubenstein at the Art Student’s League. Supplementary to working on his paintings at his studio in New York, he has most recently studied part-time with Justin Wood at the Grand Central Atelier in New York.

Jerry creates classical & realistic paintings of still lifes, portraits, landscapes, nudes, trompe l’oeils, interiors, narratives and murals. He has also done numerous works on commission. His paintings are included in the collections of Benicio Del Toro, Rev. David Wilkerson Estate, and The Canadian Imperial Bank, among others.

He has shown in several of the annual Small Works Shows at NYU galleries. His narrative paintings have been on tour, largely in the metropolitan Dallas area, from 1997 to 2005. They have been written about in several newspapers there. Additionally, Jerry’s paintings have been featured in books published by Macmillan.

Self-Portrait in Yankees Cap (detail) | crayon on paper | 24" x 18" (whole)

Curriculum Vitae


Born 1961, Toledo, Ohio

EDUCATION
2010-16 Justin Wood, Grand Central Academy, New York, New York / Long Island City, New York
2000-09 Michael Grimaldi, Dan Thompson, Ephraim Rubenstein, Art Students League, New York, New York
1997 Jacob Collins, Water Street Atelier, Brooklyn, New York
1988 The New York Academy of Art, New York, New York
1986 Printmaking Workshop, New York, New York
1979-81 Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2015 The Still Life Show, Eleventh Street Arts (at Grand Central Atelier). Long Island City, NY
2014 Our Mirror is an Island, Group Exhibit, CFW Art Gallery. New York, New York
2008 Peculiar Honors, Group Exhibit, Redeemer Gallery. New York, New York
2005 Harvest, Group Exhibit, Redeemer Gallery. New York, New York.
2002 Art Students League: Group Exhibit, Third place prize, New York, New York
2000 Small Works Show, Group Show, Washington Square East Galleries, New York, New York.
1991 (Award), 1990, 1989, 1986, 1985
1999 A Cloud of Witnesses, Solo Show, James Chapel, Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY
1997 Ongoing Group Exhibit, The Art Student’s Showcase, New York, New York
1997 A Cloud of Witnesses, Solo show, Haggar Gallery, University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
1995 The Way We See It, Group Exhibit, Metaphor Fine Arts, New York, New York Sacred Arts, Billy
Graham Center Museum, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, 1995, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1989, 1987, 1986
1994 Salmagundi Club, Non-members Juried Exhibit, New York, New York Solo Exhibit
1993 An Un-hiding of Sentiment, National Group Exhibition, Somerset Gallery,
Columbus, Ohio Group Show, Gallery Genesis, Chicago, Illinois
1991 Two Person Show, Loft Lawyers, New York, New York Group Show, Visions Gallery, Albany, New York
1989 Testimony: Solo Show, Interchurch Center, New York, New York
1988 Group Show, Jadite Galleries, New York, New York
Altar / Alter, Gallery Genesis, Chicago, Illinois
1987 Artists' Society International, San Francisco, California

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Mr. Benicio Del Toro, Los Angeles, California
Mr. Wilfried Bennstein, Berlin, Germany
Ms. Ulse Reiter, Feldkirchen, Austria
Mr. Martin Timmermans, Ijmuiden, Netherlands
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, New York, New York
Mr. and Mrs. John Sofyanos Estate, Naples, Florida
Father Dan Mahoney, LaTrobe, Pennsylvania
Mr. Albert Cappelini, New York, New York
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Stang, Plymouth, New Hampshire
Mr. Charles Lewis Estate, New York, New York
Mr. Bret Senft, New York, New York

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