Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014    WILD and PLACES BETWEEN, South Florida State College, MOFAC, Avon Park, Florida

2012    LOOKING PAINTING SEEING Ayers Gallery, Court House Cultural Center, Stuart, Florida

2011    Christina de la Vega Gallery, Stuart, Florida

2008    Miami International University of Art and Design, Miami Florida

2005    The Narrative Figure Court House Cultural Center Stuart, Florida,

2003    Midtown-Payson Gallery, Hobe Sound Florida, Landscapes

2003    Landscapes Bascomb-Louise Gallery, Highlands Center for the Visual Arts, Highlands, North Carolina

2001    Clarke Galleries, West Palm Beach, Florida, 2001, Cuba Paintings & Landscapes

2000  Raab Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa Landscapes; Florida & Cuba

1999    Raab Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa Landscapes

1998    Gallery Les Amis, Malvern Pennsylvania, “BEACH MAMBO”

1994    Venue Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa. PORTRAITS and NARRATIVES

1992    Gallery Nadeau, Philadelphia, Pa.

1987    Zero One Gallery, Los Angeles, Large Scale Narratives

1983    Arabesque Gallery, Philadelphia, LANDSCAPES and FIGURES

1972    Vendo Nubes Gallery, Philadelphia

1970    Vendo Nubes Gallery, Philadelphia


Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 First Street Gallery, NATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION, June 25 to July 18th. Steven Harvey of SHFA selected the work.

2015 ART AT THE AIRPORT, Palm Beach Interrnational Airport, April 23 to July 29, Timothy Eaton, owner EATON GALLERY, Juror.

2014 ART AT THE AIRPORT, Palm Beach International Airport, January to April, Marissa Pascucci, Curator Boca Raton Museum of Art Juror 

2014 “Repurposed Reseen,” Palm Beach County Cultural Council, August 28 to October 18, Lake Worth, Fl.

2014 Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Biennial Juried Art Competition, Juror Steven Malansky, Director Boca Raton Museum of Art, BEST IN SHOW.

2013/14 ALBERS and HEIRS, Elliott Museum, Stuart Florida

2013 Boca Raton Museum of Art, ” 62nd Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL Juried by Mark Scala, Chief Curator at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee

2013 “County Contemporary” Main Gallery, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, FL

Mark Leach, Executive Director Southeastern Contemporary Art Institute, Winston Salem, N.C., Juror; Third Place for Jackknife Bridge.

2013 Elliott Museum, Stuart Florida “Celebrating Viva Florida 500” September 20 to October 26th, BEST IN SHOW for BURNT OVER

2012 Northwood University, West Palm Beach, FL.

2010 Christina de la Vega Gallery, Stuart, Florida

2011 Museum of Florida Art, DeLand, Florida

2010 Museum of Florida Art, De Land, Florida curated by Mark Ormond, MERIT AWARD

2010 Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, Florida, 6th

Annual National Juried Exhibition.

2010 Midtown Payson Gallery Hobe Sound Florida, Going Going Gone, Art and Transportation

2009 20010 Elliott Museum, Stuart Florida “Florida Expressions and Reflections”, Honorable Mention for Signal Elegy

Lighthouse Gallery, Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, Florida; MULTIPLE SINS, FIRST PRIZE

2009 Bowery Gallery, New York New York, National Juried Show

2009 Midtown Payson Gallery, Hobe sound Florida, Water, Water, Everywhere

2008 Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida, All Florida Exhibition

Present Global Art, West Palm Beach, Florida

2007  Mulry Gallery, West Palm Beach Florida

2006, Mulry Fine Art, West Palm Beach Florida, The Figure: A Group Show painting, photography and collage

2006, Bonnet House Museum and Garden, Juried Show, Irvin Lippman, juror Executive  Director, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art

2005, Palm Beach Community College, American Landscapes 1938-2004, curated by John Whitney Payson

2004, 2005, Midtown Payson Gallery, Hobe Sound, Florida, Havana Watercolors


2005, 2004 Donna Tribby Gallery, West Palm Beach, Fl.

2005     Ann Norton, Sculpture Garden and Gallery, West Palm Beach, Fl.

2004    Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach Florida, Drawing Now, Curated, by Kara Walker Tome, Director/Art Site, Large Scale Figure Drawings

2004    Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach Florida, Gallery Artists, Large Scale Figure Paintings

2004    Christina de la Vega Gallery, Jenson Beach, Florida,

2004    Midtown-Payson Gallery, Hobe Sound, Florida, 2003, 2004, Landscapes

2004    The Community Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inaugural Exhibition, Everglades

2004    Bonnet House, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2003    Lyric Theater, Stuart, Florida, Florida & Maine artists, selected by John Hays

2003, 2002, 2001 Palm Beach International Airport, Palm Beach County Cultural Council                                                                                 exhibitions. 


2002    Everglades National Park, Everglades, Florida, Everglades                        

2001    Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 62nd National Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, 2000

2000    Clarke Galleries, West Palm Beach Florida, Florida Artists

2000    Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, West Palm Beach, Exhibition Juried by Tim Eaton & Grier Clarke

1999  Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Annual Fundraising Exhibition, work selected by Patrick Murphy, Director ICA

1998    The Art Alliance, Philadelphia, “Through the Heart of the City” works inspired by the Schuylkill.

1998    Wallingford Art Center, Wallingford, Pa. “In Praise of the Figure”, Exhibition juried by Sidney Goodman

1998  William Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, 1998, Eight Artists, exhibition selected by Patrick Murphy, Director ICA Philadelphia

1997  Museum of American Art of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, “The Unbroken Line”, Centennial Exhibition, 1997. Exhibition juried by Luis Cruz Azaceta, Philip Pearlstein and Sylvia Yount, Curator, Museum of American Art PAFA

1997  Yellow Springs Art Institute, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy Fellowship Exhibition, juried by Randall Exxon, professor of painting, Swarthmore College

1996  Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham Pennsylvania, Awards Exhibition

1992  Woodmere Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa., Pennsylvania Academy Fellowship Exhibition, juried by Diane Waldman, Deputy Director Guggenheim Museum

1992, 1991 Zero One Gallery, Los Angeles, Gallery Artists

1991 Alternative Museum, New York, New York, 1991, “Beyond Aesthetics, Artworks of Conscience”

1991Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, “Images of the Eighties”,

1991F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, 1991, Landscapes

1991  Borofsky Gallery, Philadelphia, “Paradise Revisited”,

1990    Community Education Center, Powelton Village, Philadelphia, “Urban Nightmares & Dreams”

1990  American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Annual Fellowship Exhibition, PAFA

1990  Art At the Armory, 65th National Guard Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, exhibited with 400 Philadelphia artists, served on steering and hanging committees

1988-1989 Fleischer Art Memorial, Philadelphia, Pa. Selections from the Challenge Exhibition,          curated by Ann Temkin, Philadelphia Museum of Art.           

1988  Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham Pa. , Annual Award Exhibition, juried by Lisa Phillips, Curator Whitney


1988    University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

1987  Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine.

1987  Ammo, Brooklyn, New York, Classic/Romantic

1988  Ammo, Brooklyn, New York, Under the Brooklyn Bridge.

1987  Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Phyla. College of the Arts “Duchampiou”, Faculty Work Inspired by Marcel Duchamp

1986  Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, “Skowhegan Ten Year Retrospective”1975-1985, 1986, Curated by Linda Shearer, Curator Museum of Modern Art, Patterson Sims, Associate Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, Diane Waldman, Deputy Director, The Guggenheim Museum.

1984  Susan Montezinos Gallery, Philadelphia, 4 New York Artists, One Philadelphian

1985  Eric Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa., Shoes Ties & Constructions

1983  Cheltenham Art Center, Phila. Pa., 42 Annual Awards Exhibition, Aladar Marberger, President Fischbach Gallery New York, juror

1982    Marion Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Emerging Artists

1981  University City Arts League, Philadelphia, Magic & Fantasy

1981  Third Street Gallery, Phila., Pa. Art Salon, 81, curated by Mark Saltz

1980  Civic Center Museum, Philadelphia, Pa. Cheltenham Annual, curated by Philip Pearlstein 



Selected Reviews,

Andersen Curt, Time Magazine, January 6, 1986, Breaking Out of the Box, BEST Designs of 1985

Michael Mills; New Times Broward Palm Beach August 21, 2008, A QUESTION OF TASTE:

“Dennis Aufiery’s oil painting SAND ALLEY, pulls off the considerable feat of being as much about his deft gestural handling of the medium as its defiantly mundane subject matter, which includes a pickup truck, a motorboat, and an oil drum.”

Beem, Edgar Allen, Maine Times, June 26, 1987, Skowhegan Body Heat, Review

Beyer, Rita, Art Critic, Chestnut Hill Local, February 11, 1999, Review. “In Aufiery paintings the message is bold and brilliant…. He addresses the notion of place and culture…and the fundamental problems that face humanity.”

Dietsch, Deborah, Architectural Record, September, 1985, “Learning from Mother Nature”

Donahoe, Victoria, Art Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 10, 1998, Review “Beach Mambo”, Gallery Les Amis, Malvern Pa. “… Sharply evocative and visceral….Aufiery is quite able to capture what’s quick, aware and specific about human interaction. The poignancy of this show is that besides the feel of a story being told, something is being expressed that’s genuine.” Illustrated

Bibliography Continued

Donahoe, Victoria, Art Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer, Review, July 22,1983, Review, Arabesque Gallery Illustrated

Dinh Linh, Art Editor, Cross X Connect, 1998, Web Journal, http.//, Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania

Dorsey, John, Sun Art Critic, Baltimore Sun, January 29, 1988, “Thought Provoking Artwork”

Douglas Keating, May 17th, 1981, Philadelphia Inquirer, “A Tough Look at Today’s Sexual Attitudes”

Foster, Gail, Christian Science Monitor, July 18, 1986, Illustrated, The Treehouse

Feighner, Jan, Suburban and Wayne Times, Wayne Pa. May 3, 1998, Profile

Filler, Martin, Architectural Writer, Architectural Digest, January 1987, Treehouse Murals.

Isaneson, Phillip, Maine Sunday Telegram, Portland, Maine, June 21, 1987, “From the Shores of Wesserrunsett, to the walls of PMA. Review

Katz, Jonathan G., The Bulletin, October 12, 1980, Around the Galleries, “Looking at a Private Language”

Kolson, Ann October 24th, 1980, Philadelphia Inquirer, “From Out of Isolation to Best In Show”, Feature Story

Goldberger, Paul Architectural Critic, New York Times, Sept. 20, 1985, “When American Design Grew Up.” Review, High Styles, Whitney Museum of American Art

Hines, Thomas, Architectural writer, The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 10, 1985, “The Zoo’s New Answer to the Call of the Wild”, Illustrated

Helander, Bruce, Artist, Critic, Palm Beach Post, May 8, 2005. “Aufiery paints a wonderful Visual Poetry”

Mangravite, Andrew, Art Critic, Welcomat, Philadelphia, February 19, 1992, Galleries, “Dennis Aufiery’s Pulsing Energy”, Review “White Man’s View”   “White Man’s View is boldly conceived, expressively colored and jumping with life….Ghosts of Redlining, New Middle Class, Fear and Ignorance…and City Tableau are angry, funny works driven by a fierce, jibing desperation.” …a ferociously talented fellow. Illustrated

Pardee, Hearne, The Portland Monthly, April, 1987, Portland, Maine

Reef, Pat Davidson, Art New England, October, 1987, Portland Museum of Art

Redd, Adrienne, Art Matters, April 1998, Philadelphia Artist Finds Inspiration in Cuba Illustrated

Rice, Robin, Art Critic, City Paper, May 11, 1990, Philadelphia, Review, “Selected Refuses”

Robin Rice, Art Critic, January 1, 1992, City Paper, Philadelphia, Review,

John Russell, Art Critic, New York Times, “Skowhegan Retrospective” October 24. 1986

Schnore, Peter, Art Critic, Art Matters, Philadelphia, Dec./Jan. 1992. Review, Woodmere Art Museum, Academy Fellowship Show. “…a school of Red Grooms repellent/attractive empathy eliciting oil,….

Schnore, Peter, Art Critic, Art Matters, Phila. Pa. More Reviews,  “Dennis Aufiery’s ‘Fallen Mahogany’ a marvelous juxtaposition of extensively varied…jungle forms. …two outstanding figures…very special in their honesty, not imitative of, yet related to, the great Avigdor Arikah.

Schwan, Gary, Art Critic Palm Beach Post, May 8, 2005, “Whether portraits of nude models or narrative paintings of crowded beaches in Miami and Cuba, Aufiery’s images have an air of mystery about them. The viewer asks “WHY?” Illustrated

Schwan Gary, Art Critic, Palm Beach Post, January 9, 2005, A&E Exhibitions of Note.

Schwan Gary, Art Critic, Palm Beach Post, December, 19, 2004, A&E/ART, Drawing Now

Schwan Gary, Art Critic, Palm Beach Post, November 12, 2004, Art Review, Gallery Artists, Armory Art Center, “Dennis Aufiery Red Carpet is nicely done”

Schwan, Gary Art Critic, The Palm Beach Post, June 15, 2001, Review, Clarke Gallery, West Palm Beach. “….a young lifeguard, an old man and a rusty raft. You can make up your own story for this intriguing painting, by Dennis Aufiery. Aufiery adds to the mystery, however, simply through the body language of the seemingly resigned lifeguard and puzzled beach walker.”

 Sjostrom Jan, Arts Editor, Palm Beach Daily News, October 30, 2006, Armory Exhibition offers wide variety of media. “Aufiery’s paintings show him pushing his boundaries in Pier Crows….”

Sjostrom Jan, Arts Editor, Palm Beach Daily News, June 10, 2001, Front Page, Illustrated “Artist Takes Hold of Emotions”. Feature

Sozanski, Edward, Art Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer, Illustrated, Review April 22, 1994. “In this group of paintings, Aufiery explores erotically charged situations set in tropical locales. The series begins with pictures of raunchy rowdyism painted in lurid and expressionist colors. As the paintings move forward in time they become less

comic and more sexually tense. The climax of this progression is a fishing boat scene called Gulf Stream Magic that places the viewer right in the center of the action.” Illustrated

Sosanski, Edward, Art Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer, Review, February 22, 1992

Jacqueline, Urgo, Atlantic City Press, November 11, 1988, “Town Carves It’s Gratitude in Stone”, 1988

Art Matters, Philadelphia, November 1997, Review

Wasserman, Burton, Art Matters, April, 1982, Un-Pigeonholed, Feature Illustrated

Wood, Carol, Art critic, New Art Examiner, April, 1982, Skowhegan: A Ten-Year Retrospective, Review


Art, Virginia Museum of Art, illustrated

Spirits of the Revolution, by Luis Gonzalez, Colonnade Books, Los Angeles, 1998. Cover Illustration

Catalogue, “Beyond Aesthetics”, Alternative Museum, New York, 1991, Illustrated

Catalogue, Art at the Armory, Philadelphia, 1990, Illustrated

Catalogue, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, THE UNBROKEN LINE, Centennial Exhibition, 1997, Illustrated

Catalogue, Skowhegan Ten Year Retrospective, 1986, Illustrated

El Andar, winter 1998, Illustration, The Balcony, Havana


Selected Projects, Murals, Designs


1998   The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, color consultant in collaboration with Carrie Mae Weems.

1997  Walton High School, New York, New York, Tile Installation Design Drawings in collaboration with Carrie Mae Weems.

1988  Veterans Memorial, Design, Sea Isle City, New Jersey

1987  Whitney Museum of American Art, Color Consultant, Worked with Tom Armstrong Director & Patterson Sims, Associate Curator,  permanent gallery color consultant.

1986  Whitney Museum of American Art, “High Styles”, Exhibition of American Design since 1900. In collaboration with Venturi, Scott Brown architects

1987  Philadelphia Museum of Art, East Entrance, Color Consultant

1986. Discovery House, Philadelphia Zoo, 1986, Muralist. In Collaboration with Venturi, Scott Brown

1981-1985 Treehouse, Philadelphia Zoo, Muralist and Design Team Member, In Collaboration with Venturi, Scott Brown Architects.

1977-1981 The Repertory Company, Philadelphia, Set Costume & Poster Designs for 17 productions. Including “Sexual Perversity in Chicago, by David Mamet, and “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”, by Bertold Brecht  

University of Pennsylvania, Muralist, Logan Hall, 1980. 

ISI Building, Philadelphia, Tile Mural Design, 1980.

Sagamore, Lake George New York, Muralist, 1986


Publications2009 Studio Visit Magazine, National publication, Artists selected by Ian Berry associate Director and Curator, Tang Museum and art Gallery Skidmore College.

New American Paintings, Number 21, work selected by Linda Norden, Curator of Contemporary Art, Harvard University Museums.

New American Paintings, 1996, Artists selected by John Ravanel, curator Twentieth Century Art, Virginia Museum of Art.



Awards (Selected)

2014 Best In Show, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Boca Raton, FL Judge, Steven Maklansky, Director, Boca Raton Museum of Art

2014 NATIONAL PLEIN AIR COMPETITION, Lighthouse Center for the Arts, First Place.

2013 Best in Show Elliott Museum, Stuart Florida, VIVA FLORIDA 500, 

2013 Third Place, “County Contemporary”, Cultural Council, Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, FL. Juror, Mark Leach, Executive Director Southeastern Institute of Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, N.C.

2011 Award of Merit, Biennial 6, Museum of Florida Art, DeLand, Florida,

2011 Heliker LaHotan Foundation, Residency

2010, AWARD OF MERIT, Armory Art Center Judge; Anthony Lauro. Deputy Director Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art.

2010 Museum of Florida Art, De Land, Florida, Honorable Mention, curated by Mark Ormond

2010 Honorable Mention, Elliott Museum, Stuart Florida “Florida Expressions and Reflections”,

2010 FIRST PRIZE Lighthouse Gallery, Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, Florida; MULTIPLE SINS

2010 Armory art Center, Award of Merit, Cheryl Brutvan, curator of Contemporary Art Norton Museum of Art, Judge

A.I.A. Gold Medal, 1985, Member of Venturi, Scott Brown Design Team.

Time Magazine, Best Designs 1985, Treehouse.

First Prize Painting, Philadelphia Civic Center, Philip Pearlstein, juror. 1980

Josef Albers Award, Skowhegan School, 1975

University of Pennsylvania, Fellowship, 1973-1975

Thomas Eakins Prize, Figure Painting, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Public Collections

Harn Museum of Art Gainesville, Florida

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Pennsylvania Blue Cross, Philadelphia, Pa.

Community Foundation of Palm Beach County

Philadelphia , Zoological Gardens, Philadelphia, Pa.

Sagamore, Lake George, New York

First Jersey Securities, Cherry Hill, New Jersey




Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, since 1999, Department Chair. 2006 to 2008, Taught: Figure drawing and painting, outside figure drawing and painting, beginning to advanced. Advanced Critique. Landscape painting beginning to advanced, Basic Drawing, Color Studies.

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Design for the theater & television.1983,1984

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Figure drawing, landscape drawing. 1974-1976



MFA University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. 1976. Studied with Neil Welliver, Alex Katz, Rackstraw Downes, Alfred Leslie, Yvonne Jacquette, Paul Resika, William T. Williams, and Jane Frielicher.

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1975. (Josef Albers Fellowship)New York and Skowhegan, Maine. Studied with, Rackstraw Downes, William King, Alex Katz, Sidney Simon, James Rosatti

BFA University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. 1968

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa. 1964 to 1968. Studied with Robert Beverly Hale, Ben Kamahira, Walter Stuempfig, Jack Levine, Marshall Glazer, and Franklin Watkins