Victor DiNovi

About

 

I come from a family of artists and artisans, musicians and masons, chefs and poets.  I was exposed to the process of artistic creation as a small child and have not been far from it since.

Nurturing the needs of the body with objects of daily usefulness that are used, admired, respected and appreciated nurtures the soul as well.

Unfortunately, our culture gives little attention to the nature and effectiveness of artistic expression in the decorative arts.  I believe in challenging people’s assumptions about what furniture should look like and, by extension, challenging the essence of the way that they make any of life’s assumptions.

Personally, the act of creation is as important as the object created.  Each one gives me the confidence and wherewithal to do the next one, and the next one is always the best one.

Work previously featured in:

Shows:

American Craft Council Shows:
-Baltimore 1996, 1997
-San Francisco 1996-2000-2004
-Bellevue, WA 1997, 1998
-St. Paul 1998, 1999
Art Furnishings Show, Pasadena, 2000-2002
Bellevue Art Museum Festival, 2000, 2001
Fine Arts Santa Barbara, 1999, 2000
Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Contemporary Crafts, 2000
La Quinta Arts Festival 1999, 2000
New Orleans Jazz Fest Art Show, 1999
Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach, CA
Philadelphia Furniture Show, 1997-2002-2004
Smithsonian Craft Show 1998
Southern Highlands Craft Guild Chair Show

Galleries/Museums/Exhibits:

Archetype, Soho, NYC
Artifacts – Sonoma, CA
Burbank Municipal Gallery , Clay & Wood 2002
Charles Jacobsen, Los Angeles
Del Mano Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Desert Winds, Cao San Lucas, Mexico
Exotica – Laguna Beach, CA
Limn, San Francisco, CA
Meredith Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Monterey Maritime Museum
Orange County Museum of Art
Pilie Inc., Houston, TX
Royal Museum of Fiji
Signature Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Wharton Esherick Museum, Paoli, PA
White House Permanent Collection
William Zimmer Gallery, Mendocino, CA
Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA