BIO/RÉSUMÉ

Biographical Information:

Born: Taichung, Taiwan, 1969.

Randall DiGiuseppe (nee. Sugrue)
is an American artist whose formal art training began in illustration at the High School of Art & Design in New York City. His transition to fine art soon followed at the Art Students League of NY. After obtaining his BA in Art History at Buffalo State College, he resumed his studio art training at the Stevenson Academy of Fine Arts in Oyster Bay, NY, under the late master Attila Hejja. After Attila's passing in 2007, Randall studied at the Long Island Academy of Fine Art in Riverhead, NY, under master draftsman and painter Robert Armetta. He then worked briefly as an animator and as an Autodesk Maya instructor in the 3D digital art industry. Randall earned his MFA in Drawing from the New York Academy of Art in 2012.
  
   Randall’s career as a commercial artist has been diverse to say the least, ranging from mechanical drafting, signage & media display, book illustration, yacht design, 3D digital animation and large scale projection mapping. He is presently the creative director and principal artist of Phi-nimation Studios, Llc. Still, his true passion has always been in fine art and teaching classical art technique. His drawings, paintings and watercolors have exhibited in and sold in numerous galleries throughout the Tri-State area and the Florida Keys. His fine artwork has sold at auction at a variety of venues, including Sotheby’s.  His paintings and drawings are commissioned and owned by high-profile collectors. He instructs and lectures on linear perspective and artistic anatomy at the New York Academy of Art and the Long Island Academy of Fine Art. He offers private lessons in classical drawing methods to individuals and small groups.

   Randall's lifelong passion for astronomy and stargazing has resulted in his custom design and construction of many deep sky telescopes.

   Randall’s workshop is on the Eastern Long Island’s South Shore, where he resides, paints, draws, designs, builds, fishes, surfs and stargazes with his lovely wife Barbara and their rough collie Scully and their cat Spats.


Teaching:

July 2013-present   Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC- Master Copy Drawing Workshop- Perspective in anatomy.
Jan 2013-present    New York Academy of Art Continuing Ed, NYC- Instructor in Linear & Applied Perspective Drawing.
Feb 2013-present    Long Island Academy of Fine Art, Glen Cove, NY. Instructor & lecturer in Classical
                                Drawing Tools &Technique, Artistic Anatomy and Linear Perspective (Renaissance Artist Workshop).
March 2013             Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC- Master Copy Drawing Workshop- Applied perspective.
January 2013         Long Island Academy of Fine Art, Glen Cove, NY. Lecture and Demo: History of Linear Perspective
March-April 2011    New York Academy of Art, NYC- 4-week Master Class: Intro to Autodesk Maya
                               (Basics in 3D Digital Modeling, Lighting & Animation).
2009-2010              3D Training Institute, NYC- TA/Instructor- 3D Foundation in Autodesk Maya
2007-2008              Stevenson Academy of Fine Arts, Oyster Bay, NY- Studio Art Instructor and Lecturer
                               in Beginner to Advanced Drawing, Figure Drawing, Anatomy and Art History.
1998-2000              Buffalo State College. Group session tutor and lab technician: Chemistry I & II.


Art Education:

2010 - 2012      New York Academy of Art, NYC. MFA (Cum Laude) in Drawing.
2008                 3D Training Institute (3DTi), NYC. Dipl. in 3D Modeling/Animation in Maya.
2007-2008        Long Island Academy of Fine Art, Riverhead, NY. Portrait, Figure & Cast Drawing
2005-2007        Stevenson Academy of Fine Arts, Oyster Bay, NY. Classical Drawing & Painting.
2002-2003        Westlawn Institute, Stamford, CT. Yacht and marine design.
1998-2001        SUNY- Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY. BA in Art History (Magna cum laude).
1993-1998        Art Students League of New York. Painting, Figure Drawing & Artistic Anatomy
1984-1987        High School of Art & Design, NYC. Illustration and drafting.

Solo Exhibitions:

2014-present    "The Battle of Snug Harbor". Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Main Hall. Staten Island, NY.



Group Exhibitions:


2
015       Deck The Walls, Wilkinson Hall, TriBeCa, NYC.    
2015       Ninth Annual 
Summer Exhibition. Flowers Gallery, Chelsea, NYC.
2014       Take Home A Nude. Sotheby’s, Upper East Side, NYC.
2013        Deck The Walls. New York Academy of Art, Tribeca, NYC.
2013        "Not For Sale" curated by Jacob Hicks. Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC.
2013        Believe in Luck. TriBeCa Ball, New York Academy of Art, TriBeCa, NYC.
2013        Single Fare 3. RH Gallery, TriBeCa, NYC.
2012        Put A Bow On It. Kraine Gallery, Lower East Side, NYC
2012        ‘92,’02,’12 Alumni Reunion Exhibition, Wilkinson Hall, TriBeCa, NYC.
2012        Summer Exhibition. Flowers Gallery, Chelsea, NYC.
2012        Thesis Show. Wilkinson Hall, Tribeca NYC.
2012        TriBeCa Ball, New York Academy of Art, TriBeCa, NYC.
2011        I’ve Got A Secret. The Forbes Galleries, 60 Fifth Ave, NYC.
2011        Deck The Walls. New York Academy of Art, TriBeCa, NYC.
2011        Monster Trucks 2: The Reckoning. Kleio Projects Gallery, SoHo, NYC.
2011        Take Home A Nude. Sotheby’s, Upper East Side, NYC.
2011        Plantation Key. Island Decor Museum & Art Gallery, Tavernier, FL.
2011        Tribeca Ball. New York Academy of Art, TriBeCa, NYC.
2010        Deck The Walls. New York Academy of Art, Tribeca, NYC.
2010        Take Home A Nude. Sotheby’s, Upper East Side, NYC.
2008        Visage: Portrait Exhibition. Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Village, NY.
2008        Faculty Exhibition. Stevenson Academy of Fine Arts, Oyster Bay, NY.
2007        Faculty Exhibition. Stevenson Academy of Fine Arts, Oyster Bay, NY.


PHI-NIMATION PROJECTION MAPPING SHOWS:

Oct. 2012    The Best Is Yet To Come. Pink Party Banquet. Bungalow Hotel, Long Branch, NJ.
Aug. 2012    Eyes Without A Face. Asbury Park, NJ.
July  2012    UFO Invasion! Williamsburg & Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY.
July  2012    Founding Flags, Oceanfest 22. WhiteChapel Productions. Long Branch, NJ.