Michael De Feo
Lives and Works: New York, NY
1999 MAT, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
1995 BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Michael De Feo Bio
About The Artist
Artist Michael De Feo is quintessential New York. Best known for his ubiquitous flower image, De Feo has been creating street art for over fifteen years. Not limited to the streets as his canvas, his work has also appeared in galleries and museums around the world including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; MASS MoCA; Museo de Arte, Puerto Rico; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY; the A3 Art Fair, Paris; Manifesta 7, Trento/Trentino, Italy; and The National Gallery, Bangladesh, amongst others.
Michael has also been featured twice on the cover of New York Magazine's "Reasons to Love New York" issue and participated in the Wooster on Spring exhibition at New York's "Candle Building" which was one of the top-ten cultural events of 2006 as selected by Roberta Smith of the New York Times. In addition, Michael's work has been featured in film documentaries, most notably Alice Arnold's To Be Seen which was aired on PBS/WNET and screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2006.
De Feo's award winning children's book, Alphabet City: Out on the Streets, pays homage to the classroom that is New York City—using his paintings glued on the streets of Manhattan to illustrate each letter of the alphabet. It is now in its third printing by Gingko Press.
In December of 2007, De Feo made his curatorial debut with Behind the Seen at Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn. Behind the Seen featured 39 international graffiti and street artists showcasing works for which they're not typically known.