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Sculpture Commissions

Art DiLella has over 35 years experience with sculpture commissions.

DiLella has had commissions from clients such as the Ontario Science Centre, Environment Canada, Canada Basketball, the Heritage Warplane Museum, the National Capital Commission, Crawford Lake Conservation Authority, Theatre Aquarius, Royal Ascot Realty, Expo 92 Seville Spain and The Sheraton Centre.

Commissions have included such work as portraiture, awards, replica models, sculpture, museum models, decorative metal work, toy prototypes, etc.

DiLella has also done collaborative work with renowned Canadian artists.


About artist

Art DiLella is a Canadian artist, born in Toronto. He attended the Ontario College of Art and studied under Leonhard Oesterle and Pixi Shaw. He is a graduate in the General Studies programme. He went on to apprentice under artists May Marx, Dorothy Wilson, and Guy Boyd.

In 1980 he founded Sculpture Moulds, a professional sculpture studio specializing in commissioned sculpture, customized mould making, and casting. 

He has worked in collaboration with renowned artists such as Tom Dean, Abraham Anghik Ruben, General Idea, Luis Jacob, Chris Curreri and Jana Sterbak.

He has received commisions from the Ontario Science Centre ,Toronto, Canadian Heritage Warplane Museum, Mount Hope, Theatre Aquarius,Hamilton, Expo 92 Seville,Spain, Crawford Lake Conservation Authority, Milton, Canada Basketball, Toronto, Ontario Ministry of Resources( Great Lakes Project) Toronto and The National Capital Commission, Ottawa.

DiLella has participated in numerous art exhibitions such as the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, the Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, John B Aird Gallery, Toronto, Gallery 1313, Toronto and Figureworks, Ottawa.

He has been a member of the Sculptors Society of Canada since 2017.

He was also an instructor for Sculpture and the Advanced Studio Program at the Art Gallery of Ontario from 2003-2010.

Over the years, Art DiLella's sculpture has been rooted in exploration and experimentation. Examination and testing with different mediums, concepts and emotions are the cornerstone of his artistic practice.

His most recent work of hyperrealistic portraits has been an amalgamation of experimentation and research of anatomical structures, various materials and emotive states. His probing allows for the enrichment of his own artistic journey and allows for a more diverse audience. Whether working with traditional materials or themes, he is constantly exposing a contemporary twist and an unexpected challenge to his viewers.

Art DiLella currently works and resides in Toronto, Canada.

sculptor, portrait artist, mould maker, hyper-realism, Canadian sculpture
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