Rodney Durso –

Rodney DursoNew York artist Rodney Durso got his post-college start as a graphic designer and film production assistant. He continued his design explorations with Milton Glazer, Paul Davis and Ed Bengait at the School of Visual Arts. Later he studied fine art and architecture at Parsons School of Design and Columbia University. Since 1990, Rodney has worked as a graphic designer, brand consultant and creative director in New York City where he founded Stormhouse Partners, an award-winning branding agency. For more than eight years he was responsible for the bulk of the creative output in a number of mediums including print, web, packaging and environmental design (

Black FlowerIn 2005, while working as a design consultant and while teaching at Parsons, Rodney rented a studio in West Chelsea and began his transition into painting. His first show, Mega-something, was a reaction to the rigid confines of his commercial branding and design assignments. The first paintings were bold, large-format works india ink and acrylic.

“I began painting as a way of prying myself out my daily work routine — I needed something really new. I chose painting because technically it’s foreign to me. It’s also been interesting to work without the constraints of budgets and schedules which had always served as a kind of compass for my branding and design work”

Recently, Rodney founded, which hopes to bring emerging artists exposure through public exhibition. He has also produced several solo shows and has participated in group shows throughout New York City where he lives with his girlfriend Donna.

2007-2008  Parson School of Design, M-Arch
2006  Columbia University, Architecture Intensive
1986-1987  Imperial College, London, UK British Design and Advertising
1987  Boston University, BS Design and Advertising

2005-2008  Adjunct Professor, Parsons School of Design, New York

2007  Printmaking, Penland School of Crafts, Ashville, NC – Printimaking
2006  Painting, Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Island, ME – Drawing and painting

Why so greedy? ... (blue)SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2008  Rodney Durso, Alfa Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
2007  Rodney Durso, self-produced, New York City
2006  Mega-Something, Match Box Gallery, Chelsea, New York

2008  High Line Open Studios, New York City
2007  Gotham Art Gallery, New York City
2007  High Line Open Studios, New York City
2006, 2007  Post Cards form the Edge, Visual AIDS, New York City

Why so greedy? ... (red)PIECES GIFTED FOR AUCTION AT
2008  PINK 2008, for Susan G. Koman, Atlanta, GA
2008  Hudson Guild, Chelsea, New York City
2007  Boys Towns of Italy, New York City
2006, 2007  Friends of the High Line, New York City

Spring 2009  Artbridge (, New York City

1998-2006  Stormhouse Partners, New York City

Why so greedy? ... (yellow)CONTACT

Rodney Durso
Visual Artist & Designer
460 West 24th St. 16e, New York, NY 10011
Cell: 917-923-7884
Fax: 917-595-5354

Principal Consultant,
Stormhouse Partners, Inc.
New York, NY 10011

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