Rodney Durso

Rodney Durso


“Part of my process is the naming each piece, or series of pieces, and as a lover of words and language, I often feel that a piece or series is not complete until a name is crafted. The language and ideas come directly from what I see and sense in the work, though the themes that I keep coming back to involve exploration of self, self reflection and inner discovery. I sometimes think that every piece is a kind of self portrait, even the scribbles, spots, arrows, squares and circles. They all say something about me and my love of visual art, organization of the page and the deep connection I feel to color and form.”


Divide By Five


Rodney is a graphic designer by trade, and was founder and creative director of Stormhouse Partners, a branding and design agency based in New York. In 2006, while working and teaching as an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design, Rodney rented a studio in West Chelsea thus began his transition into painting and fine art.

Having created 400+ drawings, paintings and collages since then, Rodney’s work has taken on new depth and meaning but is still grounded in a strong sense of graphic organization, color, type and imagery that speaks to his earlier work as designer.











Art Expo New York 2017, Steidel Fine Art, Pier 94, New York, NY, April 21 – 23, 2017

Colorida Galleria De Arte, Group Exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal, May 6 – 20, 2017

 The Other Art Fair New York, Saatchi Art, New York, NY, June 1 – 4, 2017

 High Line Open Studios, Open Studios, New York, NY, March 4 – 5, 2017

 PotatoMike, Collective Pop Up Show, W 17th Street, New York, NY, February 2 – 13, 2017

Disconstructing Trump, High Line Open Studios, New York, NY, October 15 – 16, 2016





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












Lives in New york, NY

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