Dino Consalvo grew up in Newcastle and started exhibiting as a teenager, he studied Fine Art at Alexander Mackie College in Sydney during the mid-1970s and completed a Diploma of Fine Art at Caulfield Institute of Technology, Melbourne in 1981. He continued to live in Melbourne for the next 30 years.
In 2012, he returned to Newcastle to paint full-time. Since then he has been included in the Salon des Refuses - NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize (2014), he was a finalist in the Gosford Prize and Mosman Art Prize (2015) and a Finalist in the Gosford Art Prize, Newcastle Club Painting Prize and Paddington Art Prize (2017). His work is held in Artbank AU and private collections in Australia and USA.
His landscape works start 'en plein air' in oil paint, sometimes he resolves the work completely on site othertimes bringing the work back into the studio, to decontruct the scene and repaint. With portrait painting, Consalvo works completely from life and will complete a portrait after several sittings.
Dino Consalvo's first exhibition as a Gallery 139 Artist was Merewether:a Tranisition in 2016. He has since exhibited with Gallery 139 at The Depot Gallery and The University of Newcastle Gallery. In 2017 he exhibitied in Sydney at Janet Clayton Gallery and in the group exhibition THE PHANTOM SHOW curated by Peter Kingston and Dietmar Lederwasch at Newcastle Art Gallery.
2018 has seen Dino exhibited solo at Duckrabbit, Redfern, Sydney.
He will be exhibiting next with Gallery 139 from 29 August - 8 September in the exhibition Gallery 139 presents The Lady in the Boat by Dino Consalvo at Sheffer Gallery in Sydney and he will also be participating in Gallery 139 at Aro in Sydney alongside fellow Gallery 139 Artists from 19 - 30 September. In November, Dino will be hold his second solo exhibition at Gallery 139.
Life's a beach for Dino the painter
By Brodie Owen | April 18, 2016, 8:18 p.m | newcastleherald.com
Newcastle artist's dawn work on display at Gallery 139
By MARK CONNORS | Aug. 11, 2015, 10:31 a.m. | www.newcastlestar.com.au
Dino Consalvo’s Sydney
Melinda McMillan | 28 May 2017, 1:21 p.m | newcastlestar.com.au
Ant Dance 2018 Oil on Aluminium panel 75cm X 80cm $1200.00
Left-overs 2018 oil on wood 50 x 54cm PRIVATE COLLECTION
from the exhibition DEAD Life at Duckrabbit 11 - 22 April 2018
above: Sydney Waters 2017 gouache on cement sheet 27 x 24cm PRIVATE COLLECTION
Mass 2017 gouache on cement sheet 27 x 24cm PRIVATE COLLECTION
Southern Journey 2017 gouache on cement sheet 27 x 24cm PRIVATE COLLECTION
Watch Dino talk about the making of the work for at The University Gallery in 2017