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ARTIST STATEMENT:
Gary Düfner is a multimedia artist who engages with the camera as a tool and digitally manipulates images to paint enigmatic and playful worlds occupied by his friends and himself. His image making explores his dark and awkward sense of humor. Düfner's work shows real people acting out interpersonal issues with paper representations.

BIOGRAPHY:
Düfner has traversed from a cartoonist to a mixed media artist who deals with narration. Raised in the 1980’s without computers, Düfner spent hours each day in his room drawing comics and listening to heavy metal. After graduating SVA in New York City in 1991, Dufner was no longer interested in making comic books. When computers became easily accessible he dove into web art and graphic design, and has taught these subjects at Sanford-Brown (the International Academy of Design and Technology) in Orlando for 13 years. A grad of the UCF Master's program 'Studio Art & The Computer' Düfner is making artwork and currently teaching at University of Central Florida, Seminole State College, and Daytona State College.

EXHIBITIONS:
06-2017:  Guava Tree Gallery - "Dirty Competition" Cinematographer (Orlando, FL) Link: https://www.masamikoshikawa.com/...
05-2017:  Art Of The Poster - Orlando Museum Of Art (Orlando, FL)
02-2017:  The Finer Things - Orlando Museum Of Art (Orlando, FL)
01-2017:  What's Behind The Mask - Orlando Museum Of Art (Orlando, FL)
12-2015:  Spectrum - Art Basel event (Miami, FL) Link: http://www.pr.com/...
09-2015:  Creative Connection Student Showcase - City Arts Factory (Orlando, FL) 
06-2015:  Art Through The Lens - Yeiser Art Center (Paducah, KY) Link: Art Through the Lens Catalog.pdf (page 18)
05-2015:  SNAP! Orlando Presents - City Arts Factory (Orlando, FL) Link 1
03-2015:  It's About Time - UCF Art Gallery (Orlando, FL) Link 1, Link 2
10-2014:  Open Studio Tour - UCF MFA (Downtown Orlando, FL)
03-2014:  Open Studio Tour - UCF MFA (Downtown Orlando, FL)
04-2014:  Nude Nite (Tampa, FL)
03-2014:  Nude Nite (Orlando, FL)
10-2013:  Open Studio Tour - UCF MFA (Downtown Orlando, FL)
07-2013:  Medium Rare - Gallery 500 (Orlando, FL)  Link 1Link 2
03-2013:  50/50 - City Arts Factory (Orlando, FL)
02-2013:  Open Studio Tour - UCF MFA (Downtown Orlando, FL)
10-2012:  Open Studio Tour - UCF MFA (Downtown Orlando, FL)

CITATION AND REVIEWS OF EXHIBITIONS:
03-2015:  Wexelman, Alex. CentralFloridaFuture.com ”UCF gallery 'It's About Time' shows MFA candidates' work”, March 4, 2015
07-2013:  J. Palm, Matthew. Orlando Sentinel.”UCF Exhibition”, February 27, 2015, Page 28

CINEMATOGRAPHER:
08-2016:  "Potato Girlsvideo-performance by Masami Koshikawa & Juliet Romeo DiIenno (Link 2)

LIGHTING:
03-2015:  It's About Time - UCF Art Gallery (Orlando, FL)
07-2013:  Medium Rare - Gallery 500 (Orlando, FL)

EDUCATION:
2015:  University of Central Florida – Orlando FL
                                Master’s Degree of Fine Art – GPA 3.9
                                Emphasis:  Photography, Illustration, and Digital Manipulation
 1991:  School Of Visual Arts – New York, NY
                                Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Art – GPA 3.4/4.0
                                Skills: Illustration, Sequential Art, Figure Drawing, and Photography

EMPLOYMENT:
2017-present:  Daytona State College (UCF), Adjunct Professor, Daytona, FL
                                Narrative Editorial Photography: Fine Art Photography strategies for
                                commercial photographers
2015-present:  University of Central Florida, Adjunct Professor, Orlando, FL
                                - Intermediate Computer Graphics: designing Mobile Web Design & custom
                                Graphic APPs. Photoshop & Illustrator for Graphics and Adobe Muse to develop
                                their graphics into for Interactive Graphic Designs.
2015-present:  Seminole State College, Adjunct Professor, Sanford, FL
                                - Web publishing 1, & 2 (undergrad): HTML5, CSS3, Cyberduck, Dreamweaver,
                                Photoshop, Wordpress, Adobe Muse, Domain Name, Hosting, SEO, Client relations
                                - Web Effects 2(undergrad): interactive media, and UX/UI design with Photoshop
                                & Adobe Muse parallax effects, Don’t Make Me Think book
2010-2012:  Director, Graphics Club, International Academy Of Design & Technology, Orlando FL
                                Guided student designs for ADDY Awards
2003-2016:  Sanford-Brown College (formerly International Academy Of Design & Technology),
                                Adjunct Professor, Orlando, FLLed classes in:
                                School Awarded 2015 School/College of the Year From FAPSC
                                - Web Design 1, 2, & 3 (HTML5, CSS3, Cyberduck, Dreamweaver, Photoshop,
                                Wordpress, Adobe Muse, Domain Name, Hosting, SEO, Client relations)
                                - Digital Imaging: Photoshop Intro & Advanced Techniques
                                - Interaction Design (Ideation, Process & Design of an APP, UX/UI design)
                                - Design for Mobile (Ideation, UX/UI design, Interactive Media for Mobile
                                Website & Adobe Muse APP)
                                - Package Design
                                - Commercial Print Design
                                - Branding & Corporate Identity
                                - Typography
                                - Design for Business
                                - Creative Design Process
                                - Graphics 2
                                - Digital Layout
                                - Internet Marketing
                                - Web Development Capstone
                                - History of Graphic Design
                                - Introduction to Drawing & Design
2003-present:  Webskinz Founder & CEO, Orlando, FL     
                                World Class Web Design Firm utilizing UX/UI design, Wordpress, Adobe CC suite,
                                Organic SEO, Domain Name, Hosting, and Business Development

CERTIFICATE:
2016:   Seeing Through Photographs - MOMA, NYC
                                The Museum of Modern Art. 6-week certification course on Coursera.org on the
                                history of photography. Verify at http://coursera.org/
2002:  Web Design - Winter Park Technical College, FL
                                HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator

PUBLICATIONS:
12-2016:  Men's Handbook About Women, Gary Dufner - Providing guidance to men about women and
                                how to traverse the full life cycle of relationships. Self-published through Amazon
                                Kindle and iBooks. December 2016. (link)
07-2015:  Real People Acting Out Interpersonal Issues With Paper Representations, Gary Dufner - 
                                Fine art thesis memoir; includes artwork, thesis exhibition show photos and collateral.
                                Self-published. August 2015. (link)
05-2014:  Paper: Text & Image: Varying Sizes Of Balloons in Comics, Gary Dufner - Providing guidance
                                for artists to understand audience perspectives. Published in IJOCA: International
                                Journal Of Comic Art. May 2014. Page 445-457. www.ijoca.com

AWARDS:
2017:  Outstanding Academic Service & Commitment for Student’s Success - Sanford-Brown College
2016:  Named Top 20 Best Web Designers in Orlando Florida by Expertise.com -
https://www.expertise.com/
2016:  Faculty Member of the Year - Sanford-Brown College
2014:  Paper: Text & Image: Varying Sizes Of Balloons in Comic Art - UCF Graduate Research Forum

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:
2017:   Search Engine Optimization Lecturer at Daytona State College, FL
2016:   Web Design Lecturer at Winter Park Technical College
2016:   Digital Art Judge for Seminole State College
2016:   Web Development for the Central Florida Women’s Learning Center
2015:   Admissions support for ‘Creative Connections Student Showcase’ 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS / AFFILIATIONS:
2017-Present:   Seminole County Chamber of Commerce
2016-Present:   Seminole State College Advisory Board
2016-Present:   Association of Florida Colleges
2009-2016:       Sanford-Brown College Advisory Board
2009-2015:       inDesign Users Group
2006-2011:        NAPP – National Association of Photoshop Professionals  
2004-Present:   Apopka Chamber of Commerce
2004-Present:   Winter Park Tech Advisory Board