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

Düfner has traversed from a cartoonist to a mixed media artist who deals with narration. Raised in the 1980’s without computers, Düfner spent many hours each day in his room drawing comics. After graduating SVA in NYC, computers were slowly becoming accessible and he dove into web art and graphic design. He has taught these subjects at Universities for the past 15 years. A recent grad of the UCF Master’s program ‘Studio Art & The Computer’ Düfner is currently working on a paper light series, comic book, and music.

12/2018 – 4/2018:  Hyatt Regency Winter 2018 Exhibition, Orlando, FL
09/2018: Eclectic Knights X, Orlando Museum Of Art, Orlando, FL
06/2017: Guava Tree Gallery, “Dirty Competition” Cinematographer, Orlando, FL
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
09/2015: Creative Connection Student Showcase, City Arts Factory, Orlando, FL
06/2015: Art Through The Lens, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY Art Through the Lens Catalog.pdf (pg 18)
05/2015: SNAP! Orlando Presents, City Arts Factory, Orlando, FL
03/2015:  It’s About Time, UCF Art Gallery, Orlando, FL Link 1, Link 2
10/2014:   Open Studio Tour, UCF MFA, Orlando, FL
03/2014: Open Studio Tour, UCF MFA, Orlando, FL
04/2014: Nude Nite, Tampa, FL
03/2014: Nude Nite, Orlando, FL
10/2013:   Open Studio Tour, UCF MFA, Orlando, FL
07/2013: Medium Rare, Gallery 500, Orlando, FL Link
03/2013: 50/50, City Arts Factory, Orlando, FL
02/2013: Open Studio Tour, UCF MFA, Orlando, FL
10/2012:  Open Studio Tour, UCF MFA, Orlando, FL

03/2015:  University of Central Florida. “It’s About Time”
03/2015:  Wexelman, Alex. ”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

08/2016:  “Potato Girls” video-performance by Masami Koshikawa & Juliet Romeo DiIenno (Link 2)

03/2015:  It’s About Time, UCF Art Gallery, Orlando, FL
07/2013:  Medium Rare, Gallery 500, Orlando, FL

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
– Skills: Illustration, Sequential Art, Figure Drawing, and Photography

2017-present: Los Angeles Film School, Online Professor, Winter Park, FL
Teach: Photography in Design, Introduction to Photography, Website Development, Rapid Visualization, & Design Fundamentals
Development of classes: Introduction to Photography, Concept Design

2017-2017: Daytona State College, Adjunct Professor, Daytona, FL
Teach: Narrative Editorial Photography: Fine Art Photography strategies for commercial photographers

2015-2017: Seminole State College, Adjunct Professor, Sanford, FL
Teach: Web publishing 1, & 2:  HTML5, CSS3, design in Photoshop and program in Brackets. Cyberduck, Domains,  Hosting, SEO, & Client relations
Teach:  Web Effects 2:  interactive media, and UX/UI design with Photoshop & Adobe Muse parallax effects, with Don’t Make Me Think book

2015-2016: University of Central Florida, Adjunct Professor, Orlando, FL
Teach: Intermediate Computer Graphics: designing Mobile Websites & custom graphic APPs. Photoshop & Illustrator for Graphics and Adobe Muse to develop graphics into Interactive Prototypes.

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, FL
– 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 creating original UX/UI design concepts across multiple media types. Educating clients on color theory for their business designs to get the most out of their multi-format media ad campaigns. Custom logos & icons for websites. photography; creating compelling images for multiple media types including print, web, and video. Color correction converting RGB designs to CMYK for print. Organic SEO, Domain Name, Hosting, and Business Development

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

05/2019: United Forces #4 – My artwork and writing. Story enhanced by Phil Avelli. Layouts by Phil Avelli. Self-publishing. Fourth issue May 2019. (link)
10/2018: United Forces #3 – My artwork and writing. Story enhanced by Phil Avelli. Layouts by Phil Avelli. Self-publishing. Third issue October 2018. (link)
04/2018: United Forces #2 – My artwork and writing. Story enhanced by Phil Avelli. Some pencils by Phil Avelli. Self-publishing. Second issue April 2018. (link)
10/2017: United Forces #1 – My artwork and writing. Story enhanced by Phil Avelli. Some pencils by Phil Avelli. Self-publishing. First issue October 2017. (link)
12/2016: Men’s Handbook About Women, Gary Dufner – Providing guidance to men about women on 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.

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

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’

2018-: Los Angeles Film School Advisory Board
2016-2017: Seminole State College Advisory Board
2009-2016: Sanford-Brown College Advisory Board
2009-2015: inDesign Users Group
2006-2011: NAPP – National Association of Photoshop Professionals
2004-2017: Apopka Chamber of Commerce
2004-2012: Winter Park Tech Advisory Board