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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 20 years. A graduate of University of Central Florida master’s program ‘Studio Art & The Computer’ Düfner is currently working on a comic book, kid’s book, music, paper light series, and teaches photography and video storytelling at the Los Angeles Film School.
2020-2022: “The Big Story Podcast” interviewing comic book artists and writers while I draw
2019 Employee of the Month – Los Angeles Film School
2017 Outstanding Academic Service & Commitment for Student’s Success –
2016 Faculty Member of the Year – Sanford-Brown College (voted by students)
Music and music videos
2023: Wake – Music created.
2023: Sleep Away From The World – Music created.
2023: Overturned – Music created.
2023: The Sunrise of Nothingness – Music created.
2022: What Can Not Die – Music created.
2022: “Power of the Pit” album – Music created.
2020: Bitchin’ Camaro – Music created.
2019: I Desire – Music created.
2019: She is Magic – Music created.
2023: It’s Monkey Time #2 – Monarch Comics. August.
2022: It’s Monkey Time #1 – Monarch Comics. August.
2021: United Forces #2 (reboot) – Monarch Comics. June.
2020: United Forces #1 (reboot) – Monarch Comics. June.
2019: United Forces #4 – Self-publishing. May.
2018: United Forces #3 – Self-publishing. October.
2018: United Forces #2 –Self-publishing. April.
2017: United Forces #1 – Self-publishing. October.
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. December. (link)
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)
2014: Paper: Text & Image: Varying Sizes Of Balloons in Comics, Gary Dufner – Analyzing the impact of the size of word balloons on images in comic books to understand readers viewing patterns. Published in IJOCA: International Journal Of Comic Art. Vol. 16, No.1, May 2014. Page 445-457. www.ijoca.com
DIRECTOR / CINEMATOGRAPHER / EDITOR
2023: “Overturned” music video for Vetika
2023: “The Sunrise of Nothingness” music video for Vetika
2020-2022: “Sock You!” puppet show
2022: “Power of the Pit” music video for Vetika
2022: “What Can Not Die” music video for Vetika
2021: “One Regret” music video for Vetika
2021: “The Anxiety of Never Knowing” music video for Vetika
2020: “Bitchin’ Camaro” music video for Vetika
2019: “The Bonnie & Cassie Show” puppet show
2019: “I Desire” music video for Vetika
2019: “She is Magic” music video for Vetika
2016: “Potato Girls” performance by Masami Koshikawa & Juliet Romeo DiIenno (artinoddplaces.org article)
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 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 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
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
CITATION AND REVIEWS OF PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS
03/2015: University of Central Florida. Gallery.cah.ucf.edu/exhibit/its-about-time “It’s About Time”
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
03/2015: It’s About Time, UCF Art Gallery, Orlando, FL
07/2013: Medium Rare, Gallery 500, Orlando, FL
2015: University of Central Florida
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: Storytelling & Video (social media), Eye on Design (Introduction to Photography), Advanced Sketching in Composition
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, Web Effects 2
2015-2016: University of Central Florida, Adjunct Professor, Orlando, FL
Teach: Intermediate Computer Graphics
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
Teach: Drawing for Designers, Photoshop Intro & Advanced, Web Design 1 & 2
2003-present: Webskinz Founder & CEO, Orlando, FL
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, Illustrator
2019: Employee of the Month (August) – Los Angeles Film School
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 –
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’
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS / AFFILIATIONS:
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