The paintings of Dino Massaroni have been awarded numerous competitive prizes in national, regional and local exhibits. He has exhibited his artwork in such nationally renowned venues as the Butler Institute of American Art’s Annual Midyear Show, Ohio; American Artists Professional League Annual, New York; Knickerbocker Artists Annual, New York; Akron Society of Artists Annual Grand Exhibition, Ohio; Allied Artists of America Annual, New York and the Pastel Society of America Annual, New York. His most notable solo exhibitions were displayed at the Butler Institute of American Art and the Canton Art Institute.
As a result of his naturalistic style, Massaroni has become a popular portrait painter with works in the collections of the Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio; The University of Akron School of Law, Ohio; Suarez Corporation Industries, Ohio; Temple Israel, Akron, Ohio; A. Schulman, Inc., Akron, Ohio; Network Polymers, Inc., Akron, Ohio; City of Parma Heights, Ohio; and Carmen Construction Company, Tallmadge, Ohio to name a few. His portraits, landscapes and still life compositions are also included in private collections in Italy, Switzerland and the United States.
Massaroni teaches weekly portrait & figure drawing and painting courses at Cuyahoga Valley Art Center http://www.cvartcenter.org and Orange Art Center http://www.orangeartcenter.org as well as travel workshops to Italy and Santorini, Greece.
From the age of four, I have loved to draw. My artwork often elicited approval and encouragement from friends and family which gave me confidence and self esteem at an early age.