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Art & Design Study Collection
On Display: Lower level
C. Dennis Guastella was born in Detroit, MI in 1947. He majored in painting at Wayne State where he earned his BFA. He went on to earn his MFA in painting at Eastern Michigan University.
Guastella accepted an Assistant Professorship at South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota and then relocated Michigan to Chair the Visual Arts Department at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Guastella's work is featured in multiple collections across the midwest including the University of Nebraska, South Dakota Museum of Art, Joslyn Art Museum, and Oakland University.
Student composed text panel:
C. Dennis Guastella (American b. 1947)
UND Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection
C. Guastella earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wayne State, and his Master of Fine Arts in painting from Eastern Michigan University. He later accepted a professorship position in South Dakota.
Guastella has over the years become known for his patterns of line work, creating a geometric formation. This dimensional painting features thin line work of numerous colors that allow for a closer look into the depth of the painting. This artwork invites the viewer to stop and observe the overlapping layers of line forming several geometric shapes.
Multi-colored abstract dot and linework.
Featured in On the Line: An explanation of a basic element of design (2021-2022).
pin holes in corners from original mount
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