ARTIST STATEMENT: Fedele Spadafora is an American painter whose figurative work deals with contemporary urban
themes in a technically skillful manner. His work shows a wide range of influences, including
sources as diverse as the Renaissance, popular culture, and his deep ethnic roots.
Having graduated from MSU in 1990, Fedele Spadafora spent the next six years in Prague, where, among other things, he co-founded the alternative publishing venture, Twisted Spoon Press.
He currently lives in New York City where he continues his career in painting. His current work is based on the human figure and draws its inspiration from the art of the great masters.