Cessna Decosimo
Cessna Decosimo

 

Cessna Decosimo received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the New York Academy of Fine Art after studying figurative art at Studio Cecil-Graves in Florence, Italy.  Cessna returned to Italy to teach and direct the sculpture program at the Florence Academy of Art.  Since 1998, Cessna has resided in Chattanooga, Tennessee where he has established a studio in the Southside District.  He has been comissioned to create several public monuments in the area including: the Police Memorial, the William Jennings Bryan sculpture, and the memorial for the International Tow Truck Museum.


Education:    
1991 - 1993   Graduate School of Figurative Art, New York Academy of Art. NY M.F.A., Specializing in sculpture
1987 - 1991   Cecil Graves Studio, Florence, Italy
Intensive study of figurative art, drawing, painting and sculpture
1981 - 1982   University of Strasbourg, France
Junior year abroad
1979 - 1983   University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
B.S. Romance Language - French and Italian
     
Exhibitions:    
2005   Group Exhibition, Florence, Italy
Florence Academy of Art
1993 - 2005   Group Exhibition, New York, NY-USA
"Take Home A Nude" - New York Academy of Art
1993 - 2003   Group Exhibitions
1998   Hunter Museum of American Art
One man show of sculpture, painting and drawing
Chattanooga, Tennessee-USA
     

Public Commissions, Awards and Teaching/Working Experience:

Available upon request

 

Cessna's Work