Dominick Cocozza is a nineteen-year-old Guatemalan American emerging artist based in Arlington, Virginia. Cocozza currently studies at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Painting. His ambition for artistic excellence has led him to numerous successes. To name a few, Cocozza has exhibited his paintings in the United States Capitol building and Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum. He has also received featured artist articles written by CNN and BBC News. This summer, Cocozza looks forward to participating in an upcoming juried art exhibition at the Phillips Collection museum in downtown Washington, D.C. His winning piece was selected as one of 65 juried works from over 1,300 submissions, placing him as the youngest exhibiting artist (the 65 artists are ages 19 to 84). 


Cocozza is the owner of DCocozza Studios which is his fine arts company where he accepts commissioned work. He works in a wide variety of different art media and his artistic style combines prominent classical old master techniques with popular contemporary methods. He is a minority leader in the young adult art field and uses his global Instagram platform to share his artwork, knowledge, and experience with his peers.