Dominick Cocozza

b. 2001, Mazatenango, Guatemala; lives and works in Arlington, VA, and Providence, RI


2020 - | Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI

            Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Painting, projected class of 2024

2018 - | Virginia Governor’s School for Visual and Performing Arts (residential)

             Visual Arts Concentration

Group Exhibitions

2022 - Residual Hauntings: RISD Museum Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI

2022 - Of Solid Bodies: RISD Museum Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI

2022 - PAC College Scholarship Exhibition, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI

2021 - 27th Annual Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio Members Exhibition: Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, Glen Echo, MD 

2021 - Inside Outside, Upside Down: The Phillips Collection Museum, Washington, D.C.

           (artwork selected as one of 65 juried works from over 1,300 submissions)

2021 - 15th International ARC Salon (virtual): Art Renewal Center Online Museum, NJ

2021 - Small Works Show IV (virtual): Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, Glen Echo, MD  

2019 - Vernacular: Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.

2018 - The Congressional Art Competition: U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

(artwork selected to represent Virginia’s 8th congressional district)

2018 - Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School Visual Arts Program Exhibition, Radford University, Radford, VA

Selected Press

2022 - The Brown Daily Herald "Providence Art Club displays work from Rhode Island College Students" published online February 2022

2021 - The Phillips Collection Museum “Meet Inside Outside, Upside Down Artist Dominick Cocozza” published online September 2021

2020 - Arlington Magazine Extraordinary Teen Awards 2020 Page 49, July/August Issue 

2019 - National Arts Education Association (NAEA) Magazine Cover, Vol. 61, No.3, June/July Issue

2019 - CNN Article "Painting of 2 migrant children holding Bring Our Mom Back sign to hang in Capitol” published online 

2019 - BBC News Article “Painting of migrant children will hang in US Capitol” published online 

2019 - The Hill Article “ Virginia teen’s painting of migrant children to hang in US Capitol” published online

2019 - Prensa Libre Article “Obra de joven guatemalteco que relata tragedia migrante se exhibirá en el Capitolio” published online 

Public Speaking

2020 - Voice of America (VOA) Filmed Interview “American Teen’s Immigration Art Showcased at US Capitol”

          (video production spotlighting Cocozza’s Immigration themed artwork and story)

2019 - National Gallery of Art Museum Makers Program Artist Talk

          (presented a gallery talk open to the public exploring Thomas Cole’s The Voyage of Life)



2021 - 15th International Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salon: Semi-Finalist Da Vinci Initiative Category 

2020 - Naomi Rabb Winston Scholarship sponsored by The National Society of Arts and Letters, Honorary Mention

           (attended two-hour master class hosted by nationally recognized artist/printmaker Joseph Craig English)

2020 - Scholastics Art & Writing Awards: Gold Key (1st Place) Painting x 2, Drawing & Illustration, Editorial Cartoon Sponsored by The Herblock                  Foundation, and Art Portfolio

2020 - Celebrating Art Competiton, High Merit

2019 - United States Congressional Art Competiton, 2019 Winner (VA’s 8th District)

          (the winning painting was on exhibit in the U.S. Capitol building for a year)

2019 - Arlington County Fair Competetive Exhibits: Grand Champion (Fine Arts) and 1st place x 5 (mixed media, acrylic, oil, watercolor, and                        drawing)

2019 - Scholastics Art & Writing Awards: Gold Key (1st Place) Painting x 2 and Mixed Media

2018 - National PTA Reflections Awards, 1st place Yorktown High School (visual arts)

2018 - Scholastics Art & Writing Awards: Gold Key (1st Place) Painting x 2 

*More Awards available upon request