• Dominick Di Meo
    Hello Max! Tick-Tock
    1966
    acrylic and synthetic polymer on canvas
    22 x 30 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Visionary Garden (triptych)
    1980s
    polymer, acrylic and fabric on canvas
    72 x 50 inches (each)

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled (sky blue)
    n.d.
    acrylic, polymer, stickers, graphite, fabric, collage, and shaped elements on canvas
    48 x 52 1/4 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Elements for a Monument
    c. 1981
    polyform, wire, acrylic and acrylic transfer on wood
    13 x 4 x 9 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Elements for a Monument
    c. 1981
    polyform, wire, acrylic and acrylic transfer on wood
    15 x 4 x 6 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Elements for a Monument
    c. 1980
    polyform and bone on wood
    5 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled
    c. 1980
    polyform and acrylic on polymer-coated canvas and wire mesh
    21 x 12 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Study for ‘A Monument’ #4
    1979
    Polyform and acrylic on polymer-coated canvas and wire mesh
    9 x 16 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled
    c. 1979
    polyform and acrylic on polymer-coated canvas and wiremesh
    17 x 10 1/2 x 9 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled (Study for 'A Moment')
    c. 1979
    polyform and acrylic on polymer-coated canvas and wiremesh
    9 x 17 x 10 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled
    c. 1978
    polyform and acrylic on polymer-coated canvas and wiremesh
    21 x 19 x 3 1/2 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled
    c. 1978
    polyform and acrylic on polymer-coated canvas and wiremesh
    14 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 1 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Elephant Skin Game
    1974
    acrylic on canvas
    10 x 10 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Mirage
    c. 1974
    polyform, polymer, and acrylic on canvas
    30 x 24 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Commemorative Ground Cover
    1973
    polyform, polymer and acrylic on canvas
    36 x 30 1/2 x 3 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Invalid with Mirror
    1973
    synthetic polymer transfer on canvas
    28 x 22 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled (face on yellow)
    c. 1973
    synthetics on canvas
    50 x 58 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Great Head
    1973
    synthetics on canvas
    50 x 58 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Myself as Magician
    1972
    synthetic polymer transfer and charcoal on canvas
    22 x 26 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Myself/flesyM
    1972
    synthetic polymer and cordl on canvas
    24 x 14 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled (moon watch)
    1972
    acrylic and synthetic polymer on canvas
    28 x 22 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Hovering
    1972
    acrylic and synthetic polymer transfer on canvas
    24 x 16 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled (elliptical blue)
    1971
    mixed media on canvas
    28 x 36 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled (elliptical green)
    1971
    mixed media on canvas
    28 x 36 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Personage
    1971
    synthetic on canvas
    58 1/2 x 50 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    The Bride Revisited (cigars)
    1971
    synthetic polymer transfer, collage, water stain, and cord on linen
    34 x 28 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitle
    1971
    acrylic, synthetic polymer, and charcoal on linen
    30 1/2 x 42 1/4 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled (white personage)
    c. 1970
    synthetic on canvas
    50 x 56 1/2 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled
    c. 1970
    acrylic, polymer, shaped elements, and tacks on three canvases
    18 x 20 x 3 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Surprise in the Garden
    1970
    acrylic, Swedish putty, rope, and sculptural elements mounted on canvas
    17 x 13 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled (collage sea with man's face on top)
    1970
    acrylic, synthetic polymer, and collage on canvas
    28 1/4 x 20 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Startled Personage
    c. 1968
    acrylic, spray paint, and tranfer on canvas
    48 x 36 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled (yellow background with skull)
    1968
    acrylic, plastic, and sythetic polymer on wood panel
    18 x 12 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Portrait of LBJ
    c. 1967
    photomontage and acrylic on canvas
    24 1/2 x 23 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled (eye and ear and hair on black)
    1967
    acrylic and synthetic polymer transfer on canvas
    19 x 20 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Floating Menace
    1967
    charcoal and synthetic polymer on canvas
    74 x 60 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled (crossed leg and breast)
    1966
    acrylic and synthetic polymer transfer on canvas
    12 x 10 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Study for a Monument (1)
    1966
    acrylic and synthetic polymer transfer on canvas
    12 x 14 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Study for a Monument (2)
    1966
    acrylic and synthetic polymer transfer on canvas
    12 x 14 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Study for a Monument (3)
    1966
    acrylic and synthetic polymer transfer on canvas
    12 x 14 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Study for a Monument (4)
    1966
    acrylic and synthetic polymer transfer on canvas
    12 x 14 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Study for a Monument with Cigar
    1966
    acrylic and synthetic polymer transfer on canvas
    12 x 14 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Torsoe - D
    1965-66
    acrylic and charcoal on canvas
    96 x 49 3/4 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled (fan and sunglasses)
    1965
    synthetic on canvas
    36 x 50 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Woman by the Sea
    1965
    oil and synthetic transfer on canvas
    61 x 53 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled (Little Red Riding Hood)
    1965
    acrylic and collage on canvas
    17 x 30 1/4 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled (blue and orange with black figures)
    1965
    acrylic and synthetic polymer on canvas
    74 x 60 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Aroused by a Tongue, Venus Turning in Her Dream Stirs the Constellations
    1964-65
    synthetic and charcoal on canvas
    72 x 50 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    The Somnambulator
    1964
    oil and synthetic on canvas
    50 x 72 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled (naked ladies)
    1964
    synthetic, charcoal, and transfer on canvas
    48 x 68 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Chase: Real and Imagined
    1964
    synthetics on canvas
    50 x 62 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    The Soft Torso Breathes
    1964
    synthetic on canvas
    62 x 50 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Moon Phase (Harlequinade)
    1964
    synthetic on canvas
    50 x 60 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Night
    1964
    synthetic polymer and synthetic on canvas
    50 x 58 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    A Little Memorial to Julian Griman
    1963
    graphite, black ink wash, acrylic, acrylic wash, and black pen on paper
    26 x 19 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled
    1963
    graphite on paper
    26 x 19 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Nighttime with Starfish
    1963
    plastic and water-based pigment on hemp
    20 x 14 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled (numbers creature)
    c. 1962
    graphite rubbing with ink wash on paper
    25 x 19 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Torso / Landscape
    1962
    vinyl, sand, and plaster
    20 x 14 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled
    1962
    black ink and graphite on paper
    19 x 26 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled
    1959
    acrylic, plastic wood, and sculptural elements mounted on wood board
    25 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 3 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo
    Untitled
    1950s
    graphite rubbing on paper
    13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches

  • Dominick Di Meo, 1952


BIO

b. 1927

Lives and works in New York City.

An inspiration to subsequent artists, including Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, and Art Green, Dominick Di Meo is one of Chicago’s key transitional figures and an artist of immense power and sensitivity. One of the original members of the so-called Monster Roster, a 1950s group of Chicago artists that included Leon Golub, Nancy Spero, Cosmo Campoli, George Cohen, June Leaf, Ted Halkin, and Seymour Rosofsky, Di Meo’s Chicago-era work was ferociously unique and personal.

His early paintings and drawings featured stressed, existentially tormented figures. He was deeply moved by his encounters with the catacombs of Mexico and Rome, and his dark, haunting images began to acquire a set of common icons, which included skulls and disarticulated limbs and bones. By the late ’50s, Di Meo was making reliefs, utilizing papier-mache, plastic, wood, layers of vinyl and plaster. In 1961, Di Meo spent a year in Italy, traveling, living in Florence, and working feverishly on his reliefs.

When he returned to Chicago, he began painting large scale, creating a stunning series of works that combine synthetic polymer and various methods of stenciling. Playful and somewhat lighter in tone, but still possessed of a dark sense of humor, these works were the last Di Meo showed during his tenure in Chicago.