Slicing into all kinds of fruit and showing us a detailed perspective of their juicy interiors, Dennis Wojtkiewicz's paintings look good enough to eat. Getting up, close and personal with melons, oranges, apples and limes – almost with a backlit luminosity – each large-scale artwork encapsulates different fruit with a transfixed, heightened approach to realism.
A Professor of Art at Bowling Green State University where he has taught painting and drawing since 1988, Dennis received his M.F.A. degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1981 and also studied at the Atelier Neo-Medici in France under the direction of Patrick Betaudier in 1978 and 1983.
His work has been shown in international art fairs in Bridgehampton, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Palm Beach, Santa Fe, Taipei and Toronto as well as in numerous galleries and exhibitions throughout the U.S. He is a past recipient of two Ohio Arts Council Individual Fellowships with paintings and drawings represented in major public, private and corporate collections.