“The best art engages, generates discussion, and brings about change.”
For over twenty years, Michael Alfano has been creating fine art sculpture that is figurative-based and often surreal and philosophical. His art relates to the everyday, yet causes people to experience, think, and understand life more fully. He sculpts in clay and typically uses the
lost wax method to cast in bronze or other materials. Michael first studied at the Art Students League of New York and continued at Boston University, augmenting his academic work by internships with several prominent sculptors. His major influences are Salvador Dali, Jo Davidson, and Jean-Antoine Houdon, as well as Buddhist, Taoist, Sufi, and other eastern philosophy and literature. Michael’s public art dots the East Coast and earned him the headline “Sculptor with a Social Conscience.” He has created more than a dozen commissioned public sculptures, including George V. Brown at the start line of the Boston Marathon, the Holocaust Monument in Jericho, NY, Ethics of Peace at Georgetown University, and a set of five sculptures at the Museum of Science in Boston. Alfano’s portraits of world leaders include Anwar Sadat, Senator Edward Kennedy, and Bollywood superstar, Rajinikanth. Michael’s work is exhibited in select galleries nationally and is featured in collections around the globe. At juried shows, he has won over 60 awards, including the designation “Sculptor of the Year.” Numerous publications have covered his art including the New York Times and the Boston Globe. Originally from Long Island, NY, Alfano now works and resides in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.