Michael Alfano has been sculpting figures, public art, and philosophical pieces for over twenty years. He first studied at the Art Students League of New York with an emphasis on life-size sculpture and anatomy. His formal education continued at Boston University and was augmented by internships with several prominent sculptors. He occasionally teaches sculpture at workshops.
Michael exhibits his work at galleries and other public venues. In juried art shows, he has garnered over 70 awards. His sculptures are found in private collections throughout the world. Monuments and other public art he’s created are on permanent display in the United States, India, and Greece. Newspapers, magazines, books, and television have featured Michael and his work.
Michael Alfano is known for creating figurative and surrealistic sculpture that goes beyond the literal, adapting the human form to convey philosophical ideas and abstract concepts. He cites his major influences as Salvador Dali, Jo Davidson, and Jean-Antione Houdon, as well as Buddhist, Taoist, Sufi, and other eastern philosophy and literature.