We are Jeﬀ and Dale Ocasio, and work collaboratively to create sculpted and digital art expressing an imaginative, storybook spirit.
A large part of our work is figurative sculpture where a world of made up, quirky, imperfect, characters are brought forth and introduced as soon as eye contact is made with them. This form of connection between viewer and art is simple, direct, and infectious for us.
Sculpting with paper masking tape over wire and reclaimed objects is where our artwork begins. It’s a unique medium we find extremely liberating. Each sculpture is encased with layers of acid‐free glue, color is added with more layers of acrylics, and protected with matte varnish. Many of our sculptures are documented through our own digital illustrations and animations.
People tell us that they've never seen anything like our art. Words used to describe it have ranged from “happy” to “charmingly disturbing”.
We create, live and play in sunny, slow‐moving SW Florida.
May 2019 - Just Bee...Wonderfully, Weird Wonders - Group Show - Curly Tale Fine Art Gallery, Chicago IL
November 2018 - Make Believe - Group Show - Curly Tale Fine Art Gallery, Chicago IL
April 2018 - Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life - Juried Group Show - Florida CraftArt, St Petersburg FL
January 2018 - "Animal Life: Hatchett, Maldonado, Ocasio and Spry" - Lee County Alliance for the ArtsJuly 2017 - Solo Show - "Fin Folk" - DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery
June 2016 - 30th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition - Alliance for the Arts (Juror's Choice Award Winner)
February 2016 - Solo Show - "Kings and Queens and Things Unseen" - Arts for ACT
July 2015 - SWFL Lives! 7th Annual Group Show - HOWL Gallery/Tattoo
June 2015 - Art of the Heart Juried Exhibition - Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
October 2014 - Layers, Fiber, Collage & Assemblage: Juried Exhibit - Alliance for the Arts (Best In Show Winner)
July 2014 - SWFL Lives! 6th Annual Group Show - HOWL Gallery/Tattoo
June 2014 - Untitled: A Group Show - HOWL Gallery/Tattoo
April-May 2014 - Art & Community Exhibit - Southwest Florida Community Foundation
March 2014 - "Burnett, Fithian, and Ocasio" Exhibit - Alliance for the Arts
November 2013 - Dia de los Muertos – Group Show - HOWL Gallery/Tattoo
September 2013 - Exposed: Face & Figure - Invitational Group Show - Alliance for the Arts
June 2013 - 27th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition - Alliance for the Arts
June 2013 - The Art of Playing - Juried Exhibit - Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
February 2013 - Art of the Book - Juried Exhibit - Alliance for the Arts (Best in Show Winner)
November 2012 - Dia de los Muertos - GROUP SHOW - HOWL Gallery/Tattoo
October 2012 - Zombicon Dark Art 6 - Space 39 Gallery
press about us
NBC-2 - November 6, 2018 - Stories 2 Share Video Clip
HelloSWFL - October 13, 2017 - Masking Tape Tree Video Story
News-Press - July 20, 2017, by Charles Runnels - 'Fin Folk' swims into the ocean to meet new, whimsical creatures at DAAS gallery in Fort Myers
Gulf & Main Magazine - Sep-Oct, 2016, by David Acevedo -"Making Oddity and Enchantment" page 20-23
Florida Weekly - February 26, 2014, - "Group exhibit features colorful landscapes and whimsical creatures"
Florida Weekly – November 14, 2012, by Nancy Stetson - “All dolled up”
Ft Myers Magazine - Jan. & Feb. 2013 Issue, by Cindy Jo Dietz - "The Fantastic World of Jeff & Dale Ocasio"
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