Billy Dufala

30 Nov 2016


Billy Dufala. Photo courtesy of RAIR.

Billy Dufala is a Philadelphia-based artist engaged in a variety of creative disciplines, including sculpture, performance, digital media, and drawing. He is co-¬founder of the artist collective Traction Company, and of RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residence), an arts organization operating onsite at Revolution Recovery, a recycling company in Northeast Philadelphia. Dufala is best known for his ongoing collaborative work with his brother Steven; together they are known as the Dufala Brothers. The duo's work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the West Collection; Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts; Space 1026; Fleisher/Ollman, and Fleisher Art Memorial; as well as in group exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; the Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, and others. In 2009, the Dufala Brothers were awarded the West Grand Prize, an international juried prize in its inaugural year. In 2015, RAIR received Center support to present Live at the Dump, an interactive, site-specific program that utilized a series of films, performances, and discussions to increase public awareness of the waste stream and the role of art in shaping social and environmental consciousness.