Steven and Billy Dufala

Steve and Billy Dufala
Degree Program

Steven and Billy Dufala practice in a variety of media, approaching sculpture, theater, performance, music, digital media, and good old-fashioned drawing with equal passion and zeal. The Dufala brothers have exhibited widely. Their 2009 solo exhibition Trophy at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia explored concepts of use-value, sentimentality, exaggeration and shelf-life through an absurd and trash-picked lens.

For the 2005 Fringe Festival, they organized a now infamous toilet-trike race through the streets of Old City, for which they built fourteen toilet tricycles. In 2004, they rode a cardboard tank across town on city streets during rush hour, amazing pedestrians, puzzling motorists, and in general, giving the audience a dose of dark, dark humor. In 2009, the Dufala Brothers were awarded the West Grand Prize, an international juried prize in its inaugural year. Steven is a founding member of the experimental band, Man Man, in which Billy also performs.

Both Dufala brothers graduated from PAFA and live and work in Philadelphia. They co-teach a course in Found Objects in the Certificate/BFA program.

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Insulation Chair, wood, fiberglass insulation, 36 x 42 x 36 in, 2009
Typewriter Blackberry, typewriter, blackberry keypad, 4 x 14 x 12 in, 2010
Extra Long Chuck, archival pigment print, 34 x 38 in, 201
Fresh, steel frame, HVAC duct work, air conditioning unit, 2010
Lock and Key, master locks, brass, 2010
Step Broom, push brooms, oak veneer, 2010
Lopping Shears, wood, forged steel, 2010
Hair Burger, graphite on paper, 10 x 9 in, 2010