Dina Brodsky is a contemporary realist miniaturist painter and curator known for her detailed drawings of architecture, trees, and wildlife. Her miniatures carry with them the tradition of the form, offering up a meditative experience for both the viewer and her, as the creator. They invite possession on a symbolic level and allow the viewer to take ownership of the experience in addition to the object. Her most recent series, Secret Life of Trees, is executed in ballpoint pen in sketch books and on handmade paper. The images, which are sourced from photographs, stories, and artifacts submitted by Dina’s friends and family, have a documentary quality to them. Each drawing functions as a porthole into both her source’s memory, and into the history of the tree itself.


Dina was educated at University of Massachusetts Amherst and the New York Academy of Art, where she received her MFA. She lives and works in New York City. She has taught privately, and in several institutions including the Castle Hill Center for the Arts, the Long Island Academy of Fine Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


VIRTUAL WALK-THROUGH OF MANIC BOTANIC Hosted by The Blue Review Project Space, curated by Garvey|Simon and Dina Brodsky

Join us in our virtual gallery for a stay-at-home walk-through of our exhibition, Manic Botanic. 

Manic Botanic Exhibition Catalog
Exhibition explores pleasure and gratification Playtime featured in ArtDaily
Dina Brodsky: Capturing the World in Miniature
Dina Brodsky: Capturing the World in Miniature
Miniature Bird Paintings in Gouache by Dina Brodsky
The Captivating Journey of Dina Brodsky’s Miniature Paintings