Belardinelli was born in NYC in 1961. Raised in Manhattan, his work has been classified in such categories as “neo-expressionist”, “outsider”, and “self-taught”, to “new generation art brut”. Whatever classification it may be, Belardinelli’s work is passionate and intensely powerful.
|"Beauty is on the Street" by Daniel Bellardinelli|
Daniel's work has been exhibited and collected all over the world (New York, Atlanta, Seattle, Montreal, Geneva). He was included in the "High On Life--Transcending Addiction" show at the American Visionary Art Museum (2002) and had work in a traveling museum show called "Revelations and Reflections of American Self Taught Artists".
Belardinelli maintains two studios. One in Soho, New York City and the other in the attic of a pre-Civil War building in Boonton, New Jersey. He is represented by the Andrew Edlin Gallery in New York City, Galerie Bourbon Lally in Montreal/Haiti, and Gallerie Chiz in Pittsburgh.
As a child, Belardinelli had difficulty expressing himself verbally to others. As a result, he would draw and paint in order to express his voice.