Director, fine artist, photographer, and graphic designer, Rhonny Tufino is a graduate from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Born in Quito, Ecuador in 1992, Tufino always showed an interest in the arts competing in multiple local contests and festivals. At the age of 12, Tufino’s family moved to the United States where he was able to major in Fine Arts at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida. After winning first place in the “2008 Delray Beach Garlic Fest Poster Contest,” Tufino was able to purchase his first camera and developed a passion for music videos. Upon graduation in 2010, Tufino became a recipient of 4 Gold Keys (Regional Level) and one Gold Medal (National Level) at the “Scholastics Art & Writing Awards” for his paintings.
At the age of 18, Tufino received the “Silas H. Rhodes Merit Scholarship” for his artwork, and moved to New York City where he attended the School of Visual Arts. In the effort to get noticed, Tufino started freelancing directing, editing and producing music videos for aspiring artists. In 2014, under the direction of legendary director Bob Girladi, Tufino was able to write and produce his first short-film “Oh, Brother” which premiered at the “Eight Hour” Film Festival with 8 other films at the Beatrice Theatre in New York City.
Rhonny graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design and Fine Arts in May of 2014.