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Frank DenDanto III


Frank DenDanto III draws on a broad background as project manager and designer. Frank’s front-and-center involvement with Performance Space 122 as resident designer is emblematic of his interest in arts exploration, innovation, and artistic risk-taking. He has designed for countless theater, dance, and performance artists, a range that includes Spaulding Gray, Baryshnikov Dance Foundation’s White Oak Dance Project, and all of the controversial “NEA Four.”




His own environmental artworks

include .......

  • Exposure and Dawson at Andy Warhol Museum

  • Throne of Blood and Vive La France at Postmasters
    Gallery [New York City] done in collaboration with Claude Wampler

  • WHEN at the New Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Six Square at the Museum of Art and Architecture, in collaboration with Julia Mandel.


  • MFA in Lighting Design – NYU/Tisch School of the Arts

  • BA in Studio Art - SUNY at Potsdam

  • BA in Art Education - St. Lawrence University



  • First Runner-Up at Lightforms 98, a program of Art & Science Collaboration, Inc.

  • 1994 NY State Council of the Arts commission

  • 2003 Jerome Foundation commission



Installation and public art, entertainment lighting, theater consulting and project management



  • Founder of NORDOLUCE

  • Co-Founder Luce Group

  • Co-Founder, KD & Associates

  • 20+ years as an independent artist and designer

  • Resident Designer and Production Manager at Performance Space 122



  • Entertainment Design

  • Lighting Dimensions

  • Stage Craft

  • Lighting and Sound America



  • Guest Lecturer - Theater Arts, Visual Arts & Design
    SUNY at Potsdam

  • Salmon River School, upstate NY

  • Arizona State University at Tempe