Thomas Dellapenna





Since 2013: Freelance Scenic Artist and Set Painter for Film and Television . www.crew-united.com 


SAURUS GmbH , München, Germany....

Since 2013:  Freelance Scenic Artist and Set Painter for Film, Television and Museums. Lead Scenic Artist for more than 50 Projects including: Coca Cola, ProSeiben Galileo, FC Bayern, Paulaner, Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Sky, Ludwig Beck, Deutsche Museum, Bavaria Film Stadt and many others...Select Feature Film Projects include "Eddie the Eagle","Fack Ju Göhte 2","Bully Parade", "Unfriend", "Rico, Oskar und das Herzgebreche" as well as many others.


Paramount Pictures, Bay Films, Miami FL

2012:  Scenic Artist, Set Painter, Sign Writer, Muralist.

"PAIN AND GAIN" Feature Film.


USA Network, Miami, FL

2012:  Scenic Artist, Set Painter, "BURN NOTICE" TV Series, Season Six.


Riveting Entertainment, Miami, FL

2012:  Freelance Scenic Artist, TYGA "FADED" Featuring LIL WAYNE, Official Music Video.


Finish Masters/Touch Up Dept Inc., Coral Springs, FL

2011-2012:  Freelance Finish Master. Artistically match and restore interior wood grains and finishes. Work on Mega Yachts & Super Yachts. Projects include: "PARTY GIRL", "COCKTAILS", "FOUR ACES", "ILLIQUID", "SURPRISE", "IMAGINE", "ODDESSA", "CARPE DIEM"and many others...


STARZ Network, Miami, FL

2011:  Scenic Artist, Set Painter, "MAGIC CITY", TV Series (Episodic), Season One. 


ABC Network, Miami, FL

2011:  Scenic Artist, Set Painter, Set Dressing, "CHARLIE´S ANGELS", TV Series, Season One.


Member of IATSE Local 477, Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Union, Miami, FL

2011-Present:  Freelance Scenic Artist, Set Painter, Set Dressing. Active Member of the INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF THEATRICAL STAGE EMPLOYEES.


Dellapenna Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2005-2012:  Freelance Illustrator, Studio Fine Artist. Worked on various illustrations and commissions for private clients.  Co-Owner of several galleries. Active Studio Artist and Exhibitor in galleries and venues throughout the country.


Urban Outfitters/Anthropologie, Philadelphia, PA

2005-2006:  Freelance Illustrator, Product Designer, Carpenter. Designed and mass produced various products and paintings for over 150 stores throughout the country. Distressed and faux finished antique furniture.


Sysko Scenic Studios, Germantown, PA

2002-2005:  Freelance Scenic Charge, Designer, Carpenter, Sculptor.  Select Projects include: University of the Arts,"LOVE LABOR LOST",  Walnut Street Theatre,"THE SOUND OF MUSIC",  Pennsylvania Horticultural Society,"PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW",  Phialdelphia Home Show,"MAIN SET", Curits Opera,"SPRING SEASONS". Brooklyn Academy of Music/Brooklyn Opera and many more....


Theatre Double Repertory Company, Philadelphia, PA

2002-2004:  Freelance Scenic Charge, Designer, Carpenter. Projects include: Cave Art Productions,"BALLARD OF MR JACK", Cave Art Productions,"FROM GOOD EVENING TO GOODNIGHT RICHARD AND JIMMY",  Theatre Double,"FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF".


Upstage Right Productions Inc., Cherry Hill, NJ

1997-2002:  Scenic Charge, Designer, Carpenter, Sculptor, Stagehand.  Designed and produced over 200 shows for corporate productions. Clients include: Campbell´s, Nortel Networks, The Rosie O`Donnell Show, Nike, Calvin Klein, Mobil, Capital One, Kratt Bros, Old Navy, The World Congress Meetings on Technology, Pfizer, James Beard Awards, Kraft, Marsha Hyland Dance Co, TV Guide, Miss New Jersey Pageant, MCI, Channel, Smithkline Beecham, Peco Energy, Production Group International, Pine Rock Productions, and many others...


Freedom Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

1997:  Freelance Scenic Artist. "BLACK NATIVITY".


Artists at Work/Acme Art Department, Philadelphia, PA

1996-1997:  Freelance Scenic Artist. Levi´s TV Commercial, QVC Television Shoot.


Jim Orr Productions, Philadelphia, PA

1996: Freelance Scenic Artist.  Psychic Talk Show Infomercial. 


Kozan Studios, Chicago, IL

1996:  Muralist, Designer.  Designed and produced murals for various clients throughout the country.


Hughes Design Group, Chicago, IL

1996:  Manual Silk Screen Printer.  Mass produced artwork for large department stores across the country.


Scenic View, Peoria, IL

1996:  Freelance Scenic Artist.  Performed restoration work for the Geoffrey Ballet backdrops.  Designed and executed art for Geoffrey Ballet production of "LIPS".


Art Bunch, Chicago, IL

1996: Intern.  Trained as a storyboard artist for television commercials. 


Young and Rubicam, Wunderman Cato Johnson, Detroit, MI

1995-1996:  Intern, Illustrator.  Learned all aspects of preproduction for advertising.  Freelanced as an Illustrator for Ford Motor Company.


Zen Design Group, Berkely, MI

1994-1995:  Illustrator, Designer.  Designed packaging and products for various clients.  Produced illustrations for product labels.


Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI

1993-1994:  Sidewalk Chalk Artist:  Reproduced masterpieces on the sidewalk.  Supervised the summer art program for children.





1990:  Henry Ford Community College, Dearbon, MI

Fine Art Painting and Drawing.


1991-1995:  Center for Creative Studies, College of Art and Design, Detroit, MI

Major: Illustration.  Trained in Graphic Design, Art Direction, Illustration, Painting in all mediums, Sculpture, Silk Screening, and Art History...BFA Program