Dina Brodsky is a contemporary realist painter known for her miniaturist style. Her highly detailed depictions of urban interiors, natural environments, and unsuspecting human and animal subjects are evocative of renaissance portraiture and landscape. Brodsky often paints on small circular surfaces, forcing viewers to move closer to the work. She was drawn to miniature painting from her study of Islamic miniature art and medieval illuminated manuscripts, whose techniques she combined with those of classical painting.
Born in 1981 in Minsk, Belarus, she moved to the United States at the age of 10, and received her BFA at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2006. She has taught in several institutions, including the Castle Hill Center for the Arts, the Long Island Academy of Fine Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She currently lives and works in New York City.