Tom De Vita was born in Queens, New York, in 1970, and resides in Pembroke Pines, Florida. De Vita received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture, from St. John's University, in New York, and his Master of Fine Arts from Miami International University of Art & Design, in Miami, Florida.
De Vita was a former professor of art at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Barry University, and Broward College, teaching painting, drawing, and design. Currently, De Vita operates De Vita Academy of Art, in Davie, Florida, with his wife, also an artist and professor, teaching traditional painting, drawing, and sculpture.
His life has been devoted to developing paintings, portraits, illustrations, and murals for numerous businesses, residences, and private collectors. He exhibits locally and nationally, and is the recipient of the Duane Hanson Allied Artist Fellowship and was The Artist in Residence for the City of Pembroke Pines, for 2014-2015.
De Vita has exhibited at Coral Springs Museum of Art, had solo exhibitions at The Lee Wagener Art Gallery at The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (2013), DVAART (2017) and Brickel Square (2001). He has had numerous group exhibitions such as, "Art + Stroll" BBX Capital (2019), "DRN2iT" at 1310 Gallery Sailboat Bend (2019), and "Collective Chemistry" at the Village Design Gallery (2018).