Jay LaLonde's interest in art began early in childhood, when he made drawings and models. Later, combining his interest in mechanics and aesthetics, he began bicycles. In his twenties, LaLonde began working at Tallix Art Foundry in Beacon, NY, where he had the opportunity to work with many accomplished contemporary artists, inlcuding Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Lieberman, David Cerulli, Greg Wyatt – and most extensively, with Frank Stella.
Learning from each of these artists and combining that knowledge with his long honed technical skills, LaLonde began to explore making his own sculpture. His most recent series of stainless steel works, titled the Hudson River Sculpture Regatta, is inspired by his love of sailing and his fascination with the Hudson.
LaLonde lives and works in Ulster Park, NY.