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© Steve Sangapore 2017

BIOGRAPHY
Steve Sangapore is a contemporary surrealist painter based in Boston, MA. He is a 2013 graduate of Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT with a B.A. earned in studio art, graphic design and a minor in music. He is currently working in the field of design and graphic production and has experience working for reputable companies in the industry. Steve’s studio painting is currently exhibiting nationally and has been published in art magazines and journals such as Art Business News, the Creative Quarterly Journal of Art and Design, Artscope, Art Reveal Magazine and more.



ARTIST STATEMENT
My work addresses the human condition. A strident reminder of our universal experience that transcends superficial human concepts such as religion, culture, ethnicity, gender, economic class, and illusions of personal choice and free will. We find ourselves in an age where, in a vain attempt to unite despite our differences, we often categorize and group one another based on these individual and superficial ideas. Too often it seems that we ignore the profound aspects which truly unite us all as a global culture and species. As sentient creatures, we all struggle with life’s deepest questions and explore them in very different ways through science, religion and philosophy. Day to day, however, we rarely engage in deep reflection of our own mortality, the nature of existence and the state of being and perception that we are all currently experiencing. My work is an attempt to bring our natural state of unknowing and curiosity to the forefront of the viewer’s mind as a reminder of the human condition.

The style of my work is a contemporary take on the surrealist approach infused in scientific and philosophical elements. Displaying a disciplined technique and great attention to detail, the stylistic quality and execution of my paintings is illustrative, hard-edged and calculated. While my work is traditional oil and acrylic painting on canvas, I attempt to fuse painting and sculpture by creating three-dimensional, sculpture-like surfaces composed of several small mounted canvases adhered together. The effect of the final result complements the style and creates an interactive piece that the viewer can navigate around.

Each painting connects the tangible impermanence of matter with transcendental unity through shape, depth, texture and arrangement. Addressing humankind’s deepest questions, the work illuminates our indelible state of unknowing and curiosity for what we experience as life and reality. Repugnant would be a creature who squanders the ability to lift an eye to heaven, conscious of his fleeting time here.



EDUCATION

2013
B.A., Studio Art, Graphic Design, Minor in Music, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT



SOLO/TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017
Mosesian Center for the Arts, “New Visions: Steve Sangapore & Diego Velez” duel-solo exhibit, Watertown, MA

2016
Brookline Arts Center, “Omneity” duel-solo exhibit with On-Kyeong Seong, Brookline, MA

2013
Macdonough Gallery, “Vibrations”, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
Abrazo Interno Gallery at The Clemente, “Trees of Life & Evil Eyes”, New York City, NY
Beechwood Arts, “Synesthesia” invitational exhibit, Westport, CT
Artspace’s City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT
Arsenal Center for the Arts, “Framework - New England Emerging Artists”, Watertown, MA
John Slade Ely House,“New Haven Paint & Clay Club’s 115th Exhibition”, New Haven, CT
Gallery 263, “Members Exhibit”, Cambridge, MA
Uforge Gallery, “The First Five Years: Exhibitor Retrospective”, Boston, MA
Katherine Shultz Gallery, Cambridge Art Asscociation Presents: “30 Artists Under 30”, Cambridge, MA

2015
Ann Street Gallery, “Science & Art” invitational exhibit, Newburgh, NY
Uforge Gallery, “Abstracted” invitational exhibit, Boston, MA
Artspace’s City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT
Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, “104th Exhibition”, Mystic, CT
Arterie Fine Arts, “Science and Art” International Exhibit, Naperville, IL
John Slade Ely House, “Paint & Clay Club’s 114th Exhibition”, New Haven, CT
Gallery 263, “Members Exhibit”, Cambridge, MA
Uforge Gallery, “Members Exhibit”, Boston, MA

2014
The Golden Thread Gallery, “Form and Void”, West Hartford, CT
Uforge Gallery, “Members Exhibit”, Boston, MA
Artspace’s City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT
Uforge Gallery, “Choice”, Boston, MA
Arterie Fine Arts, “Science and Art” International Exhibit, Naperville, IL
John Slade Ely House, “Paint & Clay Club’s 113th Exhibition”, New Haven, CT

2013
Artspace’s City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT
Majestic Gallery, “8th National Juried Exhibition”, Nelsonville, OH

2012
John Slade Ely House, Undergraduate Exhibit, New Haven, CT



PRINT FEATURES
2017
E-Squared Magazine, Artist Feature Summer 2017
Art Reveal Magazine, Artist Interview, March 2017

2016
Interalia Magazine, “Known Unknowns: An Interview With Steve Sangapore”, September 2016
Artscope, work selected for “30 Below” exhibition feature, Winter 2016

2015
Art Ascent Journal of Art and Literature, Work selected for cover and inside feature, Issue 13, June 2015
Creative Quarterly Journal of Art & Design, Issue 38, Summer 2015
SciArt Magazine, “Steve Sangapore Talks About The New Unconscious”, Summer 2015
Studio Visit, Issue 28, Winter 2015

2014
Art Business News, Article feature, “The Artist’s Space”, Winter 2014



GALLERY & ORGANIZATION AFFILIATION
SciArt Center of New York, New York, NY



WORK
2016-2017, Graphic Production Specialist, Hasbro Inc., Providence, RI
2014-2015, Graphic Production Associate, Madavor Media Publishing, Braintree, MA
2013, Graphic Design Intern, All U Design, Branford, CT
2013-Present, Freelance graphic design