"Look closely and you discover incredible craftsmanship, materials laden with significance and provocative symbols that speak to complex identities, as well as personal examination of process and individuality."
-Alibi, Places of Worship, July 2018
"He collects discarded sneakers and deconstructs them to transform them from coveted footwear to sacred and ancestral objects that provide commentary on what society views as worthy of worship today."
-Green Label.com, Sole Sculptures: 10 of the raddest works of art made from sneakers, July 2014
"As viewers, we are repeatedly encouraged to look twice—not only by New York City’s friendliest museum guards, who speak of the art here from a place of real passion, but also by the works themselves, from Sean Paul Gallegos’s Ethnoportrait,"
-ArtForum.com, Critics Pick's, November 2013
"In his “Etnoretrato,” Gallegos takes his usual methodology a little further by featuring himself in the work."
-Challenging Forums, Pilar E. Guerra, October 16, 2013
"Fifteen years later and Gallegos' work is more impressive than ever as he continues to show in exhibitions around New York."
-Complex Art & Design, Incredible Art Pieces Made From Sneakers, August 29, 2013
"Artist Sean Paul Gallegos‘ star is on the rise and one to watch"
-Design Life Network, Sacred Sneaker: Exploration of Identity, August 13, 2013
" In one gallery a mask and headdress made from street finds by Sean Paul Gallegos addresses Native American heritage..."
-New York Times, A Constellation of Identities, Winking and Shifting, June 14, 2013
"Currently, he’s working on “Recovering my roots and having the will to challenge what is damaging in this world.” "
-REVOLT Magazine, Top 10 Artist of NYC Now, April 2013
"Stations of the Lost gave patrons an opportunity to not only experience art in a unique way, but also allowed them to touch art which is not the norm in most galleries and museums."
-Bronx Art Guide, Lost No More, April 2012
"Nearly baroque in its opulence, sculptures made from Nike sneakers by Sean Paul Gallegos are the perfect old world-meets new school complement to the ethos of the space."
-Hyperallergic, South of the Border, June 5, 2012
"The artist collects the castaway footwear from across the city and keeps them tucked away until inspiration strikes."
-Daily News, Bronx Sneaker Artist puts face on Deconstruction, June 9, 2011
"Gallegos takes apart cast-off sneakers and refashions them into artworks that mimic such cultural artifacts as religious relics and samurai masks."
-Mott Haven Herald, Art and Business combine to burnish Bronx image, June 3, 2011
"Eco-friendly art that pushes the boundaries of religion through used sneakers and discarded materials definitely plays a role in keeping the art world grounded."
-The Bronx Journal, One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure, December 17, 2011
"Not only is his work a product of his environment, a commentary on the whorship of capitalism in one of the poorest counties in the country...."
-Dekit Dekit, Old Kicks with New Dimension, September 2011
"Sean Paul was a big hit with the local children as they watched in awe and excitement as he transformed what some may consider garbage into art."
-Welcome to Melrose, An Art Exhibit Full Of Bronx Pride Captures The Heart Of Melrose, May 2011
"An artist who uses discarded materials and transforms them into sculptures which "explore the definition of what is sacred."
-Bronx Art Guide, Hats off to the Artisans, October 2010