Looking forward to the opportunity to share and exhibit my work in the Amarillo Art Musuem’s 2019 Biennial 600: Textile + Fiber. The biennial is “open to artists living and working within a 600-mile radius of Amarillo and the eighth in an ongoing series, this juried exhibition explores specific areas of artistic practice, material and content.” The opening reception is Friday, October 11th from 6:30 - 9:00 pm. Click the image below for more information.
I’m excited and grateful to be exhibiting at Gallery Fritz in Santa Fe, New Mexico for their “Fiber as Metaphor” exhibition. The opening reception is May 17th from 5-8 pm at 540 S. Guadalupe st., right across from the Railyards. Click the image below for more information on the gallery or here for the New Mexico Fiber Crawl 2019. http://www.nmfibercrawl.org/.
I’m excited to have participated in the Little Houses Silent Auction Fundraiser 2019. For the last 3 years i have created a step pyramid for this benefit. This year’s was surreal and fantasy oriented, pictured below. Created from one discarded sneaker and some scraps from other sculptures all hand sewn together. Come check out this benefit Friday May 3rd, 2019 at its new location at The Factory on 5th. Click the flyer below for a link to more info.
Excited to be exhibiting in Santa Fe, NM again. Looking forward to this opening on March 15th, 2019 from 5-7 pm at the The Community Gallery located 201 W. Marcy St. Grateful to be included in the art of the found object exhibition. Come see my new work of 2019 an innovative new sculpture incorporating the same discarded sneakers in teen and toddler sizes. Its my modern urban take on the masters sculptures of the Madonna and Child. Exhibit runs through May 23, 2019. Hope you can make it!
As my time at Ghostwolf Gallery comes to a close i look forward to what’s next. :) So you’ve got a month and a half to swing by and see my work in person. Also if you are in NYC and want to support a great cause and own a piece of my limited edition hand embroidered works on paper stop by the “Postcards from the Edge 2019” benefit at Bortomali going on February 22-24th in Tribeca. And stay tuned for my March 2019 exhibition in Santa Fe.
Tonight November 2nd from 5-8 pm is the opening reception for First Friday ABQ Artscrawl of Represent at Ghostwolf Gallery. The closing is November 17th from 1-4 pm for Artful Saturday ABQ Artscrawl. Click the image for more details.
If you are in NYC and would like to purchase my work for the Buy What You Love for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation the benefit is November 8th from 6:30-9:00 pm at Galerie Richard.
Also on November 17th from 6-8 pm is the opening reception of Currency at 516 Arts in Albuquerque. I am one of the featured artist in the digital Debtfair.org portion of the exhibition in collaboration with Occupy Museums. Click the image for more details.
This Sunday October 28th from 12-6 pm at The South Broadway Cultural Center is the Dia de los Muertos Celebration. The exhibition which i am part of runs from October 28th thru November 17th.
Also every first Friday of the month is an opening at Ghostwolf Gallery where i am a featured artist. Stop bye!
I am heading to Ajo, Arizona for their inaugural artist residency at the Sonoran Desert Inn & Conference Center. The piece i create will start a new body of work in the sneaker sculpture vein. A Coat of Arms style sculpture with tablet woven pieces integrated into the finished work. The collaboration between weaving and sewing, history and the present, and location versus permanence all resonating with the location it will be created in. The Coat of Arms will consists of 3 small taxidermy style sculptures all hand sewn and embroidered from discarded sneakers. Sculpturally represented will be a cactus wren in a saguaro, a coyote (center) and a javelina side profile on the right. It will be about 14 x 14 x 8 in. The work will be highlighted by a tablet woven ribbon displaying artist name, the location and date of execution mounted creatively to the sculptural piece. This work will focus on the natural resources of the area, the wildlife being central and copper signifying the now defunct mine that once fed this city. Utilizing the discarded sneakers as the sculptures and copper sewing thread, copper wire and copper yarns to tie the history and nature of the location all together in this coat of arms style piece. Ultimately juxtaposing the discarded sneakers that were once objects of cultural worship with the subject of the sculptures that they will become, the wildlife of the region. The timeliness of this piece coinciding with the current administrations rollback of the endangered species act supplies a present inspiration as well.
Click the instagram icon to the left to follow the process.
The highlight of the year comes from one of sculptural neckpieces By the Horns II being purchased for the permanent collection at Albuquerque Museum and will be in the exhibition American Jewelry from New Mexico opening June 2nd, 2018. "American Jewelry from New Mexico tells the stories of diverse heritages simultaneously, as artists live, in concert, trade, and adaptation with their neighbors." American Jewelry from New Mexico runs June 2nd- October 14th, 2018. Click the image for more information.
June will be my 3rd month with the co-operative gallery Ghostwolf Gallery in Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is exciting to be selling work and gallery sitting. July 2018 will feature my newest work at Ghostwolf Gallery with an opening reception on July 6th, 2018 during the First Friday, ABQARTScrawl. Click the image for more information.
With exhibitions this fall in Santa Fe, Miami and The Bronx 2015 is wrapping up to be just what i needed. My exhibitions in both Miami and The Bronx extend into the new year. "Rise of The S.B.X. Super Artist" will have a closing on February 3, 2016 as part of the BCA Bronx Trolley at LDR Studio Gallery. My work was part of Aqua Art Fair, Art Basel Miami via Projects Gallery and the closing reception for "Square Foot 3" will be January 9, 2016. Click the links to see more info about the galleries or see the flyers below.
With the rounding out of 2014 comes the end of an era. The challenges surrounding my year were life changing to say the least. The passing of my two companions of 14 and 17 years was equally devastating as it was empowering. For I had built a career with my dogs at my side as an artist over their lifetimes. Inspiring me, keeping me active and teaching me unconditional love is how i will always see them.
What does the passing of my dogs have to do with my Indiegogo Campaign? There passing allows me the freedom to even consider an international artist residency. This campaign takes all the career building i have done with them at my side and uses it to propel my career into the next level. In my mind there is a connection to the loss of my family "my dogs" to creating space for a new connection to be made. The opportunity to go this residency at Arquetopia in Oaxaca, Mexico is allowing me to reconnect to my grandmother, my childhood and my heritage. It is interesting that for one door to open another has to close.
Please help me open this next door. Check out my campaign and make a donation!
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Join me and many other talented artists and photographers for the opening reception of The Bronx Artist Documentary Project at the Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx on Saturday September 13th, 2014 from 6-10pm.
Learn more about the project at www.bronxartistdocproject.org
In early July i graciously received the Visual AIDS artist grant from https://www.visualaids.org/. I am inspired to purchase a new large self healing cutting mat for creating my sculptures and investing in more casting supplies to explore a new body of work.
With my residency on Governor's Island with LMCC just ending and both my dogs of 14 yrs. and 17 yrs. passing, it is time for a vacation. I have not left NYC in almost 5 years. Dreaming of an affordable yet still working vacation i searched online for a residency/vacation opportunity.
Through craigslist i discovered a little hotel on the border of Colorado and New Mexico offering an affordable monthly rate and studio space options. Almost too good to be true i am leaving August 4th to do my independent study residency. Where i will be in a local exhibition, explore my heritage in New Mexico, create some works and execute a series of self portraits with my new Rolleiflex Twin Lens Camera and curate an online exhibition for visual aids. Excited to travel and have time to miss my dogs in the comfort of the vast desert.
The Time Has Come is BRIO’s fourth artist biennial curated by Longwood Director Juanita Lanzo and featuring works by Bronx artists who are 2012 and 2013 BCA BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) winners in the disciplines of visual and media arts. A new triptych of mine will be on display.
Link below has hours and directions.
Along with this exhibition for winning the BRIO in 2012, there is an awards ceremony for the 2014 BRIO award which i have also recently won. Come see some new work and celebrate my latest achievement.
Join LMCC for Opening Weekend at the Arts Center at Governors Island! This weekend will feature a new gallery exhibition entitled Trisha Brown: Embodied Practice and Site-Specificity, on view throughout the public access season, and Open Studios with Process Space Artists-in-Residence, featuring visual artists, writers, and performing artists who have been developing new ideas and projects on the island since March.
Open Studios with Process Space Artists-in-Residence:
Saturday, May 24 from 12:00–5:00pm
Sunday, May 25 from 12:00–5:00pm
For more info from LMCC:
Please note Governors Island Ferry is free from 10AM-11AM and $2 after.
Open Studios with Process Space Artists-in-Residence:
Stefani Bardin • Joseph Bradshaw • Youmna Chlala • Common Practice •
Sean Paul Gallegos • Ethan Hauser • Kanako Hayashi • Janelle Iglesias •
Tyehimba Jess • John Kelly • Joanna Kotze • Larry Krone • Andrea Kuchlewska •
Claudia La Rocco • Jacqueline Jones LaMon • Saul Melman •
Lincoln Michel and John Dermot Woods • Tere O'Connor • Rudy Shepherd •
The Bureau for the Future of Choreography • Benjamin Tiven
Faberge's Big Egg Hunt is in full swing. My quadriptych Mestizo Egg #egg16 finally hit the map in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. It will be on display there till around April 16th. http://thebigegghunt.org/map/
A post hunt exhibition featuring all the eggs will take place around April 18th in Rockefeller Center, New York.
You can still bid on my largest sculpture to date https://paddle8.com/work/sean-paul-gallegos/28664-mestizo-egg