ARTIST

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work is a reflection of the shapes, lines, designs and proportions of the beauty within all things visual and tangible, distilled through my visual and textured filter, manifested in sculpture and the visual arts.
 

EDUCATION

The Arts Student League of New York

Sculpture, Painting 2004 - Present

Continuous Study Drawing w/ Antonio Antonios

Continuous Study Painting w/ Costa Vavagiakis

Continuous Study Anatomy w/ Frank Porcu

Continuous Study Sculpture w/ Barney Hodes

SACI Florence, Italy (Studio Art Centers International)

Fine Arts Painting, Drawing and Sculpture study

2007 Summer study with Costa Vavagiakis

Parsons School of Design

BFA, Illustration with Honors
1994 - 1999
Developed a visual communication vocabulary ranging from sculpture to painting and drawing techniques for print. 



The David Passalacqua School

Visual Arts 1994 Fall, Spring, Summer

Developed a wide range of illustrative technique while studying in Walt Disney World with Profesional Illustrator David Passalacqua

Apprenticeship under International Fine Artist

Glenn Roopchand

1993 - Present

Mentor and life coach involving topics related Art, Politics, Psychology and the Social Sciences.



HONORS AND EXHIBITIONS

2018 Socrates Annual Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park (2018/19)

LIC Arts Open Studio Group Exhibiition, The Plaxall Gallery (2018)

LIC Arts Open: Creature Group exhibition, The Factory LIC (2018)

Fantasy Fund Fellow, Modern Art Foundry (2017)

Model to Monument Fellow Arts Student League of New York (2012/13)
Sculpture Arts Student League of New York The Concours Exhibition, awarded Blue dot (2011)

Sculpture  Arts Student League of New York The Concours Exhibition, awarded Blue dot (2010)

Sculpture Arts Student League 2008 Merit Scholarship Exhibition (June/ July 2009)

Sculpture The New Jersey Show - Group Exhibition (June 2009)

Sculpture Arts Student League of New York The Concours Exhibition, awarded Blue dot

Sculpture Arts Student League 2008 Merit Scholarship Award winner (2008)

Sculpture Arts Student League of New York The Concours Exhibition, awarded Red dot (2008)

Drawing Arts Student League of New York The Concours Exhibition, awarded Red dot (2005)

​Parsons School of Design Graduating class Exhibition and graduation with Honors (1999)



EXPERIENCE
Professional Illustration

Painting and Sculpture commissions

Professional Photography

Teaching Assistant Art Students League of New York 9/2008 - 8/2010

Instructor Parsons Continuing Education

12/2000 - 8/2001
 



Shewin Banfield - Artist