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Steven Peabody Contemporary Artist

The object of my art is to explore the creative process using symbols of reality and fantasy to produce paintings of transcendental thought.

Biomorphic forms and obsessions with borders permeate my work throughout my career. The figurative, turned into biomorphic, then geometric, & finally, primitive gave me a direct connection with my preconceived titles/ideas. The borders went through a mandalic, diamond, and sacred geometry, which turned into peripheral shaped canvases in 82-present.

 The four main styles I’ve followed:

 Figurative - 66 -73.

 Biomorpic 73 -present.

 Geometric  81 —96.

 Primitive  89 - present.

Steven Peabody was born November 14, 1947 in Manhattan.  He attended the School of Visual Arts in NYC, NY.  Studying with, amongst other artists, Gil Stone who introduced him to classical layering techniques utilizing under painting and over painting, from the Renaissance period which had a profound influence on his artistic evolution. After art school I became fixated with how much the border of a canvas influenced the interior of it. And ultimately developed the peripheral shaped series to allow greater ease of gazing at the subject to hold the subject in focus at the same time filing the parameter thereby allowing transcendence or oneness with the art. 
 Retuning to figurative work and experimenting with color bleeds and auras, in an effort to create luminous figures, he now works with composite figures and symbols to develop paintings expressive of the holistic human condition.  
 

Steven Peabody

419 22nd Street, #2

Union City, NJ  07087

www.stevenpeabody.com        scpeabody@me.com

H/S:  201.392.1253                   C: 201-966-3078

 

Solo Exhibition

2015     Tresorie Gallery, Hoboken, NJ Director;  Heba Elbanna

2000     ARTBUILDERS, Jersey City, NJ Director: Barbara Meise

1997     Area Gallery, Edgewater, NJ

 

Group Exhibitions

2014     ‘Visionaries: Seers of the Soul’, Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY Curators: Arle 

                 Sklar Weinstein/France Garrido

             ‘Art for Peace’, Moniker Gallery, Toronto, Canada Curator: Jean Pronovost

2012     ‘Visionaries ~ The Art of the Fantastic’, International Invitational Exhibition,        

             Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, NY, NY

2009     ‘Art of Vision’, SEED Gallery, Newark, NJ Curated by 

                Olga Spiegel, Miguel Tió, France Garrido

2008     ‘American Surrealist Initiative’, Saginaw Art Museum,  

                 Saginaw, MI        Curated by Michael S. Bell

2004     NOHU Visions 2004, Salon Gallery, Park Theater Art  

                 Center, Union City, NJ

             Metaphors, Muses and Mysteries, Victory Hall, JC, NJ

             Inner Vision, Featured Artist, Jersey City Museum, JC, NJ 

                 Curated by France Garrido

2003     ‘Brave Destiny’, Williamsburg Museum, Brooklyn, NY

2001     ARTBUILDERS, Jersey City, NJ, Invitational.

             ‘The Jersey City Studio Tour’, Sponsored by Pro-Arts, JC, 

                 NJ & Art in Plain View, NY, NY

1996     ‘Erotica’, Group Exhibit, MBM Gallery, NY, NY

1995     Group Exhibit, Hoboken Studio Tour, Hoboken, NJ

1994     La Mama, La Galleria, NY, NY Curated by Lowry Sims

 

Selected Private Collections:

McCarter & English, Newark, NJ

Howard Kailes, Esq., Hoboken, NJ

Kerry Flowers, Esq., Hoboken, NJ

Christian Adler, Metropolitan Opera, NY, NY

Assemblyman David Kronick, North Bergen, NJ

Carol Cirrilo, ASID, Ft Lee, NJ

Mary Lorimer, Goldman & Sachs, NY, NY

Florence Pape, Florence Pape Legal Search, Hoboken, NJ

Dr. Jeffrey Berg, Chiropractic Services, Kinnelon, NJ

Janis Jolcuvar & Dennis Bishop, HZBO Studio’s, LA, CA

Steven Peabody  201-966-3078

 

Carol & Michael Cordova, Scottsdale, AZ

Joe Romei, CPA, Kinnelon, NJ

Nancy Kailes, C.S.W,., NY, NY

 

Public & Private Commissions:

2014     St. Joseph’s Church, West New York, NJ

2010     Mural, Nutech, Hoboken, NJ

2009     Mural, Eddie Perez, Hudson Tea Building, Hoboken, NJ

             Mural, Hair Cult, Hoboken, NJ

2001    (2) 35’ Murals, Emily & Chris Padada, CPA, MTV, 

                  Hoboken, NJ         

             60’ x 20’ Mural, Stacy Kalans, Lighting Designer, JC, NJ

2000     Mural, Lori Michelson, Jersey City, NJ

1996    (2) 20’ murals, Howard Kailes, Hoboken, NJ

1994    (2) Murals, Dante Interiors, Ft. Lee, NJ

       50’ Mural, Dr. & Mrs. Alice Birdy, Franklin Lakes, NJ

       20’ Mural, Wayne Schroeder, Esq., Cornwall, NY

1991   119’ Mural, Paramount Theater, Madison Square Garden,  

                NY, NY

 

Grants:

1979-1980   CETA Artist in Residence Grant, Passaic County, NJ

1981            Private Grant, Ed Merrell, Pompton Lakes, NJ

 

Education:  School of Visual Arts, NY, NY 

Art Students League, NY, NY 

 

Publications:

2012      VISIONARIES ~ The Art of the Fantastic, NY, NY

 

Online:  

www.stevenpeabody.com

http://visionaryartgallery.weebly.com/steven-peabody.html

http://fromtheinsideoutmag.com/issue/march-2010/article/the-art-of-steven-peabody

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/steven-peabody/29/a58/776

http://www.artofimagination.org/Pages/Peabody.html

http://www.erowid.org/culture/art/artist/peabody_steven

https://www.facebook.com/steven.peabody.33?fref=ts