Steve Riley

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Artwork
Shattered, acrylic & recycled media on wood, 12" x 12".
Fragments, acrylic & recycled media on wood, 12" x 12".
Nude, acrylic on canvas, 18" x 18".
Cathy, acrylic on canvas, 18" x 18".
Kenya, acrylic on canvas, 18" x 18".
Steve
Riley
Artist's Statement

Using a wide range of disciplines I transform recycled materials into art pieces. With a modern primitive style I balance the positive and negative space that gives a piece a sense of beauty.
Exploring the boundaries of deconstruction and reconstruction, I have taken techniques such as, hammering, cutting, drilling and applied them with painting to a diverse blend of materials, including, leather, wood, electrical cables and paper. Taking an unorthodox approach I embellish the finished surface of my work with nails to juxtapose nature with the synthetic.

Bio/Resume

Born in England in 1967, graduated 1996 BA Honors Art and Design UCE England, 2001 Art & Jewelry shop, moved to New York in 2003.

Selected Solo Shows
2009
Midoma Gallery, New York
2001
‘Steve Riley Designer Jewelry’, Bristol UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

Fitzgerald Jewelry, Brooklyn New York
Brooklyn Artist Gym, Brooklyn, New York.
BWAC, Brooklyn, New York
NOHO NY Art Walk, New York
Climate Gallery, Long Island City, New York
Midoma, New York
www.artinbrooklyn.com on line gallery
Alumni Room Gallery, St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn New York
Gowanus Studios, Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, New York
Leslie Lohman Art Gallery, New York

Education
1996 BA Honors Art and Design. The School of Jewelry, UCE, Birmingham, UK.
1991 Art and Design Foundation. Dudley College of Technology, Dudley, UK.