Carmine Santaniello

b.1955

New York-based artist Carmine Santaniello has exhibited nationally and internationally, with work appearing in numerous publications in the US and Europe. The Art of Man magazine USA, Mascular magazine UK, Boner magazine Germany and Character magazine France to name a few. His art is in the private collection of Charles Leslie as well as the permanent collection of the Leslie Lohman Museum. In addition, he shows with Mooi-Man Gay Male Art Gallery, The Netherlands, and the Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, and has been featured in Your Daily Male, Mooi-Man Gay Male Art Gallery’s annual calendar.

Collage is an integral part of his art and is usually the starting point for each work. Employing the traditional method of cut and glued paper, he creates new faces out of amassed facial images. While incorporating elements of his own photographs of exterior environments such as graffiti or street art. “I love the contrast of the beautiful male form in a somewhat marred, abstract urban setting” remarks Santaniello. Some works remain as collage, some become drawings, some artist books or articulated paper dolls, but most become monoprints utilizing lithography.

Through the juxtaposition of techniques and mediums, he creates evocatively charged works of art. These new works have an erotic edge with a voyeuristic feel to them. Each subject is confined behind a vale of marred imagery. The juxtaposition of these graffiti-like images over the portrait, stimulate a prurient response. The viewer is drawn deeper into the art through a kinetic vale of images to reach the subject itself: the portrait.

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Artist Statement:

“I am greatly inspired by urban images such as graffiti, dripping/splattered paint, marred subway tiles, posted bills etc… To me I see them as intriguing environments that work so well to house my figures and portraits. I love the contrast of the beautiful male form in a somewhat seedy urban setting. For me, artistically as well as aesthetically the combination of the two creates an emotionally charged work of art.”

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:


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BOY BORDELLO, Prince Street Project Space, NYC

LEATHER PRIDE BELGIUM, Galerie Mooiman Gay Male Art Gallery, The Netherlands

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR AMSTERDAM, Galerie Mooiman Gay Male Art Gallery, The Netherlands

COLLAGE ETCETERA, Two Man Show, PSPS Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Curated by Charles Leslie, NYC

FOURTH ANNUAL OUT & OUT SHOW, ChimMaya Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


¡EROTIC~LATINO/LATINA CELEBRACION!, ANTEBELLUM Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


LITHOGRAPHY: HERE & NOW, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Worshop, NY, NY

BEFORE THE RAINBOW, Chelsea Eye Gallery, NY, NY, Curated by Tracy Von Becker-Legge

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE 2013, Sikkema Jenkins & Co. (New York, NY)

ART OF MEN BY MEN” Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY

PARSONS REUNION ALUMNI EXHIBITION, Arnold and Shelia Aronson Galleries, New York, NY

NAKED IN NEW HOPE, Sidetracks Art Gallery, New Hope, PA

OUT & OUT, ChimMaya Art, Los Angles, California

SUMMER OF 2012 ART EXHIBITION, The Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY

OLYMPIC CHALLENGE: Adonis Art Gallery, London, UK

THE FLESH: ChimMaya Art, Los Angles, California

UNCENSORED: Queer Art and the Church, Leslie-Lohman Annex, NYC,

ART PORN-LOUNGE @ HustlaBall Berlin 2011,Curated by Franz Werner

Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, POP-UP SOHO, Leslie Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York, NY, Curated by Evette Ale

QUEER FROM ZERO TO ONE HUNDRED, TNC Gallery, New York, NY

BACK TO THE BASEMENT, Leslie Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York, NY

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, CRG Gallery, New York, NY.

PAISAJES, The Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY

LAYER CAKE, Manhattan Graphic Center, New York, NY

DRAWN TOGETHER, Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York, NY

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, ZieherSmith Gallery, New York, NY

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, Metro Pictures, New York, NY

AYER Y HOY, The Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY

RED AND WHITE, Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington MA

IMAGINARY PORTRAITS: GAY LOVERS IN HISTORY, Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York, NY

ART, ACTUALLY, PAINTING, DRAWING ,SCULPTURE, Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York, NY

Solo Show: SELECTED MONOPRINTS AND HYBRIDS, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

POR-TRAIT, The Outsider Studio, Livingston Manor, NY

FRAMING AIDS, Queens Museum of Art, Flushing, New York, Curated by Hector Canonge

ABSTRACCIONES, Galeria Mirabueno, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

ABSTRACT AND MINIMAL WORKS, Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Curated: MONOPRINTS: ONE OF A KIND, The Gallery at Chelsea Eye, New York, NY

MOVEMENT IN ART, Hudson Guild Gallery, New York, NY (Invitational)


GUEST SPEAKER, 2012 Gay and Lesbian Art Group
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, New York, NY


RECENT PUBLICATIONS: 2013-2011

“CUM” Bruno Gmunder Publications, 2013

“APOCRIFA” Mexican Magazine of International contemporary art, Fall 2012

“NOISY RAIN MAGAZINE” Anniversary Issue, January 2012

“STARRFUCKER” Queer Art Issue, January 2012

“THE ART OF MAN” Cover and inside spread Sixth Edition 2011


SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

The permanent collection of the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY

Charles Leslie, Director Emeritus, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY

Nelson Santos, Executive Director, Visual AIDS New York

Elaine Giguere, Executive Director, DVAA, Narrowsburg, NY

Sophia Loren, Geneva, Switzerland

GlaxoSmithKline, Pharmaceutical Company, North Carolina,

American International Group, New York, NY