The Online Art Portfolio of Sam ThorpStudio located in Pittsburgh, PA.
Stolen FacesOpens Friday, October 7th, 7-10pm at Most Wanted Fine Art.
Collecting face after beautiful face from the infinite variety of human diversity. Includes portraits of local Pittsburgh-ers, international souls from abroad, pop culture role models and memorials to the dead. Sam Thorp creates an installation of portraiture exploring variations of beauty in the human experience, creating visibility for the under- represented in this installation for contemplation.
5015 Penn Ave. Pgh, PA 15224
Hog Wild Transportation ArtFind my art at the Stoneboro.
Get DrawnI'll be drawing portraits at the Penn Ave Arts in Motion (PAAiM) and The Pittsburgh Art Car Festival roll out a day of free community fun, focused on Art and Mobile Masterpieces for the 5th year in a row!
It's FREE for anyone to bring their car, bicycle, or other mobile art work down to this event and be part of the festivities. Mobile Masterpieces get their moment in the spotlight in this artistic vehicle show. classic cars, tricycles, bicycles, big wheels, Art Cars, and more.
Opening August 6th- 6-9pm. The Show runs from Aug 6 to 27.September 24, 2016
12PM -- 5PM
Corner of Winebiddle & Penn Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15224 (Parking lots by Carl's TV & Spak Bros Pizza)
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My Work at the Spinning Plate
Artwork by IUP grads living in/ near Pittsburgh.
Opening August 6th- 6-9pm. The Show runs from Aug 6 to 27. 5821 Baum Blvd. Pgh. 15206
My Body of Work at Corpus Illuminati
the 6th annual exposition of biological and medical exploration entitled: Corpus Illuminata - An Anatomic Interpretation
Hosted at the Detroit's Tangent Gallery, Corpus Illuminata consists of equal parts exhibition, academia and bazaar. The exhibition portion will feature over 90 artistic interpretations from artists local and across the nation. corpusilluminata.org
Altered Art: Group Show at Creative ReuseFind out what happens when 8 incredible artists are challenged to re-make an already-made-piece of art from Creative Reuse's artwork section!
Work by: Cynthia Andujar, Darnell Chambers, Naomi Chambers, Akia Cyrus, Joy KMT, Katie Rearick, Rachel Saul Rearick, and Sam Thorp.
Mix and mingle with the show's artists and staff, board, and volunteers of Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse at this lively opening reception. Enjoy light snacks and drinks, music, and great art! 214 N Lexington St.
Pop Style Prints @ Fine Art America
Inspired by the off- kilter silk screen prints of the Pop era, these figures have boldness and character defined in their flaws.... much like many of us. Available in different sizes and with framing.
Another Shining Example of Technical and Expressive Excellence
The 250 portraits of John Riegert have been developed through sessions spanning over nearly two years. The work in the exhibit ranges from paintings to sculptures to conceptual pieces to performances to photographs to films and videos.
812 Liberty Avenue, Downtown PGH
CGI Drawings Available at Saatchi
This drawing series is available at Saatchi.
These new works are based in classical drawing skills(drawn by hand), and enhanced with new media technology. The subject matter deals with the fringe elements of society and expanding the narrow confines of "beautiful". The original exists only as a digital file, therefore, prints can be offered at a size that works best for you. The printing quality of Saatchi is world class. You can choose to have the work framed and will be shipped right to your door. And STILL at ver affordable prices.
Inked & Wet
Issue #1 of AMPLIFY is finally here.
AMPLIFY is a storytelling project, a community art project and a historical archive project sharing the lived experiences of LGBTQ neighbors in Western Pennsylvania from 2015-2017. Contributors use an online form to answer questions about their lives and those contributions are published as individual blog posts without being edited, modified or altered. These are the true stories of our neighbors in their own words.
I did the layout & graphics. I've also been pictured in the Huffington Post and quoted in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette as a result of my involvement with this project. You should get yourself a copy or read on line.
Art for Change 2016
THE AUCTION TO BENEFIT PERSAD CENTER
Monday, May 2, 2016. 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. Wyndham Grand Downtown Pittsburgh
JOIN US at Art for Change 2016 and experience the excitement of verbal and silent auctions. Every ticket purchased supports PERSAD Center's Free Care Fund & our mission to improve the well-being of the LGBTQ community & people living with HIV.
Visit the Etsy shop
Limited edition prints, comics and zines.
Earth Day Art Crawl
Friday, April 22 5:30- 9pm I will be painting live and displaying work at the Earth Day Gallery Crawl with the Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery.
Find us at the Convention Center for a happy hour event hosting an evening of music, a curated art exhibit featuring local artists, organic and handmade vendors and activities for all ages. The Gallery Crawl is a free quarterly showcase of art and entertainment in the heart of the Pittsburgh Cultural District. All events take place at a variety of galleries and spaces and are FREE and open to the public.
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See works in progress, inspirations and inside view of the art world @samth0r.
Gallery Tally in LA
A group of artists from around the world collaborating to provide data, resources, and visualizations regarding the gender inequity in contemporary galleries internationally. Starts March 3rd.
LACE presents a retrospective of all Gallery Tally posters created to date - including over 400 original, artist-designed posters that visualize gender ratios in the contemporary art world. Since 2013, Gallery Tally has collected and visualized data pertaining to the radical underrepresentation of women in all facets of the art world and beyond.
LUPEC- Ladies Night Art
Join LUPEC for our 5th annual all-women art show. LUPEC will again be presenting an all local women art show in honor of Women's History Month.
Come see work created by local Pittsburgh talent and enjoy LUPEC's feminist inspired cocktails.
All work will be for sale, all proceeds will go to the artist.
The show is scheduled for Saturday, 3/19, from 6 pm to 10 pm.
My Portfolio on Deviant Art
An inventory of progress, skill, & creativity over the years.
Super Generic Showcase on Penn.
Friday, March 4th, 6-010pm. As Part of Unblurred.
By "super generic" we mean "general," as in there is no theme for this show. We are in no way trying to discredit the talent of the participating artists. :)
Find my work at the Dirty Show
One of the largest erotic art exhibitions in the world.
Since it's inception at the turn of the century, the founders have been entertaining and enlightening the masses with a delightful event called, The Dirty Show. Held every Valentine's Weekend, the show features a large number of artists, from first-timers to the famous at their dirtiest, local and around the world.
My work as part of the Kaleidos Foundation in the Netherlands.
Kaleidos Foundation: The collection contains Michans Martial Arts, Oriental Manuscripts, Ethnic Art from Africa, Watercolours and Drawings from the 17th century to the present, Nude (drawings and paintings), Old Books and Manuscripts and a limited collection of Asian textiles.www.stichtingkaleidos.nl
National Queer Art Festival! June 4th - 27th
I will be displaying several works of art and there will be free handmade stickers for you all to take home.
Each year, Queer Cultural Center (QCC) organizes a large-scale month-long exhibition of cutting-edge queer art at SomArts Cultural Center Gallery in San Francisco that serves as the National Queer Arts Festival's kick-off event. This annual exhibition is the largest and oldest forum for queer visual art in the U.S. For the past 17 years, the exhibition has featured 30 to 60 emerging and mid-career Queer artists' work. These works are documented on QCC website, which provides a visual history of queer art making in the U.S. and provides curators and activists with a valuable resource for contemporary queer visual culture.
Glitter Bomb is about artwork exploring the physical, social, political, historical, affective, and irreverent dimensions of queer alliances and connections. How do queers bond, connect, and create alternative models for social interaction and political transformation? How do we build on past models of queer sociality as well as contemporary modes of media and technology to forge new ways of connecting that reflect the urgency of social justice movements today?
3rd Annual Rhinestone Steel Queer Music & Arts Festival
Rhinestone Steel is about encouraging and inspiring local queer folks and about bringing in out of town queer creative talents, and for all of us to WOW each other because we are all amazing!!! RSS hopes to build the PGH queer music and arts scene!
July 12th 3pm and running late into the night at the Irma Freeman Center for the Imagination. $10-$20
Properly Filthy at Trundle Manor
Swissvale, PA. July 11th, 2014- Art appreciation for the dirty minded with Mia Donna and Sam Thorp
FINALLY! A display of shocking, salacious, wicked, wanton and blasphemous artwork in the Steel City! There is no holding back. Artwork that would have been censored in the more "respectable" galleries will now be available for the discerning and consenting adult. Fetish photographer Mia Donna and figure specialist Sam Thorp go "all out" in applying their craft to the darker and more intimate & carnal areas of the human psyche.
Opening night is Friday July 11th 6pm to 10pm. Refreshments will include Absinthe and candy sushi. Additional entertainment will be provided by a rope suspension demo and burlesque by Shrimp Scanty. Obviously, this event is 21+ up only. Be prepared to show ID.
Uncensored in New York!
In response to the church's recent call to censor the groundbreaking exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture at the Brooklyn Museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is hosting Uncensored: Queer Art and the Church on display from March 27-April 1.Leslie-Lohman Annex, 127-B Prince Street, New York, NY 10012.
New Work in March
Principles, Postions, Power
A show of all new work with Joan Iverson Goswell at GalleriE Chiz.
As part of the First Friday Artwalk, March 2nd 5:30-8:30pm.
5831 Ellsworth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15232
It's Like a Concert Tour, but with Sketch Books.
Draw Jesus Day!
See my submission at Hyperallergic labs here.
Thank you for Supporting the Arts!I am eternally grateful for anyone who has loved my art enough to spend money on it.
And know that I am doing my best to ensure the value of my art goes up.
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