The Online Art Portfolio of Sam ThorpStudio located in Pittsburgh, PA.
Upcoming shows and opportunities to buy my work:
ART FOR CHANGE 2017: Auction to Benefit PERSAD Presented by UPMCArt For Change is PERSAD Center's signature fundraising event & a very fun party! Guests bid on over 200 donated works of art while enjoying food from a dozen local purveyors. It's an amazing way to connect with a generous community of LGBTQ friends and allies.
Benefits PERSAD'S Free Care Fund & services to the LGBTQ communities & people living with HIV. 1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
DIGS - SEXISM IN THE ARTSWomen in different stages of their career, and their lives, creating artwork based on sexism and how it intersects with age and/or race. This powerful exhibition shares personal stories and observations about sexism, and how it connects with all of these factors.
MAY 6TH - 2017 CURATED BY: Carolyn Pierotti
ARTISTS: Christiane D., Oreen Cohen, Marlene Boas, Sam Thorp, Danielle Robinson, Dawn Pogany, Julie Mallis, Jenn Wertz, Ivette Spradlin, Lenore Thomas, Staycee Pearl, Sarika Goulatia, and Carolyn Pierotti 518 Foreland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
LUPEC Annual Women's Art Show
Once again the Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails host fine art created by local women artists. Join the fight against the patriarchy and enjoy a delicious beverage. Opening March 18th. 6-10pm. Free Parking. 3634 Penn Ave. PGH 15201
Girls RockSupport the Next Generation of Rockers
Come out and join me to support and rock out! 63 women from Pittsburgh and the surrounding area will be exhibiting their work to support Girls Rock Pittsburgh www.girlsrockpittsburgh.org Girls Rock! Pittsburgh is an empowerment program for female youths of all definitions, abilities, & backgrounds. Our program utilizes the process of making music to instill tools for the amplification of self-confidence, creative expression, independent thinking, mutual respect, & cooperation while cultivating a supportive & inclusive community of peers and mentors. 317 S. Trenton Ave. Wilkinsburg- PGH- 15221
Find My Art In LondonSluice_ Mail Art Exhibition
Feb 12- Sluice__ are a not for profit arts organisation based in London with an outwardly looking inter/national remit. Since its inception and launch back in 2011 Sluice__ has gone on to gain an incredible reputation for showcasing and supporting the emerging artist and curatorial led art scenes in the UK and beyond. Sluice__ connects a global network of non-profit, DIY, grassroots, artist and curator-run initiatives as well as introducing them to new audiences supported by robust talks and events programming. Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank London, United Kingdom- sluice.info
My First Show in VermontAs part of Black History Month
A special exhibition of submissions that will explore a wide range of perspectives pertaining to the concept of freedom and what it means to some, especially in the context of today. www.uvm.edu
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Limited edition prints, comics and zines.
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
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.
My Portfolio on Deviant Art
An inventory of progress, skill, & creativity over the years.
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See works in progress, inspirations and inside view of the art world @samth0r.
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your generosity and support is appreciated. Thank you.
You can also bestow a gift/ trade from my Amazon wish list. Thank you.