ARTIST STATEMENT

Bill SantelliFrom the artist:
My eye never sleeps...
I paint the abstract language of colors, forms, and shapes that my eye visualizes, using bold colors to provoke a feeling or sensation that engages the viewer in an emotional exchange with the work.

Bill Santelli's work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including the Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ; the Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; DOSHI Gallery, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA; Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY; and the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY.

In addition, his work is in numerous collections, including those of MedImmune, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD; Hale and Dorr, Boston, MA; Maxtor Corporation, Longmont, CO; the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; Advest Inc. and Tecton, PC, Architects, Hartford CT; and the Information Technology Association of America, Arlington, VA.

Bill is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Distinguished Alumni Award (2004), Finger Lakes Community College, Canandaigua, NY; and two residency fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.

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"Reproductions of any kind do little justice to Bill Santelli's beautiful and complex paintings... Beautifully executed, Santelli's paintings explore extreme contrasts in color, shape and edge... His titles support the view that these are inner meditations"

Judith Reynolds,
City Newspaper,
Rochester, NY


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