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 University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hi; Annmarie Sculpture Gardens and Arts Center, in affiliation with the Smithsonian Museum, Dowell, MD; ArtPrize International Art Event, Grand Rapids, MI; the Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; the Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ; Susquehanna Art Museum DOSHI Gallery, Harrisburg, PA; Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY; and the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY.

In addition, Santelli's work is in numerous collections, including those of Maxtor Corporation, Longmont, CO; MedImmune, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD; Hale and Dorr, Boston, MA; 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 Santelli is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Lifetime Achievement Award, ACA 2015, sponsored by Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH; 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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