I make works about what it’s like to be inside a body. This includes cultural extensions of the body—modes of telecommunication, cosmetic surgery, recreational prostheses such as Gore-Tex and headlamps—and the major sensory organs—the genitals, ears, skin, eyes, and brain.
My works proceed from “what if” kinds of questions; what if a pregnant couple shared the same body? How can I paint a body listening to listening? My small drawings and paintings are singular in focus and serve as a kind of genetic archive for larger works in painting and sculpture.
Artist Bio / CV
STEVE BUDINGTON received his M.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale School of Art in 2004 and his B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2000. Budington’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including in New York; at the Misc. Gallery, Exit Art, and Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs; in Austria; at Schrattenberg’s “Hotel Pupik”; and in Italy; at the Fondazione Ambrosetti Arte Contemporanea. The artist recently participated in a conference on neuroscience and it’s role outside of the hard sciences. Steve Budington teaches as an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Vermont.