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Steve Engle
updated: 05/23/2014
website: local-artists.org/users/steve-engle
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Kali Man
Two Figures Dancing
King and Son
Four Male Nudes Seated
Orange and Yellow Figure in Forest
Figure Mounted on Saddle
Figure with Two Floating Saddles
Testudo
Four Ecstatic Women
Figure and Trees
Moon Rising Over Seated Figure
Two Figures and Back of Third
Shimmering Torso
Two Figures Bumping Bottoms
Two Figures Facing Each Other
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, psychological, erotic
 
 
Kali Man by Steve Engle
Kali Man
Acrylic on paper
2013
41 " x  29.5 " 
Two Figures Dancing by Steve Engle
Two Figures Dancing
Graphite sealed with acrylic
2013
12" x  9" 
King and Son by Steve Engle
King and Son
Acrylic on paper, collage.
2012
82.5" x  47" 
Four Male Nudes Seated by Steve Engle
Four Male Nudes Seated
Graphite sealed with acrylic
2013
12" x  9" 
Orange and Yellow Figure in Forest by Steve Engle
Orange and Yellow Figure in Forest
Acrylic on paper
2014
41" x  29.5" 
Figure Mounted on Saddle by Steve Engle
Figure Mounted on Saddle
Graphite sealed with acrylic
2013
55" x  32" 
Figure with Two Floating Saddles by Steve Engle
Figure with Two Floating Saddles
Graphite sealed with acrylic
2013
55" x  32" 
Testudo by Steve Engle
Testudo
Graphite sealed with acrylic
2013
12 " x  9 " 
Four Ecstatic Women by Steve Engle
Four Ecstatic Women
Graphite sealed with acrylic
2013
12" x  9" 
Figure and Trees by Steve Engle
Figure and Trees
Acrylic, pencil on paper.
2013
22" x  15" 
Moon Rising Over Seated Figure by Steve Engle
Moon Rising Over Seated Figure
Graphite sealed with acrylic
2013
15" x  11" 
Two Figures and Back of Third  by Steve Engle
Two Figures and Back of Third
Graphite sealed with acrylic2
2013
12 " x  9 " 
Shimmering Torso by Steve Engle
Shimmering Torso
Acrylic on paper
2013
41" x  29.5" 
Two Figures Bumping Bottoms by Steve Engle
Two Figures Bumping Bottoms
Graphite sealed with acrylic
2013
12" x  9" 
Two Figures Facing Each Other by Steve Engle
Two Figures Facing Each Other
Graphite sealed with acrylic
2013
11" x  15" 

Artist Statement

 


  My current images are the latest manifestation of the creative impulse that has driven my art for years. My obsession with women's bodies and combining male and female sexes together has played a continuing role throughout my work.

  A major influence on my drawings and sculptures has been that of the arts of the South Pacific. I was born and raised in Hawaii and traveled at an early age with my family throughout the South Pacific islands and Australia. This exposure to tribal art of different cultures and their androgynous figure sculptures, left a definite impression upon me and influenced my own art years later.          A

  As an artist I later discovered the arts of Oceania, which both attracted and repelled me with its power and grotesqueness. I found this particularly true of New Guinea and New Caledonia, yet I keep returning to these sculptures for inspiration.

   I use the figure as an emotional vehicle to achieve an agitated power by distorting the invented forms and sexes through line, flat and three dimensional shapes and color. More than ever now I find my work constantly evolving, especially through the immediacy of drawing which allows me to experiment and take risks.

Artist Bio / CV


1977-1980, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN - MFA in Sculpture
1971-1973, Santa Barbara Art Institute, Santa Barbara, CA - BFA in Sculpture.                                                                                  

Selected Solo Exhibitions:  2006, Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Medford, OR – “Sculpture and Drawing”                       2001, Thorndike Gallery, So. Oregon University, Ashland, OR- "Dreams of the Jiva."                                                    2001, Hypotenuse Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH – “Clay Figure Sculpture."
2000, Davis & Cline Gallery, Ashland, OR – “New Figure Sculpture.”
1996, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI - “Steve Engle - Sculptures 1990-1996.”
1992, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA - "Figurative Compulsions."
1990, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA - "Passing Through" 

Selected Group Exhibitions:  2009, Turman and Larison Contemporary Gallery - "Works on Paper,"                                2006, Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia – “Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award”, exhibition
1999, Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM – “Cleavage: An Exhibition of the Breast,"
1996, Alternative Museum, New York, NY - “National Showcase V”
1992, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA - “Twelfth Northwest International Art Competition”
1991, Alternative Museum, New York, NY - "Syncretism, Art of the 21st. Century"
1986, Hays, KS-“ Kansas 11th National Small Painting, Drawing and Prints.”
1981, Contemporary Arts Center, Honolulu, HI - "Sculpture and Photography.

"Selected Awards:  2005, “Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Assistance Grant”, New York, NY
1990, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle Artists Project Grant, Seattle, WA; 1990, National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artists Fellowship Grant in Sculpture,Washington, D.C.; 1989, Betty Bowen Memorial Recognition Award, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Selected Collections: Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA; Seattle Arts Commission, Portable Works Collection, Seattle, WA; Hirschl Adler, New York, NY; Contemporary Arts Center Honolulu, HI