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Sean Paul Gallegos

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Earth, North America

Birth year

Lives in
Earth, North America, NY, Bronx

Works in
Earth, North America, NY, Bronx


surrealism, pop, performance, sculpture, found object


Discarded consumer goods illustrate the amount of waste we create everyday.  The hunter gatherer style of acquiring materials, mainly from my neighborhood, lets the work be organic . Exploring the ideas of what society worships presently, when layered against the reverence of icons and ritual of our distant past, excites me.  By recreating scared and ancestral objects from present day objectified and discarded consumer goods, I utilize their place as a point of reference between these two worlds. Questioning how we make our money, and what we choose spend it on all through my process.

The natural evolution of these concepts of ritual and worship have grown to include a performative aspect to the sculptural work. The new body of triptychs tends to be more personal about my identity and it's perceptions. The duality between the tintypes and medium format photography creates some theater of it's own. Performance was my earliest medium, I continue to invite it into my practice. All of my work currently intersects at ritual and worship from how it is created to what the results yield.


Solo Exhibitions
2012 Stations of the Lost, Longwood Art Gallery Project Room, Bronx, NY

2014 LMCC Building 110, Process Space Residency, Governors Island, NY
2013 A.I.R.- Artist in Residence, 4heads @ G.I.A.F., Governors Island, NY
2012 A.I.R.- Artist in Residence, 4heads @ G.I.A.F., Governors Island, NY

Selected Exhibition
2014 Faberge's Big Egg Hunt, Manhattan, NY
2014 Know Who You Are At Every Age, Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY
2014 Postcards from the Edge: Visual AIDS, Luhring Augustine, Manhattan, NY
2013 Dia de los Muertos, House of Spoof-Brick House Gallery, Bronx, NY
2013 Divine Intersection, Kenneth Chapman Gallery, New Rochelle, NY
2013 Endurance of Ritual, Dixon Place, Manhattan, NY
2013 Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, NY
2013 Goddess Clap Back:Hip Hop Feminism in Art, CUE Art Foundation, NYC
2013 Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
2013 La Bienal "Here is Where We Jump", El Museo Del Barrio, NYC
2013 Armory Arts Week-Bronx Day, Bronx, NY
2013 Bronx Soles, BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY
2013 Postcards From the Edge:Visual Aids, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NYC
2012 Media Loft Plus, New Rochelle, NY
2012 Core 77 Open 5 Designers x 5 Boroughs, NYC
2012 Show #2, the Parlour:Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
2012 REMADE, BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY
2012 Armory Arts Week-Bronx Day, Bronx, NY
2011 Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, NY
2011 Hopes and Heroes, Dash Gallery, NYC
2011 From the Bronx Pop-Up, Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx, NY
2011 Postcards From the Edge:Visual Aids, CRG Gallery, NYC
2010 Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, NY
2010 Impractical Hats, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
2010 Postcards From the Edge:Visual Aids, ZeiherSmith, NYC
2009 Migration, Aviary Arts Collective Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2009 Richer or Poorer, South Bronx Open Studio Tour, Bronx, NY
2008 Dara Friedman: Musical, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, NYC
2008 Political Art Show, Verb Collective Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2008 Material Culture, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
2007 Postcard From the Edge:Visual Aids, James Cohen Gallery, NYC
2006 Zito Studio Gallery:Closing Show, Zito Studio Gallery, NYC
2006 Postcards From the Edge:Visual Aids, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NYC
2005 Barriolesque, Haven Arts, Bronx, NY
2004 Looking at You Looking at Me, Storage Art Space, Bronx, NY

Selected Collaborations
2013 Mnemosyne Atlas Book Launch-Freya Powell, ICI Curatorial Hub, NYC
2010 South Bronx Open Studio Tour- Fire Performance
2010 "This Fable was Intended for You", M.K. Gluth- Performer
2008 Agni Mirage Fire Troupe- Costume Design/Fire Performance
2008-07 Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz- Costume Design/Construction
2007 Shaun El C. Leonardo- Costume Design/Construction
2006-05 Pedro Jimenez- Costume Design/Construction
2006 Cilla Vee Movement Project- Costume Design/Construction
2000 Public Theatre, NYC- Stitcher/Finisher
1999 The Julliard School, NYC- Stitcher/Finisher

2014 BRIO: Bronx Recognizes It's Own Artist Grant, Bronx Council on the Arts
2013 Change Inc. Grant, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
2013 Sol Shaviro AWARD, Bronx Museum of the Arts
2013 Visual AIDS Artist Grant
2012 BRIO Award: Bronx Recognizes It's Own Artist Grant
2010 Visual AIDS Artist Grant
1994-1997 Mary Bonnell Full Theatre Scholarship-Specializing in Costume
1996-97 Gittlien Theatre Achievement Grant

2013 AIM-Artist in the Marketplace Program, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
2010 Bronx Council on the Arts, Art Handler Certification Program, Bronx, NY
1997 Musical Theatre, Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI

Recent Exhibits

Sean Paul Gallegos participated in these exhibits:

CUE Art Foundation
Jun, 2013 Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial
Bronx Museum of the Arts
May, 2012 RE-MADE
May, 2012 Affordable Affordable Art Exhibition/Fundraiser
Dec, 2011 Stations of the Lost
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
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