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Leon Sarantos

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Lives in
Chicago

Website

Representing galleries

Tags
figurative, abstract, digital, photography, landscape, realism, Giclee prints landscape landscape drawing, non-objective, oil painting, portraits, still-lifes, cityscape painting

Statement

Artist Statement

I have often combined art, architecture and travel by painting local scenes and buildings.  My landscapes include paintings from scenes I encountered during a trip to Mexico, as well as a winter landscape inspired by skiing in the Chicago forest preserves, Winter Woods. I also enjoy painting cityscapes, still lifes, portraits and abstracts.  My recent cityscapes draw on my experiences, walking through the University of Chicago campus, picnicking at Botany Pond, and having a hot cup of coffee at the C-Shop on a winter's day.  

Education

B. Architecture, University of Michigan, College of Arts and Architecture, 1957 - 1963
Studies included drawing, composition, rendering and water color painting.

Additional Studies

Art Institute of Chicago, figure painting.
Hyde Park Art Center, oil painting, portraits, independent study with Darrell Roberts.

Publication

Blue Flowers At Botany Pond, Digital Art. Selected by editorial committee for inclusion in Art Takes Times Square, 2012.  In preparation.

Represented by Paul Henry’s Art Gallery, Hammond, Indiana; CornerStone Art Gallery, Whiting, Indiana;  Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Member: Union Street Gallery Guild; Artsia: The Society of International Artists; 119th Street Artists; Studio 659.

Listed in Art World Chicago: Online Art Gallery.

Art Exhibits 2013

Mad World, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, Illinois. Juror: Natalie Domchenko, Director: Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago.

Art Exhibits 2012

Love Affair With Colors, Solo Exhibit, CornerStone Art Center & Gallery, Whiting, Indiana, Oct 1 - Nov 16.
ArTConneKt International Exhibition, Oriel Bach Gallery, Swansea, UK. Oct 1-14, 2012.  Group Exhibit, Curator, Owen Martin.
Directions, Paul Henry’s Art Gallery, Hammond, IN, 2011 - 2012. Curator, David Mueller.
Art Takes Times Square, Times Square Billboards, New York. Group Exhibit. Curator: Artists Wanted.
South Side Impressions, Beverly Art Center, Chicago.  Group exhibit. Curator:  Carla Winterbottom.
Americana, Studio 659, Whiting, Indiana. Group exhibit, Curator: Chantene Stephens.
CornerStone Photo Arts III, CornerStone Art Center & Gallery, Whiting,  IN.  Group exhibit, Juror: Martin Martinez.
The Struggle for Art IV, CornerStone Art Center & Gallery, Whiting,  IN.  Group exhibit, Curator: Jim Panos.
Figurative Exhibition, Light Space & Time - Online Gallery.  Curator: John R. Math.
Industrial Art by Leon Sarantos, Studio 659, Group Exhibit, Indiana Welcome Center.
Cityscape Exhibition, Light Space & Time - Online Gallery.  Curator: John R. Math.
Figure And Form 2012, Online group exhibit.  Curator: Marie Kazalia.
Invitational Student Exhibit, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. Curator:  Darrell Roberts. 

Art Exhibits 2011

Streaming Festival 6th Edition, Isfth foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands.  Online Group Exhibit.  Curator: Isfth Foundation.
Rogers Park Artwalk, Chicago Artists Month,.Group exhibit, Curator: Lewis Lain.  
The Elements Art Exhibition, Light Space &Time - Online Gallery.  Curator: John R. Math.
Ravenswood ArtWalk, Chicago Artists Month. Group Exhibit.
Real People, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, Illinois.  Juried National Exhibit.  Jurors: Dan Addington, Laura Kina, Rodger Bechtold.
ARTery, Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival, Chicago, Illinois.  Group exhibit, Curator: Lewis Lain.
Happiness Happens, Studio 659, Whiting, IN. Group exhibit, Curator: Dawn Diamantopoulos.
Art by Leon Sarantos, Riverside Mall Theatre, North Riverside, Illinois.  Solo Exhibit.  Invited guest artist.  Curator: Claire Vartabedian.
Inside Out, Praksis Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.  Group exhibit, Curator: Bill Moran.
Reclaim Art:  Benefit for Howard Brown Health Center, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois.  Group exhibit, Curator: Lora Delestowicz-Wierzbowski.  .
Value Volume Variety II, CornerStone Art Center & Gallery, Whiting, IN.  Juried group exhibit.  Jurors:  Robert Stanley, Jim Panos.  Still Life With Mannequin Hand,  Best of Show Award.
The Struggle for Art III - Art Non-Realiste, CornerStone Art Center & Gallery, Whiting,  IN.  Group exhibit, Curator: Jim Panos.
7 Deadly Sins, Studio 659, Whiting, IN Group exhibit, Curator: Kathleen Ulm.
Vision Becomes Reality, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago.  Group exhibit. Curator: Pam Hamilton.
South Side Impressions, Beverly Art Center, Chicago.  Group exhibit. Curator:  Carla Winterbottom.  Botany Pond, First Prize.  
5th Annual Emerging Artist Exhibit, Morpho Gallery, Chicago. Group exhibit, Curator: David Leigh.    

Previous Exhibits

Unfinished - Show Us What You’re Made Of, New Wave Cafe, Chicago, 2010.  Group exhibit, Curator: Tracy Kostenbader.  Chicago Artists Month..
That Gargoyle on My Shoulder, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, the University of Chicago, 2009. Group exhibit, Curator:  Lorraine Brochu.
Invitational Student Exhibit, Hyde Park Art Center, 2008. Curator:  Darrell Roberts.
Solo Exhibit, Chicago Public Library, 1985. Landscapes.

Recognition

Honorable Mention: Figurative Exhibition, Light Space & Time - Online Gallery, 2012. Young Lady With Long Pipe.
Best of Show Award at Value Volume Variety II Exhibit at the Cornerstone Art Center & Gallery, 2011.  Still Life With Mannequin Hand.
First Prize at South Side Impressions Group Exhibit at the Beverly Art Center,  2011.  Botany Pond, cityscape painting of the University of Chicago campus.
Artslant Showcase Winner, 2011.  Mexican Roadtrip, Non-Objective painting.
Special recognition: Exhibitions at the Light Space & Time - Online Gallery, Cityscape Exhibition, 2012, The Elements, 2011, Figurative Exhibition, 2010. 

 

Recent Exhibits

Leon Sarantos participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2013 Networks Exhibit
CornerStone Art Center and Gallery
 
Aug, 2013 Fluidity | Regional Juried Exhibit
Union Street Gallery
 
Jun, 2013 Insider Art
Union Street Gallery
 
Jun, 2013 Ordinary Things Exhibit At Studio 659
Studio 659
 
Mar, 2013 "Mad World" National Juried Exhibit
Union Street Gallery
 
Sep, 2012 Digital Art by Leon Sarantos In 69th Annual Salon Show At South Shore Arts
South Shore Arts Gallery at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts
 
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