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Steve Javiel

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Los Angeles

Birth year

Lives in
San Francisco

Works in
San Francisco


Academy of Art University, San Francisco, 2008, BFA

San Francisco, textures, decay, urban, graffiti/street-art, abstract, steve javiel mixed-media, type


Artist Statement

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, but now live and work in San Francisco. Art

has always been a passion of mine; I’m trying to show the viewer that beauty can

be found in places that we ordinarily wouldn’t look.

Most of my work is non-representational due to the abstraction of color, shapes,

typography and forms of overlapping textures. Living in San Francisco has had a

major impact on my work. Decaying walls, shipyards, industrial sites, and abandoned

buildings have all been a big influence. The aging, rust and marks on these

surfaces are what I find fascinating and inspiring.

I tend to walk down by the Piers because I’m always guarantied to stumble across

a surface that will catch my eye’s attention. Every time I head out, I’m always

carrying my camera. I capture a variety of angles for a variety of compositions.

Once I have a strong selection of photography that I can work with, it’s back to

the studio to start painting.

The majority of my work is on canvas and varies in size. I enjoy working large and

small—large because it tends to catch the viewer’s attention and small because

it allows me to work on multiple paintings at once. I strive to create rich textured

surfaces using a variety of materials such as oil, acrylic, pumice, joint compound,

paper, old rusty screws and spray paint. In this way the urban textures are translated

into my painting surfaces.






2008 | BFA /Painting, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 | “Wonderland Group Show”, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010 | “Cultural Encounters Live Painting”, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

2009 | “Two Man Show”, Limón Restaurant, San Francisco, CA

2009 | “As If Our Lives Depended On It.”, HCG Gallery, Dallas, TX

2009 | “Tiny Show”, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009 | “Group Show”, Artist Xchange Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009 | “Live Painting @ Mezzanine”, Chillin’ Productions 11th Anniversary Art Show, San Francisco, CA

2009 | “Live Painting @ 111 Minna Gallery”, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009 | “Sketch Tuesday”, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008 | “The Gorilla Foundation Art Benefit & Silent Auction”, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008 | “13th Annual Faculty + Alumni Fine Art Auction”, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2008 | “New Art ‘08”, Hotel Des Arts, San Francisco, CA

2008 | “Group Show”, Roe Restaurant, San Francisco, CA

2008 | “Spring Show”, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2008 | “Stories of the Urban City: Urban Inspired Art”, San Francisco, CA

2008 | “Three Man Show”, Littler Mendelson, San Francisco, CA

2008 | “Junior League Fundraiser”, San Francisco, CA

2006 | “Mio Rio 610 GPS”, Varnish Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006 | “Auction for Jimmy V. Cancer Foundation”, ESPN & X-Games, Los Angeles, CA


2010 | “Sixth Finch Online Art Journal, Winter Issue”,

2009 | “Arteaser Interview”,, San Francisco, CA

2009 | “A/Journal Spring 2009”, Academy of Art University Alumni Association Journal, San Francisco, CA


Medical Journal Settembre 2008 Italy

2006 | Academy of Art University Website: Jimmy V. Cancer Foundation, ESPN &

X-Games, Los Angeles, CA


2008 | “Macy’s Passport Event”, Mural painting volunteer, Macy’s AIDS Benefit/ Fundraiser, San Francisco, CA

2008 | “Sculpture” Safeway, San Francisco, CA

2005 | “Hollywood Urban Project”, Mural, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Private Collectors

Russell W. Tether, Dallas, TX

Larry Elder, Charlotte, NC

Eric J. Vizcaino, Washington DC

Tom Wills, San Francisco, CA

Ray Orquiola, San Francisco, CA

Walt Jennifer J. San Francisco, CA

Kurt Bockes, San Francisco, CA

Ernest Bauer, San Francisco, CA

Kipley Bruketa, San Francisco, CA

Marcus Garcia, San Francisco, CA

Recent Exhibits

Steve Javiel participated in these exhibits:

Dec, 2014 2nd Annual Wanderlust International Exhibition
Modern Eden Gallery
Nov, 2014 Emergent
Apr, 2014 UNIVERSE: The Art of Existence
Modern Eden Gallery
Feb, 2014 The Rejection Project
Big Umbrella Studios & Gallery
Nov, 2013 'Duodecad' Artist Talk
Warehouse 416
Oct, 2013 Duodecad
Warehouse 416
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