Steven Gagnon, American (1973 - )

Steven Gagnon

Steven D. Gagnon was born in Fort Pierce, Florida in 1973.  He studied in Europe for over a year while attending Pepperdine University.  Upon his return to the United States, he studied for three years under artist, Natalie Nijinski.  At age 22, he was granted an artist residency at Art Center South Florida in Miami Beach.  Since 2005, this Miami based artist has created large scale multi-media works in Berlin and New York City as well as his hometown.

Over the last decade, Gagnon has exhibited his work internationally in various museums and galleries.  His serigraph, „The American Way“ was shown at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.  The piece was written up in Wall Street Journal and later published on the newsstand cover wrap of Harper’s Magazine.  It was featured in a national touring group exhibition that went to the Naples Museum of Art, the Palm Springs Desert Museum, the Museum of American Numismatic Association, the Blanden Memorial Art Museum, and the Fresno Metropolitan Museum.  The artwork gained further mass exposure by being posted on a billboard that travelled throughout California as well as in New York City and Miami.  In 2006, his work was displayed at the Brogan Museum in Tallahassee, FL and published in „Ping Pong,“ the literary journal of the Henry Miller Library.

Gagnon has been invited to participate in number of international exhibitions.  In 2003, he exhibited at Paradies Projekt, an exhibition of over 200 international artists in a German WW II bunker underneath Alexanderplatz in former East Berlin.  In 2005, he exhibited his „Eins Werden“ video installation in front of the KunstFabrik during the Berlin Kunstherbst, a city wide exhibition for contemporary art.  In 2007, he was invited to present his Taxi video project at ArtCologne.  This and his previous video sculpture „Time Machine“ have received much publicity when they were presented at Fountain Miami, PalmBeach3, PalmBeach!, and Fountain NY 2007.
 
Gagnon’s work is in public and corporate collections, including:  the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.; the Art Museum of South Texas; UMB Bank; InterBank Collection; Patrizia Grundbesitz GmbH & Co. Kg.; and American Bank, as well as, in private collections including: Jean Cherqui, art collector; Steven J. Green, former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore; Richard Shack, art collector; Andrew Tobias, author; and Shaun Woodward, Member of British Parliament.

Education
1991-1993     Pepperdine University                                        Malibu, CA
1993-1996     Worked  under artist Nataly Nijinski                  Fort Pierce, FL

Residency

1996-2004   Artist in Residence at ArtCenter South Florida     Miami Beach, FL

Solo Exhibitions

2007               Bridge Miami                                              Miami Beach, FL
Fountain Miami                                                                  Miami, FL
Sleepless Night/La Nuit Blanche                                         Miami Beach, FL
ArtCologne:  Around the World in a NYC Taxi                   Cologne, Germany
Fountain NY 07:  Around the World in a NYC Taxi             New York, NY
         Palm Beach!:  Evelyn Aimis presents Time Machine    W. Palm Beach, FL
                        Miami Billboard Exhibition                               Miami, FL
PalmBeach3:  Evelyn Aimis presents Time Machine        W. Palm Beach, FL
2006               Fountain Miami:  Time Machine                        Miami, FL
                        Miami Billboard Exhibition                               Miami, FL
2005               Eins Werden Project Exhibition                         Berlin, Germany
                   NYC Billboard & Am Museum Financial History   New York, NY
2004-06         California Billboard Exhibition                            Riverside, CA
2002               California Billboard Exhibition                           Los Angeles, CA
2001               California Billboard Exhibition                           San Mateo, CA
                        California Billboard Exhibition                         San Diego, CA
Group Exhibitions

2008   Art Car Museum:  Only Yesterday                        Houston, TX
2007   Art Car Museum:  War                                         Houston, TX
Capla Kesting Fine Art:  Sunset and St. Marks                 Brooklyn, NY
Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann:  News on Paper                  Düsseldorf, Germany
2006   Brogan Museum:  Art as Money / Money as Art         Tallahassee, FL
            Galerie Stock:  Art.Fair                                             Cologne, Germany
            Galerie Stock:  Candy                                                Vienna, Austria
Galerie der Künste:  Strictly Berlin 2000-2006                        Berlin, Germany
2005   City of Brea Art Gallery: Variations on a Theme:  Money Brea, CA
            Museum of American Financial History:  Counterfeit     New York, NY
2004   ArtCenter South Florida:  Objects of Virtue                  Miami Beach, FL
            RVS Fine Art:  Summer Group Exhibition                   Southampton, NY
2003   Bunker at Alexanderplatz:  Paradise Project                    Berlin, Germany
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston:  The Dollar as Art                   Boston, MA
Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts:  Miami Rocks          Loveladies, NJ
AJ Japour Gallery:  Art with a View                                     Miami Beach, FL
Fresno Metropolitan Museum:  Show Me the Money                   Fresno, CA
            Blanden Memorial Art Museum:  Show Me the Money    Fort Dodge, IA
Richard Shack Gallery: Stomping Ground                       Miami Beach, FL
2002   Museum of Amer Numismatic Ass.:Show Me the Money Springs, CO
Palm Springs Desert Museum: Show Me the Money      Palm Springs, CA
Art Museum of South Texas: A Time of Remembrance  Corpus Christi, TX
            Naples Museum of Art:  Show Me the Money   Naples, FL
            PLG Art Gallery                                                Naples, FL
            BGH Gallery                                                     Los Angeles, CA
2001   ArtCenter South Florida: HomeGrown                Miami Beach, FL
            Misom Projects:  Blotter                                    Miami Beach, FL
2000   Frere, New York Independent Art Fair               New York, NY
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia: MoneyMaking     Virginia Beach, VA
Federal Reserve Board: MoneyMaking                   Washington, D.C.
            ArtCenter South Florida: InnerVistas           Miami Beach, FL
1999   ArtCenter South Florida: Directors Cut         Miami Beach, FL
1998   DFN Gallery:  Realism                                  New York, NY
1997   DFN Gallery:  Life in the Big City                  New York, NY
            ArtCenter South Florida:  Realistic Differences      Miami Beach, FL
22nd Floor Gallery:  South Florida Artists                         Tallahassee, FL
            ArtCenter South Florida:  ArtPicks ’97                Miami Beach, FL
            ArtCenter South Florida: 12 x 12 x 12                 Miami Beach, FL
Eye of the Lizard Gallery                                                  Vero Beach, FL

Juried Exhibitions

1995   San Bernardino Art Association Inland Exhibition XXXI  Redlands, CA
National Art League 65th Annual Spring Open Exhibition           Douglaston, NY
Resurgram Gallery's Third Annual Juried Exhibition                     Baltimore, MD
Audubon Artists Inc. 53rd Annual Exhibition                                  New York, NY

Selected Bibliography
2008   February 14-20, 2008, Miami NewTimes, Art & Entertainment Section, page 4.
2006   Fall Issue, Ping-Pong, Literary Journal of Henry Miller Library
2004   December 17, 2004, The MiamiHerald, Weekend Section/Art, page 36.
2003   November, Cristina La Revista, page 74, artwork featured in article
May,  Harper’s Magazine,   artwork featured on newsstand cover wrap
            April, Gulfshore Life, “Show Me the Money”
Cover of Catalogue to Exhibition “Show Me the Money”
2001   May 9, 2001, San Mateo Daily Journal, page 1
            May 4, 2001, San Mateo County Times, page 1
Feb 7, 2001, The Wall Street Journal, page A24.
2000   Nov, Inside Cover of New York Independent Art Fair Catalogue, page 4.
Sept/Oct/Nov issue of ArtLetter, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
Aug, Cover of Catalogue to Exhibition at Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
June/July issue Cover of ArtTribune
April, Invitation to Panel Discussion at the Federal Reserve Board
Feb, Cover of Catalogue to Exhibition at the Federal Reserve Board

Collections
Public
            Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, Washington, D.C.
                        Art Museum of South Texas
Corporate
American Bank
InterBank Collection
Patrizia Grundbesitz GMBH & Co. KG (Germany)
Snap On Tools Incorporated
UMB Bank

Private
Jean Cherqui, art collector
Steven J. Green, former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore
Richard Shack, art collector
Andrew Tobias, writer
Shawn Woodward (MP) British Parliament

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