Steven Carlyle Moore

Dandelion Rider, 2011

Steven Carlyle Moore is a Minneapolis-based visual artist with a studio in the Solar Arts Building in Northeast Minneapolis. He attended the University of Minnesota BFA program for Studio Arts as well as the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and the Minneapolis College of Art & Design.

Steven is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships for his work, including the 2008 juried show/Purchase Prize at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the University of Minnesota Carter Prize for Painting, Quirty Prize for Painting, and the Berman Award for Fine Art, among others. He’s been a part of several solo and group shows. His work can currently be seen in several 2022 group shows including the MSP Airport +NE Minneapolis Arts District group show “Chroma”; AZ Gallery group show “Home: A Locality of Reference”; and the Show Gallery group show “Connection” at the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis. He has been a guest artist at Steadfast Studios, and participated in many solo and group shows at Artless Bastard Gallery, Argyle Zebra Gallery, Altered Aesthetics, the Solar Arts Building, the Fox Egg Gallery, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Outsiders and Others Gallery, Creative Electric Studios, and more.

Artist Statement: As the artist Paul Strand said, “The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.” I see myself as a contemporary expressionist painter, with a limitless world at my doorstep. I rely on my intuition and imagination to create visual work that tells an expressive, color-filled, and authentic story, reinterpreting or reimagining everyday objects and figures. At first, these figures may seem whimsical, but if you linger you may see deeper themes emerge in a unique visual world that transports you somewhere you haven’t been before. By defamiliarizing the familiar, I create realities that are funny, or dark, or strange in hopes of engaging the viewer in a new way. 



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