Bill Sortino

Bill Sortino

Santa Fe, NM, United States

About Bill Sortino

For many of us working in the arts we do not choose this life as one might choose a profession to work within. Many, like myself, are somehow compelled to create art. That compulsion is all that stands between being alive or being essentially dead! It is not that one cannot do anything else, it is just that the only thing that motivates and expresses the truth of life for me is the creative process; everything else flows through that.

Finally, I think it important to say that at the core of any worthwhile endeavor and in particular the arts, it is essential that the artist maintain a sense of integrity that hopefully will be reflected in the work. I am not suggesting that we all have to great or create great works of art, but I am saying that we must each try to maintain the highest standards within each of our particular strengths and even our weaknesses. That is honesty!

I try to make my work express my truth and within that, create fluid visions of my interpretation of what I experience through the senses. My work is about this truth and the developing themes in my life. I feel there is not a true beginning nor is there a true ending; there is just this process! I start sometimes with a line, a series of lines, a drawing and then add color and then the lines begin to interact with the color and they take certain shapes and forms and this process just seems to continue from start until finish. Or, possibly not finish, but just "feel" right. The work, like most non-objective art, really has no place in time. I do not want to have my work trapped in any one particular time or space because it just reflects where I am through my life.

Events

JURIED AND INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2014 Armory Show, Santa fe, NM
2000 Organic Forms, Earthly Elements, Helix Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1998 Sculpture In Wood, Palance Wilding Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996 Variety of Museums in Spain-Constructivist Works
1995 New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM
1994 Santa Fe Printmakers-Past and Present, Santa Fe, NM
1992 "Close to the Border", New Mexico State Univ, Las Cruces, NM
1992 "Modern Modonna", Edith Lambert Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1992 Shrine Show, Owings Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1989 Deco at Deweys, Dewey Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
1988 Deco at Deweys, Dewey Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

HONORS AND AWARDS

1997 Fellow, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA
1995 Fellow, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA
1992 Fellow, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA
1990 Fellow, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA

MUSEUMS

The Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

PUBLICATIONS

100 Santa Fe Etchers, Robert Bell, Santa Fe, NM
Amazon.com

Exhibitions

Solo Shows
2015 Wheelhouse Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2014 Wheelhouse Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1997 Palance/Wilding Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
1995 Cydnie Maiss Gallery, Reno, NA
1994 Cydnie Maiss Gallery, Reno, NA
1993 Amos Joseph Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
1992 Atherton Gallery, Santa Fe , NM
1991 Turner-Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1990 Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1989 Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1989 Dewey Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
1988 Eastside Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1985 Concepts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1984 Concepts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1984 Durango Arts Center, Durango, COL
1983 Concepts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, nm
2016 Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2016 City of Mud, Santa Fe, NM
2015 City of Mud, Santa Fe, NM
2015 Wheelhouse Art, Santa Fe, NM
2014 Wheelhouse Art, Santa Fe, NM
2000
Alpha Group, Santa Fe, NM
1999
Canyon Road Art Brokerage, Santa Fe, NM
1998
Palance/Wilding Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Canyon Road Art Brokerage, Santa Fe, NM
Jay Burros Assoc., Richmond, VA
1997
Palance/Wilding Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Art Struktura Int'l., Albuquerque, NM
Jay Barros Assoc., Richmond, VA
1996
Art Struktura Int'l., Albuquerque, NM
Atelier Monika Schliephack, Frankfort, GER
Jay Barros Assoc., Richmond, VA
Cydnie Maiss Gallery, Reno, NA
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1995
Arte Struktura Int'l., Albuquerque, NM
Jay Barros Assoc., Richmond, VA
Cydnie Maiss Gallery, Reno, NV
1994
Amos Joseph Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Cydnie Maiss Gallery, Reno, NV
Sharon Parks Gallery, Menlo Park, CA
Tercera Gallery, Los Gatos, CA
1993
Amos Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Sharon Parks Gallery, Menlo Park, CA
Tercera Gallery, Los Gatos, CA
1992
Atherton Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1991
Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Turner-Carroll, Santa Fe, NM
The Collection, Seattle, WA
1990
Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Riggins Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1989
Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Dewey Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
Riggins Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1988
Eastside Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1986
Edith Lambert Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1985
Concepts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Bluxome Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Hunsacker-Schlessinger Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1984
Concepts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1983
Smith-Stewart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1982
Downtown Gallery, CT
Laura Klein Gallery, CT

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