Dominic Sansone

Dominic Sansone

St. Charles, IL, United States

About Dominic Sansone

Dominic is best known for his room-filling installations and repetitive cast objects that combine to create an industrial mass-produced sensibility to his sculpture. His current body of work is a critical response to the disproportionate role of the Military Industrial Complex in society. His practice has been heavily influenced by time spent in the aerospace industry where he was responsible for producing fabrication and assembly drawings for satellites, military aircraft, and mobile artillery units.

He is a native of Chicago Illinois and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and a Master of Fine Arts from the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. Dominic has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions across the United States.

Education

MFA 2010, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
BFA 1997, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Exhibitions

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2020
Badlands, BSB Gallery, Trenton, NJ

2018
American Dark Age, 313 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, IL two person

2017
BANG! Gotcha Joe!, Safety Kleen Gallery One, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL two person

2016
New Millennium Mall of America, Seminole State College, Sanford, FL solo
#thedronelife, College of Southern Maryland, LaPlata, MD solo
 
2015
The Gun Show, The Brayer, Ventura, CA solo
American Dream: God, Guns, and Drones, Dittmar Memorial Gallery at Northwestern University Evanston, IL solo
 
2014
Drone R’Us, with CJ Hungerman, Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL two person
Agents of Desensitization, University of Cincinnati Clermont College, Batavia, OH solo
 
2013
Recent Works, Spiva Art Gallery at Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO solo
It Shoots Further Than We Dream, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL solo
 
2012
WAR-W|HOR|E|ROR|S, FM*Gallery, Chicago, IL solo
S.O.S., Wug Laku’s Studio and Garage, Indianapolis, IN solo
 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Breaking Criminal Traditions, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
American Roulette, The Clemente Center, New York, NY - three person exhibition

2018
On the Road, Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL
Warhol: Icon and Influence, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN
Permutations of Vulnerability, Novado Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
Chicago Sculpture International Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
In the Belly of the Beast, Stephen Smith Gallery, Birmingham, AL
International Sculpture Center Digital Chapter Exhibition, Zona Maco, Mexico City, Mexico

2017
International Sculpture Center Digital Chapter Exhibition, Art Miami, Miami, FL
Chornobyl: Artists Respond, Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, NY
Cradle Sac of Life, Harold Washington Public Library, Chicago, IL
Unprecedented: Art in Common Cause, Hubbard Street Lofts, Chicago, IL

2016
The State of the Union, ShuaSpace Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
True to Form, Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Breaking Criminal Traditions, Human Rights Institute Gallery, Kean University, Union, NJ
Blueprints, CIADC, Chicago, IL
Chernobyl: Impact and Beyond, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
Throes of Progress II, H.F. Johnson Gallery, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI; with Kathy Weaver and Jacqueline Moss

2015
Disruption, The Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ; curated by Tom Moran Chief Curator and Artistic Director
Themes in Contemporary Sculpture, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Hidden Process, Open Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL
Sculpture Invasion, Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
Breaking Criminal Traditions, Schoenherr Gallery of North Central College, Naperville, IL
Feria, Minan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
2014
The Subject is War, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR
Away from this Inverted World, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
Evanston and Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL; curated by Sergio Gomez and Allison Peters Quinn
Experiences of  War, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
Invoking the Absence, Elks Memorial, Chicago, IL; curated by Lucas Cowan, International Sculpture Center board member
Wastelands, Gallery 313, Jersey City, NJ
 
2013
CONTEXT, Miami Art Week, Baang + Burne booth, Miami, FL
Cohesion, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL
Artists Respond to Genocide, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
Chicago Sculpture International Exhibition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
Clothing Optional, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI
Faculty Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL 
 
2012
6th to the Third, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL
ArtPrize, DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI
Next Wave Art Salon, The Haight, Elgin, IL
Collections, FICTILIS, Seattle, WA
Inspired, Warrenville Historical Society, Warrenville, IL
F*ck Em/Forgive Me, Fulton Market Gallery, Chicago, IL