Steven Carrelli is a visual artist working primarily in drawing and painting. His varied studio practice also includes collaborative, public and installation-based work.
His works employ a variety of representational strategies to examine the slippery nature of perception and to explore representation as a means of interpreting our relationships to place, time, labor and history.
He holds an MFA in Painting from Northwestern University and a BA in Studio Art from Wheaton College, and he was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Florence, Italy. He lives in Chicago with his wife, the painter Louise LeBourgeois, and he teaches at DePaul University.
Carrelli's work has been exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions, and it has appeared in a variety of publications, including The Chicago Sun-Times, The Chicago Reader, Art Scene Chicago 2000, New American Paintings and Time Out Chicago. His paintings and drawings are included in the collections of the City of Chicago Public Art Program, the Illinois State Museum, the DePaul Art Museum, Northwestern University and Elmhurst College, among others, as well as in numerous private collections. Awards include grants from the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Union League of Chicago. His work is represented by Hofheimer Gallery in Chicago.
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