Anthony DeMelas


Contact Information

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Represented By:

Pentimenti Gallery
145 N. Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: 215-625-9990
e-mail: mail@pentimenti.com
www.pentimenti.com

Fresh Paint Art


Synesthesia

 

American Gulag Series

Artist's Statement

My work is about my process of exploring overlooked glimpses of visual reflections that coexist all around us.

My conceptual process and inspiration is always in flux; I reanimate fragments of my life through a broad palette of wood, oil, wax, paint and photographs, layering images to expose another realm of existence.

Each piece is a cumulative expression of the dimensions between our desire to see what we want to see and what is actually there. Photos are taken without the guise of perfected shutter speeds and paint is pulled across these surfaces, allowing the oil, water and wax to do what they may, giving us just enough information---but without clouding our sight.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

2011
Synesthesia, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009
The Collaborative Work of Anthony Demelas and Pete Checchia, Proximity Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005
Pearl Art Gallery, Stone Ridge, NY

Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003
Continu-u-m, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2000
Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1998
Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1993
Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Group

2010
Femme, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Over the Edge, Fresh Paint Gallery, Culver City, CA

2007
3: New Works by Pete Checchia, DeMelas/Checchia, John Schenk, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006 - 2007
Pearl Gallery, Stone Ridge, NY
DeMelas/Checchia colloaborative works

2006
Immersion, The Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

Bridge Art Fair, exhibited by Pentimenti Gallery, Miami, FL

Pearl Gallery, Stone Ridge, NY

Carbone-14 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Takeout, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005
The Urban Canvas, Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA

2004
Pearl Gallery, Stone Ridge, NY

The Affordable Art Fair, exhibited by Pentimenti Gallery, New York, NY

2003
San Francisco International Art Exposition, San Francisco, CA exhibited by Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The Affordable Art Fair, exhibited by Pentimenti Gallery, New York, NY

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Biennial for Encaustic Works’03, The Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
Curator: Tracey Bashkoff, Associate Curator, The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

At Present, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Art Chicago 2002, Chicago, IL, exhibited by Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

San Francisco International Art Exposition, San Francisco, CA exhibited by Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2001
Weber State University, Ogden, UT

2000
Organic, InLiquid at the Bride, Painted Bride Art Center; Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Lisa Melandri and Rachel Zimmerman

USArtists, American Art Exposition and Sale, Philadelphia, PA

1999
USArtists, American Art Exposition and Sale, Philadelphia, PA

The Boston International Fine Art Show, Boston, MA

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

Wax Works, The Levy Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

1998
The Boston International Fine Art Show, Boston, MA

101 Juried Exhibition, Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Historic Yellow Springs Art Center, PA

Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1994
Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

Collaborations

Present
See the collaborative work of Visual Arts Duo DeMelas/Checchia

2004
"Triumph of Summer”, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia,
PA
Solo performance by Jesse Wilson, video environments provided by Ricardo Rivera & Anthony DeMelas

2003
“Gone: Leaving.. Breathing..Compromising..Freeing”, Philadelphia
Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, PA
Choreographer Kate Watson Wallace, video environments by Ricardo Rivera & Anthony DeMelas

Artist's Bibliography

2005
"Anthony DeMelas", Five Part Video Portrait, Romanblog
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Rosof, Libby, "Speed and Light ", artblog, Tuesday, May 17, 2005

2003
Strauss, Robert B., review, AroundPhilly.com

Kravetz, Deborah, review, Art Matters

Strauss, Robert B., review, The Weekly Press, Philadelphia, PA

Strauss, Robert B., review, Daily Local News, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Sozanski, Edward, review, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

Strauss, Robert B., review, Daily Local News, Philadelphia, PA

2001
New American Paintings, juried exhibition print catalog

1999
New American Paintings, juried exhibition print catalog

Sozanski, Edward, review of "Wax Works", Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

Rice, Robin, review of "Wax Works", Philadelphia City Paper, Philadelphia, PA

Commissions

1996
James Ingram, Grammy Award-winning American singer, Los Angeles, CA

Awards & Honors

1995
Lucy Glick Memorial Award

1992
ARCO Chemical Purchase Prize

The Pennsylvania Governor’s Award

The Alexander Prize

1991
The Lewis S. Ware Memorial Travel Scholarship Award, Marcia Lampert Prize

The Benjamin Lanard Memorial Award

Collections

Public

Thomas Properties Group Inc. Philadelphia, PA
Deloitte Inc. Philadelphia, PA
Fork Etc. Philadelphia, PA
Blank & Rome, New York, NY
Fork Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA

Education

1992
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1980
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA