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Stephen Spretnjak is a conceptual artist who sets up site-specific
installations. His mediums include film/video projections, made/found objects, and journal-like collages that are 9 X 12 inches each. He is a poet whose four line stanzas of verse become titles of works or are read from their Rolodex card format.
He has shown primarily in alternative spaces including: (Artist Space,
PS 122, Art Resources Transfer, E.S. Vandam) and Museums since residing in
New York City in 1980.
Johnson, Ken, The New York Times, Art Guide Reviews, Galleries Other, Nov.
28, 1977, page E42.
Canning, Susan, Atlanta Art Press Magazine, "Alternative Spaces", April 1998.
New Observations Magazine #144, "Frankenstein", Guest editor, Stuart
Horodner, Spring 1977, page 42.
New Observations Magazine #166, "Millennium Issue", Diane Karp editor, Fall
1997, page 41.
New Observations Magazine #124, "Mug Shots - Performing Personae", Saul
Ostrow guest editor.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, 1991 and 1986.
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, 1995.
C.A.P.S. Fellowship Grant, NY., 1983.
The Edward Albee Foundation, 1985 and 1983.
2001, Art Resources Transfer, NYC, Project Space, March.
2000, Art Resources Transfer, NYC, Project Space, June-July.
1997, E.S. Vandam, "Poetic Investigations", survey of films & Video works,
Nov. - Dec.
1987, Artists' Space, NYC, Abstraction In Process", organized by Roberta
2000, The Center for Visual Art, The University of Connecticut, "Mug Shots -
Performing Persona", Saul Ostrow curator.
1999 The University of New Hampshire Art Museum, Durham, NH, "Together/Working",
Judith Swirsky curator.
1998, The Islip Museum, The Carriage House Project Space, East Islip, NY,
"Site-Specific Installations 98", organized by Karen Shaw, May - July.
1998, PS 122, NYC, "Get Busy", organized by Susan Canning, site-specific
1997, E.S. Vandam, NYC, "Shadows of the Real - A Selection from Edison's
Black Box", organized by Saul Ostrow.
1996, University Art Galleries, Illinois State University, "Frankenstein (In
Normal)" curated by Stuart Horodner.
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