Steven DaLuz

Steven DaLuz
Born 1953 BirthHanford, California, United States.
Lives and works in HomeSan Antonio, Texas, United States.
 

Steven DaLuz is a versatile artist with an eclectic sensibility…  His interests are split between abstraction and figurative art.  He is best known for figurative works that straddle impressionism and realism.  He may be equally identified with abstract works that are landscape referential-—employing metal leaf, oil, and mixed media. DaLuz was born in Hanford, California, the son of an Air Force officer.  From an early age, he was exposed to art in galleries and in publications, which fed his interest in drawing.  DaLuz attended 13 schools in 7 states and 3 foreign countries by the time he graduated from high school.  Throughout, he was inspired by art teachers, and by his own father, who painted recreationally.  The cultures to which he was exposed spawned his varied artistic interests.  After just one semester at San Antonio College, the Vietnam War interrupted his art studies and led to a long stint with the United States Air Force.  While serving, Steve completed a BA degree in Social Psychology, an MA degree in Management, and raised three children with his wife, Donna.  Throughout, he remained devoted to making art in his personal time. He produced many charcoal and graphite portraits, produced cartoons for the Base newspaper, designed organizational emblems, and developed a keen interest in figurative work.  After living 13 years in other countries; Germany, Greece, Japan, Okinawa, and Korea, Steve retired from the Air Force, and engaged his lifelong passion for art by resuming his studies at San Antonio College. He completed the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Summa cum Laude) in 2003, with a concentration in painting from the University of Texas at San Antonio. There, he developed an interest in abstract work, with an orientation on the processes used to create such works.  Still, DaLuz remained endlessly fascinated by the human figure—so he has chosen to create two separate and distinct bodies of work.  The City of San Antonio selected DaLuz’s painting, “Dance of Fiesta” for its official Fiesta poster for 2007.  His drawings and paintings are represented in private and corporate collections in 17 States and several foreign countries. Steve’s diverse influences are Rembrandt, John Singer Sargent, and contemporary artists Odd Nerdrum, Dan McCaw, and Antoni Tapies. 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2006 Narratives & Suggestions, AnArte Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

Blue Star 21, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas.
Curated by:  Bill Campbell, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, Texas

Imaginary Places, (SOLO Exhibition); Monticello Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas

Arts & Eats, Tobin Estate, San Antonio, Texas

Attraction of Abstraction, Art SA Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, Curated by Darryl Mix

76th Annual Artists Exhibition, San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Juried by:  Maurice L. Gray, Professor Emeritus, California State, Fullerton

“5 × 7”, ArtHouse, Austin, Texas

Small Works for a Big Cause, Finesilver Gallery, (Say Si Benefit); San Antonio, Texas

3 Voices, 1100 Art Space, San Antonio, Texas

Seventy-Two (Preview), Studio 3, San Antonio, Texas


2005 San Antonio Painting 2005, Part II, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio Texas.  Curated by Bill Fitzgibbons.

Milestones, Art SA Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, Curated by Darryl Mix

San Antonio Art League Museum, Contemporary Art Month Exhibition

RAC Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

“5 × 7”, ArtHouse, Austin, Texas

REAL-TIME, Global (Juried) On-line Art Annual of Contemporary Artists

2004 74th Annual Artists Exhibition, San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio,
Texas.  Juried by Camille Przewodek.

Los San Antonians, Bismarck Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

Two-person show, Kellum & Markey ArtSpace, San Antonio, Texas

Healing Today for Tomorrow, 1906 Art Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

2003 Regional Artists Consortium, Spring Exhibition, SanAntonio International Airport, San Antonio, Texas.  Juried by Linda Hammond.

Surfaces, UTSA Fall Exhibition. Gallery 357, San Antonio, Texas.  Juried by Thomas Willome


2002 Next, UTSA Fall Exhibition, Bismarck Gallery, San Antonio, Texas.  Juried by
Regis Shepherd

2001   Spring Exhibition, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas.


AWARDS and HONORS

Painting selected for City of San Antonio’s official Fiesta Poster for 2007.

Honorable Mention (International Diploma of Excellence).  Artoteque Global Art Annual, 2006.

Contributor’s Award, 76th Annual Artists Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas, 2006

Best in Show. Regional Artists Consortium, Spring Exhibition, SanAntonio International
Airport, San Antonio, Texas.  Juried by Linda Hammond, 2003.

Internship.  Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, 2003

Internship.  S & C Advertising, San Antonio, Texas, 2001

Fainter Scholarship Award Recipient, for Fine Art, San Antonio College, San Antonio,
Texas, 2000


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, Arthouse, Austin Texas, 2003 – Present

Panelist, Visual Arts Panel, San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs, Apr 2004

Member, San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas, 2004-present

Member, Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, 2003 – present

Member, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas, 2004- present

Member, Western States Arts Federation, 2004 – present

Oil Painters of America, 2006 – present


CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Citigroup Headquarters, Houston, TX
Strasburger Attorneys at Law, San Antonio, TX
Whitestone Financial Group, San Antonio, TX
Schell, Mitchell, & Cooley, LLP, Dallas, TX
Law Offices of Sean O’Neill, San Antonio, TX
Hermann Memorial Ambulatory Center, Houston, TX
Hermann Memorial Southwest Heart & Vascular Institute, Houston, TX

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS/COMMISSIONS

Works in private collections in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Washington, DC .

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

The American Artists Bluebook,  www.askart.com

Living Artists, 15th Edition, 2007

Fort Worth Weekly, “Imaginary Landscapes”, Oct 25, 2006

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, , “The List!”, Gaile Robinson, Sept 29, 2006

San Antonio Woman, Jul/Aug 2006, P. B-31

San Antonio Express-News, (Culturas), “Pick Six”, Dan Goddard, July 16, 2006

Texas Monthly,  “The Filter: Selected Events”, July 2006

La Prensa, “Blossoming Artists Flaunt their “Milestones”, Nov, 2005

UTSA Today, “Commencement Close-Up:  Energetic Vision, Life Experience Guide Art Student”, Dec 13, 2003


GALLERIES REPRESENTING

AnArte Gallery
5800 Broadway, Suite 202
San Antonio, Texas 78209
(210) 826-5674

Monticello Fine Arts Gallery
www.monticellofineartsgallery.com


EDUCATION

BFA, Painting (Summa Cum Laude). University of Texas at San Antonio, 2003
AAS, Graphic Design, San Antonio College, 2001
MA, Management, Central Michigan University, 1981
BA, Social Psychology, Park University, 1979

Website: stevendaluz.com