Steven DaLuzSteven DaLuz
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.
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
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,
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
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
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 .
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
5800 Broadway, Suite 202
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Monticello Fine Arts Gallery
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