Artist Statement

Sky Black

It is always my goal to challenge the viewers perception of reality.

Sky’s visual vocabulary extends from adventure to nostalgia, blending classical, old world themes and techniques with his stylistic subjects. There is always a level of uncertainty embedded in the paintings as the viewer is continually challenged to decipher their own meanings. These enigmatic themes are assisted by the complex combinations of inanimate and animate objects. Sky’s unique style is as experimental as it is creative and always leaves a trail for the mind to wander.

Sky passed on a full ride scholarship to put his ambition as an artist to the test. Though not formally trained, he is constantly studying, researching, and observing. His work has appeared on covers of magazines and newspapers, been collected internationally, and shown around the country in galleries and competitions.

Born in Flagstaff Arizona.

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SKY BLACK

b.1992
Making Art from 2008 – Present
Studied from personal mentors Joe Sorren, Mia Tavonatti, David Willardson,
Bruce Aiken, Shonto Begay, Eric Kravako.

AWARDS & PRIZES

2015 Viola Award Nominee, Flagstaff AZ
2014 Best of Flag, Artist, Flagstaff AZ
2014 Viola Award Nominee, Flagstaff AZ
2013 Best of Flag, Artist, Flagstaff AZ
2012 Viola Award Nominee, Flagstaff AZ
2010 Top 75/2,000 award at Art Prize Arts Competition, Grand Rapids MI
2009 Winner Sedona Watercolor Society Award, Sedona AZ
2009 Winner Coconino Center for the Arts Youth Competition, Flagstaff AZ

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Our Other Selves, {9} The Gallery, Phoenix AZ
2015 Awake, Tavonatti Studio/Gallery, Santa Ana CA
2014 My Beautiful Friends, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff AZ
2013 Hurry My Dear the Storm is Near, The Pike, Flagstaff AZ

EXHIBITIONS

2017 Provisioner, MonOrchid Gallery, Phoenix AZ
2016 Tiny Works, {9} The Gallery, Phoenix AZ
2016 10×10, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff AZ
2015 The Other Side of the Coin, Flagstaff Modern & Contemporary, Flagstaff AZ
2015 10×10, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff AZ
2013 Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura CA

TRAVEL / MUSEUM RESEARCH

Spain

Museo Prado, Madrid
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid
Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona
Caixa Forum, Barcelona
Salvador Dali Museum, Figueres

Italy

Uffizi Gallery Florence
Galleria Nazionale del Bargello, Florence
Pitti Palace, Florence
Galleria dell’Accademia Florence
Vatican Museums, Rome

France

Palace of Versailles, Versailles
Musee Du Louvre, Paris
Gustav Moreau, Paris
Musee Du Picasso, Paris

Belgium

Magritte Museum, Brussels.

The Netherlands

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam,

Germany

Pergamonmuseum, Berlin.
Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin.
Neues Museum, Berlin.

USA

Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersberg, FL
Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Guggenheim, New York, NY
MET, New York, NY

PAINTINGS

Please have a look at my portfolio.

SHOP

Paintings, giclees, & calendars!

MURALS

The Sound of Flight is happening now.