Statement of Research & Practice
Joseph Santarpia engages with the creative capacity of material to consider and to visualize the body as machine. In doing so, his work examines labor and the medicalized body. Santarpia’s work captures a stark contrast of darkness and luminosity, referencing a sense of visceral interiority, expansive space, and machinic processes. His multimedia studio practice includes painting, cyanotype, collage, video, and installation. Santarpia received his MFA from Stony Brook University in 2020. His work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and festivals including: PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary; The Room Projects, Paris, France; The Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Brooklyn, NY; Small Green Door, East Los Angeles, CA; FIG Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain; and more. He is the recipient of awards including The Goldberger Fellowship and the Dorothy L. Memorial Purchase Prize.