Steven Bellosguardo fuses contemporary techniques with a traditional approach to sculpture’s original subject, the human figure. Utilizing mediums associated with modernist sculpture, figures are rendered from flat sketches on steel, cut out and assembled, creating an interplay between two- and three-dimensional elements. Constructing abstract figures he explores ideas of what it is to be human and the reciprocal relationship that they have with nature.
Bellosguardo has participated in an international residency in New York (Arts, Letters and Numbers) and has been awarded the SALA Emerging Artist Prize (2019) and Brighton Sculptures Indoor Sculpture Prize (2019, 2017). He was recently commissioned by Adelaide Airport to carry out a major public artwork (2019 and has been invited to exhibit in shows at Praxis Artspace, West Gallery – Thebarton, Palmer Sculpture Biennial, Fontanelle Gallery, and the Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition.
Bellosguardo was born in 1988 in Adelaide. He apprenticed as a Stonemason (third-generation) from 2007 to 2010, and studied at the University of South Australia from 2014 to 2016 receiving a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Sculpture) in 2016.
He lives and works in Adelaide.