Steven Bellosguardo fuses contemporary techniques with a traditional approach to making sculpture. Constructing abstract figures, and creating installations, he explores ideas of what it is to be human and the reciprocal relationship that we have with nature. Recent works have explored contemporary socio-political issues, such as anthropogenic climate change, gentrification, and overpopulation.
Bellosguardo was a finalist in the Tom Bass Prize (2020), has participated in an international residency and exhibition in New York (2018), and has been awarded the SALA Emerging Artist Prize (2019), and Brighton Sculptures Indoor Sculpture Prize (2019, 2017).
He has held multiple solo shows including CULTCHAFUKER, Praxis Artspace (2019); and all my friends are dead, Fontanelle Gallery (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.
He was commissioned by the Hilton Adelaide (2020), Adelaide Airport (2019), and the City of Adelaide (2017) to carry out major private and public artworks.
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.