Untitled Digital Rendering Stephen Sandoval 2014 by Stephen Sandoval

New York Based Artist & Photographer

STEPHEN SANDOVAL is a New York based artist and photographer. Sandoval has sold hundreds of original works and is held in private collections worldwide. Sandoval has participated in various online projects including the Brooklyn Museum and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Wikipedia in connection with the Museum of Modern Art and The Met, and the Sketchbook Project in connection with Art House Coop in Atlanta.

Sandoval has exhibited in various spaces in Manhattan which include solo exhibits at the 850 Third Avenue lobby gallery in Midtown Manhattan in March of 2002, Dance Space in Manhattan’s SOHO in 2001, and Nation Restaurant located in Midtown Manhattan in 1999. Sandoval maintains professional/member affiliations with some of New York City's premiere art associations including the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, PS1, and Queens Museum of Art.

Largely self-taught, Sandoval attended art and business school at the State University of New York at Oswego and moved to New York City in 1994.

If you are interested in any of the photos here, please contact Stephen Sandoval at sandovalny@gmail.com.


There is a somewhat material permanence about the creative process. When you create/document something, you date and time it and thus put it in its own historical place be it personal or on the public timeline.

Modern life presents the human animal with many struggles, burdens, and stresses. People seem to possess an innate desire to escape the daily humdrum and the very ordinary events that embrace them. Stephen Sandoval employs painting, digital photography, mixed media, fax and mobile art to capture the extraordinary, comedic, and celebratory events that can be found in the everyday.

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JUNE 2010

"Wishes on the Wind" Interactive Installation
June 11 – 13, 2010
Governors Island, NYC
Friday, June 11 — 10am – 4pm
Saturday, June 12 — 10am – 6pm
Sunday, June 13 — 10am – 6pm

Invitation and exhibition at the annual ART ON VINYL 2010 at Local Project in Long Island City. Exhibition June 2010.

"A Million and One Thanks" A new installation at Local Project in Long Island City.

Queens Museum of Art - Participated in the "A Book About Death" group exhibition.

Photo documentation of Priscilla Proud Woman Stadler's "The Oracle of Random Quotes" at Local Project in Long Island City, NYC.

Exhibited a recent acrylic painting of the George Washington Bridge measuring 2 x 3 ft at Cabrini Wines in Washington Heights.
George's Belly - A Painting of the George Washington Bridge by Stephen Sandoval

Photo-documentation of Chin Chih Yang's "Burning Ice" installation in Union Square in Manhattan.
Chin Chih Yang's Burning Ice Installation in Union Square, NYC

JUNE 2009
Photo-documentation of "100 Degrees" interactive installation by Hector Canonge and Chin Chih Yang on Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside, New York.

Thursday, June 4th from 6 to 8 pm
Opening Reception
Cabrini Wines at 831 West 181st (at Cabrini Blvd.)

URBAN FORMS: A group show featuring: Diane Drescher, Trish Mayo, Rick Perez, Daniel Root, Stephen Sandoval, and Sheryl Zacharia. Each artist interpretes the theme of URBAN FORMS through works created as paintings, ceramics or photographs.

Opening May 31st to mid-June, 2009
Group Exhibition at
Queens Sky
Local Project, 45-10 Davis Street, Long Island City, NY

MAY 2009
Participated in the 2009 New York Photo Festival's "We're All Photographers Now" project:

NYPH 09 - All Photographers Now! (2009-05-17, 6.32PM)

NYPH 09 - All Photographers Now! (2009-05-16, 7.33PM)

New York Photo Festival - May 13-17

Participated in the Wikipedia Loves Art scavenger hunt/photography contest en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_loves_art for the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art and tied for winning in the contest for MoMA.

MARCH 2009
Participated and won with one of my designs in the Indianapolis Museum of Arts contest "I Has A Designz ".
I Has A Designz

The winning image in the IMA contest:
Found and Lost in the Middle of Space

One of my images from the Drums Along the Hudson series was picked for a Buffalo State University News Bulletin.

Photo Used for Buffalo State University News Bulletin

Group exhibition in connection with Art House, Atlanta on the Sketchbook Tour: arthousecoop.com

Art House Gallery - Atlanta, GA
February 27, 2009
7:00 - 10:00pm
309 Peters St
Atlanta, GA 30313

Museum of Contemporary Art DC - Washington, DC
March 3, 2009
7:00 - 10:00pm
1054 31st St NW #9
Washington, DC 20007

Chris' Jazz Cafe, Philadelphia, PA
March 4, 2009
5:00 - 7:00pm
1421 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Laconia Gallery - Boston, MA
March 6, 2009
5:30 - TBD
433 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 2118

Antena Gallery - Chicago, IL
March 8, 2009
1:00pm - TBD
1765 S. Laflin
Chicago, IL 60608

Soulard Art Market - St. Louis, MO
March 11, 2009
6:30 - 10:00pm
2028 S. 12th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104

3rd Ward - Brooklyn, NY
March 13, 2009
7:00 - 10:00pm
195 Morgan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) - Atlanta, GA
April 2, 2009
285 Peachtree Center Ave
Atlanta, GA 30303
mid May - Mid June

Chicago Art Source Gallery - Chicago, IL
mid May - mid June
1871 N. Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

San Gennaro Festival 2007 - Little Italy - New York City
Sold a poster size image of this photo to a collector in New Jersey.

She Watches over New York
This image was used for a poster in connection with a conference in New York that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) had in early December 2008. www.fdic.gov/


Gilbert and George


Recent experimental video recording of Gilbert & George as young men in Times Square:

Gilbert & George Experimental Video

I was honored to be one of the winners of the Top 10 posts to the Brooklyn Museum's Flickr account for the month of September 2008:

One of my recent photos in the Gothamist:

Even Dead Cicadas Get 15 Minutes of Fame!

One of my recent photos made the Brooklyn Museum blog:

Brooklyn Museum Target First Saturday 10th Anniversary Celebration

One of my recent photos made the Rude Mechanical Orchestra's blog:

My Photo of Rude Mechanical Orchestra

Brooklyn Museum Community Photos


Take a moment to help tag the Brooklyn Museum online collection:

Brooklyn Museum Community: Posse - Tag the Brooklyn Museum's Collection

Brooklyn Museum Blog:


My profile at JPG dot com:

JPG Magazine

Featured Artist in The Gardner Gallery in Small Worlds Online

In The Brooklyn Museum Membership E-Newsletter


Tate Modern Street & Studio Photography

JULY 2008
Check out my Danoo.com pool at www.danoo.com/gallery_archive.php:
My Photo Pool on Danoo.com

Check out my galleries at
www.Darckr.com Images on Darckr

JUNE 2008
Check out my galleries at LookAtLife.com
Look at Life

JUNE 2008
Check out your photos in PicLens by downloading through your brower. PicLens.com
A Brief View of My Photostream in PicLens

JUNE 2008
Glad I got the chance to participate in the Click project in connection with the Brooklyn Museum and want to thank Shelley Berstein for her innovative, think outside of the box approach.
STEPHEN SANDOVAL. On The Winds of Change in Brooklyn - Atlantic Avenue, 2008.

Open Call Begins March 1http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/click/

Please watch the Brooklyn Museum Spring 2008 Video Project that nine other photographers and I were selected for by clicking the immediate link below or the Brooklyn Museum website image below.


Stephen Sandoval - Brooklyn Museum Video Project

Please visit my Saatchi online gallery
Stephen Sandoval's Saatchi Online Gallery

PURSUE BLISS (pursuebliss.com)'s Most Interesting Photos on Flickriver

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He Stares Patiently As the Sun Warms His Back


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Temporary bliss is what the world seeks so fervidly.
A curious glance. A quick look directly in eye.
A look toward earth. Amazement at sky above.
I dream and sometimes I record my dreams.
That damned lens follows me where I go.
The unexamined life (it has been said) is not worth living.
Did the unrecorded, undocumented life ever really happen?
The documented life is immortality achieved.

Stephen Sandoval,
New York City

Great art is often an accident that happens during a planned execution.


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Red Venice

Happy Holidays - Rockefeller Center

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Find the answer in your art.

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"Art needn't be good, bad, or have any meaning at all, but perhaps it should be memorable." - Stephen Sandoval

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    ramparts54 says:

    "Stephen's art encompasses more than photography but it is here that we get to enjoy his wide-ranging views of NYC, his fine architecture images and beautiful compositions of sculptural works, among his many specialties. Creativity at work!"

    October 18th, 2008

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    luluinnyc | Amy Dreher says:

    "Stephen/PursueBliss has a great creative mind - be it about photography, painting, film, music, architecture. I love talking to him about art, and seeing the world through his (photographic) eyes. I've gone on many a flickr walk with him - he quietly captures things the rest of us don't see."

    August 30th, 2008

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    Spkennedy3000 - Architectural Photographer says:

    "Pursuebliss has a fabulous eye - the main thing that comes through when looking through his great photos and very interesting paintings. Over the last few months I have really enjoyed seeing his posts, and I look forward to seeing many more!!"

    February 24th, 2008

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    pablotesoriere says:

    "I think your work is fantastic! You really know how to edit pictures and you are a talent shooting!

    February 3rd, 2008

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    maybe.artist says:

    "I very much enjoy looking at PursueBliss's photo stream. Very talneted photographer. I would love to see more of PursueBliss's work in future."

    January 14th, 2008

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    erkantr says:

    "not only a good photographer but also a man of art. I like his compositions and works, full of creativity and originality... feel lucky to know him on Flickr."

    January 14th, 2008

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    Tomitheos says:

    "Stephen Sandoval is just as artistically intelligent as he is talented.
    On flickr, Stephen has a keen eye for framing perspective and Stephen's photography also has something in common with his art:
    Stephen's photos, well written words and art pieces have an emotional impact on the viewer that reminds us that it is the journey, not the destination, that impacts our lives.
    I am very grateful to have Stephen as a friend and am always eager to view Stephen’s new images every time he posts them.
    I wish Stephen (a.k.a. 'PursueBliss' ) the best of luck with his growth in art, photography and in his life endeavors."

    December 26th, 2007

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    Trish Mayo says:

    "Pursuebliss is an awesome photographer who brings his artistic talent, love of art and design and sense of humor to his photographs. Take the time to view his photostream and you will see amazing cityscapes, great works of art, macros and great self-portraits. He is a good friend who helped me pick out my first digital camera and has been a great shooting buddy on many occasions."

    June 27th, 2007

November 2006
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