Stephen Galiczynski uses his sketch pad as his diary. Daily, he chooses something, either in front of him or in print and attempts to capture it with his pencils. This started as a child with his etch-o-sketch pad. He won awards in grade school for the Holiday scenes (Halloween, Christmas, Easter and St. Patrick's Day) he painted on shop windows and belonged to his high school art club where he began to sell his artwork. His study of art continued through college. He learned many different techniques which he incorporated into his works while studying in Fribourg, Switzerland and St. Petersburg, Russia and traveling around Europe visiting many world renown Museums. For the past year Steve has had the good fortune of digitally archiving Christie’s, Sotheby’s and many other internationally known Auction House catalogues dating from as early as the 1700’s to the present. Because of this, he has had the unique privilege of viewing thousands of rarely seen images from many time periods and cultures worldwide, most notably the Renaissance Masters sketches and appreciates the insights it has given him.
Steve’s work has been exhibited in America and Europe. His subject matter varies greatly. By far, the largest percentages of his sketches, commissioned from around the world, are clients’ homes and pets and his larger and more colorful abstracts. (The complete opposite of his smaller detailed black and whites and his favorites for the freedom of expression it allows him.)
Steve has a home painting, wallpapering and staging business (Steve G’s) based in Manhattan and has been flown as far as Palm Beach, to apply his faux finishes to clients’ homes and his work has hung in the International Center of Photography, the historic Mercantile Library (renamed the Center for Fiction), the windows of Macy’s Time Square (including Martha Stewart’s), Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdales, Juniors (at both their Time Square and MGM Casino in Foxwoods, Connecticut locations), Gannett on Madison Avenue, many private businesses and residences including the refurbishing of the historic Ansonia Building on Broadway.
More of his work can be viewed on his website: SpacesbySteveG.com or by going onto Janovic.com and going to find a project pro (click on the down bar to contractor). He can be reached at SteveGski7@gmail.com or 917.207.6908 up until 10pm.
*Steve’s show for the NY Public Library @ the St. Agnes Branch runs thru June and he has been invited back for a more comprehensive show in August.