Stagg CV

ANTHONY STAGG
2319 West 21st Street, Chicago, IL 60608
312-618-0909

Anthony Stagg is a Chicago-based artist whose work is mostly focused on painting but he has produced independent experimental films and co-organizes community outreach to unhoused persons in Chicago. Stagg’s paintings are in hundreds of private collections internationally.

ARTIST STATEMENT
“My romantic codified lingering inner world likes certain markers in art. Art that etches itself in my memory, after lust, after repetition, becomes love. Now tomorrow future has combined three ideas of art, story and foundation. I believe art exists with the audience combined with a heightened humanitarian attitude and way of conducting one’s life in daily activity represented by the figure.”

SHOW HISTORY
2016
Southwest Conference for Popular Culture,
Albuquerque, New Mexico, February
Solo show

Gold Star Bar,
Chicago, IL Jan-March 2016
Group show

2011
Making Sex, short experimental film.
Executive Producer.

Six months of traveling displaying acrylic paintings outside in dozens of cities across North America. Busking art in Miami, New Orleans, Austin, Boise, Vancouver, Seattle, Toronto, Chicago, Las Vegas among other cities and locations.

2009
Urban Cafe,
Chicago IL
Solo show, paintings

2009
Interconnected, Feature film documentary.
Producer, long term project 2009-present

2007
Uptown Recording Studio
Chicago, IL
Group show, Paintings

The Slut’s Bedroom, short film
Producer and soundtrack.

Heartland Alliance AIDS Fundraising St. James Hotel
Group show, paintings

Lillistreet Art Center
Chicago, IL
Group show, wall sculptures

2005
BIG SHOW
Toronto, Canada
Group show, paintings and drawing

2003
Peter Jones Gallery
Chicago, IL
Group show, paintings

2001
GREAT LAKES,
Harbourfront Gallery,
Toronto, Canada
Group show, painting and sculpture

EDUCATION

American Academy of Art, Chicago, Illinois 1990
Graphic Art Degree: Major - Illustration
Fine Art Degree: Major - Watercolor
Notre Dame High School, Niles, Illinois: H.S. Diploma, 1987
Oakton Community College 1986 - Oil painting
Fedele Art Studio 1984 - Sketching