My work is an exploration-- emotional, spiritual and physical-- of what is seen and unseen in nature. My focus is to bring attention back to sculpture as a finely crafted object while conveying a dialogue between the work and the viewer. In an effort to investigate the relationship between the sculptural form and the material, I choose to use bronze, steel and stainless steel because of their permanence and inherent beauty. In addition, these materials allow me to push the physical limits of balance. For instance, my current body of work features figures, in various poses, balanced on the edge of I-beams and a variety of other fabricated environments. In addition to the permanence and strength of the materials I use, they are also appropriate indoors and out. Consequently, they lend themselves well to both tabletop and monumental sculpture.
1968 Santa Barbara, California
2003 - AA Santa Barbara City College—Phi Theta Kappa-AA 2003.
2005 - BFA The School of the Art Institute of Chicago- BFA 2005
2002 - Santa Barbara City college: Purchase award- Painting
2003 - Honorable Mention-Painting
2003 - Student of the Year-Studio Art
2004 -The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Scholarship Award
2010 - Obispo Beautiful Association
2001 - Atkinson Gallery
2002 - Atkinson Gallery
2004 - Magnificent Mile Exhibition-Chicago “Lovers”
2004 - Remet Corporation “Shaping the Future”- Honorable Mention “Limbo”
2005 - Cialis Western Open
2005 - BFA Exhibition Chicago
2009 - Bella Arte at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
2010 - Ocean Studio and Gallery – Santa Barbara
2012 - Santa Barbara Frame and art Gallery
2008 - San Luis Obispo, Buena Vista Ave, Garfield and Monterey St. Project
2007 - Dinning and Destinations
2008 - The Guild Sourcebook # 23
2009 - The Guild Sourcebook # 24
2009 - The Tribune San Luis Obispo, Ca.
2010 - The Tribune San Luis Obispo, Ca.
2011 - Montecito Journal Vol.17 Issue 19
2011 - Casa Magazine September Issue, Front Page & Page 19
2011 - Santa Barbara News Press, Dec. 18
2011 - Santa Barbara News Press, Jan. 22
2001 - 2003 Aristides Demetrios
2004 - 2011 Chessmar Sculpture Studios LLC 2001 – 2009 Demetrios Sculpture
2005 - Cialis western Open / Velocity Sports and Entertainment
2006 - Alliance / Sharon Lee Erwin
2007 - Yin & Yang / Ken Chiate – Malibu CA.
2007 - Wu Wei Fountain / Frank and Parm Williams / Hope Ranch, CA.
2007 - Vision / Brian Gianesin / Laguna Beach, CA.
2007 - Conviction / Brian Gianesin / Laguna Beach, CA.
2008 - Dancers / Ken Chiate – Malibu, CA.
2008 - Adagio / Santa Barbara Rescue mission
2009 - Bill & Lilli Tregos Montecito, CA.
2010 - Bill & Lilli Tregos Montecito, CA.
2011 – Orbital Salutations /Ken Chiate – Malibu CA.
- Public Art - Sculpture Fabrication Commissions:
2000 - Santa Barbara City College
2002 - 2003 - 2007 -2008 - Freemont Ca. Pacific Commons shopping center
2003 - 2004 - 2005 - Dryer Building- Santa Barbara Ca.
2007 - ATT Building, Minneapolis Minnesota
2008 - 2009 – USC Fountain
2010 - San Luis Obispo, Buena Vista Ave, Garfield and Monterey St. Project
2010 - 2011 Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
2011 - 2012 Goleta Valley Community Hospital