Last week, Steven Tabbutt blew us away with news of his success at multiple international shows, but it seems we may have made our announcement a bit prematurely – ladies and gentlemen, in addition to supplying the image for publicity surrounding Illustrative Berlin, Steven learned that he also took home the silver medal for his work in the “Young Illustrators Award” category!
It seems almost impossible to keep up with Steven Tabbutt and his continued success in the gallery world – his most recent email read more like a novella than a list of accomplishments. But the critically acclaimed artist has been turning heads since he was a student (when he won the 3×3 Student show and first caught Morgan Gaynin’s attention); and as his detailed vision continues to evolve, we are consistently left with a sense of pride….and maybe even a little envy.
Clearly, we are not alone.
Steven’s gallery in Paris, Yukiko Kawase, recently set him up with three international exhibitions, each of which responded beautifully to his most recent suite of work. “Belle en Été” (Paris), “Art Nagoya” (Nagoya, Japan) and “Art of Paper + 1″ (Brussells) were wonderful triumphs for all of the artists involved, and we were thrilled to see that they were also strongly embraced by various members of the cultural community and press.
Steven was also involved in the tremendously popular Illustrative Berlin show “Illustrative 2013″, where over 16,000 visitors took in the work of 200 hand-selected international artists. Steven was further honored, as his piece “Wasp” was used for their press release and promotional poster – which was also sold to attendees to commemorate the event.
”Wasp” also received additional praise from the publications “Traffic” and “Object N06″ (the latter of which is in conjunction with the festival). You can also take a peek at these awesome pictures and marvel in the incredible artworks (and the remarkably fashionable and hip attendees!).
Heard enough? Too bad, there’s more! Steven is participating in yet another group exhibition that is slated to open in Hamburg, Germany before taking off on a tour of Europe. “The Gathering” will seek to investigate social traditions while exploring their significance in contemporary culture – all while considering the effects of cyberspace and globalization. Those in Germany are invited to take in the reception, which will be November 15th.
This goes without saying but…..Wow, Steven!
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with these awesome updated portfolios – you just might see something that blows you away!
Additionally, you may check out our awesome awards section, which has been updated to include recent American Illustration winners! Click here.
Fans of contemporary art are flocking to New York City, as the Armory Show and VOLTA have just kicked off. It’s an exciting time!
Last night, the Ladies of MGI were thrilled to attend the opening of VOLTA as guests of one of the participants, our very own Steven Tabbutt. Steven also has a very successful fine art career, thanks to his delightful Parisian gallerist, Yukiko Kawase. It was wonderful to spend some time with this phenomenal talent, and we were thrilled to see his latest pieces. You wouldn’t believe how finessed his originals are when viewed in person – we were truly blown away.
If you are in New York, be sure to take in this amazing show.
We all have big aspirations for the New Year, but it is clear that Steven Tabbutt is already off to a really strong start – and we couldn’t be happier for him!
Steven recently received word that he is one of 30 nominees for Illustrative Berlin’s Young Illustrators Award, and he has been invited to attend the exhibition this May. Perhaps the competition’s timing was a bit auspicious, as Steven submitted a portfolio with 12 images and learned of his acceptance on his birthday. Fingers crossed that he also learns he’s one of the competition’s 3 winners! You can learn more about the event here.
Additionally, Steven learned that the fine art side of his career has been receiving some exciting attention, as well. His gallery, Yukiko Kawase, has been invited by Volta NY to exhibit a solo show of his work here in Manhattan. Volta NY is an invitational show of artists’ projects and is the American incarnation of the successful young art fair founded in Basel in 2005.
You can keep up with all of these exciting developments on Steven’s site – just click here.
We work hard to keep our artists’ portfolios fresh and relevant (hats off to Vicki), and wanted to share our latest makeovers…
Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon
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Last Friday night was the opening reception for the Society of Illustrators (the Uncommissioned and Sequential Show), and though it is always a delight to congregate with so many colleagues and friends, we had additional reason to feel jovial – the wonderful Steven Tabbutt was awarded a Silver Medal for his gorgeous image “Infest”. Congratulations, Steven! This is one of the great honors of our industry, and we couldn’t be prouder.
“Infest,” copyright Steven Tabbutt:
Spectrum is celebrating its 18th anniversary , and we are so happy to have the opportunity to announce that several talented Morgan Gayninites have been included in this year’s book. Thank you to Spectrum for this wonderful acknowledgment!
Two of RenÃ© Milot‘s fabulous images selected for this year’s publication:
And you’ll see two pieces by the terrific duo of Zelda Devon and Kurt Huggins:
Our newest artist, Victo Ngai, has also had two images selected:
And you’ll also see this arresting image by Steven Tabbutt:
Congratulations to all! It is a pleasure to view such a diversity of terrific work.
Whenever we receive an email from Steven Tabbutt, he seems to have a slew of exciting news to share with us – and this morning’s note was no exception.
Last Thursday, he celebrated the opening of his latest solo show at the Yukiko Kawase Gallery in Paris. Entitled “Subcreation,” the show features several stellar examples of Steven’s distinctive imagery. If you’re unable to view the works in person, don’t fret – you can also take a look on their website here.
Steven was also excited to let us know that his arresting image, “Tourist,” has been accepted into Spectrum 18 – it is truly stunning.
It is successes like these that likely encouraged his alma matter, The Savannah College of Art and Design, to honor him with their “Distinguished Alumni Award.” They will be flying him to their campus next week for the awards ceremony.
It seems I was a bit premature in posting Sylvie Daingeault’s acceptance into Illustration West’s 49th exhibition, as Steven Tabbutt’s haunting image “Sub-Creation” has been included, as well!