Steven Fragale received a BFA in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2007. He is an artist currently residing in Manhattan.
Steven’s love for materials and techniques has been the genesis for his art. Through play and curiosity he has entered into an array of production, design and creation.
Sculpting in wood, Steven set out to build a musical instrument resulting in a series of acoustic guitars, a business, and exhibition at Newport Guitar Festival in Miami with the honor of building for the Sonic Sitka Project. It is this curious committed leaping into the nature of things that has ushered in chalking, 3D printing, CAD, painting, bronze casting, diamond setting, and more.
Located in Rockefeller Plaza, Steven works with a diamond company creating digital drawings, renderings and 3D printing models for an international group of clients. He has created a comprehensive portfolio of engagement rings, diamond pendants, earrings, to fantastical objects like a champagne diamond paved gold dachshund.
His work in computer aided drawing (CAD) and jewelry led to a body of digitally archived work with 3D print company 3D systems.
Most recently, Steven created a business drawing elaborate chalk murals. From seascapes to city skylines his work has been commissioned by a range of companies and individuals including; The Public Art Fund for Jeff Koons, Delta, Forbes, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Le Meridien Hotels, Starbucks, NBC, and National Geographic.
Collaboration and education has been a highlighted part of his practice while working with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Digital Media Lab, a place where art, technology and experimentation combine. He has presented workshops and classes on mold making, sculpture, 3D printing and CAD modeling. Steven showcased elements of these classes for a webinar with Intel Engage and their series Museums and Makers.
Steven creates out of his studio in NYC where he paints, sculpts and produces jewelry both traditionally and through new digital techniques. His art has been shown in San Francisco, New York, and Italy. His favorite place to be is in Riverside Park with his wife, daughter and dog.