graphic anatomy


The online portfolio of Sam Thorp


07/11/14

It's Us Against Them in August

Brand new drawings on display at Remedy featuring the queer sensation, the Thighmasters. Come down after Unblurred and enjoy the wide selection of beers and great food.
queer,drawings,  art, beer


5121 Butler St. Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh,



07/10/14

Steer Queer #2 Release & Dance Party

Second Issue, hot off the presses. Which is reason enough alone to dance.
queer, art, music, pgh, zines
Event cover is $5. Event attendees can purchase a copy of the zine for a discounted price of $2 OR, bring clothing to donate to the Project Silk Clothing Drive and get your issue of the zine FREE. Yeah, that's right, for free. They are mostly in need of professional, interview clothes, but feel free to bring some fun stuff as well.

1441 Woods Run Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212



06/25/14

3rd Annual Rhinestone Steel Queer Music & Arts Festival

Rhinestone Steel is about encouraging and inspiring local queer folks and about bringing in out of town queer creative talents, and for all of us to WOW each other because we are all amazing!!! RSS hopes to build the PGH queer music and arts scene!

queer, art, music, pgh
July 12th 3pm and running late into the night at the Irma Freeman Center for the Imagination. $10-$20

5006 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224
rhinestonesteel.com



06/10/14

Properly Filthy at Trundle Manor

Swissvale, PA. July 11th, 2014- Art appreciation for the dirty minded with Mia Donna and Sam Thorp

trundle manor, erotic, sensual, adult art
FINALLY! A display of shocking, salacious, wicked, wanton and blasphemous artwork in the Steel City! There is no holding back. Artwork that would have been censored in the more "respectable" galleries will now be available for the discerning and consenting adult. Fetish photographer Mia Donna and figure specialist Sam Thorp go "all out" in applying their craft to the darker and more intimate & carnal areas of the human psyche.
Opening night is Friday July 11th 6pm to 10pm. Refreshments will include Absinthe and candy sushi. Additional entertainment will be provided by a rope suspension demo and burlesque by Shrimp Scanty. Obviously, this event is 21+ up only. Be prepared to show ID.

7724 Juniata St, Pittsburgh, PA 15218



06/24/14

Cleveland!

Presented by Waterloo Arts and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture

cleveland, art, waterloo, mwfa
This is our third year going to Cleveland to go head to head in the battle of the rust belt artists! Most-Wanted Art reps Penn Ave Arts Initiative in live art and group show!

Cleveland, OH.



6/24/14

New Work Available at Saatchi

The New Drawing Series is available from the art world powerhouse, Saatchi. These new works are based in classical drawing skills(drawn by hand), and enhanced with new media technology. The subject matter deals with the fringe elements of society and expanding the narrow confines of "beautiful". The original exists only as a digital file, therefore, prints can be offered at a size that works best for you. The printing quality of Saatchi is world class. You can choose to have the work framed and will be shipped right to your door. And STILL at ver affordable prices.
new media, digital, drawing

http://www.saatchiart.com/samthor




06/04/14

PGH TransPride Showcase

In celebration of Trans Pride, my artwork will be 50% off the usual price.

trans, art, queer, gender
2014 celebration of entertainment and artwork by trans* umbrella identified individuals, allies and partners will be held in the lower level bar at Cattivo Bar on Friday, June 6th, 2014. Doors will open at 8:00 PM, with the show beginning promptly at 10:00 PM.

Cattivo 146 44th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201



5/21/14

UP THE CREEK this Friday!

Belvederes Ultra-Dive & Projekt 5050 will be hosting "Up the Creek" (paddle show) 50 artists from around the area will all be taking paddle from boat oars, frat paddles, ping pong paddles and many others and applying their creative interpretation on them. There will be music provided by Jx4. Sailor Jerry will be providing drinks specials all night. There will be tons stuff from Commonwealth Press, Camp Three Clothing, Keystone Gallery Tattoo, Decade, SurfPGH, Troika Skateboards, AP Collection. projekt 50, low brow, fine art, pgh, art, street art, grafitti
Friday, May 23rd 8pm- 2am. $5 entry. 21 and up only. ID required.

4016 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201




5/09/14

GET DRAWN at the Waterfront!

I will be drawing portraits live and on the spot May 16th. Get a drawing of yourself in ink 9x12" for a suggested donation of $10. (but a little more or less wouldn't hurt. ) First come, First served. gallery, homestead, waterfront, most wanted fine art, pgh, art, drawn, portraits
Friday, May 16th 6- 8pm

143 W. Bridge Street E3, The Waterfront Homestead PA (next door to the GAP).




3/25/14

Bill F*ck'n Murray

A Tribute show at The Hollywood Theater in Dormont where we screen a "secret" film. Featuring a themed pop-up art gallery, live music, delicious food, local brews, and more. 100% of the proceeds donated to The Arts For Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh and The Hollywood Theater.
ghostbusters, bill murray, pgh, art
Friday, April 25th 7-11pm
TICKETS: http://www.showclix.com/event/SteelCitySecretCinemaPartIV $15 and up.

1449 Potomac Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15216




4/9/14

MWFA Taking Over!

GRAND OPENING!! MWFA All Stars and Resident Artists as they open the doors to their newest space. Displays include art by: Jason Sauer, Darrell Kinsel, William Wright, Sam Thorp, Kai Devenitch, Shawn Farester, Jason Woolslare, Dante Lombardi, Nina Sauer, Jamie Sauer.

plus an extra special Bizarre! Bazaar! installation by Dr. Morose & Miss Macabre's House Of Oddities featuring the art of Macabre Noir, Nick Noir, Sara Ford Cocco, Rachael Deacon, and more! gallery, homestead, waterfront, most wanted fine art, pgh, art
Saturday, April 12th 9am- 10pm
Free Beer Samples provided by Rock Bottom - Pittsburgh While supplies last, must be 21+ and have valid id.

143 W. Bridge Street E3, The Waterfront Homestead PA (next door to the GAP).




4/09/14

Don't Frack with us!

A large group exhibition of 80+ artists, with 1/3 of proceeds from the show benefiting Protect Our Parks, a grassroots organization committed to keeping fracking out of our County Parks. Part of PGH's GA/GI Fest
no fracking, art, garfart, pgh
Friday, April 4th, 6-10pm as part of Unblurred
www.protectparks.org

4931 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224




3/25/14

Art will be your Future Tenant

You can win art by me and many other great artists.
The theme of this year's fundraiser, Art is Your Future Tenant, speaks to the concept of urban redevelopment through the arts. They seek to promote the idea by hosting an interactive and entertainment-filled art party at a local space waiting to be developed, showing the community the great potential art brings to a vacant space.
art, pgh, unblurred,
Friday, April 4th, 7-11pm as part of Unblurred
Tickets Available at FutureTenant.org

East Liberty Place North, 5807 Penn Ave. 15201




2/12/14

LUPEC presents Steel City Sisters in Art.

Join LUPEC for our third annual all-women art show. We will be featuring incredible art by the most talented local women artists and a delicious classic cocktail! We'll also be serving up some women's history, riffing on this year's official theme of "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment." And, in our case, CREATIVITY!
LUPEC,  art show, feminism, cocktails, fine art, drinks, sisterhood, women's liberation
New Art by me in a show I'm curating.
Friday, March 15th. 6-10pm.

3634 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15201
www.lupec.org




2/12/14

Women in Detroit

The 3rd annual "Women" exhibition will be on view at The Detroit Contemporary in March 2014. This year's theme, "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment," honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come.
art, detroit, contemporary, women, feminist, show, exhibition
"Women" Exhibition Dates: March 8th - March 31st
Pre-show Discussion & Panel "Women in Art": March 8th 6-7pm
Opening Reception: March 8th 7-10pm

5141 Rosa Parks Blvd, Detroit, Michigan 48208
thecaid.org




2/22/14

FUN A DAY

Fun A Day is a project started by Art Clash in Philadelphia. The general premise is that you commit to doing something fun every single day in January, and then show off the fruits of your creativity in an art show when the month is over.
art, contemporary, show, exhibition
Friday, March 7, 2014 7pm-10pm during Unblurred.

5106 Penn Ave. PGH, PA 15224
http://funadaypgh.blogspot.com




2/12/14

Published

My Artwork published in Hyacinth Nior- Imbolc Literary Issue 2014
http://hyacinthnoir.wordpress.com/literary-issues/imbolc-literary-issue/




12/23/13

BAD WEATHER ALERT: OPENING MOVED TO FEB 21

A Double Feature Exhibition with Brian Gonnella as part of the pop-up exhibition series.
westmoreland, museum
Opening Friday February 21, 2014. 5pm-7pm. $7 admission (includes 2 drink tickets and hors d'oeuvres). Salon: Speak with the artists about their work, inspiration and methods. Thursday, February 20 at 6 PM .
Pop-Up Studio: Work WITH the artists in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Wednesday, February 26, 6:30-8:30 PM with Sam Thorp; Wednesday, & March 26, 6:30-8:30 PM with Brian Gonnella
Show runs Feb 5th through March 2nd.

1000 Village Drive Greensburg, Pa 15601




02/12/14

A Treasure of Artists at GLCC

New Art by me in a show I'm curating.
See many of your favorite artists at the GLCC. Take the chill off this winter with some original art for your collection, and help out a good cause.
art show, trans, ftm, chest surgery, lgtbq, glccpgh
Half of all art sales will be donated to the Transman Chest surgery fund, also known as: "Dude, Where's my Chest?" http://www.gofundme.com/DWMCPGH
Refreshments will be served. Come hang out, spend some money and enjoy.
The surgery is essential for mental, and emotional comfort as well as physical well being.
Gallery Opening: Sunday Feb 16th. 6- to 9pm

glccpgh.org
GLCC 210 Grant St. PGH, PA 15219



01/02/14

Sam Thorp Part of Visual Aids show.

postcards from the edge
Postcards From the Edge is a Visual AIDS benefit show and sale of original, postcard-sized works on paper by established and emerging artists. All works are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The works are signed on the back and exhibited so the artists' signatures cannot be seen. While buyers receive a list of all participating artists, they don't know who created which piece until purchased. All proceeds support the programs of Visual AIDS.

Hosted by Luhring Augustine 531 W 24th Street, New York, NY, USA




12/26/13

My Gift to You

Print out the 2014 Pin-up Calendar, perfect for your school or office.




12/17/13

Magical Creatures Calendar Art

Find my artwork and the art of several other Transgendered/ Queer/ Gender variant creators. Also included are several important dates in Trans his/herstory. Purchase your calendar and support the Transgender Oral History Project. From Etsy trans, art, queer




12/11/13

Holiday Art & Gifts at 28 West Second

Check out the new & exclusive work by Sam Thorp
28west, painting, xmas, art show
Opens SAT Dec 14, 2013, 7-10 PM. Wear your UGLIEST CHRISTMAS SWEATER AND BE ENTERED TO WIN YOUR VERY OWN UNIQUE WORK OF ART. A beautiful assortment of unique arts, crafts and jewelry by local artists available for purchase for friends & family. Refreshments & Good Cheer will be served. Exhibition runs through Dec 24, 2013

West Second Gallery & Studio Space. 28 West Second St. Greensburg, PA 15601
28westsecond.com




10/16/13

Cincinnati Show

Sam Thorp takes part in Community
Home. Love. Neighborhood. Belonging. Isolation. Outcast. Solitude. Longing.
art show, OH, samthor
Show will run November 5th - December 7th

3210 Madison Rd. cincinnati ohio 45209
redtreegallery.net




10/20/13

BATTLE STATIONS!

Friday, November 1st, I will be competing in the International Art Battles. This is a live painting event with me and 3 other artists world wide, and YOU decide the winner. Our artists will battle from their studios all over the world. You determine the winner.
You could also win a print of the winning piece from +CanvasPop.
art battles, samthor
I would love to have your support.
YouTube link will be posted live on November 1st at 7pm GMT / 3pm ET/ 12pm PT.

Check out Art Battles on Google+ or go to artbattles.com/




09/10/12

2013 Zine Fair

Battlefield Saints will ride again to the Pittsburgh Zine Fair in September. See what I have in store for you, along with many other great artists and vendors.
pgh zine
The 2013 Pittsburgh Zine Fair is set to take place at The Union Project on Sunday, September 22nd from 2pm to 8pm.
This the 3rd annual zine fair in the city and exhibits work from local and regional zine-makers in addition to providing activities like unique workshops, demonstrations and thought-provoking panel discussions. Overall the zine fair strives to foster an environment to engage independent artists and writers in an experience that encourages personal expression along with gaining valuable knowledge of our community. This event is FREE to the public and will feature access to vast collections of zines from local organizations, zine vendors and lots of fun people!

pghzinefair.com




07/11/13

Curating at the August Wilson Center

The date has been moved to Sept. 13 The Souls of Art Folk annual benefit, artists will express what it feels to be seen as "a problem" and what it does to the soul to live in a society that expects you to be or act as something you are not?
garden of peace, graphicanatomy
Saturday, Sept 13, 2013 at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture with doors opening at 6:00pm and show beginning at 7:00pm.

980 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Get tickets here: http://www.thesoulsofartfolk.brownpapertickets.com/




4/13/13

Detroit Tangent Gallery- Ultra-Violence: A Visual Vocabulary of Stanley Kubrick

Sam Thorp in Detroit again!
Detroit's raddest gallery, TANGENT GALLERY, will host two nights of mayhem with ULTRAVIOLENCE: THE STANLEY KUBRICK SHOW! Featuring talented artistic interpretations of the movies of Stanley Kubrick from Detroit and abroad. There will be live performances, full cash bar and great music! On board is Detroit's darling: Meridith Lorde and The Tainted Saints band! more details on performers to come!
ultraviolence, detroit, art show

Tangent Gallery 715 East Milwaukee Detroit, MI 48202




07/13/13

Gestures: The Art of Non-Verbal Communication

New work by me plus special guest artists: Mia Donna, Katie Lynn, Anne Michelle, Gemma Allan, Masha Fikhman, Kyle A. Adams, & Mark Dobosh. Curated by Sam Thorp. Live music by Grand Snafu. Wine tasting by Wilhelm Winery.
mwfa, graphicnanatomy
Opening is Friday Sept. 6th 6-11pm as part of Unblurred.

most-wantedfineart.com
5015 Penn Ave. PGH, PA 15224




08/04/13

Gender Dances

This Friday at Cattivo, a benefit for the documentary film Gender Dances. Gender Dances is a documentary about transmen, transwomen and everyone in between. The filmmaker, Nancy Evelyn Gold will also be celebrating her 20th anniversary of the day she started living as herself.
Live performances by many of your favorite drag and gender illusionists.
Artwork by Sam Thorp will be on display and available at 50% off.
It's a party, it's a benefit, it's an event not to be missed!
Door is $7, show starts at 10:00 PM.
trans, art, queer, gender

Friday Aug. 9th. Door is $7, show starts at 10:00 PM.

Cattivo 146 44th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201



07/01/13
graphicanatomy peace love




06/11/13

The Black White & Red Show

I'll have my artwork in Detroit for the Black, White and Red Show. Drawings in the simple yet powerful palette of red, black and white.
detroit, drawing, art gallery, graphicanatomy
detroit, drawing, art gallery, graphicanatomy
The opening is Saturday June 29th. the show continues to July 28th.

The Funhouse Gallery 1600 Clay Ave. Detroit. MI 48211




06/09/13

MWFA Represents in the Rustbelt Rivalry

See new artwork by me, and the MWFA crew taking on Cleveland and Detroit! A three city Art Battle! Saturday June 2930, noon-7pm. Cleveland's fastest growing, grassroots, arts-centric, eclectic, family friendly festival!
mwfa, waterloo, cleveland, art festival, art battle

Waterloo and E.156th St. Cleveland, OH.
waterlooartsfest.com




05/21/13

Super! Exploring the Homoerotic Subtext of the Superhero Culture.

Comicbook art by me in a show I'm curating.
If you grew up with comics and graphic novels, you may have noticed the evidence: The incredible bodies in flamboyant and skin-tight outfits. The leading of double lives. The intense male/ male relationships. The strange, unusual and even "unnatural" powers. Maybe it was the lack of positive gay role models in the mainstream culture or maybe all superheroes ARE kinda gay.
art show super, glccpgh
Exhibition runs from: Sunday June 2nd to Sept 25th.
Gallery Opening: Sunday June 2nd 6- to 9pm

glccpgh.org
GLCC 210 Grant St. PGH, PA 15219



4/13/13

INK in Detroit

See my tattoo inspired art piece in Detroit, Rock City!
Ink
May 10 & 11th only. Don't miss it.

Tangent Gallery 715 East Milwaukee Detroit, MI 48202




3/11/13

Art for Change

Once again I'll be donating art for this worthy cause.
EXTRA BONUS! I will be painting LIVE with Lauren Toohey on the spot during the Underwriter's Circle Party. The resulting Masterpiece will be up for auction in May.
persad
The Underwriters Circle Party, our VIP event, will be held on Thursday, April 11 at Jay Verno Studios on the South Side.
This year's Art for Change event will be held on Monday, May 13 at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. Persad's signature event is both a verbal and silent auction featuring over 200 pieces of art from local, national and international artists including paintings, photography, sculpture, furniture and jewelry.
Persad's largest and most successful fund raising event will be celebrating the 25th year of Art for AIDS, which has raised over $3.75 million dollars to support Persad's Free Care Fund; allowing us to offer quality services to all clients regardless of their ability to pay.

Ticket Info: here.




11/22/12

A collaboration of Art & Drag

See work by me in a show I am curating:
"Drag" can be understood gender bending or gender illusion entertainment that has the power to question, to liberate, and to push boundaries, much like the power of art. Art and drag are both concerned with aesthetics and transformation. Visual artists and drag performers operate on the fringe of society, giving them a unique perspective to explore their creativity and expression. Pittsburgh is lucky to have such a rich and talented drag community as well as a talented and rich art community. In this show, Drag Queens and Kings have collaborated with visual artists to create "royal" portraiture.
 royal portraits
Exhibition runs from: Sunday December 2nd to January 27th.
Gallery Opening: Sunday December 2nd 6- to 9pm

glccpgh.org
GLCC 210 Grant St. PGH, PA 15219



06/18/12

MWFA Stars at the Waterloo Arts Fest in Cleveland, OH.

See artwork by Jason Sauer, John Lysak, Lauren Toohey, Sam Thorp & Mark Zingarelli. Plus more art by Mia Donna, Anne Michelle Lyons and Frank Knezevich. Saturday June 30, noon-7pm. Cleveland's fastest growing, grassroots, arts-centric, eclectic, family friendly festival!
mwfa, waterloo, cleveland
PLUS! Art Battles! A 4-way Art Battle between Pittsburgh & Cleveland artists! Music battle between Grand Snafu & Cleveland Musicians! Movie battle between Pittsburgh 48hr Film Project and Cleveland 48hr Film Project! Don't miss it!

Waterloo and E.156th St. Cleveland, OH.
waterlooartsfest.com




05/07/12

Our Common Wealth

In conjunction with the 2012 Pride events, the GLCC is honored to present works from the LGBTQ comunity as well as the many Allies in Western PA.
Show opening is Sunday June 3rd 6-9pm at the GLCC. and contiues to July 29.
pgh glcc common wealth
Download the prospectus here.

GLCC 210 Grant St. Downtown PGH, 15219
glccpgh.org




03/02/12

Uncensored in New York!

leslie Lohman Gallery

In response to the church's recent call to censor the groundbreaking exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture at the Brooklyn Museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is hosting Uncensored: Queer Art and the Church on display from March 27-April 1. Look for my work here. See the whole show here.

Leslie-Lohman Annex, 127-B Prince Street, New York, NY 10012.




01/31/12

New Work in March

Principles, Postions, Power
A show of all new work with Joan Iverson Goswell at GalleriE Chiz.
chiz
As part of the First Friday Artwalk, March 2nd 5:30-8:30pm.

www.galleriechiz.com
5831 Ellsworth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15232




12/23/11

New Work at February Unblurred

This the series of people in wrestling masks doing very non- wrestling things. The mask becomes a Talisman, turning the situation from the mundane to magical.
talisman

Morris Levy Gallery
3634 Penn Ave. PGH, PA




11/04/11

2011 Tranny Roadshow

The tour has ended and I would lke to thank the organizers for letting me be part of it. And thank you to all who purchased my artwork.

Once again Sam Thorp is honored to be part of this tour:
tranny road show 2011
For 2012 tour and booking information, please check the website.

trannyroadshow.com




08/15/11

Doing Dallas

The artwork of Sam Thorp heading for Dallas with Arthouse:
arthouse
Valet parking will be available.
List of Participating Artists

arthousetexas.org




07/07/11

Sam Thorp will be showing in St. Louis for the first time.

Catch my work at Shameless Grounds in a show from July 12 to Aug 22.

2650 Sidney St. Saint Louis, MO 63104




01/07/11

It's Like a Concert Tour, but with Sketch Books.

Look for my book "Boys & Girls" on tour or at the Brooklyn Library.
The Sketchbook Project: 2011

http://arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject




12/26/10

Draw Jesus Day!

See my submission at Hyperallergic labs here.




09/19/08

Digging Pitt

My show at the Wizard got a write up in the Digging Pitt blog.
Thanks Susan.


10/26/13

Thank you for Supporting the Arts!

I am eternally grateful for anyone who has loved my art enough to spend money on it.
And know that I am doing my best to ensure the value of my art goes up.
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