graphic anatomy

The online portfolio of Sam Thorp


My work as part of the Kaleidos Foundation in the Netherlands.

Kaleidos Foundation: The collection contains Michans Martial Arts, Oriental Manuscripts, Ethnic Art from Africa, Watercolours and Drawings from the 17th century to the present, Nude (drawings and paintings), Old Books and Manuscripts and a limited collection of Asian textiles.


Something new at MWFA

New work on display in October.
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Downstairs at Most Wanted Fine Art.

5015 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224


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


Comic Book Debut- August 29- Oct 18th.

For the first time ever my secret online comic book project will be on display at the Toonseum along with other great local artists. Sample copies will be available at the opening.
comic book, art, gallery show

Opening party is Sept 11th. 7- 10:30pm. Free and open to the public.


Browse the Ebay store

An ever- changing assortment of figure drawing and nudes. All very affordable and perfect to add to your collection. Secure payments. Quick delivery. Original art.


National Queer Art Festival! June 4th - 27th

I will be displaying several works of art and there will be free handmade stickers for you all to take home.
Each year, Queer Cultural Center (QCC) organizes a large-scale month-long exhibition of cutting-edge queer art at SomArts Cultural Center Gallery in San Francisco that serves as the National Queer Arts Festival's kick-off event. This annual exhibition is the largest and oldest forum for queer visual art in the U.S. For the past 17 years, the exhibition has featured 30 to 60 emerging and mid-career Queer artists' work. These works are documented on QCC website, which provides a visual history of queer art making in the U.S. and provides curators and activists with a valuable resource for contemporary queer visual culture.
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Glitter Bomb is about artwork exploring the physical, social, political, historical, affective, and irreverent dimensions of queer alliances and connections. How do queers bond, connect, and create alternative models for social interaction and political transformation? How do we build on past models of queer sociality as well as contemporary modes of media and technology to forge new ways of connecting that reflect the urgency of social justice movements today?


Painting Live in California at the Maker Faire!

Find me , my art and the MWFA gallery crew at the Los Angeles downtown artwalk. May 14th. We'll be in front of the Regent Theater showcasing the Pittsburgh Art car tour.
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Maker Faire is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But it's not just for the novel in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.
maker faire, live painting
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth-a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.,


LUPEC + Local + Art

Join LUPEC for our 4th annual all-women art show. LUPEC will again be presenting an all local women art show in honor of Women's History Month. Come see work created by local Pittsburgh talent and enjoy LUPEC's feminist inspired cocktails. The show is scheduled for Saturday, 3/21, from 6 pm to 10 pm. The gallery is Monk's Place at 3634 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA. All work will be for sale, all proceeds will go to the artist.
LUPEC,  art show, feminism, cocktails, fine art, drinks, sisterhood, women's liberation
New Art by me in a show I'm curating.
Friday, March 21st. 6-10pm.

3634 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15201


Best of the Burg- 12 x12 Rewind.

A group exhibition of 12"x12" works by local and regional artists. In December of 2009 at Fast Forward gallery the first 12x12 show brought together a group of young artists who for the most part were just starting out in their art careers. That show was an introduction to the emerging and vibrant art scene in Pittsburgh at that time and now it's time for round two. 12x12 Rewind, curated by Craig Freeman and Ron Copeland, is an homage to the show that originally brought us together and at the same time will be an introduction to a whole new group of prolific and skilled artists living and working in present day Pittsburgh. fine art, pgh, art, artists, gallery, exhibition
Friday, Feb 6 7-10pm.

Modern Formations 4919 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, Pa 15224


My Gift to You.

Thank you for your support and excellent taste in art.
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Choose: 2105 Mr. gRAPHICaNATOMY or 2105 Ms. gRAPHICaNATOMY
And, please, keep supporting the arts.


Spaces Unbound at MWFA

Caldwell Linker and Sam Thorp challenge the traditional notions of space and boundaries. Caldwell explores the atmospheric effects and psychology of rooms we choose to live in. And Sam Thorp creates life size portraits that break with traditional uses of negative space, resulting in a very engaging contemplation for the viewer.
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Beer Samples by Rockbottom Beer and music by Grand Snafu will fill out the evening.
Exhibition runs from: Friday December 5th to December 28th, 2014.
Opening Reception: Friday 5th of September 7pm- to 10pm

5015 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224


Return to Trundle Manor

Trundle Manor brings you more Sex- Positive Fine Art and performances. The show celebrates the various ways we express ourselves intimately; defying morality -police, and outside pressures to "keep it clean". Main exhibiting artists are photographer, Mia Donna Maneer and painter, Sam Thorp. Demos and performances by Russ Wayne, Emily Reteshka, the Absinthe Fairy and more
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Opening night is Saturday, November 15th 7pm to 2am. Guests are encouraged to BYOB. Some Absinthe will be served with the return of the naked buffet. Admission is free. Street parking available. *This is an Adult event for Adults only, who are expected to act like an Adult at all times. Consent and respectful behavior will be strictly demanded of every guest. *

7724 Juniata St, Pittsburgh, PA 15218


Sticker Phiends Volume 6

Sticker Phiends 6 will exhibit the adhesive art of street and graffiti artists from around both the country and world... and I will be a part of it.
stcker art, urban, street, graffitti
In addition to the urban works on display, Sticker Phiends 6 will also be handing out free stickers as well as selling limited edition prints and other pieces by the artists.Saturday, October 11, at Cartel Coffee Lab.

225 W. University Drive, Ste. 101 Tempe, AZ 85281


2014 Zine Fair

The newest and most inspiring issue of Battlefield Saints will be available at the Pittsburgh Zine Fair. See what I have in store for you, along with many other great artists and vendors.
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The 2013 Pittsburgh Zine Fair is set to take place at The Union Project on Sunday, September 28th from 2-8pm. This event is always free to all-age attendees.

The zine fair 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!

Union Project 801 N Negley Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206


Painting Live with MWFA at the Maker Faire!

Maker Faire is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But it's not just for the novel in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.
maker faire, live painting
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth-a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.


Rise & Grind! Back by popular demand!

Belvederes Ultra-Dive & Projekt 5050 will be hosting the 5 year anniversary and 10 show for Projekt 5050. It all started with skateboards on September 19th 2009. DJ's HankD aka Hank DeLuca x Jx4 aka Jeffrey J Justus Jr. will be shredding the table. . projekt 50, low brow, fine art, pgh, art, street art, grafitti, skatedecks, skate
Friday, Sept 19th 9pm- 2am. $5 entry. 21 and up only. ID required.

4016 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201


Share in the Artistic Vision

Customized Sunglasses and new Artwork.
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Penn Avenue Eyewear and Most Wanted Fine Art are teaming up to support the eye health of local artists by bringing you #ArtisticVisionPGH , a collection of art and sunglasses made by local artists in trade for glasses.
The frames will only be available through silent auction on Sept 12, 2014. All sales benefit the charities "Healthy Artists" and "Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation".

5430 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (formerly the Quiet Storm)


New Art at a New Spot

Brand new paintings at Gus's First Friday During Unblurred.
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Stop in, have a beer, some food, enjoy the art. Will be up all month.

4717 Butler St. Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh,


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,


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


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


Properly Filthy at Trundle Manor

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

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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



Presented by Waterloo Arts and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture

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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.


PGH TransPride Showcase

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

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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


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


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: $15 and up.

1449 Potomac Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15216


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).


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

4931 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224


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


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



My Artwork published in Hyacinth Nior- Imbolc Literary Issue 2014


Featured Artist at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art

A Double Feature Exhibition with Brian Gonnella as part of the pop-up exhibition series.
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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



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.
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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


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?
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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:


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!
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Tangent Gallery 715 East Milwaukee Detroit, MI 48202

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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.
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The opening is Saturday June 29th. the show continues to July 28th.

The Funhouse Gallery 1600 Clay Ave. Detroit. MI 48211


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.
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Exhibition runs from: Sunday June 2nd to Sept 25th.
Gallery Opening: Sunday June 2nd 6- to 9pm
GLCC 210 Grant St. PGH, PA 15219


INK in Detroit

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

Tangent Gallery 715 East Milwaukee Detroit, MI 48202


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.
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.


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
GLCC 210 Grant St. PGH, PA 15219


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.


New Work in March

Principles, Postions, Power
A show of all new work with Joan Iverson Goswell at GalleriE Chiz.
As part of the First Friday Artwalk, March 2nd 5:30-8:30pm.
5831 Ellsworth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15232


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.


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


Draw Jesus Day!

See my submission at Hyperallergic labs here.


Digging Pitt

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


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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Your generosity and support is appreciated. Thank you.

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