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Bugs by Shoosty – Opening Reception
December 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bugs and Places By Stephen “Shoosty” Shooster
Bugs and Places By Stephen “Shoosty” Shooster is the newest exhibition at Mills Art Gallery. Shoosty’s work is recognizable by his trademark use of color and shape. Influenced by travel, music, nature and family, Shoosty’s work takes the viewer on a wild ride invoking the spirits of Picasso, Braque, Gauguin, Chagall, Matisse, Ad Reinhardt and even Illustrated Manuscripts to create his paintings which range from the sublime to groovy. Shoosty’s sculpture and paintings appear in public and private collections around the world. Shoosty’s artistic ability with his zeal for technology and lifelong learning keep him constantly curious and creative. Shoosty is as comfortable with oil paints as he is with technology. His primary concern is using the arts to provide creative leadership to those that surround him and to constantly challenge himself to think and create in new ways.
About The Artist
Stephen Shooster, known as Shoosty was born in 1958 in Chester, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in Architecture, in 1986 at The University of Florida. Shooster has enjoyed a successful corporate career by day and a prolific painting career by night. Shooster aka “Shoosty” is a fine and graphic artist, VFX artist, software developer, fashion designer, business developer, an expert in customer service, and author. From Local Beginnings to Global Response Shooster’s corporate career took him from working with his family in an answering service business, using old-fashioned wooden switchboards to navigating the company successfully through the convergence of computers and telephony, patenting software along the way that is the de facto method used by all call centers today. Shooster was the creative force behind our technology innovation at Global Response. Global Response now under new ownership serves some of the finest brands in the world, including Toyota, Zara, Lane Bryant Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Modern Museum of Art, Ally Bank, CBS, Crate and Barrel, Hess, and The Home Depot.