Biography

George Strasburger was born and raised in a working class neighborhood in Scranton, PA. His first artistic influences were the murals in the Catholic Church he attended as a child, admiring and studying the stories and anatomy.

His work is characterized by a strong observation of humanity, of our physical beauty and our goodness. He works mostly in oils and loves drawing as well. He is influenced strongly by his neighbors and the landscape around him, with a focus on what unites us as aware people.

Strasburger is prolific, with many solo exhibits throughout the Southwest and has won several awards for his work. He currently lives and paints full time in Tucson AZ.

Statement

Human nature interests me in how it doesn’t change despite a changing society. My work illustrates our commonality. My work is classical in style, and contemporary in content. A comment I’ve heard by someone in response to seeing my paintings is: “This is me.”

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Main Gallery Yuma Art Center, Yuma, AZ

2019 Studio 508, Belen, NM

2019 Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, Tucson, AZ

2018 Gallery2Sun, Tucson, AZ

2018 Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV

2017 The Alwun House, Phoenix, AZ (Aug.)

2017 Pima County Public Library, Tucson, AZ (July)

2016 Dairy Art Center, Boulder, CO

2016 Vincente’s Fine Art, Bisbee, AZ

2014  Bezalel Gallery, Scottsdale AZ

Selected Group Shows

2019 Contreras Jewelry and Gallery, “Tucson” invitational, Tucson AZ

2019 Small Works Exhibit Invitational, Davis-Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2019 Arizona Artists Guild Annual Juried Exhibition, North Valley Art     Headquarters, Surprise AZ (awarded)

2019 Art at the Center, Overland Pk, KS

2019 Artlink 19th Annual Juried Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ

2019 The Rice Gallery of Fine Art Nat. Portraits and Figures Show. Oakland Park, KS

2019 Ambos Nogales Border Art Project, Touring in AZ

2019 Fusion Art, Steven Baumbach Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2019 The Rice Gallery of Fine Art – National Portraits and Figures Show, Overland Park, Kansas

2018 Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac AZ (award of excellence)

2018, 2019 ACLU Arizona “In This Together” Touring exhibit.

2018 “Gateway to Imagination” Farmington, NM (awarded)

2018 Phoenix Pride 2019, Phoenix AZ (awarded)

2017 “Orange is the New Black” Ashton Gallery, San Diego, CA (hon. Mention)

2017 Farmington Museum, Farmington NM (1st Place award)

2017 Yuma Fine Art Center, national call, Yuma, AZ (3rd Place)

2017 “The 25th Annual Small Works Invitational” Davis-Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2016 “Undressed” Nudes by Six Artists, Davis-Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2016 “All Art Arizona”, Gilbert, AZ

2015 – 2016   “Southwestern Invitational”; Yuma, Phoenix, Tubac, Flagstaff, Prescott,  Surprise AZ

2015  Archangel Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2015  Davis-Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2015   Yuma Fine Arts Center, Yuma, AZ

2014   “Painting Now,” Southwest University of Visual Arts, Tucson, AZ

2014   “Redrawing Borders,” Ajo Plaza Gallery, Ajo, AZ

2010   “Art of the State,” State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

2009 – 2010   Portrait Exhibits, Lexington, MA

2008   American Artist Professional League Member’s Exhibit, NYC

2008   “Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Exhibit,” Marywood  University, Scranton, PA

2007   American Artist Professional League Member’s Exhibit, NYC

2007   Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Awards and Honors

2019 Honorable Mention, 2019 Arizona Artists Guild Annual Juried Exhibition, North Valley Art     Headquarters, Surprise AZ

2018 Award of Excellence, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac AZ

2018 Honorable Mention, “Gateway to Imagination”, Farmington NM

2018 3rd Place Award, Phoenix Pride 2019, Phoenix AZ

2017 (Oct) Honorable Mention,  Ashton Gallery, San Diego, CA

2017 (Sep) First Place Award, Farmington Museum, Farmington NM

2015 (Jan) Best of Show. Yuma Fine Arts Center, Yuma AZ

2014 (May) First Place Award in the 4th Annual Portrait Artists of Arizona Juried Exhibition, Scottsdale, AZ

Fellow of the American Artists Professional League, NYC

Vera Rosenshaft memorial award American Artists Professional League, NYC