• Solo Exhibitions

    2010
    Circus Day In America (40 ft x 15 ft outdoor bannerline installation) Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT

    2006
    Step Right Up...Portraits of a Sideshow, Living Learning Gallery, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

    Group Exhibitions

    2011
    Drawing Connections. Sienna Art Institute, Sienna, Italy. October 2011. The online catalogue of the exhibition will be available on this page by 30 November 2011.

    Church of Circus. 152 Cherry Street (Old Outdoor Gear Exchange), Burlington, VT. Festival of Fools special event/pop up gallery. August 5 – August 31, 2011 Opening Reception: August 5, 2011.

    Supersize: is bigger better?. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Dowell, MD. Jurors: Nancy Davis, Curator, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution & James F. Langley, Curator of Exhibitions, Calvert Marine Museum. June 10 – August 21, 2011 Opening Reception: June 10, 2011.

    AiP Juried Show. Jurors: Doris Short, Ron Donoughe & Harry Giglio. Art Institute of Pittsburgh Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. April 18 – July 23, 2011 Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 5 P.M.

    Wide Open 2, Curated by Nathan Trotman, Associate Curator of the Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY, March 12 – 27, 2011 weekends 11-4 P.M. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 1-6 P.M.

    Under the Big Top: The Fine Art of the Circus in America, The Fleming Museum, January 25 - May 22, 2011. Opening Reception: Thursday, February 3, 2011 from 5:30–7:30 P.M.

    Visual AIDS Postcards from the Edge Benefit,
    CRG Gallery, NYC

    2010

    Art Hop Open Studio, Burlington, VT

    Art Hop Juried Show, Soda Plant, Burlington, VT

    Hoff’s Harmonica Cases, North End Studio, Burlington, VT

    Housing Works Design On A Dime, Metropolitan Pavillion, NYC

    Get Your Freak On Space 242, Boston, MA

    I Heart Art Work Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    Faculty Exhibit AiP Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

    Visual AIDS Postcards from the Edge Benefit, ZieherSmith, NYC

    2009
    Elmo's Restaurant & Lounge, NYC

    The 6th International Juried Exhibition curated by J. McNamara, SICA, Long Branch, NJ

    The Funny Face Project, NYC

    Art Hop Juried Show, Burlington, VT

    Circus Art, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT

    Art Institute of Pittsburgh Faculty Show, AiP Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

    2008
    Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space Benefit, NYC

    Visual AIDS Postcards from the Edge Benefit, NYC

    Art Hop Juried Show, Burlington, VT

    2007
    Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space Benefit, NYC

    Visual AIDS Postcards from the Edge Benefit, NYC

    Art Hop Juried Show, Burlington, VT

    2006
    Visual AIDS Postcards from the Edge Benefit, NYC

    Art Hop, Burlington, VT

    A Casual Summer Show, Organization of Independent Artists, Gallery 402, NYC

    The Mermaid Show, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    CCV Faculty Exhibition, Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington, VT

    Artists That Teach, Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington, VT

    2005
    The Drawing Show, Organization of Independent Artists, Gallery 402, NYC

    The Mermaid Show, Coney Island Museum, Brooklyn, NY

    2005 National Art Show (online), Guestsgallery.com

    Art Hop, Burlington, VT

    Auction (online), Artists Paint for Peace, NY

    Babes, The Many Aspects of a Woman , Holland Tunnel, Brooklyn, NY

    Digitally Mediated (online), Organization of Independent Artists, NYC

    2004
    Artcard, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

    Silent Auction, University College Art Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ

    Art Faculty Exhibition, Liberty International Airport, Newark, NJ

    Art Hop, Burlington, VT

    Fresh Meat/Young Blood: NJ's Newest Masters, SICA, Long Branch, NJ

    12 and Under, Amos Eno Gallery, NYC

    The 7 th Annual Mermaid Show, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

    Spectra, Diesel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    Arts Alive, Union Station Gallery, Burlington, VT

    Pushing the Envelope, Flynndog, Burlington, VT

    Krispy Juicy, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Montclair State University, White Box Annex, NYC

    Domestic Affairs, Locus Media Gallery, NYC

    Flush, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

    Process Progress, Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington, VT

    Tunnel of Love, Holland Tunnel, Brooklyn, NY

    2003
    Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space Benefit, NYC

    Art Faculty Exhibition, Liberty International Airport, Newark, NJ

    Art Faculty Exhibition, University College Art Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ

    14 @ 1978, Gallery 1978, Maplewood, NJ, Curated by Erinn Frayer

    McKinsey & Co., Florham Park, NJ

    The 6 th Annual Mermaid Show, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

    Montclair State University Finley South Gallery, Montclair, NJ

    2002
    Portraits, Asbury Art Center, Asbury Park, NJ

    2001
    Auction, Coney Island Museum, Brooklyn, NY

    The 4th Annual Mermaid Show, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

    BWAC Pier Show Nine, Brooklyn, NY

    2000
    Ozzfest 2000, National Rock Festival of the U.S., Sponsoring Agent: Electric Eden, Brooklyn, NY

    Further Fest, National Rock Festival of the U.S., Sponsoring Agent: Electric Eden, Brooklyn, NY

    Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space Benefit, NYC

    BWAC Pier Show Eight, Brooklyn, NY

    1998
    Sideshow Banners: History and Visual Presentation, National Collegiate Council Conference hosted by Oklahoma State University, Chicago, IL

    Sideshow Banners, Northeast National Collegiate Council Annual Conference Co-hosted by Gallaudet University and Howard University, Kellogg Conference Center, Washington D.C.

    Sideshow Banners: History and Visual Presentation, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ

    1997
    Sideshows By The Seashore, Coney Island USA, nonprofit organization, Brooklyn, NY

  • Awards | Grants

    2010
    Vermont Public Radio (VPR) Winter Artist Mug

    2009
    Juror's Selection, Art Hop Juried Show, Burlington, VT

    Honorable Mention, Art International Online Magazine

    2005
    2nd Place, Two-Dimensional, Art Hop

    2004
    Manhattan Arts International Award of Excellence

    Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant


    Commissions

    2010
    Circus Day In America (40 ft x 15 ft outdoor bannerline installation) Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT

    Residencies

    2004
    Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


    Visiting Artist Lectures

    2010
    Circus Day In America, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT


    Sideshow: Duality and Reveral of a Rube’s Appetite, Double Dialogues Conference 2010: The Hunger Artist: Food and the Arts, University of Toronto, Canada

    Circus In America, Champlain College, Burlington, VT


    Public Collections

    Palace of Wonders, Washington D.C.

    Free Museum of Times Square, NYC

    Coney Island Museum, Brooklyn, NY

    Sideshows By The Seashore, Coney Island USA, Brooklyn, NY


    Education

    2010
    Painting Methods of the Great European Academies with Martinho Correia, Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

    2008
    17 Century Painting Methods with Maestro Michael John Angel, Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

    Painting Methods of the Great European Academies with Martinho Correia, Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

    2007
    Painting the Figure in Oil with Maestro Michael John Angel, Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

    Still Life Painting with Martinho Correia, Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

    2004
    MFA - Painting, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

    1998
    BA - Graphic Design/Illustration, magna cum laude, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ

    1995
    New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Scuplture, NYC

    1994
    School of Visual Arts, NYC

  • Media

    2011
    BCA's 30 Hours of Art (234), Seven Days Stuck in VT vlog, Eva Sollberger, Released: 10 August, 2011

    Megan James, "Popcorn! Peepholes! Women Made of Steel! Step Right Up to Church of Circus," Seven Days, August 11, 2011.

    Pamela Polston, "A New Collective of Artists Brings Another Circus to Town," Seven Days, June 22, 2011.

    2010
    Shelburne Museum: Museum Minutes, RETN, Aired: at 12:57 p.m. ET, 14 November, 2010

    Hoff the Hamonica Case Man (188), Seven Days Stuck in VT vlog, Eva Sollberger, Released: 18 August, 2010

    Noel Benedetti, “Toni-Lee Sangastiano, Featured Banner Artist,” heyrubecircus.com, Released: 13 August, 2010

    Step right up to see circus freaks, WCAX News, Jack Thurston, Aired: 26 July 2010

    Pamela Polston, “Behind the Big Top, Art Review: Circus Day in America: 1870–1950, Shelburne Museum,” Seven Days, July 13, 2010.

    Susan Green, “When the Circus Came to Town: Shelburne Museum exhibit celebrates circus day,” Burlington Free Press, June 24, 2010.

    Brent Hallenbeck, “Shelburne Museum Packs an Emotional Punch,” Burlington Free Press, May 13, 2010, 1D.

    Marc Awodey, “Art: Lilac and Gardening Sunday” Seven Days, May 14-20, 2010, 74.

    Shelburne Museum YouTube Channel, “Toni-Lee Sangastiano Sideshow Banners for the Shelburne Museum,” Aired: 4 May 2010

    2009
    Marc Awodey, "Ring Mastery," Seven Days, July 1-July 8, 2009, 32 A.

    Jeb Wallace-Brodeur, "The Circus is coming," Times Argus, June 19, 2009

    2008
    Mike Ives, "Cirque du Risque," Seven Days, Oct 29-Nov 3, 2008, 26 A.

    2005
    Gail Rosenberg, "On Stage: Deep Throat, Preview: sword swallower Roderick Russell," Seven Days, June 22-June 29, 2005, 26 A.

    You Swallowed What?!, The Discovery Health Channel, Producer: Belinda Seaman, Beyond Productions, Released: 31 January, 2005

    2004
    Stomachs of Steel, The Discovery Channel, Producer: Dr. Paul Trotman, Director: Roz Mason, Narrator: K.C. Kelly, Released: 1 July, 2004

    Mark Awodey, "Art Review: Getting There," Seven Days, February 25-March 3, 2004, 47A.

    2002
    Open Up and Say AHHH!, CNN Correspondent: Jeannie Mose, Aired: 11:45 a.m. ET, 3 September, 2002

    2000
    History's Mysteries: Circus Freaks and Sideshows, The History Channel, Released: 4 December, 2000

    June/July Brooklyn Bridge magazine, The Stoop: Turning on the Ocean, p 22

    1999
    Sideshow: Alive on the Inside, The Discovery Channel, Producer: Image Entertainment, Director: Lynn Dougherty, Narrator: Jason Alexander, Released: 21 September, 1999

    1998
    Coney Island, Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel, WCBS Correspondent: Steve Hartmen, Producer: Tom Forman, Editor: David Rubin, Aired: 29 April, 1998

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