Steven J. Cabral


Artist Biography

Steven Cabral is a Boston-based painter and has shown his work in several group
exhibitions in the greater Boston area. He is a member of the Vernon Street artists’
community in Somerville, Massachusetts as well as the Brickbottom Artist Association.
Steven holds a BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and
he currently livesand works in Somerville.

Artist Statement

My work is a reflection of my personal philosophy, functioning as an ongoing interpretation
of my history -- a continuous flow of memory and experience that is translated into personal
mythology conveyed in colors, forms, and lines. It serves as an intimate invitation, allowing
me to share challenging moments or to express complicated feelings during experiences in which
words alone might otherwise fail to fully convey the depth and nuance involved. During my
art-making process, I engage my natural curiosity and explore what the paint can do by making
marks that respond expressively to my thoughts and actions. Consequently, each mark represents
my being as a living soul--creating shapes, lines, or by moving my brush sensuously across the
canvas. Each of these compositional elements directly aligned with my abstract thinking process
while yet still allowing me to work intuitively and let myself go. This collective body of works is
a synthesis of my inner thoughts and emotions which are depicted in narrative hues and shapes
that capture the fleeting momentary fragments of past, present, and future.



2018 Solo Show, more details to come

Selected Solo Exhibition

2016 inside OUT gallery, Davis Square, Somerville, MA

Group Exhibitions

​2017 Sense of Place, Castle Hill Gallery, Juried by Patricia Miranda, Truro, MA
   Depth Perception, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Curators: Cherie Mittenthal and Joanne Mattera, Dennis, MA
   Creative Crossroads, Curator: Debra Olin, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA
2016 New England Collective VII Juried Show, Juried by Julie Burros, Galatea Fine Arts, Boston, MA
   You Think It’s _____, but It’s Really ______., Midway Gallery, Boston, MA
    MELT, Brickbottom Gallery, Curated by Debra Olin, Somerville, MA
   Boston Biennial 4, Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, MA
2015 Images of Grief and Healing, Chandler Gallery, Cambridge, MA
   InSight Exhibition, Lunder Arts Center, Juried by Randi Hopkins, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
   Artists' Choice Exhibit, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA
2014 Vernon Street Artists’ Anniversary Exhibit, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA


New York Artists Equity Association - Member
​Brickbottom Artists Association - Member

Print Media

Cape Code Museum of Art, "Depth Perception exhibition catalog", Published by: Joanne Mattera, Karen Freedman
Chandler Gallery, "Images of Grief & Healing exhibition catalog"

Online Publications

ProWax Journal, Issue 16, April/June 2017 <>
Duende Literary, Issue 3, October 2015 <>
SFMOMA on the go, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, May 2015


Cabral, Steven, Art at SCATV, interviewed by Janet Cormier, March 2017


2008 The Artists and Craftsman Supply Award, Massachusetts College of Art and Design