Clayton Santiago Resume

Born in rural Arizona on historic Route 66, Clayton spent much of his childhood living in and traveling throughout the southeast. From the tobacco fields of Virginia to the mountains of North Georgia, the artist was greatly influenced by the people, landscape and heritage of this part of the world, and this influence is evident in his creations.

Clayton’s work is a manifestation of his belief and love for the southern landscape. Through a process of layering epoxies, gold leaf, paint and tar, he brings to life elements of his rural heritage with sophisticated modernity. Built over wood, his paintings are almost sculptural in effect. His rich, earthen colors weave together vintage motifs with abstracted natural imagery. Through these organic compositions Clayton celebrates the spirit of his faith and a deep appreciation for the natural world.

Santiago’s works have been seen in Elle Decor  Magazine, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles  and the St. Regis Hotel. He has had pieces on display at Gwinnett Church and other North Point Ministries Inc. properties, The Haen Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina, Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville, Georgia, the Emily Amy Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia and many more.

Education

2006 Atlanta College of Art
AP Studio Art Certification Program- College Board

2005 North Georgia College and State University School of Graduate Studies
Master of Art Education (In progress)

2003-2004 North Georgia College and State University
Post Baccalaureate Program

1994-1999 North Georgia College and State University
Bachelors- Art Marketing

Exhibitions

Buckhead Art and Company, Group Exhibition, Atlanta, GA 2015-20017
37th Annual Art Gala, The Quinian Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA 2015
The Haen Gallery, Group Exhibition, Asheville, NC 2010-2013
Emily Amy Gallery, Group Exhibition, Atlanta, GA 2009
The Haen Gallery, Group Exhibition, Asheville, NC 2008
Eweber Gallery, Group Exhibition- “Homecomings”, Atlanta, GA 2007
433 Bishop, Group Exhibition- “Celebrate”, Atlanta, GA 2007
NPCC Gallery, Group Exhibition, “Rendered”, Alpharetta, GA 2007
Trinity School, “Spotlight on the Arts”, Atlanta, GA 2007
Quinlan Gallery, Group Exhibition, Gainesville, GA 2007
Quinlan Arts Center, “Salon”, Gainesville, GA 2007
Eweber Gallery, One Man Show- “Elevating the Surface”, Atlanta, GA 2006
Trinity School, “Spotlight on the Arts”, Atlanta, GA 2006
Quinlan Gallery, Group Exhibition, Gainesville, GA 2006
Eweber Gallery, Open Gallery Show, Atlanta, GA 2005
Eweber Gallery, Four Man Show, Atlanta, GA 2005
Iridium Gallery, Group Exhibition, Roswell, GA 2004

Private Collections

North Point Ministries, Sugar Hill, GA
Mount Paran Church, Atlanta, GA