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Steven Cabral is a Boston-based painter whose work has been shown throughout the Northeast. He holds a BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design. He currently lives and works in Somerville, MA. 


MFA, Painting, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA 
BFA, Painting, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Curatorial Projects:
Why Do You Build Me Up?, Lesley University, Vandernoot Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2019
Vernon Street Artists, Old Schwamb Mill, Arlington, MA, 2019

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 2018
Visual Arts Fellowship Grant, Somerville Arts Council, 2018
The Artists and Craftsman Supply Award, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2008

Selected Exhibitions:​  
Interiors, MTN Space Gallery, Lake Worth Beach, FL
Solo Show at the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, Rochester, NH 
​2021 Emerging Artists Exhibition, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
MFA Thesis:An Unpredictable Time & Place, MASSMoCA, North Adam, MA 
Pride - A VSC Queer Alum Online Exhibition, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
New Talent: Davis Arney, Steven J. Cabral, Shantel Miller & Ransome, Alpha Gallery,
Boston, MA
Kinship: The Inspiration of Artistic Connection, Poughkeepsie, NY 

Repeat as Needed, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA 
Raw, MFA Exhibition Online, University of Montana, MT

Seeking Balance, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA (Solo)
The Depth of Stillness, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA​ (Solo)
Pushing Forward, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
W-Intermission, Coastal Contemporary Gallery, Newport, RI
Forms of Expression: Geometric Abstraction in Boston Today, Curator: David Guerra, The
Yard, Boston, MA
Fay Chandler EMERGING Art Exhibition 2018, Boston, MA
Space Invaders, Juried by Samuel Rowlett, Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery, Boston, MA
Chain Reaction, The Painting Center, New York, NY
Entangle, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
At The Edge: A Shifting, Coastal Contemporary Gallery, Newport, RI

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 (Catalog)
Creative Crossroads, Curator: Debra Olin, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA

New England Collective VII Juried Show, Juried by Julie Burros, Galatea Fine Arts, Boston,
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

Images of Grief and Healing, Chandler Gallery, Cambridge, MA (Catalog)
InSight Exhibition, Lunder Arts Center, Juried by Randi Hopkins, Lesley University,
Cambridge, MA
Private Collections:  
Capital One

Selected Bibliography:​
Kingston Gallery, Exhibition Review: Repeat as Needed, August 2020
Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery, Space Invader exhibition catalog, Juried by Samuel
Rowlett, January 3rd -28, 2018
Cape Code Museum of Art, Depth Perception exhibition catalog, Published by: Joanne
Mattera, Karen Freedman
Chandler Gallery, Images of Grief Healing exhibition catalog
Kingston Gallery, A Studio Visit with Steven Cabral, January 2019
Improper Bostonian, Pushing Forward, January 2019
Kingston Gallery, Steven Cabral: Seeking Balance,  September 2018
Simpson Gumpertz  Heger, Celebrating Local Art with the deCordova Sculpture Park and
Museum, May 2018
Galatea Fine Art, Getting out a Blow Torch was Cabral's Next Step, by Barbara Lindstrom
and Frank Capezzera January 2018   
ProWax Journal, Issue 16, April/June 2017
Duende Literary,  Issue 3, October 2015