Anthony DeSanto (b.1996) was born in Hartford, Connecticut and grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida. He received his Studio Art BFA from the University of Central Florida, with a focus on photography.
Anthony is interested in shared relationships/experiences, and likes to make work addressing the multiple facets of time, gaze, digital media, and the photo as language. Anthony works primarily in 35mm photography, scanning the negatives to create sculptures, prints and photobooks.
He enjoys music, sleeping in, and having a slice of pizza with his friends.
I believe in the manifestation of our dreams, and invite my viewers to uncover the sublime truths that are building within their everyday lives. It is in the human commonality to collect and share images as points of time in our ephemeral lives. By combining analog photography (shooting with 35mm film) and digital photography with photographic scanning, editing, and manipulation, I am expanding on points in my history as well as points in photography’s technical and cultural history. My process often involves a form of construction and deconstruction – from scanning negatives, to cutting and pasting photographic prints. At the core of the process, I abstract the pictorial plane and the image becomes less of a memory, and more of a dream that I can mold and apply to my own world at the present moment. This uncanny mixture of old and new materials and techniques generates a oneness between the present and the past.
2019 BFA Studio Art – Photography, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Minor – Digital Media
2016 AA – Emerging Media, Broward College, Davie, FL
2020 Youth #6, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea (upcoming)
2019 Playdate No.5, Motion Sickness Project, Cambridge, UK
2019 ALLEGORIA: SVAD Biannual BFA Exhibition, UCF Art Gallery, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (catalog)
2019 Stage One, Pop Parlour, Orlando, FL
2019 The Good Stuff, School of Visual Arts and Design, Orlando, FL
2019 Thrust, School of Visual Arts and Design, Orlando, FL
2019 Fresca, Pop Parlour, Orlando, FL
2018 ISO108, School of Visual Arts and Design, Orlando, FL
2018 The Rest, Pop Parlour, Orlando, FL
2018 Adjacent Style, City Arts Factory, Orlando, FL
2018 Don’t Tell Your Friends, Harolds, West Palm Beach, FL
2018 Campus Movie Fest, Regal Cinemas Battery Park, New York, NY
2018 Real Eyes, Pop Parlour, Orlando, FL
2018 Director of Photography, Black. Butch. Woman. (link) Directed by Nia Cumberlander
2019 VOYAGE MIA (link)
2019 Crocker Partners Art Loan, Orlando FL
2018 Crocker Partners Art Loan, Orlando FL
2018 Provost Office Art Loan, University of Central Florida, Orlando FL
2018 Campus Docs Grand Prize Winner, Campus Movie Fest, New York, NY