A Portfolio: Stuart Snoddy

Juxtapoz Magazine, 1 November 2023

As Stuart Snoddy opens a solo show at Massey Klein last week, we wanted to take a look at the broad body of work in today's A Portfolio. Born in 1981 in Honduras, Snoddy got his masters at Northern Illinois University. 


"I paint fantasy. I paint the fantasy of me. This is my story complete with the screw-ups, the pleasures, and the pleasant fictions. Who am I? I wasn’t born here. I have never known a “blood” relative. I’ve never looked upon the face of someone with the same genes as I have. Never seen my eyes in someone else. I paint people that surface from a yearning imagination. Some are illuminated by the refulgence of past encounters like a glowing filament in a freshly turned off light bulb. And some come from…who knows, or wherever. I guess I just miss my friends. Nostalgia is real sticky stuff. But this fantasy nurtures the narratives of our lives as cohesive intellectual and emotional beings. I indulge it."—Stuart Snoddy