Sergio Soave creative practice incorporates various technologies into hybrid modes of creative production. Soave’s works have been included in over 200 regional, national and international exhibitions. His works are included in collections of the Shongdong Contemporary Art Museum, the Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute Art Collections, Shanghai Visual Art College Museum, Hillsun Art Funds, Butler Museum of American Art, The Royal Museum of Antwerpen, Museum of Fine Art in Boston, the Corcoran Museum of Art, Kennedy Museum (Ohio University), and numerous university collections. Residencies include Nanjing College of Fine Art, Beijing Academy of Fine Art, Universidad of Guanajuato, Frans Masereel Studio in Belgium, University of Georgia’s Cortona Program, Artists Image Resource in Pittsburgh, PA, and Peacock Printmaker’s Workshop in Aberdeen, Scotland. Grants and fellowships include a WV Radiological Consultants Summer Fellowship, a Canada Council Explorations Grant, a West Virginia Artist Fellowship and three West Virginia University Senate Research Grants. His work is represented in E.C. Cunningham’s book on contemporary printmaking, Printmaking: A Primary Form of Expression and Contemporary American Printmaking published by Jilin Fine Arts Publishing.
Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Sergio Soave received his BFA from the University of Windsor (1984) and his MFA from West Virginia University (1987). Soave joined the faculty at WVU in 1988 and served as department chair from 1997-2005. In August 2005, he became department chair and professor of art at The Ohio State University. Currently he serves as Executive Associate Dean for Space and Infrastructure in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University.