Satish Prabhu Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Satish is a self-taught Chicago based artist.   Born and raised in Mumbai, India, he immigrated to United States in 2005. In 2011, he started pursuing his artistic journey after a gap of almost twenty years. After working in realism based art (plein air and portraits) for seven years, he slowly made transition into abstract mixed media in 2019.   

His artwork is in private collection internationally in US, France, Portugal and India.

Studio and Gallery

His studio and gallery is located in Oak Park Il. An eclectic suburb of Chicago famous for Frank Lloyd Wright and Hemingway. Read more about it under the contact me section of this website.

The process:

He works with mixed media in discovering abstract figures and stories. His work represents his experience and perception as an immigrant. He revisits his large and small paintings over a period. These figures and stories emerge from random abstract surfaces created by multi-media techniques. Oftentimes there are at least half a dozen layers of mixed media in each of his paintings.

Current and Upcoming exhibitions

- Galewoodstock Chicago 8/27/22

- Cubby bears Chicago 10/1/22


Past shows ans awards

2021 -22 Oak Park Art League - Faces and Models - January 2022

Headspace - Won the best of the show award.
  • ​Gallery Sabine, Chicago -Opened October 2 2021 till Mid-November
  • ​​​GIT-LIT at Cubby bears. Chicago Novemeber 12, 2021.

  • Fulton Market operative- Cries and Whispers

  • September 2021. Mundane and Ordinary.Prior to  COVID
  • ​Published book cover for Chicago based LGBT writer Book : Adeena's Pages

  • GIT-LIT  Chicago -July 2019
  • Conception Art New York - October 2019

  • Conception Art Chicago - November 2019

​Residencies and training

  • 2019 Art residency program in Orquavaux France

  • Fablab in Southern Portugal