Steve Stratis is an award-winning artist / entrepreneur who brings an intoxicating sense of fluidity to his work. He was recently featured in the prestigious Blue Art Exhibition at the Artist Space Gallery, where his pieces ‘Liquescent’ and ‘Tides of Blu’ earned him Best of Show honors. His mesmerizing sculptures exemplify the innate beauty of blue art and push traditional boundaries of representation.
In addition to his artistic pursuits, he is a practicing Prosthodontist and conductor. He has directed and coached chamber music and orchestral ensembles in contemporary repertory, including works by Milton Babbitt, Katherine Balch, Henri Dutilleux, Fabien Levy, John Mallia, Katarina Miljkovic, Joan Arnau Pamies, Dimitris Minakakis, Yannis Xenakis, and others. His most recent research focuses on interpretive analysis of string quartet manuscripts by Beethoven, building upon pioneering work in this field by violinist Nicholas Kitchen and others.
Throughout his career, Stratis has won numerous awards and accolades for his musical and visual arts work. He has received fellowships and grants from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, the Takefu International Festival in Japan, and the New England Conservatory. He has also been awarded the Dean’s Prize for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania and the prestigious Louis Krasner Award at the New England Conservatory.
He has also worked as a producer and host for a variety of television programs, including NBC’s Armed & Famous, the CBS reality competition series American Ninja Warrior, and The Second City’s Next Comedy Legend. In addition, he has acted on the stage in a variety of productions including The Cherry Orchard and Into the Woods.
On the October 8 episode of Raw, Stratus would challenge Bliss to a tag match at Evolution with her and Mickie James as her teammate, which she agreed to. However, a week later on the November 12 episode of Raw, Bliss would chokeslam Stratus to the mat before her match against James and Alicia Fox, causing her to miss some time with a knee injury.
Stratis currently lives in Armonk, NY, with his wife and daughter, where they run the steve stratis studio & alternative space for contemporary art. Their mission is to bring quality contemporary art and education to the community, through a variety of educational programs and events. They have also served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, and are dedicated to community involvement and charitable endeavors. They are a proud supporter of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, where they have served on the Board of Directors since 2012. In 2016, they were honored by The Putnam County Historical Society with a Lifetime Membership. They also serve as a member of the Board of Directors for The Westchester Symphony Orchestra. In addition, they are a founding member of the Armonk Gallery & Cultural Center. They have an extensive collection of fine art and have exhibited widely in New York. Their work can be found in private collections in the United States and abroad. steve stratis