John Santerineross is an American artist known for dark, often erotic imagery. In 2006, he had a solo exhibition at KFMK Gallery in New York City that garnered international attention.
John Santerineross was born in 1955 in the Bronx. He started his artistic career working as a ceramist from 1979 to 1989. In 1989, he helped form Artfux, a group which described itself as a “guerilla art group.” The group’s most famous antic was “The Trial of Sen. Jesse Helms” in 1990. In 1994, Santerineross began photographing professionally and his first book, Fruit of the Secret God, was released in 1999. Dream followed in 2004. Critical response to Santerineross’s work has been mixed. Peter Marshall of about.com found Santerineross’s photographs to be “initially impressive, but [with] a repetitive quality in its symbolism and manufactured mood that palled after a while.” In contrast, PROFIFITO magazine called him “one of the world’s leading neo-symbolist photographers of our time.”