Creatures of Imagination, Paintings by Steve Loya

By Steve Loya

Artist and teacher Steve Loya grew up watching movies and TV shows with lots of cool, creative monsters in them. Star Wars, Godzilla, Ultraman, and Spectre Man were a few that left an impression, and Steve also had a love and appreciation for insects and animals.

Steve's Splotch Monster paintings began as an experiment and a daily creative exercise and became so much more, these critters created from watercolors, acrylics, coffee, India ink, tea and more, branched out into many different directions, from cute and cartoony to more serious, abstract compositions, to something in between. The colorful monsters have exhibited widely, and even got profiled (along with their creator) in Washington's City Paper. For more information about Steve and his artwork please visit his website or email him.

Gallery Information

The exhibit is on display this summer at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus, Innovation Hall, 45085 University Drive, Lobby, Ashburn, VA 20147. It is free and open to the public. 

The exhibit hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., closed on Sunday. Please contact building security to ensure access at (571) 553-8243 or (202) 815-0129. For more information please contact the Office of Corporate and Community Relations by email or by calling (571) 553-5002.