From being part of a team that branded a 53 ft. exhibit trailer to designing user interface icons, Todd Sabelli has worked as a graphic designer on a range of projects that also include editorial publications, product catalogues, a coffee-table book of Jazz photography and corporate events. He has collaborated on industry campaigns pertaining to life sciences, transportation & mobility, aerospace and manufacturing. Graphic design was preceeded by his discovery of photography.
While Todd strives to communicate information and ideas with clarity, consistency and imagination, photography is about experiencing a singular moment of connection with the world around him and using the camera to create a record of that emotive experience that can be relived through the photographic print. Nature comprises much of the subject matter in his work and serves as an endless source for aesthetic and emotional exploration. His work has been exhibited in the United States. His photography is part of the collection of artworks aboard the MS Koningsdam. He lives and works in Rhode Island.
2018, Portrait: Image and Identity, group exhibit, curated by Amy Arbus, Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2017, Shades of Gray, group exhibit, curated by Todd Johnson, Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2016, From the Pastoral to the Political, group exhibit, curated by Leah Niederstadt, Curator of Permanent Collections at Wheaton College, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, Rhode Island
2015, Nature's Gifts, Excellence Award recipient, group exhibit, curated by Brett Henrikson, Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick, Rhode Island
2015, Manna: Photographs of Food, solo exhibit, Congregational Church of Weston, Massachusetts
2014, Refuge: Photographs by Todd Sabelli, group exhibit, AS220, Providence, Rhode Island
2013-14, Sacred Dimensions: Flowers and Food, solo exhibit, curated by Paula Martesian for BankRI, Providence, Rhode Island
2013, RADIUS: An exhibition of RISD alumni from the greater Rhode Island area, group exhibit, curated by Bunny Harvey, Providence, Rhode Island
2013, NOA gallery, group exhibit, Concord, Massachusetts
2001, Peck Gallery, group exhibit, Providence, Rhode Island
Holland America Line, Koningsdam
Portrait: Image and Identity, edited by Amy Arbus for Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2018
Shades of Gray, edited by Todd Johnson, Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2017
Carte Italiane, A Journal of Italian Studies, Department of Italian, UCLA, Photography, Futurism and the Representation of Violence, Todd Sabelli, 1993-94, Vol. 13, pp. 54-63.
Warwick Beacon, Cranston Herald, Johnston SunRise, Sacred Dimensions, December, 2013. Kernan, Joe.
Creativity and Photography, Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, Johnston, Rhode Island, 2014.