Steven Swancoat is a full time Ob/Gyn resident at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn and full time artist living in New York’s Upper West Side. Steven moved to New York in July 2010 to pursue his clinical rotations as a medical student. Steven’s father, on a visit to the city encouraged him to “give art a try”. Steven began exploring photography that December, capturing New York’s landscapes and architecture.
In February 2011, after being inspired by a street art documentary, having never taken a single art class his entire life, he put the camera down and picked up the paint brush. Less than one year later, in February 2012 Steven had his first Solo Exhibition in New York City which he doubled as a Fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer. Since then Steven’s art and philanthropy career has taken off. In the just three years Steven has had two New York solo exhibitions, hosted three Ovarian Cancer Fundraisers/Art shows, created over 200 paintings and is a Jr. board member at the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
“In surgery I am always looking for a better and safer technique, an instrument to invent that can reduce complications. In art I am always looking for a new process, concept or approach".
In late 2012, Steven meet neighbor & SCAD graduate Tripp Derrick Barnes. Encouraging Tripp to paint together with him one night they discovered something they never imagined... Surprisingly not only did they work very well together but their collaborative paintings were phenomenal. Since then the two have become best friends, founded PopNeoism, something that started as a way to describe their work, is now an art team of over 10 individuals and is progressing each day more and more towards and Avant-Garde movement.
"I embrace entering Art from an outside field such as medicine. Because of this I feel more free in my art and avant-garde in my approach to the art scene".
Steven’s future goals include practicing Ob/GYN in New York City, continuing as an Avant-Garde artist, being a media correspondent for women’s health while creating new innovative ways to advance medicine, art and philanthropy. He is also currently conducting (2) original prospective research studies; increasing the detection rate of false labor, and the new use of a device to help increase the detection rate of uterine cancer during routine hysteroscopy dilation and curettage.