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I use paint to tell stories built of form, space and light.
The self-contained tableaus are highly structured, sparse and tonal. They are secret worlds of pathos and numen.
My voice is archaic. It does not recognize the gloss and distraction of modern life. It looks to find itself in the being-ness of things and the presence of light.
Stephan’s work has been published in Stone Canoe: A Journal of Arts and Ideas From Upstate New York. He was the recipient of a Lenore Segan Arts Award given by the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation in NYC. His work has been exhibited throughout New York and New York City. Stephan is currently an artist with the State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca, NY.
Born in 1970 in Rochester, NY Stephan has lived on both coasts and places in between. He began his artistic training at Syracuse University and received his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. He currently lives and works in Ithaca, NY.
ONE AND TWO PERSON SHOWS
2009 Corners Gallery, A Ritual Setting Ithaca, NY
State of the Art Gallery, Counterpoint Cafe Ithaca, NY
2007 BoxHeart Gallery, Held in the Mind Pittsburgh, PA
2004 Clinton House Art Space, Stories of the Christian Dharma Ithaca, NY
2012 State of the Art Gallery, Members Show Ithaca, NY
2011 George Waters Gallery, Elmira College Elmira, NY
2010 Longyear Gallery, Artists Choose Artists Margaretville, NY
2009 Allied Artists of America, Annual Juried Exhibition New York, NY
Houghton Gallery, SOAG Celebrates 20 Years Corning, NY
State of the Art Gallery, Members Show Ithaca, NY
Prince Street Gallery, 3rd National Juried Exhibition New York, NY
Delavan Gallery, Stone Canoe Art Exhibit Syracuse, NY
2006 BoxHeart Gallery, Sacred Art Exhibition Pittsburgh, PA
2005 Roberts Wesleyan College, Rest in a Time of Unrest Rochester, NY
2003 The Painting Center, Small Immensities New York, NY
The Barrett Art Center, New Directions Poughkeepsie, NY
Stone Canoe: A Journal of Arts and Ideas from Upstate New York, No. 3, 2009. University College of Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.
2009 Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation, Lenore Segan Arts Award New York,NY