Stephen Wozniak is a conceptual artist who primarily works in wood, solid surfaces, hardware and fine finishes. His art is about personal identity, perception, belief, memory and the materials and objects that reflect and obscure our domestic lives. His works have been exhibited in the Cameron Art Museum, Bradbury Art Museum, Leo Castelli Gallery at Brenau University, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Ward-Nasse Gallery, Maryland Art Place and the Moses Lake Museum and Art Center, among others. He and his work have been featured in such publications as Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, Art of the Times and Artiholics Magazine. His works are held in numerous private and public permanent collections. Stephen was born in Dover, New Hampshire and raised in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. He is a member of the international artist network Berlin Collectiv. He formally studied visual fine art, performance art and art history. He earned a B.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art, as well as attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California and maintains a studio practice in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Home is where the art is. It’s a place in which many of our subjective perceptions and personal relationships begin. Often, our domestic life is reflected in choices that define home through objects, materials, tools and the settings where they are used over time. Home, in the context of my work, also alludes to the place where our interior lives and outward identity emerge, as well as the family and community dynamic that they are intrinsically a part of. My work, which is minimal in form, offers a discrete pathway through personal memory, rendering both revelation and concealment of both the self and other. It is also a place for contemplation, a point of departure from an independent object to a continuum with the viewer. I primarily use common, accessible domestic home interior materials, such as cabinet wood, hardware and fine finishes to invite viewers back home in a way that enables them to review their lives and relationships.
1971 Dover, New Hampshire, U.S.A.
1993 B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
1991 Undergraduate Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Award Winner of Abstract Only! 10th Annual Exhibition, Wailoa Center, curated by Codie King, Hilo, Hawaii
First Prize Winner and payment award for the National ’92 Small Works Exhibition, Schoharie County Arts Council Gallery, curated by Dan Cameron, Cobleskill, New York
Nerd Alert, Moses Lake Museum and Art Center, curated by Dollie Boyd, Moses Lake, Washington, August 20 – September 23
The Fall of Civilization, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, curated by Alicia Eggert and Linda Cullum, Lubbock, Texas, August 6 – September 25
You Are Here Now, Berlin Collectiv, curated by Nicole Cohen, virtual exhibition and New York, New York, June 6 – August 6
Insight, Cape Cod Museum of Art, curated by Grace Hopkins, Dennis, Massachusetts, March 18 – June 20
All Abstract, 311 Gallery, curated by Lakeshia Reid and Kenneth Proseus, Raleigh, North Carolina, March 5 – 26
Illumination, Cameron Art Museum, curated by Bob Unchester, Wilmington, North Carolina, November 20, 2020 – January 10, 2021
Abstract Only! 10th Annual Exhibition, Wailoa Center, Hawaii Island Art Alliance, curated by Codie King, Hilo, Hawaii, October 2 – 27
Authentic Marks’ 3rd International Miniature Printmaking Exhibition, Zayed University, curated by Shaghaf Group, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 27 – September 5
L.A. Stories, Leo Castelli Gallery, Brenau University, curated by Paul Paiement, Gainesville, Georgia, February 13, 2020 – May 31, 2021
2020 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Art Museum, curated by Gretchen L. Wagner, Jonesboro, Arkansas, January 23 – February 29
Illumination, Cameron Art Museum, curated by Holly Tripman Fitzgerald, Wilmington, North Carolina, December 7, 2019 – January 12, 2020
So It Is Written, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, New York, December 1-23
Annual Regional Film and Video Makers Showcase, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, May 3 – June 3
National ’92 Small Works Exhibition, Schoharie County Arts Council Gallery, curated by Dan Cameron, Cobleskill, New York, May 29 – July 10
First Annual Hair Ball Exhibition, Maryland Art Place, hosted by John Waters, Baltimore, Maryland, April 27 – May 11
Quintana, Kelly, “Stephen Wozniak: Remembering Home.” Art of the Times, Winter 2020: 12-13. Print and online. Retrieved from Stephen Wozniak: Remembering Home.
Wisniewski, John, “Spotlight on Stephen Wozniak: Conceptual Artist and Actor.” AMFM Magazine, November 2020. Retrieved from Spotlight on Stephen Wozniak: Conceptual Artist and Actor.
Mino, Ylenia, “Meet the Los Angeles-based Conceptual Artist Stephen Wozniak.” Artiholics Magazine, October 2020. Retrieved from Meet the Los Angeles-based Conceptual Artist Stephen Wozniak.
Parker, Samantha, “Stephen Wozniak: A Simple Place in Life.” Noah Becker’s Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, March 2020. Retrieved from Stephen Wozniak: A Simple Place in Life.
Wagner, Gretchen L., 2020 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition catalog, Bradbury Art Museum. Print.
Cameron, Dan, National ’92 Small Works Exhibition catalog, Fourteenth Edition Exhibition Directory, The Exhibit Planners, Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Print.
Noon Lecture series on fine art and acting at Maryland Institute College of Art, Fred Lazarus IV Center, Baltimore, Maryland, April 29, 2019
Lecture on fine art and acting, Albertus Magnus Schule, Vienna, Austria, October 21, 2014.
Visiting artist, undergraduate critiques, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, March 4 and 11, 2019
The Baltimore Museum of Art, researcher for chief curator Jan Howard, Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Baltimore, Maryland
Member of the international artist network Berlin Collectiv.
Dr. Patrick T. Vargas
Dr. Christian Lerch
Andy Scott Ladson
Terryn and Jon Button
Paul and Janice Paiement
Alan and Leah Verrill Heitz