Aaron T Stephan presents a wry look at the world around him – focusing on the complex web of information carried by everyday materials and objects. His recent work explores the role of public monuments, the impact of their history on public discourse, and the possibility to reposition them for a new future.
Aaron was a Marguerite Zorach fellow at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, a Louise Bourgeois fellow at Yaddo, an artist in residence in the Arts/Industry Program at Kohler, and participated in the 2023 Digital Stone Residency in Gramolazza, IT. He graduated with an MFA from Maine College of Art in 2002.
Aaron’s work has been featured at venues across the US including Locust Projects, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Samson Projects, The Portland Museum of Art, John Michael Kohler Art Center, California Center for the Arts, Farnsworth Art Museum, Weitz Center at Carlton College, Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, DUMBO Center for the Arts, Troy Arts Center, University of Maine Museum of Art, Quint Contemporary, and Albany Airport Gallery amongst others. He is represented by Claire Oliver Gallery in New York City.
Aaron has completed public commissions across the U.S. including Boston, MA, Denver, CO, Manchester NH, Lubbock, TX, El Paso, TX, Salt Lake City, UT, Nashville, TN, Indianapolis, IN, San Diego, CA, Tampa, FL, and Portland, ME amongst others.