WESTFALL, Stephen

Creator

WESTFALL, STEPHEN
b. United States, 1953
Stephen Westfall was born in 1953 in Schenectady, New York. Westfall attended UC Santa Barbara for 8 years, receiving his BA in 1975, followed by his MFA three years later. In 1984, Westfall’s first solo exhibition at the Tracey Garet Gallery in New York was wonderfully received by critics for his particular, dynamic style of abstract geometry. This gave way to numerous future group and survey exhibitions as well as a number of solo shows, in the United States and internationally. He has received awards and grants including, but not limited to, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Westfall’s style is geometric, vibrant, clean, and consistent. He draws inspiration from architecture and its bold, ever present nature, as well as colors, and the way in which the two elements collaborate. Since 2007, wall painting has become an essential genre of Westfall’s work, effectively combining his favorite aspects of both architecture and painting. Along with his career as a visual artist, Westfall also teaches at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, as well as the graduate program at Bard University. Additionally, Westfall is a contributing editor for contemporary art magazine Art in America. Please enjoy his work at the AD&AM by clicking on the following

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Citation

WESTFALL, STEPHEN, b. United States, 1953, and Stephen Westfall was born in 1953 in Schenectady, New York. Westfall attended UC Santa Barbara for 8 years, receiving his BA in 1975, followed by his MFA three years later. In 1984, Westfall’s first solo exhibition at the Tracey Garet Gallery in New York was wonderfully received by critics for his particular, dynamic style of abstract geometry. This gave way to numerous future group and survey exhibitions as well as a number of solo shows, in the United States and internationally. He has received awards and grants including, but not limited to, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Westfall’s style is geometric, vibrant, clean, and consistent. He draws inspiration from architecture and its bold, ever present nature, as well as colors, and the way in which the two elements collaborate. Since 2007, wall painting has become an essential genre of Westfall’s work, effectively combining his favorite aspects of both architecture and painting. Along with his career as a visual artist, Westfall also teaches at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, as well as the graduate program at Bard University. Additionally, Westfall is a contributing editor for contemporary art magazine Art in America. Please enjoy his work at the AD&AM by clicking on the followinghttp://128.111.216.62/admin/items/edit/4666http://128.111.216.62/admin/items/edit/3122, “WESTFALL, Stephen,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 25, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4701.