Stephen Edwards makes work that deals with the documentation of events and the question of how they can be presented. The work expresses this by telling a story or creating a metaphor. His paintings are an investigation into representations of (seemingly) concrete ages and situations as well as depictions and ideas that can only be realized in painting. By contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, he creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles. His works are being confronted as aesthetically resilient, thematically interrelated material for memory and projection. The possible seems true and the truth exists, but it has many faces. Stephen's work doesn’t reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.


University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA:

Master of Fine Arts

California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA:

Bachelor of Fine Arts


Museum Collections: 

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY


Body of Work:

1967-current : Abstract (available)

1980-current : Mythical Human (available)

1997-current : Storytellers (available)

2003-08: Dancer (available)

2005-07: Embossed (available)

2005-08: Burnt Trees (available)

2008-09 : Ellis Is. (available)

2014-16: Spanish Roots (available)