CV

Born

1953 in Schenectady, New York, US; Lives and works in New York, US

Studies

1978
MFA, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, US
1975
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, US

Selected Solo Shows

2018
The Patchwork Veil, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, US
2017
Stephen Westfall, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO, US
2016
Crispy Fugue State, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, Ny, US
2015
Stars and Candy Wrappers, AD&A Museum, Santa Barbara, CA, US
 
Jewel Curtain, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, US
2014
Above the Desert of Non-Objectivity Stars Are Diamonds, LAProjects, Landshut, DE
 
Stephen Westfall – Oracle, OMI International Arts Center, Ghent, NJ, US
2013
Jesus and Bossa Nova, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, US
2011
Seraphim: Paintings and Works on Paper, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, US
2010
The Rome Prize: Recent Painting, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US
 
Pavimentazione sul Muro, American Academy, Rome, IT
2009
Recent Gouaches, Room for Paper San Francisco, CA, US
 
Stephen Westfall: New Y(W)ork, Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, CH
2008
Stephen Westfall: New Works, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, US
2007
Stephen Westfall, Solvent Space, Richmond, VA, US
2006
Stephen Westfall: New Paintings, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, US
2005
Stephen Westfall: Recent Paintings, Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, CH
 
Stephen Westfall: New Monotypes, Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA, US
 
New Works on Paper, Bruno Marina Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, US
2004
Stephen Westfall, Paal Kunst & Konzept, Munich, DE
 
Stephen Westfall: Paintings, Galerie Zurcher, Paris, FR
2003
Stephen Westfall, Bruno Marina Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, US
 
Stephen Westfall: New Monotypes, Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA, US
 
Stephen Westfall: New Paintings 2002-2003, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, US
2002
Stephen Westfall: New Paintings, Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, CH
 
Stephen Westfall, Galerie Paal, Munich, DE
 
Stephen Westfall: New Paintings, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, US
2000
Five Paintings: Stephen Westfall, Colgate University, Gallery of the Department of Art and Art History, Hamilton, NY, US
1999
Stephen Westfall: Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Paal, Munich, DE
 
Stephen Westfall: Abstract Journey, A Twenty Year Survey, Belk Gallery at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, US
 
Stephen Westfall: New Paintings, Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, CH
 
Stephen Westfall: New Paintings, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, US
1998
Stephen Westfall, Galerie Zurcher, Paris, FR
1997
Stephen Westfall: Neue Bilder, Galerie Paal, Munich, DE
 
Stephen Westfall, Galerie Zurcher, Paris, FR
1996
Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, CH
 
Stephen Westfall, Galerie Paal, Munich, DE
1995
Stephen Westfall: New Paintings, Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY, US
1994
Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, CH
 
Galerie Paal, Munich, DE
1993
Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Erik Stark Gallery, New York, NY, US
1991
Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Pretto Berland Hall, New York, NY, US
1990
Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Lawrence Olivier Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, US
1988
Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY, US
1987
Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY, US
1984
Tracey Garet Gallery, New York, NY, US
1978
University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, US

Selected Group Shows

2019
PATTERNS : Michelle Grabner, Sheila Hicks, Edda Renouf, Dan Walsh, Stephen Westfall, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, CH
 
Richard Serra, Stephen Westfall, Don Voisine, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO, US
 
TRIPLE, curted by Jan van der Ploeg, Galerie Gisela Clement, Bonn, DE
 
2019 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, US
2017
Concurrent Exhibitions in Abstraction: Stephen Westfall, Deborah Zlotsky, Jason Karolak, Jason Karolak, Kate Petley, Don Voisine, Marcelyn McNeil, Wendi Harford, Lloyd Martin, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO, US
2016
Bedazzled, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY, US
 
Painting Color, LSU School of Art Glassel Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA, US
 
Welcome Back Show, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, US
 
Chromatic Space, curated by Jonathan Lippincott, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, BMCC, New York, NY, US
 
Chasing the Rose, curated by Lindsey Brown and Rose Burlingham, Clinton Corners, NY, US
 
The Onward of Art – American Abstract Artists 80th Anniversary Exhibition, curated by Karen Wilkin, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Visible Histories – American Abstract Artists, curated by Max Weintraub, Morris-Warren Gallery, New York, NY, US
2015
INTRO, Clement & Schneider, Bonn, DE
 
Karma Funk Farm – Polly Apfelbaum & Stephen Westfall, The Suburban, Milwaukee, WI, US
 
Fiber Optic, Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY, US
 
A Few Days, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, US
 
Re-Op: ‘The Responsive Eye’ Fifty Years After, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, US
 
Salon du Dessin, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, US
 
Oysters with Lemon, Ventana244, Brooklyn, NY, US
2014
Freak Flag, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Polly Apfelbaum & Stephen Westfall: Electric Zinnia Field, Kunstgaleriebonn, Bonn, DE
 
Fifty Years of Distinguished Alumni, University of California, Santa Barbara, Art, Design & Architecture Museum, Santa Barbara, CA, US
 
To Leo, A Tribute from the American Abstract Artists, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, US
 
Sensory Impact, Morgan Stanley World Headquarters, Purchase, NY, US
 
Geometry Poems, curated by Katherine Mojzsis & Ronna Lebo, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, US
2013
Punchline, The Institute Library, New Haven, CT, US
 
AAA 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio, University of Tennessee: Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN, US
 
American Abstract Artists, School of Art Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH, US
 
Julian Pretto Gallery Exibition, Minus Space Brooklyn, NY, US
 
Welcome Back Show, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ, US
 
Papier/ Paper III, Kunstgaleriebonn, Bonn, DE
 
AAA Print Portfolio, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT, US
 
Wit, curated by Joanne Freeman, The Painting Center, New York, NY, US
2012
Conceptual Abstraction, curated by Pepe Karmel and Joachim Pisarro, Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY, US
 
Welcome Back Show, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ, US
 
InsideOutsiders: Mary Heilmann and Friends, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY, US
 
Mind Head, JiM Contemporani, Barcelona, ES
 
The Family Show, ILLE Arts, Amagansett, NY, US
 
The Annual: 2012, National Academy Museum, New York, NY, US
2011
American Abstract Artists, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, US
 
ABSTRACTION, curated by Janet Kurnatowski, The Icebox and Grey Area, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA, US
 
Draw the Line, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Ghost in the Machine, curated by Stephen Westfall, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, US
 
Reverie, curated by Stephen Westfall, Zürcher Studio, New York, NY, US
 
American Abstract Artists International / 75th Anniversary, Galerie oqbo, Berlin, DE
 
American Abstract Artists / 75th Anniversary, OK Harris, New York, NY, US
 
Paper A-Z, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
American Abstract Artists, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US
2010
Welcome Back Show, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ, US
 
Lateralisms, The Hogar Collection, Brooklyn, NY, US
 
American Abstract Artists International, The Otranto Castle Museum, Otranto, IT
 
Ends and Means, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY; US
 
A Continuum of Creativity – Chautauqua Anniversary Show, Denise Bibro Gallery, New York, US
2009
Color-Time-Space, curated by Kim Uchiyama and Joanne Freeman, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery and Lohin Geduld Gallery, Brooklyn and New York, NY, US
 
Personal Abstraction, HKJB, Brooklyn, NY, US
 
The Ballad That Becomes An Anthem, ACME, Los Angeles, CA, US
2008
Flow Chart, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, US
 
The Idea of Nature, 33 Bond Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Present Tense, Spanierman Modern, New York, NY, US
 
One of a Kind; Monoprints, Monotypes, The Gallery, Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown, NY, US
2007
Taking Shape, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, US
 
Lateral Attitudes, Raritan Valley Community College, Sommerville, NJ, US
 
Welcome Back Show, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ, US
 
Written on the Wind: The Flag Project, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY, US
 
The Fall Dutch Barn Show, Rose Burlingham Fine Art at Lindsey Brown Upstate Studio, Clinton Corners, NY, US
 
Paper, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, US
2006
Close Proximity: Works of Intimate Scale, Wade Wilson Art, Houston, TX, US
 
Entre Chien et Loup, Blue Acier Inc., Tampa, FL, US
 
ArtHouston: Introductions, Wade Wilson Art, Houston, TX, US
 
White II: An Exhibition of White Paintings, Howard Scott Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Sharon Brant, Edward Shalala, Stephen Westfall, Wooster Arts Space, New York, US
 
Stille Abstraktion: Minimalismus von Internationalem Rang, Galerie im Alten Rathaus, Prien am Chiemsee, DE
2005
Group Exhibition: Gallery Artists, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc, New York, NY, US
 
Group Exhibition: Gallery Artists, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc, New York, NY, US
 
Watercurrents 2005, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Optical Simulations, American Abstract Artists, curated by Jill Conner, Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh, NY, US
2004
Negative Space, curated by Pamela Lawton, The Galeria Nacional of the Museo de Los Ninos, San Jose, CR
 
Anxiety, curated by Davide Sharpe and Jimmy Wright The Painting Center, New York, NY, US
 
Art for a Landmine Free World, Silent Auction, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY, US
 
The Art of the Definite, curated by Helen Miranda Wilson, DC Moore Gallery, New York, US
 
Abstraction Pure & Impure, curated by Judith Tolnick, Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, US
 
Toys in the Attic, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, US
 
Slightly Off Center: 14 Artists, The Vermont Studio Center at 55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Exhibition for Jurors, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, US
 
Intersections, Douglas Elliman Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Group Show, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, US
 
Eccentric Spaces: The Fiction of Place, N3 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, US
2002
Working the Grid, The Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, US
 
177th Annual Invitational Exhibition, National Academy of Design Museum, New York, NY, US
 
Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, US
 
New Year New York New Work, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, US
 
The Tipping Point, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, US
2001
Stephen Westfall & Sheila Kramer, Rico, Brooklyn, NY, US
 
Beauty Without Regret, curated by Robert Kushner, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, US
 
Abstraction and Immanence, curated by Vincent Longo and Laura Sue Phillips Hunter College, Times Square Gallery, New York, US
2000
Painting Abstraction, Studio School, New York, NY, US
1999
Selected Work from the 1998-99 Manhattan Exhibition Season, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, US
 
Abstract Journey: A Twenty Year Survey, Belk Gallery Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, US
 
OM, curated by Joe Fyfe, Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Compliments, The Educational Alliance, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY, US
1998
München-New York, Kunstbunker Tumulka, Munich, DE
 
Real Fiction, Wigmore Fine Art, London, UK
 
Utz: A Collected Exhibition, curated by Stephanie Theodore Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, US
1997
After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting After 1970, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY, US
 
Abstraction Index, Condeso Lawler Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Abstraction/abstractions, geometries provisoires, Musee d'art moderne, Saint-Etienne, FR
1996
Bare Bones, TZ ART and Co., New York, NY, US
 
Trois Collections d'Artistes, Martin Disler, Gunther Forg, Oliver Mosset, Musee Cantonale, La- Chaux-De-Fonds, CH
 
Radikale Malerei, Galerie Paal, Munich, DE
 
Balancing Act, Room, New York, NY, US
1995
Minimal Optimal, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
The Uninvited - Bill Barrette, Rico Espinet, Brian Wood, Apex Art, New York, NY, US
 
Critics as Artists, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Geometric Abstraction, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD, US
 
Contemplative Geometry, Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY, US
1994
Geometry en Question, Galerie Zurcher, Paris, FR
 
The Conservative Vocabulary, An American Vision, Galerie Schlegel, Zürich, CH
 
Whateva, Dru Arstark, New York, NY, US
1993
Uses of Geometry, Snyder Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
New Grid Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Basel Art Fair, Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Paintings, Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Jours tranquilles a Clichy, Paul Goyannes, Paris, FR and Tennisport, Long Island City, NY, US
1992
Geometric Strategies, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Behind Bars, curated by Meg O'Rourke, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY, US
 
Works on Paper, Diane Brown Gallery, New York, NY, US
1991
Conceptual Abstraction, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
18 Artists From New York, Galerie Lohrl, Mönchengladbach, DE
 
Figuring Abstraction, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Just Painting, curated by Saul Ostrow, Trenkman Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Processing Syntax, John Good Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Post War Geometric Concepts, 1945-1990, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY, US
1990
The Ends of Paintings: The Edges of Abstractions, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, US
 
Group Show, Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Abstract Painting, Lawrence Olivier Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, US
 
Specific Metaphysics, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY, US
1989
Expressive Geometries, Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA, US
 
John McCracken, Olivier Mosset, Stephen Westfall, Terrain, San Francisco, CA, US
 
Abstract Options, University Art Museum at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, US
 
Currents 6: Abstraction, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI, US
 
Small Works, New Abstract Painting, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, US
 
University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, Kalifornien, US
 
Newcastle Salutes New York, Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle, UK
 
Block Art Galleries, Northwestern University, Santa Clara de Saisset Museum, Chicago, IL, US
1988
Works on Paper, Shea & Becker Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Formal, Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA and Scott Hanson Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
The Four Corners of Abstract Painting, curated by Bill Arning, IGT, New York, NY, US
1987
Fiction/Nonfiction Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
D'Ornamentation, curated by Paul Groot, Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY, USA Zürich Forum, Zürich, CH
 
Art Across the River, Outer Limit Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
The Four Corners of Abstraction, Elisabeth McDonald Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, USA
1986
Paintings and Objects, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Abstraction/Abstraction, Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA,US and Paul Klein Gallery, Chicago, IL, US
 
Red, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Abstraction Rediscovered, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Movements, Philip Dash Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
From the Gallery, Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Spirit Tracks: Large Abstract Drawings, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY, US
1985
Final: Love, curated by Collins & Milazzo, Cash/Newhouse Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Critics and Dealers, Mo David Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Humanist Abstraction: Geometric Painting of the 50s and 80s, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY, US
 
Between A & D, Holly Solomon Gallery, 57th St., New York, NY, US
 
Precious, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY US
1984
Currents 6: Abstraction, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI, US
 
Small Works, New Abstract Painting, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, US
 
University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, US
 
Newcastle Salutes New York, Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle, UK
1980
Abstraction 1980, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, US
 
West Hubbard Gallery, Chicago, IL, US
 
New Talent, Edward Thorpe Gallery, New York, NY, US

Public Collections

Albertina Museum, Vienna, AT
 
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, US
 
Bon Marche, Paris, FR
 
Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO, US
 
The Library of Congress, Washington, DC, US
 
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, DK
 
Mason Gross Performing Arts Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
 
Microsoft, Seattle, WA, US
 
Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, NY, US
 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, US
 
Museum of Modern Art, NY, US
 
The New York Public Library, NY, US
 
Rubin Museum, New York, NY, US
 
UBS Art Collection
 
University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA, US
 
Whitney Museum, New York, NY, US
 
Acrylic on canvas

Selected Awards and Grants

2009 – 2010
Rome Prize Fellowship
2007
Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
2006
Nancy Graves Foundation Grant
2005
Class of 1932 Fellow of the Council of Humanities, Princeton University
2002
Academy Award in Painting, American Academy of Arts & Letters
1993
National Endowment for the Arts
1989
National Endowment for the Arts
1988
New York State Council on the Arts
1987
National Endowment for the Arts
1986
New York State Council on the Arts

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