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Stephen Von Mason

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South Bend, IN

Birth year

Lives in
San Francisco Bay Area

Works in
Bay Area


ity of Notre Dame - College Preparatory - SB, IN, 1971, no degree
John Herron School of Art - Indpls, IN, 1977, BFA
San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA, 1979, MFA

mixed-media, figurative



Stephen Von Mason (American, 1954 -) BIBLIOGRAPHY 1954 Born: South Bend, Indiana - 1971 – 1972 Studied figure drawing at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN – college preparatory 1973 – 1977 Studied printmaking and painting at John Herron School of Art, BFA, Indianapolis, IN 1977 –1979 Studied printmaking and painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, MFA, San Francisco, California 1981 – 1983 Taught at the University of California, Berkeley, California with the ASUC division 1991 Lectured at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA and the Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA 1992, 2008 Teaching art at Making Waves Academy, Richmond, CA 2010 – 2011 Taught painting over the summer at the Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA 2012 Received an invitation from President Barack Obama to present my Art Program’s success with Making Waves Academy to the “President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities” at a Salon Hosted by Pamela Joyner in San Francisco. Other presenters were, Alfre Woodard, Theaster Gates, Louis Vuitton and Pixar. 




     2015              American Cancer Society - Auction - Blackhawk Museum, Danville, CA 


     2014              Color - Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

                           Figuratively Speaking - Agora Gallery, Chelsea New York, NY

                           In Search of Humanity - Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue

                           Mountain Lake, NY - solo exhibit

                           #Seemetakeover - Times Square largest video Billboard, New York, NY


     2013               Saatchi Screen - Saatchi Gallery. London, England

                            Story of the Creative - Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art

                            and the See//Exhibition Space, LIC, Queen, NY

                            Creative Rising - See//Exhibition Space, LIC, Queens, NY

                            Faith - SF 49ers Vernon Davis, Gallery 85, San Jose, CA


     2011                Faculty Exhibit - Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA




     2014                Publishers Choice Award, Art&Beyond Magazine, September/October                                  

                              Issue - 2014, Morton Grove, IL

                              ArtSlant Prize - Showcase Winner, 4th round – painting,

                              ARTslanT - Chicago, IL

                               Fourth Annual Figurative Exhibition – Special Recognition Award in

                               Painting, LSTOL Gallery – Jupiter, FL


      1992                Eureka Fellowship Finalist, Fleishacker Foundation, nominated by

                               Robert Flynn Johnson – Auchenbach Collection – Palace of the

                               Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA




Lemonidou, Eve, a two page spread with 4 color reproductions, International Contemporary Artists – Volume VIII – May 2014

     Sinclair, Theresa, a quarter page expose, one color reproduction and review,                            ArtisSpectrum Magazine – Agora Gallery - May 2014

     Klaber, Karen, color reproduction on the cover and on page 2, The East Bay Monthly –            March issue - 2014

    Ventitre01, two color reproductions, Ventritre01-Roma Magazine – spring issue -            Ventitre01 Art and Investments – Rome, Italy - 2014

Reeves, Ingrid, Four color reproductions, Artist Portfolio Magazine – “San Francisco vs Chicago”, Issue 16, Spring, 2014 


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Recent Exhibits

Stephen Von Mason participated in these exhibits:

Aug, 2014 Art Kudos 2014 International Juried Art Competition & Exhibition
Art Kudos
Jul, 2014 Color - National Juried Art Exhibit NYC
BWAC - Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
Jun, 2014 In Search of Humanity: Deconstructing Mythology
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
May, 2014 4th Annual FIGURATIVE Exhibition - 2014
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Feb, 2014 Figuratively Speaking
Agora Gallery
Oct, 2013 Creatives Rising
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