Stephen Von Mason uses oils on canvas to create stylized richly colored paintings. Mason’s work is deeply – yet subtly – focused on story and narrative, and he provides a critical view of social and cultural dynamics through his art. Mason also makes skillful use of the viewer’s desire to engage with his work on an intellectual level, and the more time one spends with each piece, the more questions arise that the viewer feels compelled to answer. Additionally, each piece is aesthetically compelling; the artist’s use of color gives his work depth and richness, and his elegant use of line gives the work a timeless quality.
Stephen Von Mason was born in Indiana and currently lives in California. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
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 Fleishhacker Foundation, Eureka Fellowship Finalist in painting, Nominated by Robert Flynn Johnson, San Francisco, CA. Oakland, CA 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.
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