Stephen Whisler

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Laredo, Texas, 2013 Charcoal On Paper 42x65 Inches
Drone War I, II and III (studio view) Pastel On Paper 70x45 Inches Each
Dark Predator , 2012 Pastel On Paper 30x22 Inches
Blue Predator, 2012 Pastel On Paper 48"X60" © Courtesy of the Artist & Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
Drone War 2, 2012 Pastel On Paper 70 X 45 Inches
Drone Firing, 2013 Pastel On Paper 11x15 Inches
Predator Descending , 2013 Pastel On Paper 72x50 Inches
Blue Drones in the Morning, 2013 Pastel On Paper 42x64 Inches
Hurricane (for Smithson), 2014 Pastel On Paper 46x50 Inches
Hurricane II, 2014 Pastel On Paper 46x50
Hurricane III, 2014 Pastel On Paper 42x84 Inches
Observer Steel, Wood, Paint, Plexiglas 132x65x65 Inches
Observer Steel, Wood, Paint, Plexiglas 132x65x65 Inches
Fat Man, 2015 Pastel On Paper 50x40 Inches
Little Boy, 2015 Pastel On Paper 52"X40" © Stephen Whisler
B-61, 2015 Pastel On Paper 54"X40" © Stephen Whisler
Four Hydrogen Bombs, 2015 Pastel On Paper 55"X40" © Stephen Whisler
Titan II Launch, 2016 42" X 78" © Stephen Whisler
Sleeping Bombs, 2016 Wood, Steel, Aluminum, Beds Variable © Stephen Whisler
Walking the Bomb, 2016 Wood, Steel, Aluminum, Rubber © Stephen Whisler
Quick Facts
Portsmouth, VA
Birth year
Lives in
Works in
Claremont Colleges
Representing galleries

Born 1953, Portsmouth, Virginia

Resides in Napa, California



MFA: Claremont Graduate University, Claremont CA 1981

BA: University of California Davis, Davis CA 1976


Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2016 stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles

2014 Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

2013 Highway Guerilla Installation: Speed Enforced By Drones, Napa, Sonoma and Marin Counties

1997 Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY

1992 Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

1989 Lang & O’Hara Gallery, New York, NY

1988 Lang & O’Hara Gallery, New York, NY

1987 Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL

1986 Patricia Hamilton, Los Angeles, CA

1983 Artists Space, New York, NY

1979 Lawson-DeCelle Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2015 Security Question, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA 

2015 Transitions, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA

2014- 2015 20@20  Twenty Artists at 20 years, Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation, curated by Debra Lahane

2014 Continuum, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA

2014 Remote Control, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

2014 Sky: A National Juried Exhibition, The Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.

2014 Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR

2013 Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art, The Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.

2013 Navigating The New, Curated by Michael Schwager, ProArts Gallery, Oakland CA

2013 Scope Art Fair New York with Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

2011 Hello Tomorrow, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA

2011 Domicile Tendencies, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

1996 Das Kästchen, Galerie Blau, Freiburg, Germany

1993 Drawings from 55 Ferris Street Wynn Kramarsky, New York, NY

1992 55 Ferris Street Brooklyn NY curated by Frederieke Taylor

1990 Works on Paper, Lang & O’Hara Gallery, New York, NY

         Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, NY

1989 Sculpture, Krygier/Landau Gallery, Los Angles, CA

         The Natural Image, Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT

1988 Innovations in Sculpture, 1985-1988 The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary  Art, Ridgefield, CT

         Desire Paths, Schulman Realty Group, White Plains, NY

         Back to Earth, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY

         Sculptors on Paper: New Work, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

         Sculpture, John Davis Gallery, New York, NY

1987 Sacred Spaces Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

1986 Transformations Richard Green Gallery, New York, NY

         Fabricated, Not Found, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY

         Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL

         4 Sculptors, Chicago Art Network, Chicago, IL

         Sculpture, Lang & O’Hara Gallery, New York, NY

1984 Landscape into Sculpture, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY

         New Work- New York/Outside New York The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

         Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY

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