Artist of the moment….Stephen Westfall

Stephen Westfall is an American painter born in Schenectady, New York in the year 1953. For his artistic education he attended the University of California at Santa Barbara earning a bachelors and masters degree from the institution.

In his art he takes influence froma  variety of places for his grids including cityscapes of New York City and even Native American Indian rugs and pottery from the New Mexico area. Westfall started working with a symmetrical grid, but then took his grid one further twisting and turning it so the shapes were uneven.

The artist works in a variety of mediums including gouache, oils, alkyds.

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Winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007.

Westfall is based out of New York City.

The artist has worked as a critic and a professor. He was a teacher at Bard College and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Westfall works in a grid pattern that he was inspired to create after seeing the work of Agnes Martin. Below an example of Martin’s style. She worked in a grid format and also more colorful compositions.

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In this clip we visit our dear friend James Kalm and go to a show curated by Stephen Westfall. Westfall is also included in the exhibition and his work appears at 4:30 in to the clip:

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