Solo exhibitions

2023  

Contact, Private Public Gallery, Hudson, NY (Jan 28-Feb 26)

2022  

Stephen Maine: Typologies, Hionas Gallery, New York 

2021  

Cupcake Uptake and the Cloud of Unknowing, Furnace / Art on Paper Archive, Falls Village, CT (catalogue)

2020  

Shrinkwrap, Calendar, Albuquerque, NM (catalogue)

2019  

Stephen Maine: Press Play, Odetta/1st Dibs Gallery, New York

2018  

Stephen Maine: New Paintings, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT

Fire and Ice, Icehouse Project Space, Sharon, CT

Stephen Maine: Eight Paintings, Silas von Morisse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2017  

Stephen Maine: New Paintings, Hionas Gallery, New York

2015  

Stephen Maine: Residue, National Arts Club, New York

Stephen Maine: New Paintings, Hionas Gallery, New York (catalogue)

2014  

Stephen Maine: Paintings, Melville House, Brooklyn NY

Stephen Maine: Halftone Paintings, 490 Atlantic Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Group exhibitions

2022

Rotating Axis, Furnace/Art on Paper Archive, Falls Village, CT

TECHNIC / COLOR, John Molloy Gallery, New York

Institutional Memory, Purchase College SUNY, Purchase, NY

Summer Selections, Furnace/Art on Paper Archive, Falls Village, CT

First Chapter, Tanja Grunert Gallery, Hudson, NY

Wonderfully Tactile, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT 

Cool & Collected, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Kent, CT

2021Winter, Furnace / Art on Paper Archive, Falls Village, CT

TEN, Hionas Gallery, New York, NY

Painting by Proxy, curated by Joan Grubin, Project: ARTspace, New York, NY

Here & There, curated by David Row, Cove Street Arts, Portland, ME

A World Away, a Thought Apart, Gallery Petite, Brooklyn, NY

Equivalents, curated by John Cox and Alicia Philly, Equity Gallery, New York, NY (online)

2020

Let the Sky Soak In, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

Art Off-Screen, curated by Eileen Jeng Lynch, Neumeraki Projects

2019

Faculty Exhibition, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

Earthly Delights, RE Institute, Millerton, NY

Abstraction, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Kent, CT

Summer 2019 Viewing Room, Hionas Gallery, New York

Parameters, Abrazo Interno Gallery, The Clemente, New York

The Idiosyncratic Pencil Resharpened, Harper Center for the Arts, Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina

2018

Mesmerize, Odetta Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Beyond Black and White, cur. Henry Brown and Li Trincere, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY

2017

Engineering an Abstraction, Next to Nothing Gallery, New York, NY

Outside In, cur. Scott Reeds, Felician University, Rutherford, NJ

Vibrant, cur. Claire McConaughy, Bergen Gallery, Paramus, NJ

Small Painting, County Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

Oppler, cur. Mel Prest, Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016

Chromatic Space, cur. Jonathan Lippincott, Fiterman Art Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York

Visible Histories, cur. Max Weintraub, Morris-Warren Gallery, NY

The Onward of Art, cur. Karen Wilkin, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery (UBS Gallery), New York (catalogue)

Inaugural Exhibition, County Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

2015

Endless, Entire, cur. Rachel Nackman, Five Myles, Brooklyn, NY

Diphthong, Fiterman Art Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College, NY

Stack/File, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn NY

2014

Doppler Shift, cur. Mary Birmingham, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit NJ (catalogue)

Sensory Impact, Morgan Stanley World Headquarters, Purchase NY

Paperazzi 3, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

For Leo: American Abstract Artists Tribute Exhibition, Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY

2013

Physical Property, cur. Kim Uchiyama, Brian Morris Gallery, New York NY

Doppler, cur. Mel Prest, Parallel Art Space, Bushwick (catalogue)

Dynamic Invention: American Abstract Artists at 75, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro VT (catalogue)

Paperazzi 2, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

CONstruct/conSTRUCT: The Organizing Principle, Schiltkamp Gallery, Clark University, Worcester MA

2012 

Uncovered: Prints. Selections for the Kentler Flatfiles. Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

Minus Space en Oaxaca, Instituto de Artes Graficas de Oaxaca, Mexico

Beauty Debate: Detroiter’s First Annual Invitational, Art Effect Gallery, Detroit

Mic: check (occupy), Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

American Abstract Artists International, Paris Concret

Textility, cur. Mary Birmingham and Joanne Mattera, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ (catalogue)

2011

Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston

Flag Day, cur. Janet Goleas, Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York

Abstraction [to the power of infinity], cur. Janet Kurnatowski, Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

American Abstract Artists International, Deutscher Künstlerbund Projektraum, Berlin

American Abstract Artists 75th Anniversary Exhibition, OK Harris Works of Art, NY

Paper A-Z, Sue Scott Gallery, NY

Splendor of Dynamic Structure: Celebrating 75 Years of the American Abstract Artists, cur. Nancy E. Green, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Paper 2011, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

It’s All Good (apocalypse now), Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Social Photography, Carriage Trade, NY

2010

American Abstract Artists International “L’astrazione vista da un cosmopolita,” Otranto, Italy

Group Show, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009

It’s a Wonderful 10th, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Paper Work, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Urban/Suburban, Kansas City Jewish Museum, Overland Park, KS

Partners+Life, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY

It’s a Wonderful Life, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2008

Peace, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Painting’s Edge 2008, Idyllwild Art Center, Idyllwild, CA (Traveled to Riverside Art Museum)

American Abstract Artists: Tribute to Esphyr Slobodkina, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2007

Material Matter, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Lineage 7, M3 Gallery, Piermont, NY

Radius, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

Continuum: Small Works by AAA Members, Saint Peter’s College, Jersey City, NJ

100 Works on Paper, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

War is Over (Again), Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2006

Design/Build, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

100 Works on Paper, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

War is Over, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2005

100 Works on Paper, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

2004

Gyrations: Selections From the Flat Files, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

Merry/Peace, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Breathing Space, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

Balancing Act, Abrons Art Center, Henry Street Settlement, New York

100 Works on Paper, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

Annual Exhibition and Auction for Women’s Cancers, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2003

The Big Abstract Show, The Painting Center, New York

2002

Print 2002: Contemporary American Printmaking, 354 Exhibitions, Brooklyn, NY

25th Anniversary Benefit Exhibition, The Drawing Center, New York

2001

Group show, 354 Exhibitions, Brooklyn, NY

Works on Paper, 354 Exhibitions, Brooklyn, NY

Buying Time: Nourishing Excellence, Sotheby’s, New York (NYFA)

Benefit 2001, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

2000

The Brooklyn Project, Semi-Public Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1997

#2: New Work and Invited Guests, Toil Studio, Brooklyn, NY

1993

New Members Show Part Two, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ

Abstraction and Reality, Montgomery Space, Jersey City, NJ

For Art’s Sake, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

1991

Five Painters, Momenta Art, Philadelphia, PA

Visions of Hartford, Old State House, Hartford, CT

1990

New Jersey Painting Today, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ

Four By Five, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

1988

The Drawing Show, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA

1987

Dewitt Godfrey and Stephen Maine, R C Erpf Gallery, New York

1986

Selections 33, The Drawing Center, New York


Public collections (partial list)

Museum of Modern Art Library Special Collection, New York, NY

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

The New York Public Library, New York, NY

Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Art in Embassies Collection, US Department of State, Washington, DC

Yale University Art Galleries, New Haven, CT

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville TN


Related professional activities

Contributing Editor, Artcritical (www.artcritical.com)

Member, American Abstract Artists

Member, International Association of Art Critics (AICA), US Chapter (see "Published writing")

2018    

Feb 13  Praxis Interview Magazine, WYBC Yale Radio   https://museumofnonvisibleart.com/interviews/stephen-maine/

2015              

Nov. 18: Visiting critic, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY             

Oct. 26: Visiting artist, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

Oct. 7: Visiting critic, New York Academy of Art, New York

March 10: Visiting critic, Graduate Review, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Feb. 23: NYFA Doctor’s Hours for Visual Artists, Brooklyn, NY

Feb. 22: Moderator, Past Present: Conversations Across Time, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA        

Feb. 18: Juror, new members application review, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts studio program, New York, NY

2014              

Nov. 13: A Salon Conversation with Suzy Spence and Stephen Maine, Melville House, Brooklyn, NY

Sept. 17: Sensory Impact panel discussion at Morgan Stanley, Purchase, NY

May 18: David Ambrose in Conversation with Stephen Maine, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

April 23: Constraint and Invention, Graduate Fine Arts Faculty Lecture Series, School of Visual Arts, NY

April 18: Consultant, New York Foundation for the Arts, Materials Review Seminar (UT Austin), Brooklyn, NY

2013              

May 30: Consultant, Doctor’s Hours, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY

April 13: Consultant, New York Foundation for the Arts Mock Panel (UT Austin), Brooklyn, NY

March 23: Consultant, New York Foundation for the Arts Mock Panel (Syracuse University), Brooklyn, NY               

March 8: Visiting lecturer, SUNY Purchase: The Artist/Critic: A Two-Headed Beast, Purchase, NY

Feb. 23: Panelist, Pour (Paint): a Symposium, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton; including “The Pour Since Pollock” presentation

Feb. 16: Panelist, Painting: The Elastic Frontier, College Art Association 101st Annual Conference, New York

Feb. 13: Consultant, New York Foundation for the Arts Mock Panel (SUNY New Paltz), Brooklyn, NY           

2012

Nov. 15: Consultant, New York Foundation for the Arts Mock Panel (NY Academy of Art), Brooklyn, NY

Nov. 28: Consultant, New York Foundation for the Arts Mock Panel (Parsons The New School), Brooklyn, NY

Dec. 5: Consultant, New York Foundation for the Arts Mock Panel (Parsons The New School), Brooklyn, NY

Discussant, Artist’s Talk with artist Morgan O’Hara, New York Public Library, New York

Contributing artist, American Abstract Artists 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio

May: Resident Fellow, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

Visiting lecturer, SUNY New Paltz: "Drawing as Inquiry," New Paltz, NY

Consultant, Doctor’s Hours, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY

Visiting critic, Wave Hill Center, Bronx, NY

Visiting Critic, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program, New York, NY

Interview/seminar, Creative Capital’s “Online Learning” Professional Development Program

2011

Moderator, "Wall Works" panel, The Painting Center, New York

Visiting Critic, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program, New York

Consultant, Doctor’s Hours, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2010

Guest critic, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn; senior review

Panelist (“Is Painting a Language?," moderated by Joan Waltemath) and guest critic, Hoffberger School of Painting, MICA, Baltimore, MD     

2008

Guest critic/lecturer, Painting’s Edge workshop, Idyllwild, CA: “The Return of the Tenth Street Touch”

Panelist, “The Review Panel,” National Academy of Design, NY. Moderated by David Cohen

2007

Panelist, Material Matters, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Visiting critic, Abrons Art Center Studio Program, Henry Street Settlement, NY

Panelist, “Photography and Painting.” CAA Conference, NY; moderated by David Cohen

Visiting critic and guest speaker, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA: "The Artist/Critic: A Two Headed Beast"

2006

Panelist, “The Review Panel,” National Academy of Design, NY. Moderated by David Cohen

Guest speaker, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD: "The Artist/Critic: A Two-Headed Beast," and writing workshop

Guest speaker, SUNY Purchase: "The Artist/Critic: A Two-Headed Beast," and writing workshop

2004

Guest speaker, MuseFuse, Brooklyn NY

Moderator, “Dialogues in the Visual Arts,” Tribeca Performing Arts Center, NY.

2000

New York Foundation for the Arts, Artist’s Fellowship (Painting) www.nyfa.org/nyfa_artists_detail.asp?pid=501


Curatorial projects

2022 TECHNIC / COLOR, John Molloy Gallery, New York

2021-22 Artists Quarantine With Their Art Collections, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA (with Paul Nicholson)

2015 Diphthong, Fiterman Art Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York (with Gelah Penn)

2013 Postgraduate exhibition, SVA Graduate Fine Arts, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York

2011 Wall Works, The Painting Center, New York (catalogue)

        The Incipient Image, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York

2010 That’s Just It, MFA Summer Group Show, SVA Gallery, New York

2009Beauty Marks and Body Parts, Alpan Gallery, Huntington, NY

2008Echo, Implant, Imprint, Reverb, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York

2007 The Photograph as Canvas, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (catalogue)


Teaching

2017-present Purchase College, State University of New York2021 Five Points Center for the Visual Arts, Torrington, CT

2018-19 Hartford Art School, University of Hartford

2016 Parsons/The New School

2006-2016 School of Visual Arts, New York


Notices (print and online)

2022

April 28 "Stephen Maine: Typologies" by John Mendelsohn, Dart International Magazine https://www.dartmagazine.com/?p=2315

2021

June 26 "Heating Up in Falls Village, CT: The Furnace/Art on Paper Archive" by Leslie Wayne,

artcritical.com https://artcritical.com/2021/06/26/leslie-wayne-on-stephen-maine/

2019

Jan 7   “The Great Pleasure of Surprise: Stephen Maine’s Residue Paintings” by David Brody, Artcritical.com

http://www.artcritical.com/2019/01/07/david-brody-on-stephen-maine/

2018

Dec 6   “Stephen Maine and the ice trade,” by Sharon Butler, Two Coats of Painthttp://www.twocoatsofpaint.com/2018/12/20535.html

Nov 2  “Stephen Maine to Cut Up and Give Away Hunks of Monumental Painting in Connecticut Show” by Claire Selvin, ARTnews.comhttp://www.artnews.com/2018/11/02/stephen-maine-cut-give-away-hunks-monumental-painting-connecticut-show/

2015     

Alexis Clements, “Muddying the Circumscribed Myth of Abstraction,” Hyperallergic.com (Dec 11)

http://hyperallergic.com/260541/muddying-the-circumscribed-myth-of-abstraction/

David Cohen, “Labor Day Shout Outs” on Artcritical.com

http://www.artcritical.com/2015/09/07/labor-day-shout-outs/

James Kalm Report/ Rough Cuts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5srzs6T3vqo

James Panero, “Gallery Chronicle” in The New Criterion

http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/Gallery-chronicle-8246 (reposted on Panero's Supreme Fiction blog: http://www.supremefiction.com/]

John Haber, "All Over Again" in Haberarts.com

http://www.haberarts.com/saccocc.htm

Tom McGlynn, “Stephen Maine: New Paintings” in the Brooklyn Rail

http://www.brooklynrail.org/2015/10/artseen/stephen-maine-new-paintings

Paul Corio, “Seen in New York, September 2015” on Painters’ Table

http://painters-table.com/blog/seen-new-york-september-2015#.VhkXZqSClwk

Anne Russinof, Gallery Travels blog:

http://gallerytravels.blogspot.com/2015/09/stephen-maine-at-hionas-gallery.html

Arte Fuse blog:

http://artefuse.com/2015/09/16/opening-night-for-the-2015-season-on-the-lower-east-side-124153/

Joanne Mattera, “September’s Bounty: Color, Surface, Gesture” on Joanne Mattera Art Blog

http://joannemattera.blogspot.com/2015/10/color-surface-gesture.html

John Mendelsohn on Diphthong in artcritical.com:

http://www.artcritical.com/2015/10/05/john-mendelsohn-on-diphthong/

Gallery Travels:

http://gallerytravels.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-10-25T22:12:00-04:00&max-results=150&start=7&by-date=false

James Panero on Diphthong:

http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/Gallery-chronicle-8269

2014 

James Panero, “Gallery Chronicle,” The New Criterion. November

William Corwin, Surface Tension: William Corwin on Amalia Piccinini and Stephen Maine

http://www.artcritical.com/2014/07/14/corwin-piccinini-maine-art101-490atlantic/

Paul Corio, “Seen in New York, September 2014,” Abstract Critical, October 3, 2014

http://abstractcritical.com/note/seen-in-new-york-september-2014/

James Panero, “Critic’s Notebook,” The New Criterion. April 28

http://www.newcriterion.com/posts.cfm/Critic-s-Notebook-for-April-28--2014-7445

Elizabeth Cook, The Least Untruehttp://theleastuntrue.com

http://elisabethcondon.blogspot.com/2014/05/brooklyn-runabout-stephen-maine-at-490.html

Anne Russinof, Gallery Travels

http://gallerytravels.blogspot.com/2014/04/stephen-maine-at-490-atlantic.html

James Kalm, Rough Cuts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXkY70gqo3M

Brett Baker, Painters Table

http://painters-table.com

2012

Artblogartblog (www.artblogartblog.com on “12 Notable Books of 2011”)                          

“Material Means,” in Textility catalogue by Mary Birmingham and Joanne Mattera

2011

“Outside Inspiration: Stephen Maine,” Interview with Colin Darke thedetroiter.com

http://www.thedetroiter.com/v3/2011/11/outside-inspiration-stephen-maine/

May: Wall Works reviewed on Two Coats of Paint (Sharon Butler)

March: The Incipient Image reviewed on Two Coats of Paint

“Images” on Two Coats of Paint

http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com/2011/01/images-stephen-maine.html


Other bibliography

2014

SVA Faculty Lecture (April 23), https://vimeo.com/98044017

Studio Criticalhttp://studiocritical.blogspot.com

2013

Nancy E. Green, Splendor of Dynamic Structure: Celebrating 75 Years of the American Abstract Artists (exhibition catalogue). Ithaca: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

Gorky’s Granddaughter, video interview (Sept. 9)

http://www.gorkysgranddaughter.com/2013/09/stephen-maine-august-2013.html

2012

“Material Means,” in Textility catalogue by Mary Birmingham and Joanne Mattera

“Images” on Two Coats of Paint

2011

“Outside Inspiration: Stephen Maine,” Interview with Colin Darke thedetroiter.com

http://www.thedetroiter.com/v3/2011/11/outside-inspiration-stephen-maine/

2007

April 1: Benjamin Genocchio, “Beyond Airbrushing” (The Photograph as Canvas review), The New York Times


Education

MFA (Visual Art), Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier VT, 2014

BFA (Painting), Indiana University, Bloomington IN, 1982

Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk CT, 1981

School of Fine Arts, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT, 1977-1979

Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, West Hartford CT, 1977

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI, 1975