Originally from the Midwest, Michael Stewart currently works and resides in New York City. He is accomplished in a variety of art forms including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and multi-media video installation.
Stewart’s work ranges from realism to abstraction to non-figuration and occasionally delves into protest art addressing urgent socio-political situations. His sculpture “Collapse of the Patriarchy” was recently selected for inclusion in the Phillip’s Collection exhibit “What a Relief: Small Sculptures” at Phillips@thearc in Washington, DC. In 2020, he created a multi-media installation incorporating video and sculpture entitled “Reckoning: An Installation on Political Power, Greed and the Climate Emergency,” which was exhibited in public parks throughout New York City. A politically themed show called “States of Heads: Unauthorized Portraits” was created by Stewart in 2004 and exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the Northeast.
Stewart received a BA from Wittenberg University, where he studied graphic design and fine arts. He later studied painting with David Leffel and Frank O’Cain at the Art Students League in New York City; sculpture with Martine Vaugel at the National Academy in New York City; collage and multi-media assemblage with Stuart Diamond in New York City and at Bennington College in Vermont; and printmaking with Bill Behnken and Michael Pelletteri at the Art Students League.