Stephen Westfall



Stephen Westfall lives and works in New York. He received his MFA in 1978 from the University of California, Santa Barbara and had his first solo exhibition in 1984 at Tracey Garet in New York’s East Village, which earned reviews in Art in America and Artnews. Exhibitions followed during the 1980s and into the 1990s at Daniel Newburg Gallery in New York, Galerie Paal in Munich, Germany and Galerie Wilma Lock in St. Gallen, Switzerland. An exhibition of paintings took place at Andre Emmerich Gallery in New York in 1995, followed by several exhibitions at Galerie Zurcher in Paris. Westfall has been represented in New York by Lennon, Weinberg since 1997, where he exhibits regularly. Westfall continues to exhibit widely , including recent solo exhibitions also include: AD&A Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA (2105);  David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (2016);  and LAProjects, Landshut, Germany (2014).


Westfall has been included in important survey exhibitions of abstract painting including Abstraction/abstractions, geometries provisoires at the Musée d’art moderne in Saint-Etienne, France  (1997) and in both exhibitions titled Conceptual Abstraction, first at Sidney Janis Gallery (1991) and in then Hunter College Art Gallery (2012).


Works by the artist are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Kemper Museum in Kansas City, the Louisiana Museum in Humlebaek, Denmark, the Munson Williams Proctor Museum in Utica, New York, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


Westfall has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Nancy Graves Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He received a Rome Prize Fellowship and spent a year at the American Academy in Rome during 2009 and 2010. He is a professor at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and in the graduate program at Bard University. He is a Contributing Editor at Art in America.

Westfall is represented by Lennon, Weinberg Gallery in New York.