I marvel at the fundamental forces of nature, the laws that determine the structure and behavior of matter, the ways and means of how the world looks the way it does. This interest in the science of the natural world led me to read deeply into the physics behind mechanisms of pattern generation. My painting language is based in these wonderments of systems and outcomes and the mathematics that describe them. — Peter Stephens
Peter Stephens has shown his work across the US and Canada for over thirty years. His solo exhibitions have been held at galleries such as David Richard Gallery, New York, NY, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Eleven Twenty Projects, Buffalo, NY, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, TX, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, Octagon Gallery, Patterson Library, Westfield, NY, TUB Gallery, Miami, FL, Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA, New York State Historical Assn. Fenimore Museum, Cooperstown, NY and Drabinsky & Friedland Gallery, Toronto, Canada. His group exhibitions have included Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY At This Time, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA Californians, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY Amid/In, Fenimore Museum, Cooperstown, NY American Masters. He has had extensive exposure at museums including: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara Falls, NY, New York State Historical Assn. Fenimore Museum, Cooperstown, NY. Stephens attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, received his BFA from 1981 Universita di Siena, Siena, Italy 1978, and attended Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 1976-1978.