Michael Stewart currently works and resides in New York City. He has had
numerous solo and group shows of his work in museums and galleries and is
included in a number of private collections.
Stewart works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and multi-media video installation. His subject matter ranges from highly realistic to non-figurative. A passionate artist-activist, he 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 New York City public parks. 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 BFA from Wittenberg University, where he studied fine arts and graphic design. Subsequently, he studied painting with David Leffel and Frank O’Cain at the Art Student’s 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.