Brian Keith Stephens
Maryland, USA, 1973
Brian Keith Stephens was born in 1973 in Maryland (USA) and he was raised in the quaint town of North Stonington, Connecticut. He became interested in photography before realizing his passion for painting in its roots. He received classical training at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts (Connecticut, USA) and then he attended the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris. Very early on Stephens started showing his work to the public with undeniable enthusiasm. As a result, since 1996 his art has been featured in over 100 exhibitions internationally. In 2004, he received a MFA in Painting from the City College of New York where he also experimented with printmaking. Stephens has been affiliated with galleries in the USA (New York City, Boston, San Francisco) and in Europe (Italy, France, Poland and Denmark). He has taken part in Art Fairs in the United States and Europe. In the beginning of 2021 the artist introduced his major body of work Almost True Tales at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Connecticut. Even though painting is like breathing for Stephens, he also sometimes is traversing the mediums including a wide array of materials within his pieces and working on video and installation projects. His installation Butterfly Disco received very successful reception from audiences at the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, Rochester, New Heaven. He currently divides his time between Old Lyme (Connecticut), Brooklyn (New York) and Łódź (Poland).