Stephen Flemister is an interdisciplinary artist primarily working in sculpture, printmedia and new media, with practices invested in modes of portraiture, influences of digital culture and their common forms of application. Through objects, installations, and experimental studies, Flemister explores methods of visibility and fabricated realities, among social systems, object making and drawings.
As an educator, Stephen shares current interests involving technology, accessibility of conversations and the limitations of media. Currently teaching in the Contemporary Practices department of School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Stephen works with students in expanding methods of making, with consideration to our digital era.
Stephen was a 2016 – 2017 Arts + Public Life’s Artist in Residence. Stephen received his MFA in the Low Residency Program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BA in Interactive Arts and Media from Columbia College Chicago. His works have been shown at Hyde Park Art Center, Columbia College, South Side Community Art Center, and Arts Incubator with public installations and performance throughout Chicago.