Stephen Truax

Studio Building
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Studio Location
The Artist's Bowls - 2009 - One hundred bowls, gouach - 5' x 5' x 5
Fabric Painting 1 - 2009 - Wool, cotton, canvas - 16” x 17” stretched
This is Art, Not a Quilt - 2009 - White thread, cotton, batting - 8" x 10"
The Artist's Shoes - 2009 - Shoes, photograph - 12” x 8” x 16”
Fabric Painting 3 - 2009 - Wool, cotton, shearling - 40” x 52” unstretched
Artist's Statement

My work is a project-based analysis of the historical origins and the current limits and parameters of art. My work is an exploration of the significance of being an artist, and is just as concerned with my own practice, as a subject, as it is with the global art world. It addresses specific theoretical issues regarding cultural production today, but is comprised of a romantic and loaded reflection on a place from which art has moved on. It is my hope to expand my understanding of contemporary art’s relationship to society by pursuing a rigorous and responsible conceptual art practice.


Stephen Truax (born 1985 Glenview, IL) is an artist whose works are project-based and conceptually-driven. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2007. He has traveled extensively in Europe, Turkey, Tunisia and India, and was on residency abroad in Rome on the European Honors Program from 2005-2006. His work has been exhibited internationally in New York, Rome, and India. He lives and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY.