the artist

Steven Ford

Steven Ford

Philadelphia, PA

Steven Ford

Steven Ford's interest in two dimensional art relies on his continuing fascination with breaking down and building up again, using just a few components.  Ford maximizes the variety within these elements of color, paper choice, scale and printing technique to give each part its own character, creating works of compelling complexity.  Ford works over a period of days and weeks, building up a palette of printed material to assemble on the base sheet, which is then often over printed.  Each work is a unique collage of printed elements composed of saturated color on a structure opening to surprising space.

Fast Facts

Name: Steven Ford


Place of Birth: Lafayette, IN

Tyler School of Art, 1986, BFA

Significant or special training:
Apprentice,The Fabric Workshop & Museum

Notable or memorable instructors or mentors:
Nona Hershey was a memorable printmaking instructor who became a friend after my Junior Year Abroad at Temple Rome 1984-85

Particular field of study or class work:
Painting and printmaking

Major influences/admired artists:
Cubism and process oriented painters from the 1970 & 80’s
Mark Bradford, Terry Winters, Phillip Taffe, Martin Puryear, Elizabeth Murray

Favorite materials or media:
Relief printing on paper

Gallery Representation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):

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