Stephen Pusey

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Stephen Pusey
Stephen Pusey Stephen Pusey by Robert Knafo w.jpg
Stephen Pusey
Painting detail - Sangre por Sangre, 2013,
Photo credit: Robert Knafo
Born (1952-06-24) 24 June 1952 (age 62)
Nationality Irish, British
Education Saint Martins School of Art
Known for Painting

Stephen Pusey (born 1952) is a New York based artist of Irish and British descent.

Early life and education[edit]

Stephen Pusey was born on 24th June, 1952. Both his parents had emigrated to London: his mother, Mary Pusey née McNulty (1922 – 2007) from Ireland and his father, Carlyle Frank Pusey (1922 – 2011) from India, where the paternal line had resided for many generations. His parents were married in Dublin in 1951.

From 1970 – 75, Pusey studied at Saint Martins School of Art in London where his painting evolved through Irrealism to a political and metaphorical Realism.

Stephen Pusey, Oran Mór
Date: 2014
Size: 63 3/4 x 102 1/4 inches / 162.1 x 259 cm
Medium: Acrylic on canvas


Career[edit]

After graduating from Saint Martins School of Art, Pusey created monumental public murals around London, including the Covent Garden, Earlham Street mural, 1977 and the Brixton Academy mural, 1982. In 1986 he emigrated to New York City, USA where he had been invited to exhibit at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center. During the years that followed, his work included painting, drawing and sculpture that combined calligraphic gesture with figurative Symbolism as well as investigations in digital media and Net Art.

Stephen Pusey, Earlham Street Mural
Covent Garden, London UK
Date: 1977
Size: 44 foot x 22 foot (13.5 meter x 7 meter)

In 1994 he founded the online art and discussion hub, Plexus, with curator Yu Yeon Kim with whom he curated, "Omnizone, Perspectives in Mapping Digital Culture", in 1997. In 1996 he also helped establish, with other online organizations, the Foundation for Digital Culture.

Concurrent with his digital and network explorations, Pusey continued exhibiting and working with physical media. Between 2003 and 2004, he exhibited a graphite mural at the Slought Foundation, Philadelphia. The following year his Abstract paintings and graphite installations were shown at Hermes, New York. The artist has had various solo and group exhibitions in New York City and internationally including Michael Steinberg Fine Art and, in 2013, at Guided by Invoices which was commended by Art in America. The artist's work is included in numerous corporate and private collections.

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References[edit]

  • “Omnizone” - Stephen Pusey and Yu Yeon Kim; Intelligent Agent (Vol. 2.2)
  • “Community Murals - The Peoples Art”, Dr. Alan W. Barnett, The Art Alliance Press, U.S.A.
  • “Street Murals of America, Britain & Western Europe”, Volker Barthelmeh, Penguin Publishing
  • “L’Art Public” Francoise Chatel, Ministerie Des Relations Exteriors, Paris
  • “The Complete Guide to Painting & Drawing Techniques & Materials” Colin Hayes, Phaidon
  • “Painting The Town”, Graham Cooper, Phaidon, London