Solo Exhibitions

2014 To Borrow, Cut, Copy and Steal, Portland Museum of Art, Portland ME

Aaron T Stephan, McIninch Art Gallery, Manchester, NH

2013 Second-Hand Utopias, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln MA

Art Handling, Samsøn, Boston MA

Paths, Coleman Burke Gallery, Brunswick ME

2012 Aggressive Uninterest, Aucocisco Gallery, Portland ME

2011 Corporeal, Aucocisco Gallery, Portland ME

2009 Taken Out of Context, Whitney Artworks, Portland ME

Vessels Absent, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor ME

2008 Building Houses/Hiding Under Rocks, Quint Contemporary, La Jolla CA

2007 The Problem with Ladders, Whitney Artworks, Portland ME

2005 Full of Theses, Whitney Artworks, Portland ME

2004 Obvious in Repair, Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Hartford CN

2003 Weighing My Options, Space, Portland ME

2002 Decisions and Revisions, Hay Gallery, Portland ME

Group Exhibitions

2014 Self, Engine, Biddeford ME

2012 CMCA Biennial Exhibition, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport ME

Covet, Sienna Gallery, Lennox, MA

Portes, Mytilene Public Gallery, Mytilene, Greece

2011 Seeing Is Knowing, Weitz Center at Carlton College, Northfield, MN

Meredyth and Meg Go 3d, Gallery Naga, Boston MA

2010 4 In Maine, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland ME

The Imaged Word, Albany Airport Gallery, Albany, NY

2009 Three Decades of Contemporary Art, California Center for the Arts, Escondido CA

Collage: Piecing It Together, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

Aggrigate, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland ME

2008 The Moment at Hand, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan WI

Aggrigate, Troy Arts Center, Troy NY

2007 Tiny, Whitney Artworks, Portland ME

2006 Time, Filament Gallery, Portland ME

CMCA Biennial Exhibition, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport ME

Skowhegan At 60, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport ME

2004 Home, D.U.M.B.O. Art Center, Brooklyn NY

The Persistence of Becoming, Nave Gallery, Somerville MA

3DX4, Icon Gallery, Brunswick ME

2003 Alter, Filament Gallery, Portland ME

Portland Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland ME

Remains, Lamont Gallery, Exeter NH

Curiosity, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport ME

2002 Plow, Space, Portland ME

2001 In My Back Yard, Yarmouth ME

S. A. D., Deep Listening Space, Kingston NY

2000 The Sacred and Profane, Battery Steele, Peaks Island, Portland ME

Remergence, Filament Gallery, Portland ME

The Art of Concept, A.S.K. Gallery, Kingston NY

The World’s Most Famous Artist Show, The Basement Space, New Paltz NY

1999 Carnival/Carnivore, SUNY New Paltz Courtyard Space, New Paltz NY


2011 Another Evening of BS With Aaron T Stephan, Space, Portland ME

2009 Closer, Coleman Burke Gallery, Brunswick ME

2006 Aaron T Stephan Is a Hack, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland ME

2004 Problems and Complexities in Conceptual Art, Space, Portland ME

What Words Become (coll. w/ Chris Holt), Space, Portland ME

& Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport ME

2003 Revisiting Artist Lecture, Stillhouse Theatre Portland, ME


2014 Downpour, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester NH

Variations, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX

2013 Paths Crossed, Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

Composition, Music City Center, Nashville, TN

2012 Illuminations, WG Mallett Elementary School, Farmington ME

Becoming, Hampden Academy, Hampden ME

2011 Paths Open, Jefferson Village School, Jefferson, ME

2010 Return, Westbrook Middle School, Westbrook ME

2009 Intersect, U.S. Jackman Border Crossing Facility, Jackman ME

2007 Sphere, SeDoMoCha Elementary School, Dover-Foxcroft ME

Situate, Farwell Elementary School, Lewiston, ME

2006 Globe, Carrabec Community School, Anson ME

Dig, Biddeford Middle School, Biddeford ME

2005 Lift, University of Southern Maine Community Education Center, Portland ME

2004 R.P.S., Lisbon Elementary School, Lisbon ME


MFA, Maine College of Art, Portland ME 2002

BFA in sculpture, (SUNY) Purchase College, Purchase NY 1996

Post Baccalaureate studies, State University of New York at New Paltz NY 1999

Undergraduate study, Hogenschool Vor Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1994 – 1995

Awards & Residencies

Edenfred Arts Residency, Madison, WI 2012

Kohler Artist-in-Residence, Sheboygan WI 2008

Louise Bourgeois Residency for Sculpture, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs NY 2005

Zorach Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan ME 2002

Good Idea Grant, Maine Arts Commission 2009, 2011, 2014


“50 Mainers Shaping Our State”, Maine Magazine, June 2014

“Unconventional: Nashville’s Music City Center”, Jan. 2014

Cate McQuaid, “Images that echo through time and spaces” Boston Globe, September 2013

Cate McQuaid, “Platforms for amusement” Boston Globe, August 2013

NY Arts Magazine, “Art and Ageism: The Decisive Eye of Fellow Artists”, June 2013

Daniel Kany, “Follow Stephan’s Maze of Paths”, Maine Sunday Telegram, April 2013

Daniel Kany, “Flirting with a New form of Conceptual Art”, Maine Sunday Telegram, October 2012

Nicholas Schroeder “Meeting ‘Strangers’…” The Portland Phoenix, May 2012

“Recent Projects”, Public Art Review, Spring 2011

Daniel Kany, “Pop Art Sensibilities Add Excitement to Show”, Maine Sunday Telegram, March 2011

Nicholas Schroeder “Two Artist Show at Aucocisco Explores…” The Portland Phoenix, September 2011

Cate McQuaid, “A Compelling Look…”, Boston Globe, Jan. 2011

Bob Keyes, “New on the Scene”, Portland Press Herald, Jan. 2011

Tom Keyser, “Word Play”, Albany Times Union, August 2010

Nadine Wasserman, “Picture Books”, Albany Metroland, August 2010

Edgar Allen Beem, “Art on the Edge”, Down East Magazine, August 2010

Bob Keyes, “Sculptor Goes Diving..”, Portland Press Herald, March 2010

Jamie Thompson, “Collective Consciousness” Portland Press Herald, Oct 2009

Daniel Kany, “Sparks, Sputters and Sparkles at MECA”, Maine Sunday Telegram, Oct 2009

Annie Larmon, “Topographic Musings”, The Portland Phoenix, September 2009

Ken Greenleaf, “Combining Influences”, The Portland Phoenix, June 2009

Jessica Bloch, “Crate Expectations”, Bangor Daily News, April 2009


Robert L. Pincus, “Aaron T. Stephan Builds A House of Books”, San Diego Union-Tribune, January 2008

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