Stephen Calhoun

Stephen Calhoun

Cleveland Heights, OH, United States

About Stephen Calhoun

b1954, Cleveland, Ohio - self-trained, and happy to be a so-called visionary photographer and visual artist.

Cleveland gallerist Deba Gray discovered my work in 2014. Up until then I was a hobbyist. In 2016 she sponsored my one-person show The Grasp of Order at her Gallery at Gray’s in Cleveland, Ohio. Scroll ahead three years and my artwork and a profile were featured on the Collective Arts Network Journal (March 2019.) Later in 2019 the CAN Journal was named Ohio’s “best magazine,” and was judged so on the basis of a handful of issues that included my feature. Additionally I have seen my artwork presented in numerous juried shows, including three years running in the Ohio OOVAR statewide show. I’ve participated in group shows, including this year’s Cleveland Photo Fest’s “Beyond the Camera Show.” My most recent solo show was "Five by Five" at Article in Cleveland, May 2019.

The keynote of both my work in a variety of fields, and my core interests, are: human experience and learning.

Essentially, my visual art blooms from my musical sensibility. I ask the viewer to complete my work by using their engaged presence and awareness. It really is, quite, simple!

Obviously I am compelled by iterative possibilities. Such possibilities are at the center of the mix of processes I subject photographs, generative, fractal, open sources, and, collaborations, to.

A ten year-old girl captured this intent: "I had to reconfigure my brain to see deeper into your picture." Yes!

My overarching vision is to continue to develop my art practice in the direction of making accessible yet mysterious or mystical images.

Born 1954. Self-trained, although I am moreover deeply trained by my experience and many valuable creative relationships which stretch back to my beginning in the field of music in 1970.

Although I spent decades in the music industry and in organizational development, my personal culture and its creative urgings predate those careers.

Education

(2003-current) iterative visual art/experimental Photography/2D New Media/generative & fractal visual art

(1996-2016) Principal: squareONE:experiential toolmakers

(2001-2015) Composer, Instrumentalist - recording as Kamelmauz

Events

In the event one is interested in large size single/small editions produced by the artist, contact the artist via his web site / 216.269.5568 EST

Exhibitions

2020 FRESH 2020, juried group show, Summit Artspace, Akron, Ohio

2020 Black & Wjite, juried group show, Stella's Art Gallery, Mentor Ohio

2019 Beyond the Camera, group show, Cleveland Photo Fest, Prama Artspace, Parma, Ohio

2019 Skull and Skeleton Show XXIII, The Gallery at Lakeland, Chesterland, Ohio

2019 (ongoing) RampArts Gallery, 78th Street, Cleveland, Ohio

2019 Waterloo Juried Art Exhibition, Cleveland, Ohio

2019 Five by Five, solo exhibit, Article, Cleveland, Ohio

2019 The Music Show, Stella’s Art Gallery, Mentor, Ohio

2019 Everyday Ascension appeared on the cover of the CAN Journal

2019 The Black and White Show, Stella’s Art Gallery, mentor, Ohio

2019 The Healing Power of Art, (online) Manhattan Arts Int’l, NYC, NY

2018 XV Fresh Art, Summit Arts[pace, Akron, Ohio

2018 21st People’s Art Show, Galleries at CSU, Cleveland, Ohio

2018 Artists for World Peace, (online) Manhattan Arts Int’l, NYC, NY

2018 OOVAR statewide show, Carnegie Bldg, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, Ohio

2018 Four Mindful Art Practices, Beachwood Community Center, Beachwood, Ohio

2018 The Church of Art, Rooms to Let, Cleveland, Ohio

2018 We CAN Exhibit, The Doubting Thomas Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

2018 A Pop-Up!, Article, Cleveland

2018 Academy Graphic Communications 2018 desk calendar

2017 OOVAR statewide show, Carnegie Bldg, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, Ohio

2017 Skull and Skeleton Show XXII, The Gallery at Lakeland, Chesterland, Ohio

2017 The Artist’s Trust, MOCA, Cleveland, Ohio

2017 The May Show VIII, The Gallery at Lakeland, Chesterland, Ohio

2017 Waterloo Juried Art Exhibition, Cleveland, Ohio

2017 emergART, curated and accepted into emergART’s roster of visual artists

2016 22nd People’s Art Show, Galleries at CSU, Cleveland, Ohio

2016 OOVAR statewide show, Carnegie Bldg, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, Ohio

2016 The Grasp of Order, The Gallery At Gray’s, Cleveland, Ohio