Stephen Whisler

Studio #14

My art practice consists of sculpture, drawings, performances, photography, furniture and guerrilla art actions. I have worked in a variety of media, using the technique that is most appropriate for what I need to express with a particular project. Starting in the 1970’s with the Plant Works series of photographed performances with plants, to my current sculptural work using abstracted parts of the human body, my work has always started with a concept that gets turned into an object that I simply need to see in the world. It is impossible for me to express in a short artist’s statement the length and breadth of my 50 years as an artist and maker of things.

In 2011, The Standard Culture site wrote, “Photographer Ed Lederman is a lover of New York. Looking at his images is somewhat of a love letter to the city. His panoramic photos are immense, overwhelming, and transport you straight into the environment he pursues to bottle. His other images are vignettes that evoke an emotion, reminding us all why we moved to this hectic city that feeds our sensibilities.”

Recently, my photo from the top of the Verrazano Bridge adorned the cover of the NYC Marathon 50th-anniversary book. I received an award from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2022 for a 1991 photo of violinist Midori Live at Carnegie Hall.

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110 Market Street
Saugerties, NY 12477