Stephan Fowlkes was born in 1970 in New York City. He studied at Bennington College and the Lacoste School of Art in France, later returning to New York for a graduate degree at Columbia University’s Teachers College. His experience is impressive and diverse, and, from 2002-2005, Fowlkes accepted The National Committee on U.S. China Relations’ Young Leaders Forum’s invitations to travel to China representing America as the Fellow for the Arts. He was also involved with Transvoyeur—a cooperative group of New York and Liverpool-based artists—participating in the Liverpool Biennial Independents in 2004 and 2006, a year in which he was also awarded the Curator’s Choice Award for his part in the Artists Talk on Art lecture series at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Fowlkes has been granted fellowships for residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Carving Studio Sculpture Center and was invited to the Board of Directors at Salem Art Works, a residency and sculpture park in New York State. Finally, he has taught art at elementary and advanced levels in Australia, France, New York City and Vermont and is the Arts Editor for The New York Optimist.
Aside from these extensive, extracurricular accomplishments, Fowlkes boasts numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide. His work has received critical acclaim for its displays across America, Asia and Europe and has been reviewed in Sculpture Magazine, NY Arts Magazine and the Village Voice. Fowlkes lives and works in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn and has a studio in North Bennington, VT.