Stephen Mathewson

Residing in Vienna and Hallein, the American painter and graphic artist Stephen Mathewson concentrates his most recent works in narrative story, stemming from comic sketches then reduced and made more painterly when finally landing on canvas, paper or wood in oil and graphite. His latest effort, „die Geschichte (part one)“ (2005-2007), was documented in catalogue-form. Under the alias John Robinson, Mathewson’s comic work can be seen in compilation comic books produced by EGO Verlag/Hamburg, and for a stretch of two years (2002 – 2004), was featured monthly in the IG Bildende Kunst magazin Bildpunkt. Mathewson’s favorite hobbies include writing and performing music, playing and coaching ice hockey and curating exhibitions of art and film. He is presently employed by Zoom Kindermuseum and Internationale Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst in Salzburg.

One Person Exhibitions

  • Galerie im Traklhaus. Salzburg. Die geschichte…

  • 2005
  • Theo Kerg Museum, Schriesheim, Germany.
  • Buildinscape, Chicago. Buildingscape I

  • 2004
  • Galerie Herold, Bremen, Germany. Dream Vacation.

  • 2000
  • Galerie Pro Arte, Hallein, Austria. Image Cannibal.
  • Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna, Austria. The Art of the Poser.

  • 1996
  • Galerie im Alcatraz, Hallein, Austria.

  • 1989
  • Galerie Eboran, Salzburg, Austria.

  • Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Swingr. Vienna, Austria. Picture Motion.

  • 2005
  • Kunstpavillion, Innsbruck, Austria. Can’t Even Remember My Own Dreams.
  • Galerie der Stadt Wels, Wels, Austria. Volle Tube.
  • Galerie Esplanade, Bad Ischl, Austria.

  • 2004
  • Westwendischer Kunstverein, Gartow, Germany. Sudden Death.

  • 2003
  • Hinterconti, Hamburg, Germany. Heisse Arbeiten.

  • 2002
  • Kuenstlerhaus Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria.
  • Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria.
  • Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Villa delle Rose, Bologna, Italy.
  • Siemens Art Lab, Vienna, Austria.

  • 2001
  • Bienale Intergraf, Udine, Italy.
  • Periferal 5 Bienial, Iasi, Romania.

  • 2000
  • Soho in Ottakring: Vienna, Austria. Around the World in16 Cabins.
  • Grafische Werkstatt im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria.

  • 1999
  • Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria. Summit.
  • Galerie der Stadt Wels, Austria. Schoener Leben.

  • 1998
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA.

  • 1997
  • Galerie der Stadt Salzburg, Austria.
  • Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria.

  • Honors, Prizes and Competitions

  • Studio residency in the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France – granted by the state of Salzburg, Austria.

  • 2002
  • Public art commission competition, St. Niklaus, Retirement Home, Oberndorf, Austria. First place. (Completed in 2003).

  • 2003
  • Train Station Underpass. Public artwork commissioned by ÖBB (Austrian Railway Corporation). Bischofshofen, Austria.

  • Sendungen im ORF Kunstradio:

    "Fuchs und Schnell" - Illustrationen "Folgen 13 - 15"