Stephen Knapp

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Wikipedia
Institutionen/Museen Louis K. Meisel Gallery
Dokumentation E-Catalog: Stephen Knapp LIGHTPAINTINGS
Weitere Zoneone Arts: Interview with Stephen Knapp


Ausstellungen
Einzelausstellung2017Art and History MuseumsMaitland, FL, USA
Einzelausstellung2016Stephen Knapp: LightpaintingsThe Pensacola Museum of ArtPensacola, FL, USA
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum2014The Definition of PossibleWorcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcester, MA, USA
Gruppenausstellung2014Glass Today: 21st Century InnovationsNew Britain Museum of American ArtNew Britain, USA
Einzelausstellung2009Chrysler Museum of ArtNorfolk, VA, USAlightpainting exhibition
Einzelausstellung2007Stephen Knapp: LightpaintingsThe Butler Institute of ArtYoungstown, OH, USA
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum2006First SymphonySursa Performance Hall, Ball State UniversityMuncie, IN, USA
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum2005Luminous AffirmationsCity Hall, TampaFlorida, USA
Gruppenausstellung2002Reflections on GlassNew York, USA
Gruppenausstellung1998Glass: A Group ExhibitionGrounds for SculptureHamilton, USA
Einzelausstellung1994Fantasy in GlassChicago, USA


Sammlungen
Butler Institute of American ArtYoungstown, OH, USA
The Flint Institute of ArtsFlint, MI, USA
Grounds for SculptureHamilton, NJ, USA


1947
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Geboren

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

1947
- 1965
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Ausbildung

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Graduation at the Worcester Academy,

- 1965
- 1969
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Clinton, New York, USA
BA, Hamilton College

- 1969
- 2017
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Gestorben

- 2017

Stephen Knapp is an American artist best known as the creator of lightpaintings, which have been called one of the first new art mediums of the twenty-first century.  Dispensing with traditional media and narrative content, Knapp is one of a small group of artists who work with light. His lightpaintings make visible the light that surrounds us and transforms it into something physical yet inherently transcendental.

Deriving inspiration from his studies of light, color, dimension, space and perception, artist Stephen Knapp has been creating art that interacts with and is transformed by light for over thirty years.  He began his career as a photographer and evolved his own specialized processes through research and experimentation. He progressed to building large metal panels and glazed ceramic murals that are reflective and responsive to changing light conditions.  What followed was the fabrication of kiln-formed glass walls and glass and steel sculpture, all leading up to his more recent focus on lightpaintings, a word Knapp coined to describe his light-based installations. Formed at the intersection of painting, sculpture and architecture, lightpaintings are intangible, multi-dimensional compositions of pure radiance. 

In speaking about his work, Stephen Knapp states, “I have been fascinated with light all my life, both for what it can do and for the effect it has on us.  In all my prior mediums I’ve used light in ways that are not always apparent.  When I found a way to uniquely express myself in light, I embraced it fully.  With my lightpaintings I separate white light into pure color and ‘paint’ with light.  Each piece has a presence that far exceeds its physical dimensions.  At once both physical objects and illusions, they remind us that dreams, hopes and aspirations are the center of art’s ability to touch the human spirit.”

Knapp has gained an international reputation for large-scale works of art held in museums, public, corporate and private collections, in media as diverse as light, kiln formed glass, metal, stone, mosaic and ceramic.  He has had solo museum exhibitions at the Boise Art Museum, the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Naples Art Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Dayton Art Institute and the Flint Institute of Arts, among others.  His work has appeared in many international publications including Art and Antiques, Architectural Record, ARTnews, The Asahai Shimbun, Ceramics Monthly, The Chicago Sun Times, Interior Design, The New York Times, Progressive Architecture, Sculpture Magazine, The Washington Post and others.

http://www.lightpaintings.com/bio (02.09.2019)

 

First Symphony photo First Symphony 2006 Stephen Knapp 
Inner Vision photo Inner Vision 2011 Stephen Knapp 
Transformation photo Transformation 2009 Stephen Knapp