Profile of S. Michael Gaston
Gaston painting

 

Born in California, Stephen Michael Gaston spent his formative years in Japan and later studied in Italy, Philadelphia and New York, all of which proved to have a profound influence on his career as an artist. His paintings, prints, and drawings have been shown in various galleries and exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and they are part of many corporate as well as private collections (see below).

His works on paper and canvas are known for their use of vivid light and rich color that combine with an original and personal vision. As a figurative realist he strives for a more contemporary use of design and composition. He currently works and resides in the Atlanta, Georgia area.


Selective Exhibitions

  • Atlanta Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 11th International Southeastern Pastel Society, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA
  • Faculty Exhibit, Art Institute of Atlanta,
    Atlanta, GA
  • Chastain Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Right Brain Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Oslo, Norway
  • Ninth Annual Southern Juried Fine Arts Show, Douglasville, GA
  • Recent Finds, L5P Community Center,
    Atlanta, GA
  • Euclid Artists, L5P Community Center,
    Atlanta, GA
  • Solo Exhibition, Graffiti Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Passport to France, Atlanta, GA
  • Solo Exhibition, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Solo Exhibition, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • Stine Group Exhibition, H.L. Stine Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA
  • Artists in Preparation, New Visions Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Art, Science and the Imagination Invitational Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA
  • Solo Exhibition, H.L. Stine Fine Arts,
    Atlanta, GA
  • Gallery Artists Exhibit, Bell-Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN
  • Selections from Atlanta Galleries, Atlanta City Club, Atlanta, GA
  • Solo Exhibition, H.L. Stine Fine Arts,
    Atlanta, GA
  • Competition Art Services Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Art Haven Group Exhibit, Atlanta, GA
  • Art Haven Group Exhibition, Atlanta, GA
  • Portfolio Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Portfolio Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Portfolio Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Nexus Group Exhibition, Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Atlanta Artists, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Portfolio Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Nexus Artists, Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Invitational, Traveling Exhibition
  • Everhardt Museum, Scranton, PA
  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
  • Miseriacordia College, Dallas, PA
  • Hazelton Arts League, Hazelton, PA

 

 

Exhibitions Continued

  • Allentown Museum Annual,
    Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
  • Lehigh Print Invitational,
    Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
  • Moravian Faculty Exhibit,
    Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
  • Cheltenham Annual, Cheltenham, PA
  • Wisconsin Exchange Exhibition,
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Philadelphia Print Club Annual, Philadelphia, PA
  • Solo Exhibition, Tyler School of Art,
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Olean Art Annual, Olean, NY
  • Solo Exhibition, East Carolina
    University, Greenville, NC
  • Traveling Print Exhibition, East
    Carolina University, Greenville, NC

 

Education

  • Tyler School of Art, Temple University,
    Philadelphia, PA, M.F.A. Degree.
  • Tyler School of Art, Temple University
    Abroad,Rome, Italy.
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC,
    B.F.A. Degree

 

Teaching Experience

  • Bauder College
  • Art Institute of Atlanta
  • Atlanta College of Art
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Moravian College
  • Temple University, Tyler School of Art

 

Collections

  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
  • Flight International, Inc.
  • Dean Witter, Inc.
  • Temple University
  • East Carolina University

 

Commissions

  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines,
    Oslo, Norway