Stephen Tyson

Stephen Tyson
Saratoga Springs, NY
Painting, Drawing, Collage
K-12 Schools, Hospital, Adult Day Care, After School Program, Assisted Living, College/University, Community Center, Hospice, Independent Living, Library
College Art Association, Black Dimensions in Art, Inc.

I have exhibited in and/or curated numerous art shows over many years. These include venues such as the Marsh Gallery, Richmond, VA; New York State Museum, Albany, NY; Schenectady Museum, NY; Shelnutt Gallery, Troy NY; The Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY; Yates Gallery, Loudonville, NY; Atrium Gallery, Schenectady, NY; Martinez Gallery, Troy, NY; Albany International Airport Gallery, Colonie, NY; Spring St. Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY. My publications include reviews for MultiCultural Review; an essay for the memorial retrospective exhibition for Avel de Knight; and illustrations for two literary publications by astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson.

New York City Board of Education (District 10, BX): Intermediate School art teacher, developed after school art programs, year-end arts performance. Univ. of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Assoc. Prof. of Humanities and Fine Arts: developed various courses in art history (including African Art, following first Fulbright to Africa) and studio art. Developed and taught course in art history (including African American Art) at SUNY-Albany. Union College: Visiting Prof. of watercolor and oil painting. Siena College: Adj. Prof. of drawing and basic design. Schenectady County Community College: Adj. Prof. of drawing, watercolor, and art history survey courses.
My art workshops will provide participants with invaluable opportunities to explore new ways of viewing the world. This may include learning certain techniques of drawing, painting, or collage, and learning how to create a successfully arranged composition. To appreciate that one can create an emotionally and intellectually satisfying visual composition through abstraction, as well as figuration (or combination of both), or with music, and to develop the power to explore life experiences, world views, and aspirations through the visual arts can be a process of self-discovery that can bring both insight and personal enrichment to the workshop participant. I have continued to work with older adults within various studio art (and art history) settings in higher education over a 25 year period. I look forward to bringing my experience of working with diverse populations into the development, facilitation, and promotion of art workshops and programs for older adults, as well as intergenerational group settings.