Spanning more than four decades, my artwork addresses contemporary political, social, and spiritual issues and events. In various media, my work examines the fragile and ephemeral nature of human existence, especially in the context of social turmoil and crisis.
The most prevalent theme or direction in my artwork is the expression of events experienced or witnessed through the media – the conflicts in Darfur, Rwanda, the Balkans, Sierra Leone, and Ireland, the War in Iraq, the Vietnam War, and September 11, 2001. Sources for these works have included media-generated photographs as well as written descriptions about these events.
I have been, and continue to be, interested in creating visual art that can transcend the physicality of the material surface and be a vehicle for emotional, spiritual and intellectual contemplation, as well as a metaphor for human existence, especially within my own time.
Stephen March was born in York, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. in Fine Art from Penn State University and his M.F.A. in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently the upper school art instructor at York Country Day School. Stephen has had numerous solo exhibitions of his work, and his work has been selected for many national and regional group exhibitions. His artwork has received numerous awards. The most recent award was the Revington Arthur Award for Excellence in Painting at the Images 2011 juried exhibition of the Central Pennsyvania Festival of the Arts at Penn State University.