Education MFA in Painting - Ohio University
BA in Painting and Drawing - Central Washington University
AA in Painting and Drawing - Green River Community College
Gaylen Stewart is currently a practicing professional artist and instructor at Glendale Community College. He taught as Associate Professor of Art at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. He also instructed at Ohio University and University of Rio Grande, both in Ohio, teaching courses in painting, drawing, mixed media, and two-dimensional design. He received his Master of Fine Arts in painting from Ohio University in 1986 and has been an active, professional artist since that time.
The Ohio Arts Council has awarded him several professional grants and fellowships including two Individual Artist’s Fellowships, a Projects Grant and a Professional Development Award. He also received a grant awarded by Robert Rauschenberg and James Rosenquist.
His art has been represented in over one hundred exhibitions, of which thirty-three have been solo shows, at museums, art centers and galleries, including: The Albuquerque Museum, NM; Arizona Museum for Youth; Herberger Theater Center Gallery, AZ; The Butler Institute of American Art, OH; The McDonough Museum of Art, OH; The Southern Ohio Museum; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, OH; Esther Allen Greer Museum, OH; Zanesville Art Center, OH; Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, AZ; Corvallis Arts Center, OR; Mariboe Gallery, NJ; Bauhaus Gallery, NC; Abney Gallery, NY; Huntington Museum of Art, WV; Parkersburg Arts Center, WV; Alexandria Museum of Art, LA; Western Colorado Center for the Arts; and the Bellevue Art Museum, WA.
He traveled to Rome and Florence, Italy (for a two months study of painting and architecture); Athens, Greece and Romania. While in Romania he created an expansive mural for a Children’s Center in Cortnari.
Several publications including: New American Paintings, Vol. 22. Open Studios, MA; Radix magazine, England; ARTYFACT, the Magazine of the Arts Centre Group, London, UK; and Dialogue, Arts in the Midwest have reviewed, published, and reproduced his artwork.