Photo credit: Wilhelm Scholz
Stephen Pusey was born in London and graduated from St. Martins School of Art. Between 1977 and 1981, he painted monumental public murals around London in a Photo-Realist style. In 1986, he exhibited at PS1 (MoMA PS1) after which New York became his domicile. During the following years, Pusey experimented with various forms including digital and networked media. In 1996, he co-founded the online art and discussion hub Plexus (plexus.org) with curator Yu Yeon Kim. He was a founding member of the Foundation for Digital Culture (1996) and a contributing artist to Arsdoom (Peter Weibel, et al) for Ars Electronica (1995). In 1997 he co-curated OMNIZONE, Perspectives in Mapping Digital Culture, which featured on the Guggenheim Museum's Cyberatlas website.
Concurrent with his explorations in the digital realm, Pusey continued exhibiting and working with physical material. Between 2003 and 2004, he exhibited a 9 x 20 foot Abstract graphite mural at the Slought Foundation, Philadelphia. The following year his Abstract paintings and graphite installations were shown at Hermes, New York. The artist has had various solo and group exhibitions in New York City and internationally including Michael Steinberg Fine Art, Guided by Invoices and in 2017 at 526W26 Gallery, NYC.
The artist's work is represented in numerous public and private collections.