Stephen Lapthisophon

Stephen Lapthisophon

Stephen Lapthisophon

Flowers and Numbers (Spoerri Recipe), 2014
Tumeric, India ink, bricks, tomatoes, sunflowers, coffee, potatoes, paper, and spray paint
165 x 474 in.

Lives and works in Texas

Education

1986-1989
Northwestern University, Comparative Literature and Theory

1979
MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1977
BFA University of Texas at Austin

Selected Solo Exhibitions and Installations

2006
My Task, solo exhibition/ installation Kunstverein INGAN Berlin
Also Serve, Only Stand and Wait City of Chicago Cultural Center
Installation as part of “Humans Being: Disability in Contemporary Art” Chicago

2005        
My Heritage  My Tradition My Voice
, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL(Artist in Residence project)
Strategy, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
Plan for the Future, IR Gallery, Dallas, TX
“so many bewildering and obscure processes…”,  McKinney Avenue  Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2004
Amanuensis (I Hear a Symphony), Gahlberg Gallery, College ofDuPage, Glen Elyn, IL
Walk on By, Open Studio Project, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
Was it for this? Sound installation, Lincoln Park Conservatory, City of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2003
Static, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

2002
With Reasonable Accommodation, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago
Les coups de l’histoire University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX

2000
Defense D'afficher TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago, IL

1999
Recent Collages
, Northeastern Illinois University, Library Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

1983
Ceci n'est pas une vide
 Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago, IL

1982
After All (for RPW) Artists Space, New York
Polaroid collages: Recent Photographs, Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, IL

1981
Persistence of Vision Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

1980
Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, IL

1979
A St. Gallery, Boston, MA

Awards
2002
Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago IL. Residency grant

2001
The Art Council/ Artadia Award, Jury award recipient

1999
Illinois Arts Council, project completion grant

Selected Group Exhibitions
2006
Teenage Fan Club, Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas TX

2005
Ghost Writing, “Durand Amorphous Solid” lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
Drawing as Alterity, Forum Gallery, Brookhaven School of the Arts, Dallas, TX
Conspicuous Production McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas TX
Material Support University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

2004
Uncovered: Recent Acquisitions from the MCA Artists' Books Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Derive, Millennium Park, Sound Art Piece Commissioned by the City of Chicago for the Opening of
Millennium Park, Chicago, IL
The Stray Show, with Gallery 400, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Sound Art Festival, Institute for Contemporary Art Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark
Disintegration Effect,  “Good and Bad Things Come from Explosions”
Athanaeum Theater, Chicago IL part of Performing Art Chicago
Anonymity, “Sound canopy” Public sound installation, Chicago, sponsored by Hyde Park Art Center
Constructions: design & architecture, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX
Fine Words Butter No Cabbage, 26th Anniversary Exhibition, White Walls, Hyde Park Center, Chicago, IL

2003
Autumn Almanac, Unit B Gallery, Chicago, IL
Urbs in Horto, Columbus Park, Chicago, IL. radio broadcast
City Views, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas TX

2002
The Art Council Award Exhibition Gallery 312, Chicago, IL
Sculpture in Chicago Now, Part 2 Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Digitalis, Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest IL

2001
Between the Folds one night installation, solo show NFA Space, Chicago, IL
Con/textual, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2000
Mean Souls, like mean pictures, are often found in good-looking frames1935 W. Thomas, Chicago, IL
Agitator Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Site Works Gallery 312, Chicago, IL
Synthesis: Collage and Mixed Media Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest IL

1999
Bookmarks, NIU Gallery, Chicago, IL

1998
Earth Escapes Landscapes, organized by Phil Berkman, North Lakeside Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Way, 3 person exhibition, TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago, IL

1997
Addendum: Art in Chicago since 1945  Northern Illinois University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Corey Postiglione
Not Renoir, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL

1993
not/knot Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

1992
Feuilletons, two person exhibition, CCA Gallery, Chicago, IL

1990
10 on 8,
 storefront window exhibition, 8th Ave., New York City, NY

1986 
The Public Art Show traveling exhibition, curated by Ronald Jones travelling exhibition with catalogue High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

1985 
A black, a heap, a page -- tribute to Robert Smithson, outdoor installation, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
1840 West Hubbard, Chicago, IL
Permanent Collection of Artists' Books, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

1984
Display Windows, 10 on 8, New York City, NY
Hundreds of Drawings Artists’ Space, New York City, NY

1983
Artists Work in Clay Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL (catalogue)

1982
As water defines the fish, Part I
, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL
Opening New Doors Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Studio as discourse project at 219 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL
Illinois Artists 1982 Illinois State University, Normal, IL (catalogue)
Just Above Midtown/Downtown, New York City, NY
Mixing Art and Politics Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

1981
Artists' Books Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Loop Show Fisher Building, Chicago, IL
Working Drawings Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Our Town, Part 2 Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, IL

1980
Chicago Art Prospective Navy Pier, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
Chicago Art Alternative Herron School of Art Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Review and Preview Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, IL
EEBEE GEEBEES Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, IL

1978
Review and Preview Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, IL

1977
4 by 4
 East Hubbard Gallery, Chicago, IL

Plays, Performances and Readings

2006
The Failure of Modern Politics, &NOW Literary Festival, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest IL

2004
Apostrophe, with Fred Lonberg Holm, Buddy Gallery, Chicago IL.

2002
Residency at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago IL

2001
FROM PLOT, sound work, The Kitchen, New York

1999
Reading, with Susan Wheeler, Great Expectations Bookstore,  Evanston, IL
The Page Appears to be Blank, audiotape works, collected and catalogued, Chicago, IL

1992
Science Fiction presentation to CAA annual meeting

1991
The Black Paintings a play, Blue Rider Theater Festival, Chicago, IL
Instrumental Reason poetry series, Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, IL

1990
Cryptomnesia, a work for three voices with Dan Ursini and William Fuller, Club Lower Links, Chicago, IL

1989
That Time Problem
 poetry series, Club Lower Links, Chicago, IL

1988
The Nations poetry series, Club Lower Links, Chicago, IL
The Sound of Music performance in collaboration with Sean Elias, Robin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL

1987
The Categories of Robert Smithson Northwestern University, Evanston,

1983
The Sound of Music/The Theory of Praxis, a play, Link's Hall Studio, Chicago
Nobody is ever missing with John Judd, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1983
Reading, with John Judd and David McCracken, Spertus Museum of Judaica, Chicago, IL

1982
Reading, with John Judd and David McCracken, Randolph Street Gallery, IL

1981
No Business with John Judd
, EXIT, Chicago, IL

1980
Recent Fiction, reading by Richard Brettell and John Judd

1979
"Psychedelic Shack/a duet" with John Judd, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

1977
"Reasons" with John Judd, University of Texas at Austin

Publications

2006
“Haim Steinbach and Martin Heidegger” InterReview 06

2005
“Freud’s Museum” Artist Project InterReview, 05

2002
the bells (soundtrack to Hotel Terminus) audio work on CD

2001
Hotel Terminus 
book published by WhiteWalls

2001
Reading Effect, WhiteWalls # 43

1998
"Crossings" WhiteWalls #40 Spring 1998

1994
"Placing Time," catalog essay on Julia Fish for exhibition, Correspondences, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

1990
"Warming of a dish fit for revolution" review of The Futuristic Cookbook by F.T. Marinetti, Chicago Tribune, Feb. 27

1989
Ottotole,
 Number 3, Spring issue: "I 1. 30.87-2.88" with William Fuller and "Interview"
"The place where punk rock and social theory meet" review of LipstickTraces by Greil Marcus,  Chicago Tribune, May 7

1984
"The Sound of Music/The Theory of Praxis/The Tyranny of Repetition," White Walls #10/1, Spring/Summer

1983
"As water defines the fish, Part 3," magazine project curated by Ronald Jones, Art Papers, summer issue.
"As water defines the fish, Part 2," magazine project, artists' pages, New Art Examiner, summer issue

Lectures

2005
“Dan Flavin as Historian” guest lecture, Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art, Ft. Worth TX
Visiting artist, University of Texas at Dallas, spring semester

2004
Visiting art, DePaul university, Chicago, IL.
Visiting Artist, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

2003
“The Love of Ruins” Artists Connect, The Art Institute of Chicago
Pougialis Award advisor, Columbia College, Chicago, IL.

2002
Visiting Artist University of Texas at Dallas
Visiting Artist, University of Illinois Chicago
"Art Talk" McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
"Fight the Power" Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL

2000
Visiting Artist, "Post Genre Writing" School of the Art Institute of Chicago,  Chicago, IL.

1997
"Artists lecture... in conjunction with Not Renoir, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL

1992
Panel discussion with Scott Rankin, John Torreano and Julia Fish, College Association, Annual meeting, Chicago, IL

1985
"Work, the Workplace, 'Other Places,' Ruins" NAME Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Prolegomena to Any Future Art-Making," School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Photography as an Activity, Photography as Action," University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

1984
"Artists' Diaries, Notebooks, Journals," lecture series, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Use of Photography in Postmodernist Art," School of the Art Institute of  Chicago extension, North Shore Art League, Winnetka, IL
Oxbow Summer Art School, Saugatuck, MI -- visiting lecturer
"Conceptual Art," University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI

1983
Oxbow Summer Art School, Saugatuck, MI -- visiting artist
 "Art in the Street," Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, guest, Art History Dept.

1982
Hinsdale South High School, collage workshop, Hinsdale, IL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, guest, Painting Dept.

1980
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, guest, Sculpture Dept.

1979
Portland School of Art, Portland, ME, guest lecturer and critic

Selected Bibliography

2005
Simblist, Noah, “conspicuous Production: The First Two Years of the UTD/ South Side Artist Residency” Artlies Fall

2006
Terranova, Charisa, “Bent Optimism” exhibition essay Conduit Gallery Dallas TX
“Susan Wheeler” interview, BOMB summer 2005

2004
Artner, Alan G., Lapthisophon’s Soundsacpes, Chicago Tribune, September 3.
Brettell, Richard, “Stephen lapthisophon and the Gesture” exhibition cataloguew, College of DuPage Glen Elyn, IL
Rosenfeld, Katheryn. Chicago Summer, Art Net, www.artnet.com August 28.

2003
Hixson, Kathryn review of With Reasonable Accommodation, frieze April 2003
Morse, Annie, Static exhibition essay Conduit Gallery Dallas TX.
Thurston Moore & Byron Coley , review of Hotel TerminusArthur Spring 2003
Aveilhe, Tara review of Static, Conduit Gallery Artlies Spring 2003

2002
Wainwright, Lisa,  “Found Objects in the Art of Stephen Lapthisophon” exhibition essay
Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago
Jepsen, Cara  “On Exhibition: Finding Your Way When Disability Strikes” Chicago Reader, October

2001
Purcell, Greg, review of "Mean Souls..." New Art Examiner October

2000
Snodgrass, Susan, "Agitator: Contemporary Art of Propaganda” C International
Yood, James, Review of TBA exhibition, ArtforumApril 2000
Hawkins, Margaret, "Putting up Fun" Chicago Sun-Times March 31, 2000

1993
McCracken, David, "Alternative Spaces Look Back and Sally Forth," Chicago Tribune, September 24,1993
review of Robert Smithson exhibition, NAME Gallery, Chicago

1992
McCracken, David, "Bao's Monkeys Evoke Human Moods," Chicago Tribune, November

1990
Bulka, Michael review of "Your Message Here" New Art Examiner

1989
Taylor, Sue, "Present at the Creation" catalogue essay, Chicago Cultural Center

1988
McCracken, David, "Impossible Pictures," Chicago Tribune, December

1984
English, Christopher, review of "The Sound of Music/The Theory of Praxis," New Art Examiner, April 1984

1983            
English, Christopher, "Artists Work in Clay," New Art Examiner, June, p.17

1982
Lundy, Larry, "Opening New Doors," New Art Examiner, Dec., 17

1981
Elliot, David, "Rube Goldberg meets Spike Jones," Art News, Nov., 181
Artner, Alan, "Loop Show," Chicago Tribune, Aug.
Haydon, Harold, "Our Town, Part 2," Chicago Sun-Times, Jan.

1979
Rickey, Carrie, "Chicago," Art in America, Summer, 47-50