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Stephen Mangum

Sausalito , CA

Painting in an expressive realism style, I attempt to convey spirit and fortitude. I believe the purpose of art is to communicate, and with my paintings, I communicate hope through a celebration of the vitality of humanity.

Stephen Mangum is a representational painter from San Francisco. Born in 1954 in Mississippi and a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, he works out of studios in Sausalito and Geyserville. Known primarily for his large-scale portraits, his works have been juried into and won awards in numerous national and international competitions and exhibitions and also published by PoetsArtists, International Artist, Create!, Artist Portfolio, Spotlight magazine and the Circle Quarterly Art Review. Most recently, he was selected from the finalists of the Crocker-Kingsley Biennial for exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. His paintings are in private collections across the U.S.

Follow him on Instagram: @stephenmangumart

Group Exhibitions:
2019 Left Coast Annual Juried Competition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
Selections from the 2019 Crocker-Kingsley, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
79th Biennial Crocker-Kingsley exhibition, Blue Line Arts Center, Roseville, CA
"Portraits", Gallery25N online exhibition
2018 NOAPS Fall International Online Exhibition
2018 Spring Exhibition: National Juried Show, Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR
Fresh Art 18 Juried Competition, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA
2017 Luminous National Juried Exhibition, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017 National Exhibition, New Orleans Art Association, New Orleans, LA.
2016 Portrayal(l), Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Be Careful Where You Sit, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 Left Coast Annual Juried Competition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
3rd Annual Juried Competition, Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont, CA
2015 Art of the Heartland Juried Competition, Southwest Artists Association, Mena, AR

Publications:
Spotlight Contemporary Art Magazine, Volume 9
"Anything But The Figure", Poets/Artists Magazine #98
International Artist Magazine, September 2018
“Painting the Figure Now”, Poets/Artists Magazine #95
Artist Portfolio Magazine, Volume 34
“Eros Gaze”, Poets/Artists Magazine #93
Circle Quarterly Art Review, Winter 2018
Create! Magazine, February 2018
Artist Portfolio Magazine, Volume 33
Circle Quarterly Art Review, Fall 2017
Artist Portfolio Magazine, Volume 31

Awards:
Winner, Gallery 25N 2018 Portrait Competition
Christopher E. Burke Fine Arts Grant, Gallery 25N
Finalist, International Artist Magazine 2018 People & Figures competition
Honorable Mention, Artist Portfolio Magazine 2018 10 Art Competition
Circle Foundation for the Arts Top 100 Artists of 2017
Second Place, Artist Portfolio Magazine Q4 2017 Competition
Juror’s Choice Award, Luminous National Juried Exhibition
Merit Award, New Orleans Art Association’s National Exhibition Competition
Finalist in Portrait/Figurative category, The Artist’s Magazine’s 34th Annual
Competition
Finalist in Still Life/Indoor category, The Artist’s Magazine’s 34th Annual
Competition
Honorable Mention, Artist Portfolio Magazine Q2 competition, 2017

Education:
BFA in Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California, 2016
Workshop with Alyssa Monks, New York Academy of Art, 2015

Gravity

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Elizabeth

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Miles and Diane in Carmel

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Constance

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William

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Taylor and J.T.

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Lady Fillmore

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The Comfort of Friends

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Behind the Line

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If the Shoe Fits

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Portrait of a Girl with a Blank Canvas

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