Stephen Pusey

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Stephen Pusey
Born (1952-06-24) 24 June 1952 (age 66)
Residence New York City, USA
Nationality Irish, British
Education Saint Martins School of Art
Known for Painting

Stephen Pusey (born 1952) is a New York-based artist of Irish and British descent.

Early life and education

Stephen Pusey was born on 24 June 1952.

From 1970 – 75, Pusey studied at Saint Martins School of Art in London where his painting evolved through Irrealism to a political and metaphorical Realism.

Stephen Pusey, Earlham Street Mural
Covent Garden, London UK
Date: 1977
Size: 44 foot x 22 foot (13.5 meter x 7 meter)
Partial installation view of paintings by Stephen Pusey at 524W26 Gallery, Chelsea, NYC 2017


After graduating from Saint Martins School of Art, Pusey created monumental public murals around London, including the Covent Garden, Earlham Street mural, 1977 and the Brixton Academy mural, 1982. In 1986 he emigrated to New York City, United States where he had been invited to exhibit at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center. During the years that followed, his work included painting, drawing and sculpture that combined calligraphic gesture with figurative Symbolism as well as investigations in digital media and Net Art.

In 1994 he founded the online art and discussion hub, Plexus, with curator Yu Yeon Kim with whom he curated, "Omnizone, Perspectives in Mapping Digital Culture", in 1997. In 1996 he also helped establish, with other online organizations, the Foundation for Digital Culture.

Concurrent with his digital and network explorations, Pusey continued exhibiting and working with physical media. His paintings have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions in New York City and internationally.

External links

  • Video of the artist discussing his work.
  • “Global Intersections: New Cultural Practices”; paper presented at Kitchen NYC
  • “Omnizone Tries to Map the Unmappable”; Matthew Mirapaul, New York Times
  • "Omnizone" at Guggenheim Museum Cyberatlas
  • Plexus
  • Artnet
  • Artists At Work by Robert Knafo
  • Further information


  • “Omnizone” - Stephen Pusey and Yu Yeon Kim; Intelligent Agent (Vol. 2.2)
  • “Community Murals - The Peoples Art”, Dr. Alan W. Barnett, The Art Alliance Press, U.S.A.
  • “Street Murals of America, Britain & Western Europe”, Volker Barthelmeh, Penguin Publishing
  • “L’Art Public” Francoise Chatel, Ministerie Des Relations Exteriors, Paris
  • “The Complete Guide to Painting & Drawing Techniques & Materials” Colin Hayes, Phaidon
  • “Painting The Town”, Graham Cooper, Phaidon, London
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