Marcelino Stuhmer is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts in Painting at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
His creative work includes painting and drawing, but he also writes fiction, makes video, and immersive art installations. The contrast of drawing and painting techniques, at once abstract, and photographic, explore “real’ and “imaginary” modes of representation. In his work he focuses on creating narratives that mask and mark personal & collective memory, history, and identity.
Professor Stuhmer earned an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He did artist residencies at Skowhegan, The Atlantic Center, and at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally at: The Playstation at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam; Galerie Kusseneers, Antwerp, Galerie Jade, Bergamo, Italy; Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago; Essl Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna; Chicago Cultural Center; Art in General, New York City; Madison MOCA; 12 Gates Gallery, Philadelphia; Vox Populi, Philadelphia; among others.
Awards and recognition include: Best International Artist at Arte Laguna International in Venice, Italy; Mondrian Foundation Exhibition & Publication Grant, Amsterdam; the Royal Prize for Painting in The Netherlands. His work was featured in New American Painting, and reviewed in Artforum, Chicago Tribune, Newcity Chicago, Chicago Reader, Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, Artblog, among others.