New Jersey Stage | MFA alum Matthew Stemler Co-Juries WWAC's Member Show

MFA alum Matthew Stemler co-juried the West Windsor Arts Council's Member Show: Horizon, on view through May 14, as reported in the New Jersey Stage.

"Matthew Stemler is known for creating drawings, sculpture, and contemplative installation works. He finds a poetic language in unexpected materials while examining the social and technological structures of contemporary society. Stemler’s handling of materials is as intimate as the introspective themes that saturate the work. His creations often accentuate connections in the assembly, so literal and figurative bonds are as much a part of the work as the forms that seem caught in their configuration. Stemler completed an A.A. from Antonelli Institute of Art and a B.F.A. from Temple University, Tyler School of Art before receiving his M.F.A. from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He currently teaches in the Department of Visual Arts at Cairn University in Langhorne, PA where he is also the curator for the Connie A. Eastburn Gallery. Stemler currently resides in Yardley, PA. Exhibitions of Stemler’s work include the James A. Michener Art Museum, The Square Halo Gallery, and Art in City Hall. His installations have been exhibited at the Eastern State Penitentiary Museum and the LGTripp Gallery."

Matthew Stemler's sculpture Crossing the Coded Line
Crossing the Coded Line
Sycamore bark, bail wire, staples
14” x 18” x 8”


About PAFA

Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is the United States’ first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers a world-class collection of American art, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and educational opportunities in the fine arts. The PAFA Museum aims to tell America's diverse story through art, expanding who has been included in the canon of art history through its collections, exhibitions, and public programs, while classes educate artists and appreciators with a deep understanding of traditions and the ability to challenge conventions. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.