Light Art

W.T. Stinson

​​​​​​​WT Stinson was born in 1959 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.  He has a BA from Western Kentucky University (1978 – 1983) and an MFA IN Studio Art from Florida State University (1985 – 1988). 

Since graduating from Florida State University, Stinson has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. While still living in Florida, Stinson’s artwork was selected as part of the Jacksonville Art Museum's Photons-Phonons-Electrons exhibit. This exhibit offered an overview of light, kinetic, and sound  artworks produced since the 1920s. The exhibit included works by artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Jean Tingluey and contemporary artists such as Alice Aycock, Steve Berry, Howard Jones, and Eric Orr. In addition, in 1989, Stinson assisted renowned light artist, James Turrell, with expertise and support associated with new installations created by Turrell at the Florida State University Art Gallery and Museum in Tallahassee Florida.

  Selected Solo Exhibitions and Installations:

2013    Amalgam: Elizabethtown Community College, Elizabethtown, KY

2013   The open forms: Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, Bowling Green, KY

2002   Light, time, place: (Site-specific Installation & new work), 208 East Fourth Street,  Russellville, KY  

 2001  Twin: (Installation), Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 
1997   Light/dark: (Installation), Western Kentucky University 

 1995  Gothic lights: Eclectic Electric Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

 1994  Mozart’s Lux Aeterna: (Window Installation), The Capitol Arts Center, Bowling Green, KY 
1993   W.T. Stinson: The Omega Gallery, Carson- Newman College, Jefferson City, TN

1993   Unnatural Light: The Galleria, St. Petersburg, FL 
1989  Light pillars: (Site-specific Installation), The Window on Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL  

      Selected Group Exhibitions:


2015   High art: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2003   Kentucky visions: Governor’s Mansion, Frankfort, KY   

1998  Points of the Compass: Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL  

      (Curator: Allys Palidino-Craig)
1997   Western Kentucky  University Faculty Exhibition: University Art Gallery, Bowling Green, KY  

1993  Showcase 93: The Water Tower Galleries, Louisville, KY   

1992   Between boundaries: The Florida Craftsman Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL  (Curator: Claudia Sabin) 

1992  Color of Light: The Brevard  Art Center & Museum, Melbourne, FL  
       (Curator: Dr. Amy Vigilante)   

1991  The Art of Light: The Neon Company, Atlanta, GA 
       (Curator: Kimberly Smith)

1991  Photons-Phonons-Electrons: Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL    
     (Curator:  Bruce Dempsey) 

1991  Light’n Up: The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA 

1991 Meter-Measure-Modulation: The capitol Gallery, Tallahassee, FL  

1990   Armageddon: 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

1989 Baker, Bucher, Bradley & Stinson: Café Brazil Gallery, New Orleans, LA​
           Public Collections:

1991  Light Modulator # 29, Florida State University, Tallahassee Florida

(purchased  with funds provided by Florida's Art in Public Places program)

   Awards/Professional Achievements:

1990 Florida Individual Artist Fellowship (Sponsored by the Florida Department of Cultural Affairs) *Finalist

1991 Individual Artist Fellowship, Southern Art Federation, (Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts) *Finalist

1997   Al Smith Fellowship for Sculpture (Awarded by the State of Kentucky's Division  of Cultural Affairs) 

2018 Hopper Art Prize *Finalist

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