Curriculum Vitae



Professor of Drawing
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR

Instructor, Arkansas Arts Center • Museum School • Little Rock, AR

Cefalo Studio • Independent workshops in drawing and Painting

Artist in Residence • University of Arkansas at Little Rock • Little Rock, AR

Assistant Professor of Illustration, Art Academy of Cincinnati • Cincinnati, OH

Indiana University • Bloomington, IN




2004 MFA, Indiana University • Bloomington, IN

1999-2001 Independent Study with Steven Assael, New York, NY

1999-2000 Studio Assistant, Jeff Koons, New York, NY

1999 BFA,  School of Visual Arts, New York, NY





Stephen Cefalo: "Recent Musings", Gallery 26, Little Rock, AR



Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock, AR
“The World is Flat”, Gallery 26, Little Rock, AR


2012 “Dream, Float, Burn”, Recent paintings, Gallery 26, Little Rock, AR

2011 “Stephen Cefalo: Dreams”, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010 Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009 Norton Arts, Little Rock, AR

2007 Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim, CA






"The Light By Which We See", Andalisia Farm, home of Flannery O' Connor, Milledgeville, GA


“Penumbra”, Matrix Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
“Black Friday Show”, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Culver City, CA


“Beyond the Surface”, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA”
“From Motion to Stillness”, Zhou B Art Center Galleries, Chicago IL


Bluecanvas Launch Event, Exchange LA, Los Angeles, California


Between Realities, principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA


Sarah Bain Gallery, Small Works, Anaheim, CA
Klaudia Marr Gallery, 13th Annual Realism Invitational, Santa Fe, NM
American Artists Professional League, Inc., Salmagundi Club, Seventy-Eighth Grand National Exhibition, New York, NY
Ann Nathan Gallery, Winter Show, Chicago, IL
Cincinnati Art Museum, Portrait Miniatures - Cincy Style, Cincinnati, OH
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 2006 Biennial: Contemporary American Realism, Fort Wayne, IN


Miller Gallery, Objects of Desire XIV, Cincinnati, OH
Miller Gallery, The Anniversary Show, Cincinnati, OH
Miller Gallery, The Nude Show: Heavenly Bodies, Cincinnati, OH

Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Drawings VII, West Hollywood, CA
Circle Gallery, Go Figure Exhibition, Annapolis, MD
Miller Gallery, Small Works, Cincinnati, OH

Swope Art Museum, 59th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition, (Juried by Mr. Lawrence Rinder, Curator of Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art), Terre Haute, IN






The Artist’s Magazine, “Drawing Wet & Dry”, tutorial article written by artist, photos of progress drawings by the artist, September 2015


“Good Morning Arkansas”, KATV Channel 7, Live drawing demonstration, February 24, 2014, Little Rock, AR

“Tales From the South” public radio show, story reading by artist, followed by interview.  North Little Rock, AR, March 4, 2014

Arkansas Democrat Gazette, “Personal Space”, by Libby Smith, artist interview with photos of artist in studio, October 11, 2014

The Idle Class Magazine, The Artist Issue, “Il Maestro”, By Jeremy Glover, Feature article with artwork images and interview with artist, Summer 2014

Huffington Post, Arts & Culture, “Effigy and Exile”, exhibition review by Brandon Kralik, June 26th, 2014

Arkansas Times, Best of Arkansas, “The Skin Man: Stephen Cefalo, Best Artist”, July 25, 2013, Interview and image of artist on cover.

Strathmore Artist Papers, “Sketching and Drawing with Toned Paper”, Online drawing workshop, accompanying

instructional videos available on Strathmore Artist Papers YouTube Channel, 2013

E-Volved Magazine, Interview with images of artwork, Summer 2013

Equinox Literary Magazine, Interview with images of artist and works, 2013

The Artist’s Magazine, “Drawing Board” feature instructional article with images of work, April 2013

Number, Inc. Independant Arts Journal, Interview with images of work, Spring 2013

American Artist Drawing Magazine, Cover image, feature article with images of artwork, Fall 2012

Art Renewal Center International 2011/2012 ARC Salon, 8th Annual Competition Catalogue

Borstvoedingsagenda 2013, cover image, breastfeeding diary, Netherlands, 2013

Emerald City of the South, “The Art of Stephen Cefalo”, Interview, photos, cover photo, Glenn Schwartz, Spring/Summer 2012

Arkansas Democrat Gazette, ArtBeat, exhibition review of “Dream, Float, Burn”, Ellis Widner, Little Rock, AR, Tuesday, February 21, 2012

PoetsArtists Magazine, The Portrait Project Issue, cover image, February 2012

Mental Shoes 18, “Stephen Cefalo: Paintings”, Winter, January, 2011

Chicago Art Magazine, “Gallery Roundup: The Body”, review with photograph of work, Jeriah Hildewine, Oct 11, 2010

Strokes of Genius 2: The Best of Drawing Light and Shadow, Rubin Wolf, North Light Books, 2009

American Artist Workshop Magazine, “10 Concrete Solutions For Figure Painting”, Feature Article, Fall 2009

O&S Magazine, Feature Article, Volume 2, issue 1, January 2009, Interview and feature article.

SYNC Magazine, “In Pursuit of the Portrait”, Feature Article, March 9, 2000

The Artist's Magazine, “At Home With the Human Experience”, Feature article, May 2007
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, "New UALR Artist in Residence" photograph with headline and caption and image of artwork, Little Rock, AR, Saturday, September 9, 2006

Journal Santa Fe, “Found Objects”, review of artwork with photograph of work, Friday, March 28, 2008

Cincinnati Enquirer, exhibition Review with photograph, Cincinnati, OH, Friday, April 7, 2006

Los Angeles Times, exhibition review, Los Angeles, CA, Friday, August 27, 2004

Savannah Morning News, exhibition review with photograph, Savannah, GA, Sunday, December 10, 2000

Creative Loafing, exhibition review with photograph, Savannah, GA, December 15, 2000
The Campus Chronicle, exhibition review, Savannah, GA, December 15, 2000





Arkansas Times Best of Arkansas, “Best Artist”, Little Rock, AR


Weekend With the Masters Scholarship, San Diego, CA


Finalist, International 2011-2012 Art Renewal Center Salon


Artist-In-Residence Grant, University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Indian University Grant in-aid-of research award


Indiana University Arts & Science Scholarship       


Dr. Harriet McNeil Award of Distinction • Swope Art Museum • Terre Haute, IN