Stephen Lapthisophon



In his most recent works, Stephen Lapthisophon’s experiments working on canvas with the same momentart and loose approach. The mixed media works combine text and letterforms to create poetic improvisations inspired by and referring to deeply buried literary sources. Though the use of unconventional materials such as pigmented animal fats, spices, dirt and coffee grounds, Lapthisphon exalts the everyday and attempts to slow time in order to look longer and unpack hard to find meanings and forgotten histories.

Conduit Gallery Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2018  TEXAS, Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2017 Charlie Don't Surf, Museo de la Cuidad de Querétaro, Mexico
  • 2016 Sector 2337, Chicago, IL
  • 2016 David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX
  • 2015  Toccare (Non) Toccare, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
  • 2014  Dallas Biennial, the Goss Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX
  • 2014  Longhouse Projects, New York, NY
  • 2014  Sound Art/ Video Festival, Rostrum, Malmo, Sweden 
  • 2014  La Box, Ecole Nationale Superieure D’Art. Bourges, France
  • 2013 Bescher Trienniaal, Berlin Glass, Berlin, Germany 
  • 2013  Concentrations 56, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
  • 2013  Actual Size LA, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2013  Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
  • 2013  Elephant, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2012  A Slender Gamut, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2011  Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
  • 2010  SHOW Studio, London, UK
  • 2010  Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX
  • 2009  El Escaparate, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2009  Unit B Gallery, San Antonio, TX 
  • 2008  ZAGREUS PROJEKT, Berlin
  • 2007  Corbitt vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL
  • 2007  Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, IL 
  • 2006  Kunstverein INGAN, Berlin
  • 2006  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  • 2006  Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
  • 2006  Barrow & Juarez Gallery, Milwaukee WI
  • 2005  Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL (sound installation)
  • Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • Artist's Space, New York, NY
  • A St. Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
  • TBA Exhibition Place, Chicago, IL