Scott Stephens is Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Montevallo. He is a printmaker who specializes in big prints and historic photographic processes. He earned his BFA degree at Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied with Peter Marcus, an innovator in large-scale printmaking. He completed his MFA at the University of Alabama in 1983.
Stephens has completed artist residencies at the Centrum vor Grafiek Frans Masereel in Kasterlee, Belgium; the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France; the Hamilton Printmakers Arts Association in Ontario, Canada and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University, New York. His prints have been seen in over 100 exhibitions and are held in public, corporate and private collections nationally. His work has been recognized with a fellowship from the Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts and two individual artist fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts in 1992 and 2002. In 2006, Stephens was designated the Carnegie Foundation CASE Alabama Professor of the Year.
His studio practice is in large-format printmaking and historic photographic processes. He directs the printmaking concentration and assists with instruction in the photography program. His interests in big prints has lead to the creation of large-format print facilities at Montevallo featuring a 44 x 84 inch Takach etching press that is suitable for intaglio, relief, plate lithography and monoprinting techniques.