Stephen Fleming, RAIR Program Director
As a student, Fleming attended the Santa Barbara Art Institute in California and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, Netherlands. After moving to London he received a Certificate in Painting from the Royal Academy of Arts, where he studied with Peter Greenham, Roderic Barrett and Fred Dubery. Returning to the USA, Fleming received his undergraduate degree from Sacramento State University; afterwards managing the non-profit Open Ring Galleries also in Sacramento. In 1985 he earned his MFA from the University of California, Davis, with Honors. While studying at UCD he assisted Wayne Thiebaud, Manual Neri, Roland Peterson and Mike Henderson with their teaching duties and doing studio work with Robert Arneson in TB9, while attending seminars with William Wegman and Garner Tullis. After grad school Fleming was awarded residencies at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. In 1987 Fleming was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship Grant. Fleming has also taught at the Kansas City Art Institute, Foundation and Painting Departments, Louisiana State University, Ceramics and at Baylor University, 3-D Design, Drawing. Since 1994 he has been the Program Director for the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program.