Stephen Hannock's formal artistic training began at Bowdoin and led him to participate in the Twelve College Exchange, where at Smith College he came under the influence of Leonard Baskin, the renowned sculptor, illustrator, printmaker, and graphic artist. Hannock is deeply influenced by the great American landscape painters of the nineteenth century, especially Thomas Cole, whose sweeping vistas of rugged Eastern terrain were imbued with a sense of the romantic and the sublime. Hannock's dramatic neo-Luminist paintings have been featured in numerous national publications and museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.
Recent solo exhibitions include:
Oxbow for Ophelia: Recent Paintings, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.
Stephen Hannock: Moving Water, Fleeting Light, Marlborough Fine Art, London, United Kingdom.
Stephen Hannock: Recent Paintings: Vistas with Text, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY, United States.
Gathering Light: The Art of Stephen Hannock, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont, United States.
2010 - 2012
Mt. Blanca with Ute Creek at Dawn, Frederic C. Hamilton Building, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, United States.
Two Paintings, One Night, Mass MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, United States.
Stephen Hannock: New Work, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California, United States.
Northern City Renaissance, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Inaugural Exhibition, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, United States.
Luminosity: Paintings by Stephen Hannock, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York, United States.