history

Born 1955 in Washington, D.C. USA

To Australia 1982, American and Australian citizenship

Academic Qualifications

2001 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tasmania

1982 Master of Fine Art, University of New Mexico

1980 Master of Art, University of New Mexico

1979 Bachelor of Fine Art with Honors, University of Colorado

1979 Bachelor of Art with Honors (Art History), University of Colorado

 

Academic Appointments

2014-16 Adjunct Associate Professor, Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania

2010-13 Head of Photography and School Research Coordinator, Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania

2008-09 Research / research supervision, School of Art, University of Tasmania

2004-07 School Research and Graduate Research Coordinator, School of Art, University of Tasmania

1984-2004 Head of Photography, School of Art, University of Tasmania

1982-83 Tutor, School of Art, University of Tasmania

1979-81 Teaching Assistant, Art Department, University of New Mexico

 

Grants and Commissions

2014-16 Australian Research Council Discovery Project (with Martin Walch)

2011 University of Tasmania Internal Grant

2007 Australia Council Visual Arts Fellowship 2008-09

2002 University of Tasmania Internal Grant (with Bill Hart)

2001 Australia Council Visual Art/Craft Fund Project Grant

2000 Australian Research Council Grant

1996 Australia Council Visual Art/Craft Fund Project Grant

1995 Australian Research Council Grant (with A MacDonald, R. Arnold)

1993 Arts Tasmania Project Grant (with Anne MacDonald)

1992 Australia Council Visual Arts/Crafts Board Overseas Studio Grant

1991 University of Tasmania Antarctic Commission

1990 Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board Art in Public Places Commission

1989 Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board Art in Public Places Commission

1988 University Research Grant

1985 University Research Grant

1984 New Parliament House Photography Commission

1983 CSR Photography Project Commission

1983 Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board Grant

1980 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1979 Ford Foundation Grant, through the University of New Mexico

 

Recent Lectures

2014 National Library of Australia, Canberra

2012 Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

2011 Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2010 Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston

2010 Texas Tech University, Lubbock

2010 University of Washington, Seattle

2009 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

2008 Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2007 Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

 

Individual Exhibitions

2015 The Derwent Project (with Martin Walch) MARS Gallery, Melbourne as part of CLIMARTE 2015

2014 Light Cities/Asia, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne

Dusk to Dawn, Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre, Melbourne

2012 Light Cities: Sea Level, Bett Gallery, Hobart

David Stephenson: A Survey of Photographs, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney

2011 Transcendence: Photographs by David Stephenson, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne and national tour 2012-15

Light Cities: Tokyo Melbourne San Francisco Las Vegas New York, Julie Saul Gallery, New York

2010 Light Cities: Sydney Boston Perth Tokyo Melbourne Osaka, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney

2009 Heavenly Vaults, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne

Dusk to Dawn, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney

David Stephenson, Highland Gallery, Boulder, Colorado

2008 Star Drawings, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne

David Stephenson, O'Sullivan Art Gallery at Regis University, Denver

David Stephenson: Sublime Symmetries, Australian Embassy, Washington, D.C.

2007 Vaults, Julie Saul, New York

Vaults, Bett Gallery, Hobart

Vaults 2006-07, Boutwell Draper, Sydney

Selected Photographs 1993-2003, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne

Marking Time, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart

2006 Symétries sublimes, photographies de David Stephenson, Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris

2005 Drawing Time, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney

2004 David Stephenson, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

Cupolas, Julie Saul Gallery, New York

Dome Photographs 2000-2003, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta

2003    David Stephenson: The Dome Project, Candace Perich Gallery, Katonah, NY

Skeletons, Bett Gallery, Hobart

Skeletons, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney

2001 Starlight: David Stephenson Photographs, Cleveland Museum of Art, USA

Space + Light: David Stephenson Photographs, 1982-1996, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

Dome Photographs, 1993-2000, Bett Gallery, Hobart

2000 Heaven, Julie Saul Gallery, New York

Cupolas, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

Dome, CAST Gallery, Hobart

Virtual Dome, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne

1999 Stars, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne

Domes, Dolphin, Kansas City

1998 Sublime Space: David Stephenson Photographs 1989-98, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Anatomies, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne

1997 Domes, Julie Saul Gallery, New York

Domes , Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart

1996 Transfigurations , Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne

1995 Transfigurations, Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, Scotland for Fotofeis International Festival of Photography in Scotland

1994 Winter, James Danziger Gallery, New York

Dark Nature, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart (collaboration with Anne MacDonald)

The Ice, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

1993 Dissolution, Melbourne Contemporary Art Gallery, Melbourne

The Ice, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1992 Vast , Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart

Vast , Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

1991 Vast , Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia

Vast , Melbourne Contemporary Art Gallery

1990 Untitled 1989-90, Melbourne Contemporary Art Gallery, Melbourne

Untitled 1989-90, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

1989 David Stephenson , Selected Photographs 1979-89, Salamanca Place Gallery, Hobart

David Stephenson , Gallerie Cimitiere, Launceston

1988 David Stephenson , Salamanca Place Gallery, Hobart

1987 Mountain/Sea, Chameleon Gallery, Hobart

David Stephenson , Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

1985 David Stephenson , Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

David Stephenson , The Friends of Photography, Carmel

1984 David Stephenson , The Developed Image, Adelaide

1983 The Divided Landscape, Robert Freidus Gallery, New York

David Stephenson , The Developed Image, Adelaide

Extended Landscape, Tasmanian School of Art Gallery, Hobart

1982 David Stephenson, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

1981 David M Stephenson, Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco

Trans Alaska Pipeline, ASA Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

 
Group Exhibitions

2015 Vernacular in Place: Old and New Topographic Photography, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque

27° South to 19° North: Contemporary Australian Photography (with Martin Walch), Museum of the City of Cuernavaca, Mexico

2014 PhotoVision: Selections from a Decade of Collecting, Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Perduti nel paesaggio/Lost in Landscape, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (MART Museum), Italy.

Remain In Light: Photography From The MCA Collections, touring Australia 2014-2015.

Perceptions of Space: Justin Collection, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne.

2013 Australia: land and landscape, Royal Academy of Arts, London; organised with National Gallery of Art, Canberra.

Depth of Field: Aspects of Contemporary Photography, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne.

Domain: a contested environment (with Martin Walch), Domain House, Queens Domain, Hobart, curated by Noel Frankham for Ten Days on the Island.

Flatlands: photography and everyday space, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

2012 Luminous World – Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection, curated by Helen Carroll, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.

Geomorphometries: contemporary terrain, curated by Maurice Ortega, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane.

Photographic Abstractions, curated by Stella Loftus-Hills and Stephen Zagala, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

Dark Sky, curated by Geoffrey Batchen, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington, NZ.

Light Works, curated by Isabel Crombie, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Isle of Many Waters (with Martin Walch), Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.

2011 Three Views - David Stephenson, Mark Kimber, Luke Roberts, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne

City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

25 Years / 25 Artists,  Julie Saul Gallery, New York

25 Years – an unfolding journey,  Bett Gallery, Hobart

Deep Water: Photographs 1860-2000, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Photography and Place: Australian landscape photography, 1970s until now, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

River Effects: the waterways of Tasmania, Centre for the Arts, Hobart

Art + Architecture 11, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney

2010 In the Balance, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Stormy Weather: Contemporary Landscape photography, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

2009 Looking up: a view of contemporary photography, Ambient Art Projects, Las Vegas

Shared Sky, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Vertigo, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

Natural World, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne

2008 Neo-Goth: Back in Black, University of Queensland Museum of Art, Brisbane, Australia

Photography and Architecture, Parc de Sceaux, Paris

2007 Ingenuidades: Fotografia e Engenharia 1846-2006, Galeria de Exposições Temporårias da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (BOZAR)

Light Sensitive: Contemporary Australian Photography from the Loti Smorgon Fund, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award, Sydney

Cross Currents: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

2006 From an Island South (Asialink/Devonport Regional Gallery touring exhibition curated by Jane Stewart) touring venues in Asia.

aniGma-2006 The 3d Novosibirsk International Festival of Digital Imaging,  Animation & Video-Art, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia, curated by Andrey Martynov.

Different Dimension, 1st Novosibirsk International Festival of contemporary photography, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia, curated by Andrey Martynov.

A Precipitation in Time, Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport, curated by Troy Ruffels

Artbank: Celebrating 25 Years of Australia Art, Redland Art Gallery, Queensland, and national tour, curated by Antonia Syme et al.

2005 Studies in Meditation, Candace Perich Gallery, Katonah, New York.

Looking South, Plimsoll Galley, Centre for the Arts, Hobart.

The Place Where Three Dreams Cross, Plimsoll Galley, Centre for the Arts, Hobart (national tour).

Breaking Ice, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Idiosyncrasy: Painting and Photography, Qld Centre for Photography, Brisbane.

Transformer, Long Gallery, Hobart.

Points of View: Australian Photography, 1985-95, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Olhares Estrangeiros, Fotografias de Portugal, Colecçao da Caixa de Depositos, Fidelidade Mundial Chiado 8, Lisbon.

2004 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise.

I want to take you higher, McKenzie Fine Art, New York.

Australian Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

Tidal: City of Devonport Art Prize (Tasmanian Artist Award winner), Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport.

The Nature Machine, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

2003 Sky Lounge – Future Projections, National Museum of Australia, Canberra

First Impressions: Contemporary Australian Photograms, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Future Perfect, Bett Gallery, Hobart and assorted venues.

Second Sight: Australian Photography in the National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

American Beauty, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

2002 Gold Coast Ulrick Schubert Photographic Art Award (winner), Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise.

Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968-2002, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

In Sequence, Dolphin Fine Art, Kansas City.

2001 Striking: Contemporary Australian Photography from the Monash Gallery of Art Collection, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne.

Between Phenomena-The Panorama and Tasmania, Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hobart.

Night Light: Photographs of heavenly bodies, 1885-2000, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston.

1999 Mount Wellington – Peak and Pinnacle, Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, State Library of Tasmania, Hobart.

An American Century of Photography: From Dry-Plate to Digital, Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. and national tour.

Artificial Nature: a survey of vintage and contemporary photograms, Julie Saul Gallery, New York.

Striking: Contemporary Australian Photography from the Monash Gallery of Art Collection, Gold Treasury Museum, Melbourne, Casula Powerhouse Gallery, Sydney.

Earth Sky, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta.

Tempus Fugit/Time Flies, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City.

1998 Waterproof, Festival of 100 days/EXPO '98, Belem Cultural Centre, Lisbon.

Click, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne.

Parliament House Photography Project: David Stephenson and Debra Phillips, Parliament House, Canberra

Constellations, University of Missouri-Kansas City Gallery of Art, Kansas City.

Drawings from Light 2: The Contemporary Imagination, Waverley City Gallery, Melbourne.

Ground Control, Lombard-Freid Contemporary Art, New York.

1997 Oceans and Galaxies, Karen McCready Fine Art, New York.

Vantage, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.

Site and Sensibility - selections from the Art Bank Collection, 
S. H. Irvin Gallery, Sydney.

What's New II, Waverley Gallery, Melbourne.

The Blake Prize, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney.

1996 Imagine Nature, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania Centre for the Arts, Hobart.

Brushing the Dark: Recent Art and Tasmania, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, and national tour.

The Power to Move: Recent Australian Photography, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

Inheritance, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.

Contemporary Australian Photography from the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Out Takes: Obscure Works by Gallery Artists, Julie Saul Gallery, New York.

Gold Coast City Conrad Jupiters Art Prize (winner), Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland.

City of Hobart Art Prize, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart.

1995 Likeness, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.

Figure/Ground, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart.

The Derwent Collection: Australian Art of the 1980s and 1990s, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.

The Blundstone Contemporary Art Prize (Aquisitive Award) Queen, Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, and national tour.

1994 Tradition and the Unpredictable: The Allan Chasanoff Photographic Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Pictograms: Aspects of Contemporary Photographic Practice, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne and national tour.

The Full Spectrum: Colour and Photography in Australia 1860s to 1990s, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Landed: Landscape Art in Australia, 1960-90, Australian National Gallery, Canberra.

Antarctica: Secrets of the Frozen World, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, and Museum of Victoria, Melbourne.

An American Century of Photography: From Dry-Plate to Digital, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, and international tour.

Tableaux: Works from the Monash University Collection, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne.

1993 To the Surface-Contemporary Landscape, Centre for the Arts, Hobart.

Artists in Antarctica – Visions of the Frozen World, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.

Reflex, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, and national tour.

1992 A Show of Strength, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart.

Location, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, and Australasian tour.

Intimations of Mortality, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

Contemporary Works, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.

1991 42° South, Chameleon Gallery, Hobart, and Australia/ NZ tour.

David Stephenson/Ray Arnold, Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre, Tasmania.

Agfa National Photography Exhibition, Albury Regional Art Centre, New South Wales.

1990 Fragmentation and Fabrication: Recent Australian Photography, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

1989 Night, Nacht, Noir, Chameleon Gallery, Hobart.

Tableaux Mourant, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart.

1988 Australian Photography: the 1980's, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
and national tour.

The CSR Photography Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Landfall, Chameleon Gallery, Hobart.

A Place For Art, Centre for the Arts Gallery, Hobart.

1987 Photogenics: Works from the University Collection, University of Tasmania Fine Arts Gallery, Hobart.

Australian Contemporary Photographers, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

On Collecting Photographs: Master Photographs from St. Louis Private Collections, University of Missouri, St. Louis.

The New Romantics, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, and regional tour.

1986 New Views: Landscape Photographs From Two Continents, University of Missouri, St, Louis.

CSR Photography Project, Queensland Art Gallery and regional tour.

Recent Australian Photography, Australian National Gallery, Canberra.

1985 Festival of Perth Exhibition, Editions Gallery, Fremantle.

Approaching Landscape, Chameleon Gallery, Hobart and Penrith Regional
Gallery, New South Wales.

1984 Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.

1983 Australian Perspecta 1983, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 
and national tour.

Landscape/Cityscape, Susan Spiritus Galley, Newport Beach.

Not a Picture Show, Long Gallery, Hobart, and national tour.

Recent Acquisitions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.

1982 Recent Acquisitions, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Year of the Tree, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Southwest Regional Photography, ASA Gallery, University of New Mexico, 
Albuquerque.

Northlight Southwest, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University.

1981 New Photographs, Robert Freidus Gallery, New York.

Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.

Northlight Southwest, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Contemporary Photoworks, Downtown Centre for the Arts, Albuquerque.

Five States Photography, ASA Gallery, University of New Mexico.

Exposure Time V, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Exposure 1981, Cheltenham Art Centre, Pennsylvania.

Sixth Annual Magic Silver Show, Murray State University, Murray, 
Kentucky.

Prints and Photographs, The Print Club, Philadelphia.

1980 Western Landscape Photography, 1850-1980, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California.

Contemporary Photography, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.

La Grange National V, CVAA Art Gallery, La Grange, Georgia.

Eccentricities, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia.

Conceptions Southwest, ASA Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

Northlight Southwest, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Photospiva 80, Spiva Art Center, Joplin, Missouri.

University of New Mexico Travelling Exhibition, to galleries in New York, Maine, Virginia, and Texas.

Photo-Media, ASA Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

MA/MFA Exhibition, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque.

1979 Photograph as Document, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia.

Photoworks, Bellevue Art Museum, Washington.

Exposure: Ideas and Images in Contemporary Photography, Boulder Arts Centre, Colorado.

Colorado Photographers, Emmanuel Gallery, Auraria Campus, Denver

Pictures, Diablo Valley College Gallery, California.

Four Corners Exhibition, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Boulder Arts 1979, Boulder Arts Centre, Colorado.

Albuquerque Contemporary Arts, Downtown Centre for the Arts and Meridian Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1978 Works on Paper, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Texas, and seven gallery regional tour.

 
Collections

Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Arizona State University, Tempe

Art Bank, Sydney

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, New York

Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland

International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester

La Grange College, La Grange, Georgia

Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Collection of Photography, Centro Português de Fotografia, Oporto

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

Parliament House, Canberra

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque

University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, Sydney

University of Sydney

University of Tasmania, Hobart

University of Wollongong

Victorian Department of Education, Melbourne

Wellesley College Museum of Art, Massachusetts

 

Bank of America

Caixa de Depositos, Lisbon

Citibank

Cleveland Clinic

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs & Co

Kerry Stokes Collection

Mellon Financial Corp.

Pfizer, Inc.

Wesfarmers Collection

 

Books and Catalogs

Melissa Miles: The Language of Light and Dark – Light and Place in Australian Photography, McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal & Kingston and Power Publications, Sydney, 2015.

Judy Annear: The Photograph and Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2015.

Virginia Rigney and Nigel Krauth (ed): Prizing Diversity – The Josephine Ulrick Prizes 1998-2013, Thames and Hudson, Melbourne, 2015. 

Glenn Barkley: Remain in Light – Photography from the MCA Collections, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2014.

Daniel Thomas: Elizabethan Post-Colonial, 1950-2013, in Australia: land and landscape, Royal Academy of Arts, London (organised with National Gallery of Art, Canberra), 2013.

Nic Haygarth and Deb Malor: Into the Wild – Wilderness photography in Tasmania, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, 2013.

David Stephenson: Heavenly Vaults: From Romanesque to Gothic in European Architecture, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2009; German edition Die schönsten Gewölbe Europas: Von der Romanik bis zur Gotik, Prestel Verlag, München, 2013.

David Stephenson: Visions of Heaven: The Dome in European Architecture, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2005; French edition Visions célestes: Les plus belles coupoles d'Europe, Éditions Citadelles & Mazenod, Paris, 2007; German edition Die schönsten Kuppeln Europas, Prestel Verlag, München, 2012.

Helen Carroll: Luminous World – Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection, Wesfarmers Limited, Perth, 2012.

Isabel Hesketh: “David Stephenson”, in Rachel Kent: In the Balance: Art for a Changing World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2010

Anne Marsh: Look: Contemporary Australian Photography since 1980, Macmillan, Melbourne, 2010

Daniel Palmer: “David Stephenson”, chapter in Blair French and Daniel Palmer: Twelve Australian Photo-Artists, Piper Press, Sydney, 2009

Alison Kubler: Neo-Goth: Back in Black, University of Queensland Museum of Art,

Brisbane, Australia, 2008

Angela Faris-Belt: The Elements of Photography, Focal Press (Elsevier), Burlington, MA and Oxford, UK, 2008

Helen Ennis: Photography and Australia, Reaktion Books, London, 2007

Daniel Palmer: “David Stephenson”, chapter in John Stringer: Cross Currents: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2007

Lynne Andrews: Antarctic Eye: the Visual Journey, Studio One, Tasmania, 2007.

Catriona Moore: “Not just a pretty picture: art as ecological communication”, in Gavin Birch, editor: Water Wind Art and Debate. How environmental concerns impact on disciplinary research, Sydney University Press, Sydney, 2007, http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/2106.

Jorge Calado: Ingenuidades: Fotografia e Engenharia 1846-2006, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 2006.

Jorge Calado: David Stephenson: Sublime Symmetries, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 2006.

Roslynn D. Haynes: Tasmanian Visions: Landscapes in Writing, Art, and Photography, Polymath Press, Tasmania, 2006.

Briony Naimby: The Place Where Three Dreams Cross, University of Tasmania Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, 2005.

Isobel Crombie and Susan van Wyk: Second Sight: Australian Photography in the National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2003.

David Stephenson (with essay by Greg French): Skeletons, Space + Light Editions, Hobart, 2003.

Charles Green and Jason Smith: Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968-2002, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2002.

Jan Schall, editor: Tempus Fugit: Time Flies, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, and University of Washington, Seattle, 2001.

David Stephenson (with essay by Keith F. Davis): Stars, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne, Space + Light Editions, Hobart, 1999.

Blair French, editor: Photo files: an Australian photography reader, Power Publications, Power Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, 1999.

Susan Van Wyk: Sublime Space: David Stephenson Photographs, 1989-98,

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1998.

Keith F. Davis: An American Century of Photography: From Dry Plate to Digital (2nd Edition, Revised and Enlarged), Abrams, New York, 1998.

Jorge Calado: A Prova de Agua/Waterproof, Edition Stemmle, Zurich, 1998.

David Stephenson : "Transfigurations", 5 colour illustrations pp. 98-103, in Pedersen, B M , editor: Fine Art Photography 2, Graphis Inc, New York, 1997.

Victoria Hammond, editor: Brushing the Dark- Recent Art and Tasmania, Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, Hobart, 1996.

Peter Hay, editor: Imagine Nature, School of Art, University of Tasmania, 1996.

Anne Kirker:  The Power to Move, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 1996.

David Stephenson (with essay by Victoria Hammond): Cupolas, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne, and Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart, 1996.

Alasdair Foster, Ken Gill, and Euan McArthur, editors: Fotofeis '95- International Festival of Photography in Scotland, Fotofeis Ltd, Edinburgh, 1995.

Edward Colless: The Error of My Ways, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 1995.

Stuart Koop and David Stephenson: The Ice, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 1994.

Museum of Fine Arts: The Allan Chasanoff Photographic Collection: Tradition and the Unpredictable, Houston, 1994.

Keith F. Davis: An American Century of Photography: From Dry-Plate to Digital, Hallmark, Kansas City, 1994.

David Stephenson: "Marks in the Landscape: Notes 1979-1991", Our Common Ground- A Celebration of Art, Place & Environment, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects & The Centre for Environmental Studies, Hobart, 1994.

Ray Arnold: To the Surface-Contemporary Landscape, Plimsol Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hobart, 1993.

Juliana Engberg: Location, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 1992.

John Mcqueenie: 42° South, Chameleon, Hobart 1991

Fred Levine: "And we fill the void with our presence- An introduction to the photographs of David Stephenson", Vast: Photographs from Europe and Antarctica 1990-91, by David Stephenson, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, 1991

National Association for Visual Arts:  Who's Who of Australian Artists, Thorpe, Melbourne, 1991.

Max Germaine: Artists and Galleries of Australia, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1990

Sue Backhouse: Tasmanian Artists of the Twentieth Century, Pandani Press, Hobart, 1988

Jim Logan: Night, Nacht, Noir, Chameleon Contemporary Art Space, Hobart, 1989

Anne MacDonald: Tableaux Mourant, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 1989

Helen Ennis: Australian Photography: The 1980's, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, and Melbourne Oxford University Press, Oxford, Auckland, New York, 1988

Sandra Byron: The CSR Photography Project Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1988

Jonathon Holmes: Photogenics: Works From The University Collection, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 1987

David Stephenson: Mountain/Sea, Chameleon, Hobart, 1987

Graeme Sturgeon: The New Romantics, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 1987

Tom Patton: New Views: Landscape Photographs From Two ContinentsUniversity of Missouri, St. Louis, 1986

Christine Godden: CSR Photography Project: Selected Works, CSR, Ltd. Sydney, 1986

Jan McDonald: Australian Artists' Index, Arts Libraries Society, Sydney, 1986.

David Stephenson: New Landscapes: Photographs From Two ContinentsUniversity of Tasmania, Hobart, 1985

Ray Arnold: Approaching Landscape, Chameleon, Hobart 1985

Glen Puster and Gayle Pollard: Not a Picture Show, Hobart, 1983

Bernice Murphy: Australian Perspecta 1983, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Tasmanian School of Art: Extended Landscape, Hobart, 1983

Harvey Himmelfarb and Roger D. Clisby: Large Spaces in Small Places, A Survey of Western Landscape Photography: 1850-1980, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, 1980

Boulder Arts Center: Exposure: Ideas and Images in Contemporary Photography, Boulder, Colorado, 1979

 

Articles and Reviews

Robert Nelson: “Sublime infinity beyond the ceiling”, The Age, Melbourne, February 6, 2008.

Brian Sholis: “David Stephenson, Julie Saul Gallery, New York”, artforum.com/critics’ picks, September 14, 2007.

Peter Timms: 'Love, Death and Wilderness Photography.' Island 97: 16-26, 2004.

Margarett Loke: “David Stephenson: Heaven”, The New York Times, February 11, 2000.

Stuart Koop: “David Stephenson”, Art/Text, No. 64, Sydney, February 1999.

Peter Timms: “Finding that uncool beauty in nature”, The Age, Melbourne, 5 May 1999.

Elisabeth Kirsch: “David Stephenson: Domes”, Kansas City Star, July 29, 1999.

Anna Clabburn: “Male artists meet the heroic challenge”, The Age, Melbourne, 16 September 1998.

Courtney Kidd: "The Unframed Eye: Perspectives on Antarctica", Art and Australia, Volume 33, Number 4, Sydney, 1996.

John MacDonald: "Peaks of inspiration", Sydney Morning Herald, 4 May 1996.

Giles Auty: "Theories with holes", The Weekend Australian, 11-12 May 1996.

Susan Falkiner: "Brushing the Dark", Art Monthly Australia, No. 90 June 1996.

Barb Smith: "Fotofeis International Festival of Photography in Scotland", Art Monthly Australia, No. 90 June 1996.

Freda Freiberg: "Photography"(review of Transfigurationsat Robert Lindsay Gallery), The Age, Melbourne, 20 September 1996.

Michael Read: "Phenomena", in See, Issue 1:4, The Friends of Photography,San Francisco, 1995.

Adrian Colman: "Time and the Photographer", Research News No. 6, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 1993.

Jonathon Holmes: "The Green and the Wild: Dark Nature, Anne MacDonald and David Stephenson", Artlink,

Elwyn Lynn: "Exposure to contrast", The Weekend Australian, July 31-August 1, 1993.

Elwyn Lynn: "Photos to go places", The Weekend Australian, August 7-8, 1993.

Greg Neville: "Conditioned Reflex", The Age, Melbourne, December 15, 1993.

"Breaking Rules, Okay", Australian Photography, Sydney, December 1993.

Greg Neville: "An art in search of identity", The Age, Melbourne, December 31, 1993.

Robert Rooney: "Focus on Asian Relations", The Weekend Australian, December 5-6, 1992.

Sean Kelly: "42 Degrees South", Art & Text, Number 39, May 1991, Melbourne

Greg Neville: "Stephenson has nature's power of astonishment", The Age, Melbourne, 22 November 1991

Edward Colless: "David Stephenson", Photofile, Number 34, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, December 1991

Stephanie Radok: "Anti-aesthetics", Artlink, Vol 11 No 4, Summer 1991/92, Adelaide, 1991.

Beatrice Faust: "Focus is on the dignity of labor", The Age, Melbourne, 2/3/90

Stuart Koop: "David Stephenson at Melbourne Contemporary Art Gallery", Agenda, Ewing and George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University, Melbourne, 1990

Photographs reproduced in Island , Issue 45, Spring 1990, Hobart

David McDowell: "Playing Dead and Other Affectations", Photofile, Summer 1989-90

Susan Leggett: "Monumental landscapes related to man", The Mercury, Hobart. 9/9/89

Edward Colless: "Hobart Commentary", Art and Australia, September 1989

Beatrice Faust: "Glamour, mystery, and magic", The Age, 24/6/87, Melbourne

Heather Curnow: "Mountain/Sea", Photofile, Sydney, Spring 1987

Heather Curnow: "Talented interpreter captures essence of Tassie landscape", The Mercury, 6/8/87, Hobart

John McDonald: "Romantics under the umbrella", Sydney Morning Herald, 26/9/87

Elwyn Lynn: "Rescued from their ersatz agony", The Weekend Australian, 26-27/9/87

Mark Hinderacker: "Panoramas..", Sydney Morning Herald, April 1,1985

Jonathon Holmes: "Resuming our journey into the landscape...", Art and Australia, Volume 22, Number 4, Sydney, 1985

Geoffrey Lea: "Baring nature's soul", The Mercury, 20/7/85, Hobart

Brian Allison: "David Stephenson", Photofile, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Autumn 1984

Jonathon Holmes: "Provincialism and Art", Island 14, Hobart, 1983

Marion Hardman: "Not a Picture Show (Calling the Shots)", supplement to Island 16, Hobart, 1983

Jonathon Holmes: "Not a Picture Show", Photofile Spring 1983 Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, 1983

Annette Van den Bosch: "Anzart-in-Hobart", Art Network Winter 1983, Melbourne, 1983

Jonathon Holmes: "Contemporary Visual Arts in Tasmania", Australian Art Review, Sydney, 1983

Jonathon Holmes: "Contemporary Visual Arts in Tasmania", Studio International, Volume 196, Number 1002, London, October 1983

Ben Lifson: "The Conscience of Collections", The Village Voice, July 22-28, New York, 1981

Visual Studies Workshop: Afterimage, Volume 8, Number 5, Rochester, New York,1980

Ned Rifkin: "Southwest 1978- Works on Paper", Artweek, Number 18, San Francisco, 1978

 
Curatorial

1985 New Landscapes: Photographs from Two Continents, a survey exhibition of recent landscape photography in Australia and America; Tasmanian School of Art Gallery, The Developed Image, Adelaide, The Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, and the University of Missouri- St. Louis, USA.  Full color catalog.