Stephen Honicki (He/His)
Stephen Honicki is a photographic and multi-media artist who is currently living and working in the Hudson Valley Region of New York State. Honicki is also a media arts educator who has been working in the field for over 25 years. He earned a B.F.A at the State University of New York at Albany and received his M.S. in Art Education at the College of Saint Rose.
As an artist, his intent is for viewers to see his images as a series of dramatic vignettes; dealing with the underlying themes of love, relationships, loss, and hope in our queer culture unfolding before their eyes. Through these photographs, viewers are able to get a glimpse into various “scenes” of his life – sometimes semi- autobiographical – sometimes “dislocated” stories from individuals in his life in the past and present.
Whether it be a classic Hitchcock mystery or a contemporary daytime drama, the dramatic interplay between characters in a make-believe world has strongly influenced Honicki’s work as an artist.
Photographs from his narrative series, “Between Heaven & Hell”, “Coupling”, “A Solitary Man”, and “The Book of James” were exhibited as part of a two-person show, “Biography” at the Photo Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY, and a solo exhibition, “The Simplicity of Life” at the 39th Street Gallery in Brentwood, Maryland. In addition, he has had various work from his series selected to be a part of several “Exhibitions by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region and “Annual Photography Regionals”. Outside the area, Honicki ‘s photographs have been showcased at the FotoNostrum Mediterranean House of Photography, Barcelona, Spain, Yeiser Art Center’s “Art Through the Lens” International Photo Exhibitions, Paducah, KY, The Arkell Museum, Canajoharie, NY, Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute, Utica, NY, BBA Gallery, Berlin, Germany and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY, to name a few.