University of Massachusetts Lowell

Faculty > Stephen Mishol, Associate Professor

“There is no great work of art, abstract or figurative (and especially non-figurative) without an empirical core, a sense that the mind is working on raw material that exists in the world at large, in some degree beyond mere invention. Painting is, one might say, exactly what mass visual media are not; a way of specific engagement, not of general seduction. That is its continuing relevance to us. ”

Robert Hughes

Mishol received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. As an undergraduate, he was also a recipient of a Yale-Norfolk Fellowship. Upon receiving his B.F.A. he was awarded a Fulbright Grant and lived and worked in Warsaw, Poland. After graduate school, he was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University's Visual and Environmental Studies Department, Artist in Residence at Brandeis University and Visiting Artist at Colorado College. In 2006, Mishol was awarded an Artist Resource Trust Grant and in 2008, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship for Painting. His work is included in the Permanent Collections of the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA, the Boston Public Library, and Fidelity Investments of Boston and is represented by the Miller Block Gallery in Boston, MA.


Visiting Artists

Erika Adams
Graham Campbell
Tory Fair
Fred Liang

Todd McKie
Jennifer Nuss
Richard Ryan


Stephen Mishol

Stephen Mishol, Painting


MFA, Painting

Massachusetts College of Art

BFA, Painting

Massachusetts College of Art


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Ellen Miller Gallery

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