Stephen earned a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 1990. He was given his first show at Doug Simay's Java Cafe/ Gallery in 1992. Stephen has been represented by the Thomas Babeor Gallery and is now represented by Quint Contemporary Art in La Jolla and Koplin del Rio in Los Angeles. He has been included in three shows at the California Center for the Arts Gallery, Escondido. Stephen has also shown at the Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco, Saddleback College, Claremont College, Grossmont College and The Cannon Arts Gallery in Carlsbad. His work is included in many private collections and also in the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and the California Center for the Arts Collections. Stephen also teaches at Palomar Community College, San Marcos.