Stephen Auger, American

Stephen Auger

Stephen Auger has worked as a visual artist and color theorist for over four decades. Trained at the Center of Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, he worked as a colorist in New York for renowned design houses such asJack Lenor Larsen and Tiffany’s while at the same time producing his artworks. His paintings and sculptures are in private, corporate and museums collections internationally, including Yale University, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Malcolm Forbes, CBS Corporation, Panasonic Corp. and The Carnegie Institute. Stephen lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Artist Statement

I am eternally curious about the basic laws of nature and their effects on elemental materials and human perception, particularly in relation to color. Process-driven and intellectually rigorous, my work is informed by my academic interest in the history and evolution of our understanding of visual perception. I have absorbed the work of pioneering scientists such as Purkinje, Goethe and Newton. Throughout my career I have explored and continue to explore color both intellectually and visually - whether it has been composed of light or of materials. In my recent work I have started exploring the relationship between seeing and sensing; encouraging the latter as a distinct mode of conscious visual perception.

Selected Collections
Mobil Oil Corporation Malcolm Forbes
National Gallery, Wash., D.C. Gene Moore, Tiffany & Co., NYC
Philip Smith, National Academy of Sciences Larry Strichman, CBS, LA
Corra Weise, Samuel Rubins Foundation, NYC Smithsonian Institution
Panasonic Corporation, Tokyo Andrew Lloyd Weber
General Motors Corporation Dean-Witter Reynolds
Shiva Paint Corp., Torrance, CA Neiman Marcus
Yale University, CT CBS Corporation, NYC
Bob Woolf Associates, Boston, MA
Adele Simmons, President, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL
Gene Issacson, Laguna Beach,CA


Leonardo Journal, MIT Press, Spring, 1996
New York Magazine, December, 1995
Vogue Magazine, December 1989
New York Times, Boston Globe Int. Syndication, November 1989
New England Monthly, March 1991
Connoisseur Magazine, December 1988
Smithsonian Magazine, November 1985
Old House Journal, March 1998
American Woodworker, February 2001
Better Homes and Garden "Wood" Magazine March, 2002
American Woodworker, October, 2002

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