R Justin Stewart was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 1980. He attended the Kansas City Art Institute where he earned his BFA in 2003 followed by the University of Minnesota where he earned an MFA in 2008. He currently lives and works in New York City.
Stewartís recent selected exhibitions include: Like The Spice Gallery, New York, NY, H&R Block ArtSpace, Kansas City, MO, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, Spaces SpaceLab, Cleveland, OH, +Plus Gallery, Denver, CO, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, Soo Visual Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE (2005), Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL. Stewart has received awards including the International Sculpture Center 2007 Student Achievement in Sculpture Award and the Katherine E. Nash Purchase Prize. Stewart was also an artist in residence at Red Line Studios (Denver) in 2009 and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha) in 2005.