Eric Stephenson is a fifth generation artist who received his BFA from the Pennsylvania State University in 1990 and his MFA from the University of Houston in 1996. He honed his craft by working as a studio assistant for Robert Fisher, Joseph Havel, and James Martin, and currently works for Richard Hunt in Chicago. Over the past 16 years Stephenson has worked in art foundries in Montana, Texas, and Massachusetts, and has taught at the Glassell School of Art in Houston, the University of Houston, Rhode Island College, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He has also taught workshops for the International Sculpture Conference in Houston and the International Iron Conference at the Johnson Atelier. Currently, Stephenson has a studio in Chicago, where he continues the development of his own work.