Gerald K Stoner
Gerald K Stoner
As a descendent of many generations of steel workers in the Midwest, the process of working with the medium feels natural. The versatility of steel inspires constant exploration in my work, celebrating the material. The permanence and the ability of steel to be whimsical, brutal, and ethereal are embraced by my pieces. The sculptures are constructed from steel yard remnants that are firstly composed with sketches, evolving intuitively in the studio. All sculptures are to be exhibited on their own, but I have found that displaying them as a group creates an atmosphere of personalities.
Gerald K Stoner teaches Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography, and Visual Arts at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans. In addition, Gerald is an instructor at Community College of Vermont in St. Albans teaching Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography I and II. Gerald’s sculpture has been displayed throughout New England and group national exhibitions in Colorado, Illinois, New York, and Texas.
Gerald has received various awards for his work at several shows including Noble Horizons in Salisbury, Connecticut, Open Spectrum in Libertyville, Illinois, the Annual National Drawing, Small Sculpture Show in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Burlington’s South End Art Hop.
“The trio of pieces making up ‘Circus Series #7’ by Gerald Stoner, installed in front of Lake Champlain Chocolates, seems to defy gravity. Composed of welded, weathered steel, each stands about nine feet tall. Stoner’s compositions gracefully balance geometric shapes, with cut beams perched on thinner forms and designs ground into the rusty surfaces…” -Marc Awodey in Seven Days (September 7, 2011)
Gerald was born in Kokomo, Indiana, and grew up in New York. He received his BA in sculpture and photography from State University of New York at Plattsburgh and his MFA in sculpture from Northern Illinois University. He lives in Underhill, Vermont with his wife and two young sons.