Stephen Bradley

Director, Linehan Artist Scholars Program
Associate Professor of Visual Arts
B.F.A. Drawing, Mixed Media, University of South Florida
M.F.A. Painting, Electronic Media, Florida State University

Contact: or 410-455-2603 or 455-8087

The arts provide an accessible stage for groups to express and communicate ideas and provide potential solutions to community challenges. The UMBC community is a testament to how the arts continue to have a positive impact on students, faculty, and staff, and on our local neighbors, most in particular, during the past 17+ months of the COVID pandemic. The arts often translate personal experiences across a diverse social and cultural landscape inspiring new ideas and creating opportunities for conversations and awareness.

Earl and Darielle Linehan, through the creation of UMBC’s Linehan Artist Scholars Program, support exceptional artist-scholars who seek to pursue the arts for their full four years of education. I am honored to contribute to the history of this prestigious and important program at UMBC and to share my educational and cultural experience with colleagues and students alike.

Currently, I am the most recent recipient of the CIRCA/IMET Artist-in-Residence (AiR) at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, Inner Harbor, Baltimore City.   The residency supports my interest in bioacoustics and acoustic ecology for the creation of artworks informed by the impact of noise and solid waste on disparate habitats.

Since 2010, I have been a nomadic artist-in-residence serving Brooklyn-Curtis Bay and North Anne Arundel County communities.  I engage with communities to invest in interdisciplinary and collaborative civic science and entrepreneurial art-making projects.

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