Stephen Farley, a Pomona Valley native, creates murals across the U.S.
Stephen is an accomplished artist based in Tucson, Arizona. He has an extensive resume of community-based public art projects across the U.S., including creating varied art features at the two main light-rail stations in Downtown Phoenix and extensive work at a Salt Lake City commuter rail station. He invented a new process for translating photographs to ceramic tile called Tilography, which he has used for huge murals in Tucson, Fort Lauderdale, Norfolk, and San Jose. He also served as the Millennium Artist for the State of Rhode Island, and was the McKnight National Fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts in Minnesota.
Stephen graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts with a B.A. in political science. He studied abroad his junior year at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Based on his preliminary design concept, Stephen was selected by the city of Pomona’s Station Design and Art Review (SDAR) Committee, later ratified by the city council, in 2005. As the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair continues to move from planning to reality, Stephen’s design concepts, developed with the SDAR Committee and Pomona community, will honor everyday heroes from Pomona in a large installation called “The Power of Pomona is People,” which will involve widespread public outreach.
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