Stephen Kilborn

born: Detroit 1950

 Over the last thirty-eight years Stephen Kilborn has had the good fortune to support himself solely through his art.  He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (specializing in painting and ceramics) from Bowling Green State University in 1972.  Following his graduation, Stephen moved to New Mexico where he worked in Santa Fe as a furniture maker from 1972 to 1975.  In 1975 he made the transition to pottery making and in 1978 Stephen moved north from Santa Fe to Pilar where he setup a pottery studio and started employing up to twelve assistants to produce pottery to be sold in over one hundred shops and galleries around the United States, Europe and Japan.  In 1994 Stephen opened a gallery in Taos where he shows both his pottery and paintings.


At this time, Stephen spends most of his time painting. To that end, in 2004, Stephen setup a separate painting studio in Pilar where he works and teaches workshops.  He also travels throughout Mexico and Europe where he can get away and concentrate on his painting.  Whether working in wood, clay or paint, Stephen has learned from the different unique processes involved in working with each material.  He is at a point in his career where he is able to directly reach collectors through his Taos gallery and in doing so he has the freedom to pursue whatever direction he cares to.


Poster Artist:

Taos Fall Arts Festival 2011

Taos Spring Arts Festival 2005

Taos Community Orchestra and Chorus 2002-2003


Museum Collections:

San Antonio Museum of Art
San Antonio, Texas

American Folk Art Museum
New York, New York

Harwood Museum

Taos, New Mexico