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EDUCATION

2004–McMaster College, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, BFA Studio Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018–Rumination and a Reckoning, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD 2017– A Migration, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
2016–Take Me Away to the Stars, Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD
2015–Stephen Towns, Jubilee Arts, Baltimore, MD 2014–co|patriot, Hood College, Frederick, MD 2014–co|patriot, Gallery CA, Baltimore, MD
2005–Into My Looking Glass, City Gallery at the Dock Street Theatre, Charleston, SC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018–Myths, Archetypes, and Folklore, The Art Barn, Gaithersburg, MD
2017–Censored, The Motor House, Baltimore, MD(Curated by Leslie King-Hammond)
2017–Two Lane Stories, Gallery CA, Baltimore, MD
2017–INTERDISCIPLINARIUM, AAC: Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
2016–To Be Black in White America, Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD 2016–All American House, Carroll Mansion, Baltimore, MD
2016–Consumption, Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD 2016–Untitled, Busboys and Poets, Washington, DC
2016–Narrative in Black Identity, Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD
2015–People & Places: A Primer, Eubie Blake Cultural Center, Baltimore, Maryland 2015–Untitled, Dovecote Café, Baltimore, MD
2015–Bmore Seoul to Soul, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 2015–Select 2015, Washington Project for the Arts, Arlington, VA
2014–For Whom It Stands, TOO, Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and Museum, Baltimore, MD
2014–Tradition and Interpretation: Selected works by Jeffrey Kent & Stephen Towns, Platform Gallery, Baltimore, MD 2014–Baltimore 1, Gallery CA, Baltimore, MD
2014–10 + 1, Gallery 788, Baltimore, MD
2013–Collaboration, Station North Arts Cafe, Baltimore, MD
2013–Salvage: A Waste of Materials, A Wealth of Art, Baltimore, MD
2012–MICA Juried Staff Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art (Juried by James Rieck) 2012–Mask-Ulinity, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (Juried)
2011–Femme Fatale, CCBC Catonsville, MD

LECTURES & PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2017–Guest Lecturer, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2017–Guest Lecturer, Towson University, Towson, MD
2016–Faculty, Maryland Institute of Art, Course: Art and Activism, Baltimore, MD 2016–Penn Ave Film Project, Jubilee Arts Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
2014–Guest Lecturer, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 2014–Presentation, Jubilee Arts, Baltimore, MD
2013–Guest Lecturer, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2011–Presentation, Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD

MURAL & PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

2015–Art at Work, Baltimore Office of the Promotion and the Arts, Baltimore, Maryland
2015–Main Street Improvement Project, Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland 2015–Bea Gaddy Family Center, Baltimore, Maryland
2010–Fort Meade Youth Program, Fort Meade, Maryland
2009–Fort Meade Middle School Program, Fort Meade, Maryland
2008–Pepperhill Elementary School, Charleston, South Carolina 2006–Fort Story Boys and Girls Club, Virginia Beach, Virginia 2005–Pepperhill Elementary School, Charleston, South Carolina
2000–Carteret Street United Methodist Church, Beaufort, South Carolina

DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS

-Cara Ober, Provocative Nat Turner-Inspired Portraits Fuel Debate After Their Removal, Hyperallergic, September 8, 2017
-Angela Carroll, Seeing Through the Lens of Black America, Bmore Art, Baltimore, MD June 29, 2016
-Liz Atwood. All American House’ at Carroll Mansion showcases U.S.-made furnishings, student interior design,
-Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD April 29, 2016
-Ben Levy, Interview, Bmore Art, Baltimore, MD, September 11, 2014
-Cara Ober, Imagine Every Person A Saint: An Interview with Painter Stephen Towns, BmoreArt, Baltimore, MD, November 2013

PRINT PUBLICATIONS

-Michelle Joan Wilkinson, For Whom It Stands: The Flag and The American People. Reginald F. Lewis Museum 2016. 94- 95
-Tim Smith Confronting race, violence through art at Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore Sun June 23, 2016
-Justin Tsucalas, Studio Visit Bmore Art: A Journal of Art + Ideas, Fall/Winter 2015 Urbanite Magazine, Voices Rising Up, November 2015, 60-63
-Tim Smith, Provocative Art, Baltimore Sun
-Michael Farley, Contemporary Icons, Baltimore City Paper, September 3-10. 33,36 Maura Callahan, Now See This, Baltimore City Paper, August 20-27. 57
-Lisa Simeone, Golden Rule, Baltimore Style, September 2014. 46
-Robert Murrow & Rae Wallace, Spreading the Word by Recycling with Art, APWA Reporter, August 2013. 81-83
-Christine Hampton and Rosalee Washington, The History of Lincolnville, South Carolina. BookSurge, LLC. 2007. 119-120 Nick Smith, Through a Glass Darkly, Charleston City Paper, February 16, 2005
-Dottie Ashley, Through My Looking Glass Post and Courier, February 13, 2005 Lisa Gieskes, History Informs Art of Unity in Sepia, Free Times, November 26, 2003
-Julie R Smith, Lincolnville Festival Celebrates History, Culture, Summerville Journal Scene, February 28, 2003

RADIO/TELEVISION

-ArtWorks, MPT, Baltimore, MD, February 4, 2016
-Mark Steiner, Interview, WEAA 88.9, Baltimore, MD, September 8, 2014
-Mark Steiner, Interview, WEAA 88.9, Baltimore, MD, August 28, 2014

HONORS & AWARDS

2015–1st Annual Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel Prize, The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City & the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts
2015–Rubys Artist Grant, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance
2013–Second Prize. Salvage: A Waste of Materials, A Wealth of Art

COLLECTIONS

–Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
–City of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina