Stephen Brigidi was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1951, and is a widely published artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. Brigidi received his MFA at RI School of Design in 1976, studying with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. He is a Fulbright-Hays fellow, a MacDowell Colony fellow, and a recipient of fellowships for his photography from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Universities of Hawaii and Connecticut, the Unicolor Corp., and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.
In 1991 Brigidi collaborated with the poet, Robert Bly, on Angels of Pompeii, an artist portfolio and book published by Ballantine Books, New York. Remarkable People is Brigidi’s second book published in 1995 by the Sunningdale Foundation. Two new books about Italy are currently in process, including Afraid of the Dark: A Venetian Story, to be published in 2014.
Brigidi has taught photography since 1979 at such places as the Universities of Hawaii & Connecticut, Rhode Island College, and for many years at RI School of Design. Currently Brigidi is teaching Aesthetics in the Humanities program at Roger Williams University. He and his wife Julie make their home and studio in Bristol, Rhode Island
Whitney Museum of American Art; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; American Academy, Rome; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; New Orleans Museum of Art; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona; Rhode Island Historical Society; Collections of University of Parma, Italy; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California; Tampa Museum of Art, Florida; Cincinnati Art Museum; Bristol Community College; Museum of Art, University of Oregon; Smithsonian Institution; Library of Congress; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Newport Art Museum; DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Ma.; H.L. Johnson Museum, Cornell University; Stanford Univ. Museum of Art; Peabody Essex Museum; Fitchberg Art Museum, Ma. The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; American Express, Providence; Prudential Insurance Company, New York; Ramada Renaissance, New York; Westin Hotel, Providence; Fall River Knitting Mills, Fall River, Massachusetts; Taco Inc., Cranston, RI; Citizens Financial Group, Providence; & Private Collections.