Aremy Stewart is an abstract painter living in Portland, OR. Her work is heavily inspired by the natural world, water and time. Using acrylic washes, spray paint and pastels on canvas and paper, Stewart builds up layers of pigment and color to create paintings that can be read like a visual text. Accident, happenstance and luck play a large role in the outcome of these works. Aremy's art has been featured in magazines like Taproot and Juno, and her paintings are held in private collections around the world. This summer Stewart was invited to be an artist resident at Kol&Salt in Iceland, and the artwork made during this time will be exhibited in Portland, OR in early 2020.


Curriculum Vitae 

Aremy Stewart

Born 1982, Minnesota, United States
Currently based in Portland, OR

Bachelor of Arts, Saint Cloud State University, MN, USA
Unschooled K-12

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Luke’s Frame Shop, February 2020

Currently Showing

2019 Breakfast In Bed, Breken, PDX OR (may - july)

2019 Juice, Bike Gallery, Salmon Street, PDX OR (may-june)

Past Shows

2019 Right-Handed, Bike Gallery, PDX, OR (march-april)

2019 A Dangerous Woman, Artist Craftsman SE, PDX OR (feb - march)

2019 Cabinet of Curiosities, Bike Gallery, PDX, OR (january-february)

2019 Avian, Two Harbors, MN (January-February)

2018 Oregon, Bike Gallery, Portland, OR (November - December)

2018 52 Landscapes, Stoked Gallery, Hood River, OR (October-November)

2018 The Future is Female, Clutch, Hood Rive, OR (August-November)

2018 Intersections, Bike Gallery Salmon Street, Portland, OR (July-August)

2018 Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, Bike Gallery, Portland, OR (May-June)

2018 Menagerie, Cathedral Coffee, Portland, OR (January)  

2018 Women, Bike Gallery, Portland, OR (December-February)

2017 New Work, Albina Press, Portland, OR (November)

2017 Picnic, Breken, Portland (August-October)

2017 Free Lunch, Powell's Bookstore, Portland, OR (June)

2017 Women, Caffe Vita, Seattle WA (February)

2016 Winter, Miss Zumstein, Portland OR (November)

2016 Autumn, Black Wagon, Portland OR USA (October)

2016 Balancing Act, Breken, Portland OR USA (July-September)

2014 Local, Saint Joseph, MN, USA

2014 Pieces, Creme, 's-Hertogenbosch, NL, Europe

2013 New Work, De Muzerije, 's-Hertogenbosch, NL

2012 Family, Stockbridge Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland  

2010 Hello/Goodbye, Paramount Gallery, Saint Cloud, MN USA

2010 Birds, College of St. Benedict, MN USA

Selected Group Exhibition

2019 Home and Away, Cannon Beach Arts Association, OR

2018 Genesis, Powell's Books, Portland, OR

2018 Inner Landscape, Cannon Beach Arts Association, Oregon

2018 Miniature, Cannon Beach Arts Association Gallery, Oregon

2017 Ginestrelle, Assisi Gallery, Assisi, Italy

2017 Babysteps, Aremy Stewart and Rachel Melis, College of St Benedict, MN

2017 Reunited, Aremy Stewart and Anne Meyer, Whitby Gallery, St. Joseph, MN

2012 Birds, Aremy Stewart and Caroline List, Newington, Edinburgh, Scotland

2012 Whitespace, Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (sponsored by Spanish Embassy)

2011 New Feminism, St. Cloud State University, MN, USA

2010 Horizons, Paramount, Saint Cloud, MN, USA

2008-2009 Open Studio, Avon Area Arts Tour in collaboration with Anne Meyer

Selected Awards/Grants

2018 Professional Development Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC), Portland  

2016 Professional Development Grant, RACC Portland   

2008 Individual Artist Award Recipient
Central Minnesota Arts Board

2001-2002 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Champion
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Selected Residency/Experience

UPCOMING; KOL&SALT Artist Residency, August 2019

Artist In Residence, Sou’wester, WA 2019

Artist In Residence, Benedicta Arts Center, College of St. Benedict, Minnesota // October 2018

Secret Knowledge Conference, Portland, OR 2018

Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Italy March, 2017
Secret Knowledge Conference, Portland, OR 2016

Selected Press and Publications

Upcoming Cover Illustration for Pax, by Annie Lightheart, published by Salmon Poetry, Ireland, 2019

Cover Illustration for The Body of All Things by Rebecca Jamieson,
Fishing Line Press, 2017

TwoVisions a visual daily photo blog in collaboration with Ellie McCann

Babysteps, and BabyCanDraw online collaborations with Rachel Melis featuring daily pages from our sketchbooks 2016-2019

Taproot Magazine
Issue 16::Shelter
November 2015

Lockjaw Magazine
Volume 1, Winter 2015
5 photographs

JUNO Magazine
Issue 29, Autumn 2012
pg. 28-29

Offbeat Mama
Profile piece
June, 2012

Duality Magazine (Scotland)
Winter 2011

Rainbow Rumpus
Illustrations for "The Boy Who Captured The Moon", by Patt Ligman
E-book for children with LGBT parents

Creative Memories
Sticker designer and illustrator

Courage Cards
Minneapolis, MN
Greeting Card Illustrator
Multiple Years


Founding Board Member Avon Area Arts


Private collections in Australia, United States of America, Scotland, England, and the Netherlands