Originally from Northern Illinois, Steven Alden Carpenter has lived in York, Maine for 19 years. He came to art at an early age. First beginning in the graphic arts, and free-lance illustration he then combined his artistic sensibilities with physical labor and created a stonescaping business that he has fostered over the last 16 years. He says "I will always love the process that stone-walling involves, but when I found sculpting I knew I had found my calling in art."

Through the stonework, Steven was able to learn about three dimensional forms and texture. He also learned how the body functions and feels while in movement. These are all elements that he now applies to his sculpture. His work tends to be representational and figurative and is usually cast in bronze. He has always been interested in the human figure and the human condition. They provide a never ending source of forms and ideas that he continues to explore.

Steven's sculpture is now being represented at the Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown, Ma, and at the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit, ME for the past 5 summers. He is an elected member of the New England Sculpture Association, and an associate member of the National Sculpture Society. His work has been featured in several publications including Artscope Magazine, Accent Magazine, Portsmouth Magazine, and the Portsmouth Herald. Steven, and fellow sculptor Christopher Gowell have been chosen to collaborate and produce a monument in Portland, Maine. It is a tribute to Maine's fishing industry and fisherman who have been lost at sea.

Most recently, Steven was selected to produce a sculpture as the last piece in a series of "10 Works in 10 Years" for the Community Art Legacy Project in Oregon, IL.

Professional Competitions/Shows

2009–2012 Boston International Fine Art Show, Boston, MA
2011 Bridgewater State University, (Juried Show) for NESA
2009 Portsmouth Museum of Fine Arts, Portsmouth, NH
2007, 2009, 2010, Marking Art, Topsfield Public Library, Topsfield, MA
2007 New Hampshire Art Association Annual Show (Juried Exhibition), Honorable Mention