Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock was born in New York City and received his B.A. from Hampshire College and M.F.A from Rhode Island School of Design. He divides his time between teaching in New York, Rome, and Tokyo.
He has lectured about his work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Arts Initiative Tokyo, and Harvard University and was a resident artist in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s WorldViews studio residency program at the World Trade Center. Exhibitions of his projects have taken place in Austria, The Kingdom of Bahrain, China, France, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, and Syria.
He has taught at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, and Parsons The New School For Design. Currently he teaches in the Department of Visual Art at Fordham University in New York City where he directs the photography concentration and is gallery director.