Stephen Fowler was born in Bristol, grew up in Cornwall, before leaving to study Illustration at Harrow School of Art, and Central Saint Martins in London. After graduating he worked as a freelance editorial Illustrator for newspapers and magazines such as Design Week, Creative Review, Conde Nast, Redwood Publishing, Men's Health, Independent, New Law Journal, Haymarket Publishing, Illustrated Ape, BBC Worldwide Publications, Big Issue, Computer Active, Diesel Style Lab, Dennis Publishing, Time Out and Times Educational Supplement.
For the past 15 years, small press publications, rubber stamping and alternative printmaking became the focus of Fowler's Authorial Illustration practice. His prints, zines and artist books have been exhibited and held in international collections such as the Tate Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Arnolfini, Minnesota Centre for Book Arts, Malmö Artists Book Biennial and White Columns New York.
Fowler works internationally, taking his rubber stamping workshop and Wildman life drawing classes to; Göra Festival Stockholm, Grafixx Antwerp, Hay Festival, KKV Graffic Malmö, and Minnesota Centre for Book Arts.