Originally from the small town of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Stephen Cimini first studied fine art at the San Francisco Art Institute and eventually moved to New York City to study at the School of Visual Arts. He experimented with various art forms from wood constructed sculpture to conceptual environments before landing on abstract painting. In 1994, he began developing the vocabulary for his current work, which originated from the linear landscape of Manhattan. It has since changed to geometric spaces and their relationships with each other while still adhering to its architectural origins. His fascination with the mystery of color is also a vital aspect of his work.