Stephen Aushermanserved as Artist-in-Residence for: Bernheim Forest, KY (2012) Atelier Beeldend Vermogen in Walkenried, Germany (2011) C-Scape at Cape Cod National Seashore, MA (2010) Blue Sky Project in Woodstock, IL (2008) Cornucopia Art Center in Lanesboro, MN (2007) He received a 2008 New Visions Award from the New Mexico Film Office for his video art project, Kammer 2.1
He was also the 2005 Writer-in-Residence for Bernheim Forest, KY Devils Tower National Monument, WY Buffalo National River, AR
In pursuit of stories as a freelance journalist, Ausherman interviewed witchdoctors in the foothills of Kilimanjaro and crisscrossed Iraq in an Oldsmobile. He also taught English in Korea (1994-96) and China (1989-90).
He has been recognized in various communities for his work with children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Born in China and raised in North Carolina, Ausherman took an unscheduled detour to New Mexico in 1996. He has lived there ever since.