Stephen Buckley was born in Leicester, England on April 5, 1944. He was educated at the University of Newcastle from 1962 to 1967, and the University of Reading from 1967 to 1969. He was married in 1972 and has three children. He lectured and was a visiting artist at Canterbury College of Art in Kent, Leeds College of Art in Yorkshire, Chelsea School of Art in London, and Kings College in Cambridge.
Buckley sees himself primarily as a painter, but in his work he selects raw materials autobiographically. His mother's curtains, personal clothing, etc. are transformed and renewed in his hands. These things are torn, scorched, twisted and stretched to their limits, then woven and stitched
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