Stephen Ausherman received a 2008 New Visions Award from the New Mexico Film Office for his experimental video series, Kammer 2.1.
He was an Artist-in-Residence for Bernheim Forest, KY, 2012 Atelier Beeldend Vermogen in Walkenried, Germany, 2011 Cape Cod National Seashore, Provincetown, MA, 2010 Blue Sky Project in Woodstock, Il, 2008, and for Cornucopia Art Center in Lanesboro, MN, 2007
He also served as the 2005 Writer-in-Residence for Buffalo National River (AR) Devils Tower National Monument (WY) Bernheim Forest (KY)
His books include Walking Albuquerque (2015) 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque (2008) Fountains of Youth, a novel (2006) Restless Tribes, travel stories (2004)
In pursuit of stories as a freelance journalist, Ausherman interviewed witchdoctors in the foothills of Kilimanjaro and crisscrossed Iraq in an Oldsmobile.
Born in China and raised in North Carolina, Ausherman took an unscheduled detour to New Mexico in 1996. He has lived there ever since.