Steve Rowell | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Steve Rowell

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Instructor and Post-Graduate Research Fellow
MFA with Distinction, University of Oxford
BA, University of Texas
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Steve Rowell is an artist who works with photography, moving image, sound, installation, maps, and spatial concepts. His practice investigates terrains of perception, nonhuman intelligence, ecologies, and technology, exploring the landscape as a site of political imagination. Steve contextualizes the morphology of the built environment with the surrounding medium of Nature, appropriating the methods and tools of the geographer and archaeologist.

Awards and honors that Steve has earned include the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship; grants from Creative Capital and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; artist residencies at the Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik and Fogo Island Arts; as well as fellowships at the Villa Aurora Berlin, University of Applied Arts Vienna, and Newcastle University.

He holds an MFA with Distinction from the University of Oxford and a BA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin.