Steve Rowell is an artist who works with photography, moving image, sound, installation, maps, and spatial concepts to produce complex multicomponent works. His practice investigates terrains of perception, nonhuman intelligence, ecologies, and technology in the landscape. Steve contextualizes the morphology of the built environment with the surrounding medium of Nature, appropriating the methods and tools of the geographer and archaeologist. Born in Houston, Steve has been based in Los Angeles, Oxford, Berlin, Washington, D.C., and Chicago over the past twenty years.
Currently, he lives in Minnesota and teaches at the Kansas City Art Institute as Assistant Professor of Photography.
Steve's work (collaborative and solo) has been exhibited internationally at a range of galleries and museums, including:
The 2006 Whitney Biennial, Apex Art, MoMA PS1, and Storm King, New York
The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Ballroom Marfa, Marfa TX
The Center for PostNatural History, Pittsburgh
The Institute for Visual Art, Milwaukee
The Museum of Contemporary Art and The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
California Museum of Photography, Riverside CA
Yerba Buena Center for The Arts, San Francisco
LACMA, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and China Art Objects Gallery, Los Angeles
3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, Istanbul
The Barbican Art Centre, the Frieze Art Fair, and The Architecture Foundation, London
The John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
Nottingham Contemporary Museum, Nottingham
Groundwork 2018, Cornwall
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, and Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin