Nav


    Info

Bio

CV

Exhibitions & Events

Contact


    Current Projects

Planetary Bayou

Field Guide to Environmental Crime: Houston and the Oil Coast

Dead Zones

Extinction Simulation Landscapes

Lunar Mosaics

    Past Projects

MacDowell Trilogy

Humans Lived Here Once

Whole Life Academy

Comfort in Hydrology


Uncanny Sensing, Remote Valleys

Water Castle

Radio Aporee Sound Map

Midstream at Twilight

Parallelograms

Arrowhead

Forest Threnody

Big Hill Petro-glyphs

Current State

Points of Presence

Brandenburg Series

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Sonic Boom Archive

Johnston Island Saturday Night

Suspension of Disbelief

Quantum Danube

Telegraph

Culpeper Media Bunker

A Doubting World

“... the floors of silent seas”

Background Listening Post

Regional Spatialities

Dark Places

Ultimate High Ground

American Oil Vol. I

Kleine Stücke von Berlin

TX AUX IN

Playas Townsite

Shepard Inversion Ghost

Hydromancy

Shock + Awe

Gloom & Doom / Tactile Air

Routes of Least
Surveillance


KDRS

Weather Radio

Site: Nonsite: Quartzsite

The Mountain Radio Project

Ballarat: Beneath Sentinel


    CLUI Projects

Networked Nation

Perishable

Urban Crude

CLUI Touchscreen

Texas Oil

Wendover, U.S.A.

CLUI Exhibit Posters

Pavement Paradise

Vacation: Dauphin
Island


Dissipation & Disintegration

Terminal Island

Immersed Remains

Diversions & Dislocations

Emergency State

Loop Feedback Loop

A View into the Pipe

Ground Up

Nellis Range - Revisited

West Coast Points

The Best Dead Mall

Property

Antarctic 1

One Wilshire

Alternate Routes

Proximity Issue

Back to the Bay



© 2022 Steve Rowell

︎  ︎
Mark

Steve Rowell


Bio


Steve Rowell is an artist who works with photography, moving image, sound, installation, maps, and spatial concepts to produce complex multicomponent projects. His practice investigates terrains of perception, nonhuman intelligence, extinction, 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:

He has collaborated with SIMPARCH (Chicago, 2003-2009), The Office of Experiments (London, 2009-present), and The Center for Land Use Interpretation (Los Angeles, 2001-2013). 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 Minneapolis, which is located on the traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands of the indigenous Dakota and Ojibwe peoples, where he teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is the founder of Gegenschein Media, the production company behind his moving image work.


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

Steve has taught at numerous institutions including:
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
  • ArtCenter College of Design
  • Scripps College
  • University of Applied Arts Vienna
  • Kansas City Art Institute
  • University of Minnesota

He has been lecturer, guest artist, and portfolio committee member at numerous institutions including:
  • Northwestern University
  • Corcoran College of Art and Design
  • Newcastle University
  • University College London
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
  • California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
  • Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-arc)

Steve's work (collaborative and solo) has been exhibited internationally at a range of galleries and museums, including:
  • New York: The 2006 Whitney Biennial, Apex Art, MoMA PS1, and Storm King
  • Washington, D.C.: The Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Marfa: Ballroom Marfa
  • Pittsburgh: The Center for PostNatural History
  • Milwaukee: The Institute for Visual Art
  • Chicago: The Museum of Contemporary Art and The Museum of Contemporary Photography
  • San Francisco: Yerba Buena Center for The Arts
  • Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions,
  • China Art Objects Gallery, and California Museum of Photography UC Riverside
  • Istanbul: 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial
  • London: The Barbican Art Centre, the Frieze Art Fair, and The Architecture Foundation
  • Southampton: The John Hansard Gallery
  • Nottingham: Nottingham Contemporary Museum
  • Cornwall: Groundwork 2018
  • Halle an der Saale: Werkleitz 2010 festival
  • Berlin: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, and Deutsche Bank Kunsthall
Mark