Steve Rowell

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© 2020 Steve Rowell

CV

MFA with Distinction, University of Oxford
BA, Studio Art, University of Texas at Austin

Awards & Honors


2019

Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York

2018
Groundwork commission, Cornubian Arts & Science Trust, Cornwall, UK
ART SAFIENTAL commission, Alps Art Academy, Switzerland

2017
Faculty Development Award, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City

2016
Erna Plachte Scholarship Award, Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford

2015
O'Brien Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Scripps College, Claremont
Visiting artist, Art + Technology program, University of Florida, Gainesville
Artist fellowship, Villa Aurora, Berlin
Artist residency, Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Berlin
Artist residency, Pitzer College, Claremont

2013
Creative Capital Award, Emerging Fields: Interdisciplinary
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts: Film, Video
Provisions research residency, Washington, D.C.

2012
Fogo Island artist residency, Newfoundland
DCCAH 5x5 curatorial commission, Washington D.C.

2011
Visiting artist fellowship, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Acadia Summer Arts Program artist residency, Mt. Desert Island, ME

2010
Visiting artist fellowship, Global Urban Research Unit, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Werkleitz Festival commission, Werkleitz Center for Media Art, Halle, Germany

2009 Arts Catalyst commission for Ultimate High Ground, UK project, London

2008
Ballroom Marfa commission for TX AUX IN, Marfa

2007
Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts commission for Hydromancy, El Paso

2006
Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art commission for Gloom & Doom I&II, Cincinnati

2006
The Durfee Foundation Exhibition completion grant

2005
The Institute for Figuring research grant for Sonic Boom Archive
Visiting artist fellowship, Texas A&M University

2004
Vectors residency at the Annenberg Center for Communication Institute for Multimedia Literacy, USC

2001-2007 in collaboration with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Grants and awards from: The Annenberg Foundation, The LEF Foundation, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Nevada Humanities Committee, The Lannan Foundation, The Peter Norton Family Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Smithsonian American Art Museum

Teaching, Tours, & Workshops


2021
Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota, Environmental Studies
Lecturer - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2020
Lecturer - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2017-2020
Assistant Professor of Photography, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2018

Visiting Faculty - Alps Art Academy, Tenna, Switzerland

2015
O'Brien Distinguished Visiting Professor, Scripps College, Claremont
Visiting artist, Art + Technology program, University of Florida, Gainesville

2014
Adjunct Instructor - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Portfolio Review Committee Member - Woodbury University, Burbank, CA

2013
Visiting Artist - Department of Art History, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Visiting Artist - School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist - Department of Art & Art History, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
Visiting Artist - School of Art & Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2012
Visiting Lecturer, Curator - Graduate Media Design Practices,Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Visiting Artist - Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, D.C.

2011
Visiting Fellow - School of Architecture, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
Visiting Artist - Braunschweig University of Art, Braunschweig, Germany 

2010
Visiting Fellow - School of Architecture Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England 
Visiting Artist - Department of Geography, University College London, London, England
Visiting Artist, Conference Participant - University College Falmouth, Falmouth, England

2009
Visiting Artist - University of Southampton, Southampton, England

2008
Visiting Artist - University of Houston, Houston, TX

2005
Visiting Artist - College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

2004
Portfolio Review Committee Member - Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA

2002
Visiting Artist - California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, CA

Bibliography


"Office of Experiments: Overt Research Project" (with Neal White), The Ashgate Research Companion to Military Research Methods, Routledge, 2016,
“Artist Project: Steve Rowell, Parallelograms”, Cabinet Magazine, No. 52, Spring 2014
“Peaks and Nulls: Supersonic Amplitudes in the Airspace above the Mojave Desert”, Landscape: Editing Spatial Relations, Volume 3, Spring 2013
Curiosity and Method: Ten Years of Cabinet Magazine, Cabinet Books, 2012
“Quantum Danube”, Landscape: Editing Spatial Relations, Volume 2, Summer/Autumn 2012
“A-Z West in Context: A Spatial Analysis”, Afterall, issue 27 - Mapping, June 2011
"Traffic: Blocking All Lanes," in The Infrastructural City: Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles, edited by Kazys Varnelis, 102-117. Barcelona and New York: Actar, 2008. (with Sean Dockray and Fiona Whitton)
“Routes of Least Surrveillance” map, An Atlas of Radical Cartography (credited as “SITE-R”, with the Institute of Applied Autonomy) - The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press, 2007
Not A Cornfield Document - FarmLab LLC & The Annenberg Foundation, 2007
“Blocking All Lanes: Sig-Alerts, Detection Loops, and the Management of Traffic”, Cabinet Magazine, Issue 17, 2005, co-authored with Sean Dockray and Fiona Whitton,
“Twilight Capitol”, Forum Annual 2004, Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, 2004

Review & Catalog Bibliography


Points of Presence for Way of the Shovel reviews pending
Uncanny Sensing (WI Prototype), Third Coast Daily, August, 2013
Interview with Régine Debatty, we-make-money-not-art, May, 2012
Where do Experiments End?”, Geoforum, May 2010, Gail Davies
Angst Hat Grosse Augen, Werkleitz Festival 2010 catalog, Werkleitz Center for Media Art, Halle, Germany, 2010
Friedensschauplätze / Theater of Peace, Exhibition catalog, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, 2010
Radical Nature, Exhibition catalog, Barbican Art Gallery, Koenig Books, 2009
“Office of Experiments”, Blueprint, Issue 289, April 2010, Peter Kelly
“Illuminating landscapes”, Afterimage, March 1, 2010, Paul Roberts
Dark Places, exhibition catalog, The Arts Catalyst, SCAN, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK, 2009
On the Banks of Bayou City: The Center for Land Use Interpretation in Houston, Texas Oil exhibition catalog, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and Blaffer Gallery, 2009
“Immersion in the Land of Oil”, Art Lies, Issue 58 (Summer 2008), Bree Edwards
“Global Issues / Portrait of a Place / CLUI”, DAMnº Magazine, Issue 18, 2008
"Dwelling the the State of Exception", Drain, Issue 9 (Cruelty), Kim Paice, 2007
“True beauty: Jeffrey Kastner talks with Matthew Coolidge about the CLUI”, ArtForum, Summer 2005, Jeffrey Kastner
“Lords of Muddled Earth - On Site”, ArtForum, January 2004, Daniel Herman

Lectures & Seminars


2017
Visiting artist talk - ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Department of Architecture, Zurich
Guest Lecturer - Stanford University Overseas Program, Oxford, England

2016
Visiting artist talk - University of Houston, Houston
Panelist - Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy symposium, MoCP, Chicago
Visiting artist talk - Spencer Mueum of Art, Lawrence
Opening presentation and discussion with Brian Holmes - transmediale 2016, Berlin

2015
Fellowship presentation - Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin
Visiting Artist talk - Art + Technology program, University of Florida, Gainesville
O'Brien Distinguished Visiting Professorship talk - Scripps College, Claremont, IL
Panelist and Visiting Artist workshop - California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

2014
Visiting Artist talk - California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Visiting Artist talk - Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, IL
Visiting Artist lecture - University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

2013
Department of Art History, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Department of Art, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI
Institute of Visual Art, Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Department of Art, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI
Department of Art & Art History, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
Obermann Center for Interdisciplinary Research, School of Art & Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Network Architecture Lab, Graduate School of Architecture, Columbia University, New York, NY
College Art Association 2013 Annual Conference, New York, NY

2012
Graduate Media Design Practices, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA  
American Association of Geographers 2012 Annual Conference, New York
Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, D.C.
Fogo Island Arts, Fogo, Newfoundland, Canada

2011
Braunschweig University of Art, Braunschweig, Germany 
School of Architecture, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria  

2010
School of Architecture Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England 
Department of Geography, University College London, London, England
University College Falmouth, Falmouth, England
The Program, Berlin, Germany
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, England

2009
Institute of Archaeology, University College London, London, England
The Program, Berlin, Germany

2008
College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland
University of Fine Arts Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2007
School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
TELIC, Los Angeles, CA

2005
College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX  

2004
The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIARC), Los Angeles, CA

2003
Chapman College, Orange, CA

2002
California Institute of the Arts (CAL ARTS), Valencia, CA

Review Board & Committee


2013

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI
Department of Art & Art History, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
School of Art & Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2012
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA  

2011-2012
School of Architecture, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria  

2011
The College of Fine Arts, Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany 

2006
MAK - Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA

2005
College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX  

2004
The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIARC), Los Angeles, CA

Select Photographic Bibliography (illustrating texts written by myself or others)


Suburban Futurism, Art in America, December 2016, Gavin Kroeber
Vertical: The City From Above and Below, Stephen Graham, Verso, 2016
"Archives of the Present-Future: On Climate Change and Representational Breakdown"
The Avery Review, issue 16, Emily Eliza Scott, Columbia GSAPP Books on Architecture, 2016

"Office of Experiments: Overt Research Project" (Steve Rowell with Neal White), The Ashgate Research Companion to Military Research Methods, Ashgate, 2016,
“Parallel Worlds: Sites of Influence and Power in the Federal District”, Cabinet Magazine, January 2014
The Lay of the Land, CLUI Newsletter, CLUI, 2001 to present
“The Incomplete Illusion: Photographing the Training Ground”, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vol. 72, No. 3, pp. 292-300, Ruth Dusseault, 2013
One Hundred Places You Will Never Visit, Dan Smith, Quercus Publishing, 2012
“Quantum Danube”, Landscape: Editing Spatial Relations, Volume 2, Summer/Autumn 2012
“A-Z West in Context: A Spatial Analysis”, Afterall, issue 27 - Mapping, Steve Rowell, 2011
Cities under Siege: The New Military Urbanism, Stephen Graham, Verso, 2010
“US-Shopping Malls: Untergang der Konsumtempel”, Spiegel Online, September 29, 2009
"Traffic: Blocking All Lanes," in The Infrastructural City: Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles, edited by Kazys Varnelis, 102-117. Barcelona and New York: Actar, 2008. (Steve Rowell with Sean Dockray and Fiona Whitton)
“The Administrative Sublime, or The Center for Land Use Interpretation”, Afterall, Spring/Summer 2006, Michael Ned Holte
Desert America: Territory of Paradox, Ramon Prat, ed., ACTAR Press, 2006
Presidential Doodles, Immaterial Inc, David Greenberg, Basic Books, 2006
Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the CLUI, CLUI, Metropolis Books, 2006
“Lords of Muddled Earth - On Site”, ArtForum, January 2004, Daniel Herman
“Directions; Putting the Culture in Agriculture”, The New York Times, Erika Kinetz, October 30, 2005
Hallucination of Theory, Sylvere Lotringer & Giovanni Intra, eds., Art Center College of Design, 2001