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Steven Sewell - CV

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EDUCATION

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2012

BFA, East Tennessee State University, 2005

AA, Chattanooga State Community College, 2002

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HONORS & AWARDS

Weiss Urban Livability Fellowship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2009

Teaching Fellows Scholarship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2009

Mayor’s Cup Grand Trophy (working for Mel Chin), Orange Show Center for Art, Houston, TX, 2005

Student / Faculty Collaborative Grant (with Professor Mike Smith), East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 2004

Award (juried by Maya Roland, Western Carolina University), Student Honors Exhibition, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 2003

Outstanding Photography Student, Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, TN, 2002

Award (juried by Nan Swanson, Hunter Museum of American Art), Student Art Exhibition, Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, TN, 2001

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor, Cranbrook Summer Art Institute, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2011

Teaching Fellow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2009-10

Adjunct Professor, Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, TN, 2009

Instructor, Association for Visual Arts, Chattanooga, TN, 2008-09

Adjunct Professor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, 2007-09

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EXHIBITIONS

Open: Graduate Degree Exhibition, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2012 (catalog)

Collaboration: Humanities, Art, & Technology (curated by Florian Wiencek), Von Canon Galleries, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2012

Experiencing Perspectives: 2012-13 Art Exhibition, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI, 2012 (catalog)

De-Authoring (curated by Amy Smith-Garofano), Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2012

Stereotype, Detroit Opera House, Detroit, MI, 2012

6x6x2012, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY, 2012

Guns ‘n F***ing Roses (curated by Jan Van Woensel, Curatorial Fellow of Art In General and Bloomberg LP), Monty Arts Centre, Antwerp, Belgium, 2011

TA/LA3, AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, TN, 2011

Portrait Show, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2011

The Atlas of Gifted Ideas (curated by Matthew Offenbacher), Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2010 (catalog)

A Million Little Pictures, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2010
PDA Show, The Pride Center, Salt Lake City, UT, 2010

First Year MFA Exhibition, Alcott Gallery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2010

Untitled, Nightlight, Chapel Hill, NC, 2010

Interesting People, Spare Room, Greensboro, NC, 2010

Sketchbook Journal Project, Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, DC; Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA; Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL; 3rd Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Museum of Design, Atlanta, GA, 2009

Close to Home, Kresge Memorial Library, Covenant College, Chattanooga, TN; Columbia State Community College, Columbia, TN, 2009

UTC Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition, Cress Gallery of Art, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, 2007

Fresh ‘07: Emerging Artists Exhibition, AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, TN, 2007

Means of a New Objectivity, Rivoli Art Mill, Chattanooga, TN, 2007

SEED Show Invitational (invited by Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Westbrook), Rivoli Art Mill, Chattanooga, TN, 2006

The Option (curated by Mel Chin), Slocumb Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 2005

BFA Thesis Exhibition, Slocumb Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 2005

The Nerdy South, Barking Legs Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, 2005

18th Annual Houston Art Car Parade, Orange Show Center for Art, Houston, TX, 2005

First Tennessee Bank Art Show (juried by James Hoobler, Senior Curator of the Tennessee State Museum), Carroll Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Benefit Auction, Nelson Fine Art, Johnson City, TN, 2005

Student Honors Exhibition, Slocumb Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 2004

Student Photography Association Exhibition, Nelson Fine Art, Johnson City, TN, 2003

Wide Open, Bishop’s Commons, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, 2002

Student Art Exhibition, Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, TN, 2001

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OTHER EXPERIENCE & SERVICE

Artist-in-Residence, Super-G Experiential Residency, Greensboro, NC, 2012

Guest Critic, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2010

Judge, Visual Voices Exhibition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2010

Juror, Hot Air Exhibition, Elon University, Elon, NC, 2009

Artist’s Assistant for Mel Chin, Houston, TX & Johnson City, TN, 2004-05

Teacher’s Assistant for Professor Mike Smith, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 2002-05

President, Student Photography Association, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 2003-04

Paid Internship, Chattanooga African American Museum, Chattanooga, TN, 2001-02

Teacher’s Assistant for Professor Mark Wood, Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, TN, 2000-02

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CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS

Weiss Urban Livability Symposium: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Community Activism Through Engaged Scholarship (Co-Organizer), Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2010

Popular Culture Association in the South Conference (Co-Presenter: “Deus Ex Machina in ‘80s American Film”), Hilton Hotel, Wilmington, NC, 2009

SEED Talks (Presenter: “Forms of Collaboration in the History of Photography”), Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN, 2008