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Steve Rowell

Emerging Fields, 2013



Steve Rowell is a research-based artist who works with photography and moving image, sound, installation, maps, and spatial concepts. He has lived in Los Angeles, Oxford, Berlin, Chicago, and Washington DC over the past 20 years. His transdisciplinary practice focuses on overlapping aspects of technology, perception, and culture as related to the ontology of landscape. Rowell contextualizes the morphology of the built environment with the surrounding medium of Nature; appropriating the methods and tools of the geographer and archaeologist.

In addition to being Program Manager at The Center for Land Use Interpretation (Los Angeles) since 2001, he has collaborated with SIMPARCH (Chicago) and The Office of Experiments (London).

www.steverowell.com
Uncanny Sensing, Remote Valleys
Parallelograms

Awards and Accomplishments

2016:

Title TBD (petcoke) group exhibition Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

2016: Parallelograms will make its multimedia premiere in February at transmediale 2016 in Berlin as an installation: video loop + map + text written by Brian Holmes.

2015:

Rowell participates in the group show Placing the Golden Spike: Landscapes of the Anthropocene group show, INOVA Gallery, Milwaukee with an iteration of his Uncanny Sensing (Texas Prototype) video installation

2015:

Villa Aurora Berlin Fellowship

2015:

Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Berlin

2015:

R-2515 (Black Mountain Supersonic Corridor) sound installation in "Art In The Age Of…Asymmetrical Warfare" September 11, 2015 – January 3, 2016 group exhibition at Witte de With, Rotterdam

2014:

Rowell presents a preview of Parallelograms, in the form of a series of photo-grids, in the Fall 2014 issue of Cabinet Magazine

2014:

Rowell has a solo exhibition titled Uncanny Sensing (Texas Prototype) at the 2014 CounterCurrent festival, University of Houston Mitchell Center, Houston

2013:

Rowell receives the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Award for Film and Video

2013:

Rowell is a resident in the Provisions Research Residency, Washington, D.C.

2013:

Rowell has a solo exhibition titled Uncanny Sensing (Wisconsin Prototype) at the Institute of Visual Art (INOVA), UW Milwaukee

2013:

Rowell participates in the group show The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

2013:

Rowell participates in the Biennial of the Americas group exhbition, Draft Urbanism