Emerging Fields, 2013
Steve Rowell is a research-based artist who works with still and moving images, sound, installation, maps, and spatial concepts. Currently based in Los Angeles, he has lived in 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 ontology and landscape. Rowell contextualizes the built environment with the surrounding medium of nature; appropriating the methods and tools of the geographer and archeologist.
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).
Awards and Accomplishments
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.
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
Villa Aurora Berlin Fellowship
Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Berlin
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
Rowell presents a preview of Parallelograms, in the form of a series of photo-grids, in the Fall 2014 issue of Cabinet Magazine
Rowell has a solo exhibition titled Uncanny Sensing (Texas Prototype) at the 2014 CounterCurrent festival, University of Houston Mitchell Center, Houston
Rowell receives the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Award for Film and Video
Rowell is a resident in the Provisions Research Residency, Washington, D.C.
Rowell has a solo exhibition titled Uncanny Sensing (Wisconsin Prototype) at the Institute of Visual Art (INOVA), UW Milwaukee
Rowell participates in the group show The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Rowell participates in the Biennial of the Americas group exhbition, Draft Urbanism
Uncanny Sensing, Remote Valleys
Uncanny Sensing, Remote Valleys is aimed at investigating ecology, post-natural landscapes, and the philosophical dilemma of the …
Jul 21 – Oct 09, 2016
Steve Rowell In A Group Exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Photography
Sep 11 – Jan 03, 2016
Steven Rowell in this Group Show at WItte de With, Rotterdam
April 28, 2015
MAP Fund Announces 2015 Grantee Class