Steven Markussen (American, b.1951, Lincoln, Nebraska), lives in Lake Forest Park, WA

Steven’s work is about making social connection though objects made with his hands. There is a created and natural texture to each surface that makes you want to touch the work. His works are pared-down objects made from natural and industrial materials; this frequently includes plaster, wood, wood ash, concrete, burlap, and varnish, layered, assembled or carved in such a way to create diverse textures and forms.

His current work is about embracing his veteran experiences. This work is about expressing the various conflicting veteran challenges in subtle forms and brief messages buried in the work. In speaking about his paintings and sculpture, Steven Markussen says, “ I hope this work reads as a personal impact statement.”

 

RESUME

 

EDUCATION

1985 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 “Veteran,” Northwest Music Hall, Everett WA

2015 “Veteran,” M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle WA

2014 “New Work,” Neptune Coffee, Seattle WA

2013 “New Work,” Zeitgeist Coffee, Seattle WA

2011 “New Work,” Zeitgeist Coffee, Seattle WA

2006 “New Work,” Verite Coffee, Seattle WA

2004 “New Work,” Blackbird Bakery, Bainbridge Island WA

2003 “New Work,” Verite Coffee, Seattle WA

2001 “New Work,” Blackbird Bakery, Bainbridge Island WA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Juried Show Bimis Arts, Spring Art Show, Seattle WA

2017 Juried Show, Artist Trust Auction, Seattle WA

2015 Juried Show, Artist Trust Auction, Seattle WA

2014 Juried Show, Artist Trust Auction, Seattle WA

1991 Invitational Show, Group Exhibit, University of Washington School of Art Gallery, Seattle WA

1984 Invitational Show, Vietnam Veterans Exhibit, Flag Pavilion Seattle Center, Seattle WA

 

PUBLIC ART

2018 King County Superior Court, Seattle WA

2017 Seattle Office of Arts and Culture Public Artist Roster, Seattle WA

2017 King County Superior Court, Seattle WA

2016 Office of Arts & Culture | Seattle – Arts |, Seattle Center Art Walk, Seattle WA

 

GRANTS

2017 Artist Trust: Grants for Artist Projects, Washington State

2014 4Culture Art Projects: Individual Award, King County, Seattle WA

 

OTHER

2016 Public Art Boot Camp, Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle WA

Steven Markussen (American, b.1951, Lincoln, Nebraska), lives in Lake Forest Park, WA

Steven’s work is about making social connection though objects made with his hands. There is a created and natural texture to each surface that makes you want to touch the work. His works are pared-down objects made from natural and industrial materials; this frequently includes plaster, wood, wood ash, concrete, burlap, and varnish, layered, assembled or carved in such a way to create diverse textures and forms.

His current work is about embracing his veteran experiences. This work is about expressing the various conflicting veteran challenges in subtle forms and brief messages buried in the work. In speaking about his paintings and sculpture, Steven Markussen says, “ I hope this work reads as a personal impact statement.”

 

RESUME

 

EDUCATION

1985 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 “Veteran,” Northwest Music Hall, Everett WA

2015 “Veteran,” M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle WA

2014 “New Work,” Neptune Coffee, Seattle WA

2013 “New Work,” Zeitgeist Coffee, Seattle WA

2011 “New Work,” Zeitgeist Coffee, Seattle WA

2006 “New Work,” Verite Coffee, Seattle WA

2004 “New Work,” Blackbird Bakery, Bainbridge Island WA

2003 “New Work,” Verite Coffee, Seattle WA

2001 “New Work,” Blackbird Bakery, Bainbridge Island WA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Juried Show Bimis Arts, Spring Art Show, Seattle WA

2017 Juried Show, Artist Trust Auction, Seattle WA

2015 Juried Show, Artist Trust Auction, Seattle WA

2014 Juried Show, Artist Trust Auction, Seattle WA

1991 Invitational Show, Group Exhibit, University of Washington School of Art Gallery, Seattle WA

1984 Invitational Show, Vietnam Veterans Exhibit, Flag Pavilion Seattle Center, Seattle WA

 

PUBLIC ART

2018 King County Superior Court, Seattle WA

2017 Seattle Office of Arts and Culture Public Artist Roster, Seattle WA

2017 King County Superior Court, Seattle WA

2016 Office of Arts & Culture | Seattle – Arts |, Seattle Center Art Walk, Seattle WA

 

GRANTS

2017 Artist Trust: Grants for Artist Projects, Washington State

2014 4Culture Art Projects: Individual Award, King County, Seattle WA

 

OTHER:

2016 Public Art Boot Camp, Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle WA