About

Biography:

Steven Lang received his B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His visual work has been featured at the Soap Factory, Rosalux Gallery, and Soo Visual Arts Center. He was a writer-in-residence for Coffee House Press in early 2016, a recent recipient of a Loft Mentor Award , an MRAC Next Step Fund award, and a recent resident artist at Elsewhere, a living museum in Greensboro, North Carolina. His stories are included in the anthologies Fiction on a Stick, published by Milkweed Editions, and The Art of Wonder, published by the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

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Please visit Steven Lang’s blogFlickr stream and Facebook page.

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Education:

  • B.F.A. Studio Arts, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, summa cum laude

Activities/Awards:

  • MRAC Next Step Fund award, 2016
  • Writer-in-residence, Coffee House Press, 2016
  • Roberta Mann Innovation Award, Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2014
  • Loft Mentor Award, Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, 2013-2014
  • Resident Artist, Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina, 2012
  • Grand Prize, Time Stands Still Photo Contest, Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, 2012
  • C.S.A. Artist, mnartists.org, Spring 2012
  • mnartists.marketplace, Walker Art Center, 2011
  • Best in category, Minneapolis Ten Second Film Festival, 2011 (Category: Behind Closed Doors)
  • Artist Residency, Tofte Lake Center, Ely, Minnesota, 2010

Publication History:

  • Slush Pile Magazine, Issue 20 (fiction), 2016
  • The Art of Wonder, Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2015
  • thirty two Magazine, Issue 5, 2014
  • Momma Tried, New Orleans, LA, 2013
  • Der Greif, Augsburg, Germany, 2013
  • Milkweed Editions anthology, Fiction on a Stick, 2009

Selected Exhibition History:

(Group)

2017

  • What I Think About   Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota

2016

  • Art on the Plains XII  Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

2015

  • Pop<5000 University of Minnesota, Morris
  • The Floating Library Minneapolis, Minnesota and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2014

  • Americana – The Soap Factory, Minneapolis
  • Made Here – Hennepin Theatre Trust, Minneapolis

2013

  • Untitled 10 – Soo Visual Arts Center (SooVAC), Minneapolis
  • Open Door 9 – Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis
  • Primer – The Edward and Helen Morrison Gallery, University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Friedman Iverson – Minneapolis

2012

  • Artists in Storefronts – Whittier Alliance, Minneapolis
  • Monster Drawing Rally – Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis

2011

  • Untitled 8 – Soo Visual Arts Center (SooVAC), Minneapolis
  • Flesh and Form – Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis
  • Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Winona, MN (*Third place award)
  • Food Fight – Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis
  • Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition – Photography (*Honorable mention)

2010

  • Ten Year Anniversary Show – Gallery 360, Minneapolis
  • Open Door 6 – Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis
  • O.C.D. – Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis
  • Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition – Mixed media (*Honorable Mention)

(Solo)

  • Normandale Comm. College, 2015
  • Leaky Sink, Tuck Under Gallery, 2014
  • The Nicollet, Minneapolis, MN, 2013
  • A Clean Poorly Lighted Space – University of Wisconsin-Stout, 2011
  • Mitrebox Studio – Minneapolis, 2010
  • Mill District Arts Gallery – Minneapolis, 2009
  • Gallery360 – Minneapolis, 2008
  • The Office of U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone – St. Paul, 1997