About

Biography:

Steven Lang received his B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His visual artwork has been featured at the Soap Factory, Rosalux Gallery, Soo Visual Arts Center, Elsewhere, and elsewhere. He has received a Loft Mentor Award, a Next Step Fund award from MRAC, and a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. His stories are included in the anthologies Fiction on a Stick, published by Milkweed Editions, The Art of Wonder, published by the University of Minnesota Press, and in the literary journals Cutbank, Chestnut Review, and Slushpile Magazine. His photography has been featured in Romka Magazine, Into the Void, Midwestern Gothic, Der Greif, Minnesota Monthly, and other print and online publications.

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Education:

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

Activities/Awards:

  • Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, 2022
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Jerome Artist Residency, Tofte Lake Center, Ely, Minnesota, 2010

Publication History:

  • Chestnut Review, Winter 2021 (Fiction)
  • Into the Void, Issue 13 (Photography)
  • Romka Magazine, Berlin, Germany, Issue 10 (Photography)
  • Cutbank Literary Journal, Issue 87 (Fiction)
  • Slush Pile Magazine, Issue 20 (Fiction)
  • The Art of Wonder, Minneapolis Institute of Art (Fiction and Photography)
  • thirty two Magazine, Issue 5 (Fiction)
  • Momma Tried, Issue 1, New Orleans, LA (Photography)
  • Der Greif, Issue 7, Augsburg, Germany (Photography)
  • Fiction on a Stick, Milkweed Editions (Fiction)

Selected Exhibition History:

(Group)

2018

  • The North – Film North Gallery, St. Paul
  • Art Needs People – Minneapolis Central Library

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)

  • The Traveling Museum, St. Anthony, Minnesota, 2016
  • Normandale College, Bloomington, Minnesota, 2015
  • Leaky Sink: Tuck Under Gallery, Minneapolis, 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
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