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Steven Bankhead

Nearly a year after receiving my BFA at Auburn University I headed out West spending a couple of weeks camping across the country in a 1979 Volkswagen bus. I was headed for San Francisco, but by accident wound up in Hollywood on the Sunset Strip where I spent almost 10 years until I relocated my studio to Inglewood... I still haven't made it to San Francisco. I met a screenwriter who knew someone at Otis College where I ended up going to graduate school and where I now, 10 years later, am teaching. I've been very fortunate having met some extremely interesting people, amazing artists and other like-minded professionals during my adventure.

I received my BFA from Auburn University in 1996 and an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2001. My work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including solo shows at Steve Turner Contemporary, Emma Gray HQ and Circus Gallery in Los Angeles as well as Galerie Andreas Binder in Munich. I have participated in group shows at the Tiroler Kunstpavillon in Innsbrook, Austria; Co-Lab, Copenhagen; Denmark; and MAK Center and Angles Gallery in Los Angeles among others, and Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago. I was the recipient of the prestigious Lari Pittman award and the Otis Grant. I have been reviewed in Artforum and the Los Angeles Times as well as other publications. My work is in the collection of the Royal Danish Academy of Art as well as numerous private collections.

Last Updated: February 22, 2016