Steven S


Steven Sewell currently lives and works in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  He feels very strange writing about himself in the 3rd person.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, East Tennessee State University, 2005

Associate of Arts, Chattanooga State, 2002


Adjunct Professor, Department of Humanities & Fine Arts, Chattanooga State, Chattanooga, TN, January 2009 – Present

Instructor, Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Chattanooga, TN, November 2008 – Present

Adjunct Professor, Department of Art, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, August 2007 – April 2009

Artist’s Assistant to Mel Chin, Warehouse of Mass Distribution Project, Houston, TX & Johnson City, TN, August 2004 – May 2005


Sketchbook Journal Project, Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, DC; Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA; Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL; 3rd Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Museum of Design, Atlanta, GA, 2009

Take Art / Leave Art, AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, TN, 2009

Forms of Collaboration in the History of Photography presentation, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN, 2008

UTC Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition, Cress Gallery of Art, Chattanooga, TN, 2007

Fresh ‘07: An Emerging Artists Exhibition, AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, TN, 2007

Means of a New Objectivity, Rivoli Art Mill, Chattanooga, TN, 2007

SEED Show Invitational, Rivoli Art Mill, Chattanooga, TN, 2006

Nerdy South Art Show, Barking Legs Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, 2005

The Option, Slocumb Gallery, Johnson City, TN (curated by Mel Chin), 2005

18th Annual Houston Art Car Parade, Orange Show Center for Art, Houston, TX, 2005

27th Annual First Tennessee Bank Art Show, Carroll Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN (juried by James Hoobler, Senior Curator of Art & Architecture at the Tennessee State Museum), 2005

BFA Thesis Exhibition, Slocumb Gallery, Johnson City, TN, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Benefit Auction, Nelson Fine Art, Johnson City, TN, 2005


Teaching Fellows Scholarship, University of North Carolina, 2009

Mayor’s Cup Grand Trophy, with Mel Chin, 18th Annual Art Car Parade, Orange Show Center for Art, Houston, TX, 2005

President, Student Photography Association, East Tennessee State University, 2004

Student / Faculty Collaborative Grant, with Professor Mike Smith, East Tennessee State University, 2004

Award, Student Honors Exhibition, East Tennessee State University (juried by Maya Roland, Professor, Western Carolina University), 2003

Outstanding Photography Student, Chattanooga State, 2002

Award, Student Art Exhibition, Chattanooga State (juried by Nan Swanson, Studio Education Coordinator, Hunter Museum of American Art), 2001


Member, Rhizome []

Member, SEED Art Collaborative []

Member, Society for Photographic Education []

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