Steve is an award-winning fine artist whose work has been exhibited in art galleries throughout the United States for the past 15 years. He is the author of the definitive book on figure drawing, Figure Drawing: Design and Invention. He is a sought-after lecturer by many prominent universities as well as Blizzard Entertainment and Lucasfilm.


2010 Never Forget, Project 210 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Surface/Depth, David Salow Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Greatest Hits, Lawrence Asher Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Painting Lite, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA

Work Experience

Assistant Professor of Drawing, Cal State Northridge
Instructor, Blizzard Entertainment
Lecturer, Laguna College of Art and Design
Instructor, Lucasfilm


Art Center College of Design, BFA in Illustration
Claremont Graduate School, MFA in Painting
University of California, Riverside, MA in Art History
University of California, Riverside, Ph.D. (ABD) in Art History

Awards & Recognition

2014 Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship, UCR
2008-2011 UCR Graduate Fellowship
2006 Karl and Beverly Benjamin Fellowship in Art
2004-2006 Claremont graduate University Fellowship