Steven L. Anderson was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1971, and raised by a family of creative environmentalists. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 1988 and the following year attended the University of Michigan with the plans of being a renaissance man. It was here that he began to make small collages using an approach of appropriation and re-contextualization that would serve as a basis for his creative process.
A post-graduate slacker/LAD experience in the newly split Czech Republic convinced Steven to follow a path through the arts, leading him to the Art Institute of Chicago to train as a painter, printermaker and graphic designer. It was here that he met and fell in love with his wife Liz, his life-long love and inspiration.
Steven s career as an artist has been a cycle of collaborative and individual production, focusing on the nature of power and the power of nature. In 1998 he joined Cakewalk Magazine as co-publisher; designing, editing and raising money for issues 2-6. Steven has also been a driving force in 2004 s October Surprise curatorial project in Northeast Los Angeles. Other fruitful collaborations have included the sound and video duo Fuz Fõn (1999 -2001) and Chicago s Free the Real World Coalition (2001). Steven has art-directed and designed for In These Times (1998-2001) and WhiteWalls (1999-2003) magazines in Chicago, and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (2003-2004) and IOIcommunications (2003-current) in Los Angeles, among others. To learn more about these and other projects, please visit www.StevenLAnderson.com.
The Andersons currently reside in the Northeast Los Angeles with cats Big D. and Kittenhead Jenkins.