Steven Krutek, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Steven Krutek studied art at the Colorado College, the University of Montana, the SALT Institute for Documentary Field Studies, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and with photographer Stuart Klipper.
Steven is currently teaching in the University of Montana's School of Art while promoting his photography-based artwork. He was one of five photographers selected internationally to present work at the Society for Photographic Education's 43rd national conference in Chicago. Steven’s work has been exhibited at Project Basho in Philadelphia and in Tokyo at Ricoh's RING CUBE gallery. His work was also recently chosen as the cover image for a collection of poems,Earth Again by Chris Dombrowski and for publication in The Sun Magazine.
When he isn't teaching or creating his own work, Steven is spending invaluable time with his wife, Kinza and his children Finn, Rowan, and Maeve in Missoula, Montana.
Steven’s most recent work, like that in the Fusion and Fragmentation gallery on his website, conveys a continued interest in exploring grids and their ability to organize as well as alienate, segregate, and confuse. Furthermore, he finds himself employing a grid system as a veil or a façade as he vulnerably engages in the creative process. Ultimately, his newest work speaks to the heart of that vulnerability.