Steven Krutek, Adjunct Assistant Professor
office: FA 303
Steven Krutek received his MFA in photography from The University of Montana. In addition, he studied fine arts at Colorado College and photography with Stuart Klipper of Minneapolis, at the SALT Institute for Documentary Field Studies, and with Dan Burkholder. His work combines alternative photographic techniques, digital applications, print-making, and painting. Steven also serves as an art instructor at Sussex School in Missoula, Montana.
These photographs are from a body of work examining the effects of the human hand on our western landscape. I often perceive this landscape as pertaining to our decisions regarding residential, civic, and environmental development. The images themselves speak to a feeling of absence, neglect, or alienation resulting from such planning. Ultimately, these images comment more on our own nature, for better or for worse, than nature itself. Though this body of work was initially meant to cover the entire span of the inland northwest, I am currently focusing on the Sapphire Mountains in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana.