Steven Anderson last opened his home studio on the Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery tour in 2003. After a five year hiatus, Steven's home studio high in the hills of Eagle Rock will again be a featured destination on the tour.
From the artist's web site
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/LSD 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, printmaker and graphic designer. It was here that he met and fell in love with his wife Liz (Department of Graphic Sciences), his life-long love and inspiration. Agnes Anderson joined the family in 2007.
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 Fat Farmer Bob and His Colourful Crazy Beard (2008-), Fuz Fon (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 (2003-04) and 1105 Media inc. (2003-current) in Los Angeles, among others.
The Andersons currently reside in Northeast Los Angeles with cats Big D. and Kittenhead Jenkins.
Steven L. Anderson's web site
What is the Recovery Discovery Tour?: "The Recovery Discovery Tour," is a self-guided auto tour of artists' homes and studios in Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Mount Washington, organized by the Arroyo Arts Collective.
Where: Starts at the Lummis Home, 200 E. Avenue 43, Highland Park, CA 90031
When: November 22, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.