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Steven Brower
Scranton, PA
sbrower@marywood.edu

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Steven Brower is director of Marywood University's Masters of Fine Art program. He is an award-winning author and designer. He lectures nationally and is the former Creative Director of Print magazine, which won two National Magazine Awards during his tenure. Woody Guthrie Artworks, co-authored by Brower and Nora Guthrie and designed by Brower, won a Silver prize in the Foreword Awards and the top prize in the New York Book Show, both in the fine art category.


EDUCATION
National University, San Diego, CA, MFA
California State University, Fullerton, BA/Graphic Design

Professional Experience
2000-2004: Creative Director for Print Magazine
1995–Present: Principal, Steven Brower Design
1996–Present: Freelance Art Director for the Nation Magazine
1995–2000:  Associate, The Push Pin Group
                   Freelance Art Director for the New York Times
1989-1995: Art Director, Vice-President for Carol Publishing / Citadel Press
1987-1989: Art Director, Lyle Stuart Inc.
1986-1987: Senior Designer, New American Library

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011 – “Eye, Brower”-Art Institute of California –Inland Empire
2012– Monmouth University, NJ

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009–The Wilde Years: Four Decades of Shaping Visual Culture, New York City, NY
2004–Punc’t Poster exhibition, The Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City
         Society of Publication Designers Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
2003–Society of Publication Designers Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
          Type Directors Club Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
2002–Society of Publication Designers Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
2001–Society of Publication Designers Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
2000–Brno Biennale, the Czech Republic
1999–3rd Biennale of Book Art Martin, the Slovac Republic
1997–Mixing Messages, The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, New York, NY
1996–Art Directors Club, NY
          Brno Biennale, the Czech Republic
          Creativity Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
1995-Art Directors Club, NY Annual Awards Show
         Creativity Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
         Society of Illustrators Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
1994–American Center for Design 100 Show, Chicago, IL
          Art Directors Club, NY Annual Awards Show
          Creativity Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
1993-AIGA Annual Awards Show
         Art Directors Club, NY Annual Awards Show
         Creativity Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
         New York Book Show Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
1992–Art Directors Club, NY Annual Awards Show
          Creativity Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
1991–Art Directors Club, NY Annual Awards Show
          Creativity Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
          Society of Illustrators Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
1989–DESI Annual Awards Show, New York, NY

AWARDS

  • A.I.G.A.
  • American Center for Design • The 100 Show
  • Art Directors Club
  • Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington, Design Leadership Award, Print
  • Art Directors Club of New Jersey
  • Brno Bienále, Czech Republic
  • Communication Arts
  • Cooper Hewitt Design Museum
  • Graphis
  • How International
  • Literary Market Place
  • Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
  • Martin Biennale, Slovak Republic
  • National Magazine Award
  • New York Book Show
  • Print Regional
  • Society of Illustrators
  • Society of Publication Designers
  • Tri-County Red Cross, Partnership Award
  • Type Directors Club

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

  • The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, New York, NY
  • Les Silo, Maison du Livre et de l’Affi che
  • The Merrill C. Berman Collection
  • Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC

 

TEACHING

  • Present – Marywood University:
  • Director of the “Get Your Masters With the Masters” MFA program for working professionals
  • Assistant Professor of Art, - Teaching all levels of undergraduate graphic design
  • 2011–Adjunct professor, Monmouth University
  • Adjunct professor, Rutgers-Newark
  • 2004 to 2010–Professor, Director of the Design Studio, The Robert Busch School of Design, Kean University
  • 1995 to 2011- Adjunct professor, Marywood University Masters of Fine Arts Program
  • 1992 to 2010–Adjunct professor, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

 

LECTURES

  • Art Institute of California, Inland Empire
  • Kean University, NJ
  • Kutztown University, PA
  • Millersville University, PA
  • Monmouth University, NJ
  • Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
  • University of Southern Indiana

 

WRITING

  • 2010–Breathless Homicidal Slime Mutants: The Art of the Paperback, Universe/Rizzoli
  • From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin, Fantagraphics
  • 2009– Satchmo: The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong, Abrams
  • 2006–2D: Visual Basics fro Designers, by Steven Brower, Rose Gonnella and Robin Landa, Delmar
  • 2005–Woody Guthrie Artworks, by Steven Brower and Nora Guthrie, Rizzoli
  • 1994–present: Articles for various professional and trade magazines and journals

Visiting Faculty

Allan Beaver, Guy Billout, Rodrigo Corral, Stavros Cosmopoulus, Peter Fiore, Dian Friedman, Bob Gill, Keith Godard, Jean Govoni, Gregg Greenwood, Rudy Gutierrez, Jeffrey Keyton, Stuart Leeds, Liz Lomax, Luba Lukova, Sam Martine, Barbara Meyer, Jacqui Morgan, Alex Ostroy, Tony Palladino, Robert Reitzfeld, Hank Richardson, Martin Soloman, John Sposato, James Victore, Jessica Weber, Judith Wilde, Genevieve Williams.