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STEVE PERKINS is a suburban dad who cooks and makes art. Strongly influenced by Buddhism, he makes art as playful discovery of the beauty in every day. Commissions, performances, and presentations have taken him to India, China, Istanbul, and Thailand, where he had his first international exhibition in Bangkok during 2007.  In 2008, he traveled to Taiwan where he was the only non-Asian selected to participate in the first Fusing International Biennale: “Asia, Post-Colonial, and Contemporary Arts.”


While travel-inspired work has been a recent focus, temporal displacement, the graphic qualities of letters and foreign language, maps, and a range of international signs and symbols have been consistent themes throughout his career.


A multimedia artist working primarily in the San Francisco and New York City areas, Steve’s film and video works have screened theatrically, broadcast on PBS, and received awards at a number of festivals. He has taught all ages and was a graduate advisor in video design and technology at The New School, and an adjunct professor of communications at Bronx Community College. 


Steve earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Screenwriting/ Directing (Honors) from the Film Division at Columbia University.  His undergraduate studies include an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Arts (Honors) from San José State University, and an Associate of Arts degree in Film (Honors) from DeAnza College. Steve’s wry look at men and masculinity titled a man ought to know that is in the permanent collection of artists’ books at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Collaborative Projects


Collaborations and an exhibition with students at The Putney School, Putney, Vermont.


Devour is a fully curated incubator for ideas about food, music, art and performance.


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