Steven Mentzer, a contemporary artist and freelance designer from small-town Ohio. His interests lie in the interaction between art as process and art viewership, exploring the relationship between the 'Self' and the physical/digital environments we inhabit.
Over the past four years, he has challenged his critical and creative thought through a liberal arts education at Oberlin College where he now departs holding a degree in Studio Art. Forever a student, his continual accretion of new skills, materials, and styles for an ever growing and adaptive practice. Currently working with the painted surface, digital software, semi-autonomous machinery, with an adoration for hands-on craftsmanship, Steven’s work is a inter-disciplinary and multi-media approach to the creative process.
Steven has led in the layout design and branding of two major student publications, The Synapse and the Oberlin Senior Studio Catalogue. And worked as a Student Designer for the Oberlin College Office of Communications. And as a curatorial intern of contemporary art at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City.
He spends his free time shredding on the tenor pan in a steel pan ensemble. And is training to run a half marathon. He is currently providing pro bono design work for medical institutions nationwide as a team member of ‘Covid-19 Creatives’ in response to the current global health crisis.