Artwork by Mark Stemwedel
Now – January 22, 2023
Visual Arts Center | Contemporary Gallery
Mark Stemwedel is a Senior Lecturer in the Studio Art Program at South Dakota State University. He has taught courses in painting, drawing, color theory, art appreciation and design foundations since 2008. Stemwedel holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Dakota in painting and a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University in visual art.
Born and raised in South Dakota, Stemwedel’s paintings are inspired and informed by the everyday world around him. The paintings depict the familiar views of the everyday, capturing little aesthetic moments in the mundane. His work has been exhibited extensively within the region, and he continues to expand his reach to a broader audience. His paintings also have been included in exhibits at IPSO Gallery and Exposure Gallery in Sioux Falls, the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings and numerous national juried exhibitions. Stemwedel is a past recipient of a South Dakota Arts Council Artist Development Grant.