Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Steven Lang - Photographer

Steven Lang

Name: Steven Lang
City/State: Minneapolis, MN
Website: profile:
Facebook page:
Twitter: @thespectacles

Bio~ Artist and writer Steven Lang received his B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  In 2012, he was a resident artist at Elsewhere, a living museum set in a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, NC, and was a participant in the 4th season of CSA — Community Supported Art, sponsored by and He has recently exhibited at Rosalux Gallery, Soo Visual Arts Center, and the Walker Art Center’s Walker ShopHis short story, “Tandem,” was included in the recent Milkweed Editions anthology Fiction on a Stick. His short-short story, The Scarecrow,” was published in 2011 as finalist in the mnLIT series on

Greensboro, North Carolina

 Tell me about your work? What are you currently working on? How is this different from past projects?

I'm currently working on self-publishing a photo book. The book is called A is for Elsewhere, and is the result of a recent artist residency at Elsewhere, a "living museum" in Greensboro, North Carolina.

How did you decide to become an artist?

When I was five years old I found an open can of deck paint and painted myself completely red. It has never really worn off. 

Greensboro, North Carolina

What was the best advice given to you as an artist? 

"Throw your work away." - Victor Caglioti

Many artists struggle to find ways to sell their art.  How do you sell your work?  How do you market yourself?
I struggle with that a lot, and like most artists I don't have the answers. But I do have a website,

Greensboro, North Carolina

Who are some of the Minnesota artists you enjoy? 
Many, many more! 

If I were to follow you around to see art in Minnesota, which places would we go? What would we see?
I would walk around with my camera, mostly, and find the art I'm looking for that way. But recently I've been to Air Sweet AirSooVACMidway Contemporary Art, and the MCAD Gallery

Greensboro, North Carolina

In addition to, where do you go online for good art resources, whether to find a new artist, or to see what is going on in the art world locally and otherwise? 

I like Tumbr for that. Here are some examples:

Greensboro, North Carolina

What can we expect to see from you in the future?
I am currently showing work in the Artists in Storefronts project. I'm also their documentary photographer. 

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