Steve Perkins is a creative chameleon, who makes art a playful discovery of the beauty in every day. Dynamic and imaginative collaboration is the focus of his interdisciplinary work. Perkins runs over, under, and through all sorts of obstacles to find workable solutions that make people laugh, cry, and, sometimes even, think. He can be out front as a leader, or, with equal pride, enthusiastically step in line, follow directions, and do the minutiae necessary to get things done. He manages large teams of both left and right brain types, getting them to all move in the same direction, while encouraging maximum individuality (www.devourNY.com).
A multimedia artist based primarily in the San Francisco and New York City areas, Steve’s 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 "(www.lifestyleartproject.com).
Steve 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. He was the Film/Music/Performance Program Director at the San Jose Museum Art School. For the teen summer program Genesis @ Brandeis University, he taught a film history course with a production component, as well as courses in web design, and mixed media collage. 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.
Name: Steve Perkins
Lives in: Portland, Oregon
Occupation: Content Creator, Director, Filmmaker, Playwright, Producer, Production Coordinator, Screenwriter, Theatre Director and Videographer
Columbia University (New York, NY)
San Jose State University (San Jose, CA)
De Anza College (Cupertino, CA)