developed a process for making images. This process routinely involves
establishing a set of limitations before I begin a body of work. First,
I impose a set of restrictions on my activity of painting, drawing,
or printing so that I must operate within a narrow range of formal possibilities.
Second, I choose a finite number of works to be completed as a suite
of related images. I have structured my activity of work so that I can
concentrate on material, touch, texture, and surface.
Steven Wise studied at Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia before receiving his BA from Swarthmore College and then his MFA from the University of Iowa. He has shown at The Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis, at ArtSway in Hampshire, England, at the Klein Art Gallery at the Science Center in Philadelphia, and was included in Art From the Land of Wal-Mart that was shown at the David Hockney Gallery at the Royal College of Art in London, England. Additionally Wise has shown his work throughout the country in Arkansas, Iowa, California and Illinois. Steven Wise lives and works in Rogers, Arkansas.