Steve Wetzel

Genre: Filmmaker

Steve Wetzel earned an MFA in painting from the University of Chicago (’98) and an MFA in film and video from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (’00). He has taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago and has presented as guest lecturer and visiting artist at Bard College, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Columbia College Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

Wetzel’s research interests include the intersection of experimental film/video and observational documentary, and “the social construction of reality.” Recent video, gallery work and publication include Music Club (30 min, single-channel video, 2015); Of the Iron Range(20 min, single-channel video, 2014); a series of paintings and sculptures as part of a solo exhibition titled Domestic Objects (Green Gallery, 2013); and [PAUSE] (2014), his second collection of essays published by the Green Gallery Press.