Steven Brower

Assistant Professor
sbrower@marywood.edu | 570-348-6278
Shields Center for Visual Arts Room 127
Full-Time Faculty


stevenbrowerdesign.com

Steven Brower is Director for the MFA Program for Working Professionals.


EDUCATION

National University, San Diego, CA, MFA

California State University, Fullerton, BA/Graphic Design

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2000-2004: Creative Director for Print Magazine

1995–Present: Principal, Steven Brower Design

1996–Present: Freelance Art Director for the Nation Magazine

1995–2000:  Associate, The Push Pin Group

         Freelance Art Director for the New York Times

1989-1995: Art Director, Vice-President for Carol Publishing / Citadel Press

1987-1989: Art Director, Lyle Stuart Inc.

1986-1987: Senior Designer, New American Library

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 – “Eye, Brower”-Art Institute of California –Inland Empire

2012– Monmouth University, NJ

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014– Denver Museum, Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives exhibit.

         The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong - In the Cause of Happiness, Flushing Town Hall, NY

2013– Marywood Faculty Biennial, Mahadi Gallery, Scranton, PA

         Living With Our Peers Art, Suraci Gallery, Scranton, PA

2012– Kirby Enthusiasm art exhibit, Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ

2011– Marywood Faculty Biennial, Mahadi Gallery, Scranton, PA

2010–The Design Studio Exhibit, Kean University, NJ

2009–The Wilde Years: Four Decades of Shaping Visual Culture, New York City, NY

2004–Punc’t Poster exhibition, The Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City

          Society of Publication Designers Annual Awards Show, New York, NY

2003–Society of Publication Designers Annual Awards Show, New York, NY

          Type Directors Club Annual Awards Show, New York, NY

2002–Society of Publication Designers Annual Awards Show, New York, NY

2001–Society of Publication Designers Annual Awards Show, New York, NY

2000–Brno Biennale, the Czech Republic

1999–3rd Biennale of Book Art Martin, the Slovac Republic

1997–Mixing Messages, The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, New York, NY

1996–Art Directors Club, NY

          Brno Biennale, the Czech Republic

          Creativity Annual Awards Show, New York, NY

1995-Art Directors Club, NY Annual Awards Show

         Creativity Annual Awards Show, New York, NY

         Society of Illustrators Annual Awards Show, New York, NY

1994–American Center for Design 100 Show, Chicago, IL

          Art Directors Club, NY Annual Awards Show

          Creativity Annual Awards Show, New York, NY

1993-AIGA Annual Awards Show

         Art Directors Club, NY Annual Awards Show

         Creativity Annual Awards Show, New York, NY

         New York Book Show Annual Awards Show, New York, NY

1992–Art Directors Club, NY Annual Awards Show

          Creativity Annual Awards Show, New York, NY

1991–Art Directors Club, NY Annual Awards Show

          Creativity Annual Awards Show, New York, NY

          Society of Illustrators Annual Awards Show, New York, NY

1989–DESI Annual Awards Show, New York, NY

 

AWARDS

A.I.G.A.

American Center for Design • The 100 Show

Art Directors Club

Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington, Design Leadership Award, Print

Art Directors Club of New Jersey

Brno Bienále, Czech Republic

Communication Arts

Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

Graphis

How International

Literary Market Place

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Martin Biennale, Slovak Republic

National Magazine Award

New York Book Show

Print Regional

Society of Illustrators

Society of Publication Designers

Tri-County Red Cross, Partnership Award

Type Directors Club

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, New York, NY

Les Silo, Maison du Livre et de l’Affi che

The Merrill C. Berman Collection

Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC

 

TEACHING

Present – Marywood University:

Director of the “Get Your Masters With the Masters” MFA program for working professionals
Assistant Professor of Art, - Teaching all levels of undergraduate graphic design

2011–Adjunct professor, Monmouth University

Adjunct professor, Rutgers-Newark

2004 to 2010–Professor, Director of the Design Studio, The Robert Busch School of Design, Kean University

1995 to 2011- Adjunct professor, Marywood University Masters of Fine Arts Program

1992 to 2010–Adjunct professor, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

 

LECTURES

Art Institute of California, Inland Empire

Kean University, NJ

Kutztown University, PA

Millersville University, PA

Monmouth University, NJ

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

University of Southern Indiana

 

WRITING

2014–MFA in Graphic Design, Brower, Steven, Print August 2014

         Education of a Designer, Steven Heller, editor, Teaching With Reading Classes On,
         by Steven Brower, Alworth

         Zocalo Public Square, “Up For Discussion”, Orson Welles and Louis Armstrong and the
         Story of Jazz, by Steven Brower

2013–Astounding, Mysterious, Weird and True: The Pulp Art of Comic Book Artists, by Steven Brower          and Jim Simon, SB Studio Books

2012–Golden Age Western Comics, edited and designed by Steven Brower, PowerHouse

        Out of the Shadows, edited by Steven Brower, Fantagraphics

2010–Breathless Homicidal Slime Mutants: The Art of the Paperback, Universe/Rizzoli

         From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin, Fantagraphics

2009–Satchmo: The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong, Abrams

2006–2D: Visual Basics fro Designers, by Steven Brower, Rose Gonnella

          and Robin Landa, Delmar

2005–Woody Guthrie Artworks, by Steven Brower and Nora Guthrie, Rizzoli

1994–present: Articles for various professional and trade magazines and journals