2003 B.F.A., Illustration, Art Center College of Design
2006 M.F.A., Painting, Claremont Graduate University
2011 M.A., Art History, University of California, Riverside
2020 Ph.D., (ABD) Art History (Expected), University of California, Riverside
Steven Michael Hampton is an artist and educator in the fields of drawing, anatomy, and two- dimensional design. He has lectured and led workshops at private companies and schools such as Anatomy Tools, Blizzard Entertainment, CGMA, IDEA Academy, and Lucas Arts. Steven has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and has additionally curated exhibitions in Los Angeles relating to themes of kitsch, monuments, and mourning, including Super-Salon (Flagstop), Traumatic Materiality (Autonomie), and Savage Sentimentality (Torrance Art Museum). For several years he was a board member of the Foundation for Art Resources (FAR), helping to organize Pacific Non-Standard Time: FAR 1977-Present, among other projects.
Steven received his BFA from Art Center in Illustration, his MFA in Painting from Claremont Graduate University where he received the Karl and Beverly Benjamin Fellowship, an MA in Art History from University of California, Riverside writing his thesis on “Bad Painting and Kitsch,” and is currently completing his PhD in Art History at the University of California, Riverside.