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Steven Gordon

Adjunct Professor of Art

(907) 786-1766


  • M.F.A., University of Iowa
  • M.A., Painting, University of Iowa
  • B.A., Biology, Dartmouth College


Steven Gordon, b. 1956, grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, located in the scenic Mississippi River Valley. From childhood Steve showed an interest in nature and art. His father, Gene Gordon, an architectural designer, promoted his interests by providing him with art supplies and classes. At Dartmouth College he continued studying art while completing a degree in biology. There he met his wife, Karen, and was married just before graduation in 1979.

The next five years Steve studied art at the University of Iowa School of Art, earning his MFA in Painting in 1984. Upon graduation Steve and Karen packed their belongings into a U-Haul and headed up the ALCAN highway to Anchorage, Karen's hometown, where they continue to live with their four children, Ben, Amy, Peter, and Laura.

Since 1992 he has worked full-time as a professional artist painting the south central Alaskan landscape. He has received several public art commissions and has had numerous one man shows across the state. His work can be seen at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art' the Alaska State Museum, The Fairbanks Museum, The Pratt Museum and in many collections across the U.S.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Beginning Painting
  • Intermediate Painting

Professional & Department Service

2018      Creative Director, ACE's Mural Project
2018      Artist In Residence, McKinnley Chalet Resort,
2018      Creative Director, Opioid Mural Project
2018      Panelist at the Prevention Summit, Wasilla Alaska

Solo Exhibitions

2018              Alaska Regional Hospital,  Anchorage Alaska
                       Stephan’s Gallery,  Anchorage Alaska
2017              Blue Holomon Gallery,  Anchorage Alaska
                       Stephan’s Gallery,  Anchorage Alaska
                       Kimura Gallery,  Anchorage Alaska
                       Tutka Bay Lodge,  Tutka Bay,  Alaska
1985-2014     59 Solo Exhibitions, Artique Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
1988-2011     4 Solo Exhibitions, Alaskaland Gallery, Fairbanks, Alaska
2011               Bunnell St. Gallery, Homer, AK



  • Anchorage Museum of History and Art
  • Alaska State Museum
  • Alaska Fairbanks Museum
  • William Morris Museum, Atlanta GA
  • National Bank of Alaska
  • Alaska Airlines


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