Steve Stenzel studied at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Photography. He graduated with his Masters from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where he worked on his MFA Thesis with Minneapolis photographer Alec Soth. He has taught at Brown College, and is currently teaching at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the University of Minnesota, and the College of Visual Arts.

Steve's work has been shown in galleries internationally and his work is in numerous public and private collections. His latest work has been seen in Illuminance, a biennial photography exhibit in Texas; The ReFresh Print Biennial at the University of Wisconsin; Art on the Plains at the Plains Art Museum in North Dakota; After Dark, an International juried show at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO; and 2-D-2, International Juried Show at the Energy Gallery in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Steve has recently completed a residency at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, MN. In November of 2006, he photographed the cover story for the New York Times Magazine. Steve continues his commitment to his personal artwork as well as accepts appropriate commercial assignments.

In his free time, Steve enjoys training and competing in duathlons and triathlons. His physical accomplishments are consistently overshadowed by his wife, Sarah, who completed an Ironman Triathlon in 2006 and 2007. Steve finished his first (and only) Ironman with his wife in September 2007.

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