University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

New CAS Faculty

Professor Steve Budington

Steve Budington

Assistant Professor of Art (Painting)

Steve Budington, Assistant Professor of Art (Painting), received his M.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale School of Art in 2004 and his B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2000.

Mr. Budington's work has recently been featured nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Dorsky Gallery in New York, the Hotel Pupik in St. Lorenzen bei Schiefling, Austria, and the Fondazione Ambrosetti Arte Contemporanea in Brescia, Italy. He is the recipient of numerous awards, fellowships and residencies, including a New Frontiers Exploration Traveling Fellowship, and full fellowship residencies to Schrattenberg in Austria, and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. Mr. Budington has taught as an Assistant Professor of Painting at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis.

Mr. Budington's paintings employ different visual languages – the televisual, the anatomic, the "painterly," the prosthetic – to conduct investigations into a particular painting's potential. The result is a narrative – or series of visions and revisions – happened upon by the painting process itself. The human and/or "post-human" forms of the paintings, drawings, and collages draw on anatomic studies, sometimes invented, sometimes gleaned from past art and anatomical textbooks, recombined through a synthesis of robotic nervous systems and sympathetic weathers. Set down in contexts with only tenuous links to the "real" world, these objects and organisms surrender their autonomy in order to become part of a construction or interface.

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