Steven Schroeder

Steven Schroeder

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I am a poet and visual artist who spent many years moonlighting as a philosophy professor — most often in interdisciplinary settings, most recently at the University of Chicago Graham School. I studied at the University of Chicago (where I received my Ph.D. in Ethics and Society in 1982) and Valparaiso University (where I received my B.A. in Psychology in 1974).

I grew up on the High Plains in the Texas Panhandle, and that is where I first learned to take nothing seriously. Emptiness plays an important role in both my poetry and my painting: I often find myself spending as much time on what is not there as on what is. This usually means focusing on a single image and letting the whole composition spring up around it — not a narrative but an all at once that evokes a here and now that is, here, now, neither. A likely story is likely to grow out of this when readers and viewers encounter it, but I hope my art always invites more than it contains.

thinking like a mountain
thinking like a mountain
  • 14 x 10 in
  • $300.00
theory of cats 10
theory of cats 10
  • 14 x 11 in
  • $150.00
pay no attention to that man behind the curtain
pay no attention to that man behind the curtain
  • 18 x 24 in
  • $500.00
on edge
on edge
  • 14 x 20 in
  • $500.00
morning
morning
Sold
  • 20 x 14 in
Lot's wife
Lot's wife
  • 24 x 36 in
  • $750.00
Epiphany
Epiphany
  • 36 x 24 in
  • $750.00
Chang'e
Chang'e
  • 36 x 24 in
  • $750.00