Steve Roden (’86)’s work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, film/video, sound installation, and performance. He uses various forms of specific notation (e.g., words, musical scores, maps), and translates them through self-invented systems into scores, which in turn influence the painting, drawing, sculpture, and sound compositions. He has exhibited since the mid-1980s in solo and group exhibitions including museums, galleries, and arts spaces in the U.S., Italy, France, Japan, Bulgaria, Slovenia, England, and Greece.
He has performed his soundworks at arts spaces and festivals worldwide including the Serpentine Gallery, London; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; MIT; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; DCA, Dundee, Scotland; Musee de Beaux Artes, Nantes. He has also released over 20 cds of audio works.
He also completed a project for the James Turrell “Skyspace” at the Henry Art Museum, Seattle. in 2010 he created "proximities" at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX. “Steve Roden: In Between; a mid-career survey”, curated by Howard Fox was shown at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, 2011.
Artslant interview, Dec 2008