Steve Snell calls his work adventure art. He is inspired by local history, myths, and the image of the American west in an effort to create heroic narratives for the present day. Steve has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Teton ArtLab in Jackson, WY, the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY, and along the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska and British Columbia. Steve earned his M.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He currently is an Assistant Professor of Art in the Foundations Department at the Kansas City Art Institute.