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ACO Artist Discussion with Steve Wanna

By June 1, 2024No Comments

Steve Wanna is a interdisciplinary sound and visual artist using science, philosophy, and comparative mythology to imagine possibilities for new beginnings. Spanning multiple media including music, sound design for dance collaborations, spatiotemporal installations and sculptures, photography, and works for mixed media, his art showcases the hidden, often ignored beauty he finds in chaotic and seemingly random phenomena. Abstract, experimental, and multimedia, and always centered on the human experience, his work is inspired by science and nature, often incorporating elements of controlled randomness—uncertainty is built into the process. Born and raised in Lebanon, he immigrated to the US with his family as a teenager. He holds a doctorate in Music Composition from the University of Maryland. Wanna’s works have been presented at venues and galleries at home and abroad. Recent exhibitions include a 2-person show at the Delaware Contemporary title Inquiry: At The Intersection of Curiosity, which featured an installation of eight kinetic sound sculptures, and a solo show at Touchstone Gallery in Washington, DC. His multimedia, site-specific installation A Vast Expanse was selected for MoCA Arlington SOLOS 2023 and recently installed at the museum. Ferns, scrawned black, an outdoor sound installation was presented at the Kreeger Museum in Washington DC in 2024.