Title: Artist, Director
Company: Steve Kiser Studios and Workshops
Location: Palo Alto, California, United States
Steve Kiser, Artists and Artist and Director at Steve Kiser Studios and Workshops, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in photography.
After picking up a camera for the first time in the sixth grade, Mr. Kiser’s love for photography and the arts never stopped. Throughout his career, commencing in the 1960s, he has been on assignment for several international publications, lectured, given workshops and exhibited his art worldwide. As the director of Steve Kiser Studios and Workshops since 1997, he is currently working with several NGO’s and programs for the arts, education and children advocacy in the third world. Since 1990, Mr. Kiser has also notably served as director of curatorial staff at American Indian Contemporary Arts, of which he became vice president of the board of trustees in 1995. Serving as an instructor of photography at the City College of San Francisco from 1996 to 2007, Mr. Kiser has also offered his expertise to Hands Across Water, Foothill College, the Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, Tidewater Young Performers and Pace Publications.
Mr. Kiser received a Bachelor of Arts in fine arts in 1976 and a Master of Arts in fine arts in 1978, both from San Jose State University. He is also a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography, Leadership Mid-Peninsula and Federal Emergency Management Institute. Additionally, Mr. Kiser completed Educational Foundation of America Fellowships for Native American Artist in 1996, as well as a Rotary Fellowship in Brazil in 1970. Prior to spearheading his career, from 1968 to 1969, Mr. Kiser served with the U.S. Navy as a data communications supervisor and supreme allied command. Presently, Mr. Kiser is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, International Sculpture Association, Society for Photographic Education, College Art Association, Hale Naua Society, International Council of Museums and American Alliance of Museums. To attest to his legacy, the artist is also listed in the 54th, 55th, 57th and 58th editions of Who’s Who in America, the sixth edition of Who’s Who in American Education and the 26th edition of Who’s Who in the West.
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