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Kenneth Steinbach

Job Title

  • Professor of Art
    Art & Design, College of Arts and Sciences

Started at Bethel



  • Bethel College - B.A., 1983
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art - M.F.A., 1986

Areas of expertise

Steinbach teaches courses in 3 Dimensional Visual thinking, Sculpture, Senior Seminar, and Creative Practices, and frequently involves students in the research and execution of his own artwork. He is currently working on a research project investigating the activities that support and enrich long term creative viability for visual artists.


Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Visual Art from the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts, 2014

Bethel University, Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching, 2012

Artists Initiative Grant. Minnesota State Arts Board. 2009 and 2005.


Americana. The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN.  Curated by Ben Heywood. Group exhibit. 2014.

Walker on the Green.  Mini golf hole (with David Denninger). Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.  2014.

Mappa Mundi.  Silverwood Park Gallery.  St. Anthony, MN.  Solo exhibit.  2014.  

The Machine in the Ghost and other works.  Gordon College, Wenham, MA.  Solo exhibit. 2013.

Kenneth Steinbach.  Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.  Solo exhibit.  2013.

Trace/Decay.  Bethel University, Minneapolis, MN.  Solo exhibit.  2013.