Steven Strenk was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. Steven moved to Florida to attend Ringling College of Art and Design where he received his BFA. He received his MFA in Painting from the University of South Florida.
Steven is an artist of many mediums ranging from painting, to sculpture, and draws his inspiration from his coastal environment, along with a sense of playfulness. He is currently a part of the local artist group SARTQ, which is a circle of Sarasota artists engaging the community through unique art experiences. His work has been shown primarily in alternative spaces throughout Florida as well as out of state and is in private collections throughout the United States. Among his many accomplishments, Steven has participated in Select Art Fair, a part of the international weeklong art show Art Basel, held in Miami, FL. In early 2014 Steven had the privilege of being selected as one of seven artists to participate in Sarasota Keys, an interactive music and art experience hosted in downtown Sarasota.
As an educator, Steven teaches drawing at the Ringling College of Art, and is responsible for various course development including drawing, painting, and sculpture at Booker High School, a Visual and Performance Arts Magnet Program. Steven lives and works in Sarasota, Florida.