Associate Professor Steven Breaux in the Department of Visual Art received an M.F.A. in Studio Art, Painting, from Florida State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1994. Among the awards he received was the $10,000 University Fellowship Award. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and as an undergraduate was chosen for Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. He has received various state grants and awards.
In 2006, his piece Black Wind received the Purdue University Galleries Purchase Award from the juried exhibition Sixty Square Inches, 15th. Biennial North American Small Print Competition. He has been accepted in numerous national and International juried exhibitions including England and South Korea.
His artwork involves painting, drawing, photography, and various digital processes. He is currently involved in a variety of projects including a16 year collaboration with Kathy Reed that focuses on several bodies of work dealing with various aspects of South Louisiana: its history, land, language, the Napoleonic Code, its various cultures and its flora and fauna. Their media and processes have combined painting on silk, canvas and paper, drawing, photo, video and an extensive use of ritual and documentation using the earth as process and medium.
He is currently teaching Drawings II and IV and among his many responsibilities is co-coordinator of Foundations. As a writer he has published in exhibition catalogues and various print journals. He was an art critic for a local newspaper and is working on a book dealing with quantum physics, the art process, and the role of the artist. He is engaged in the local community in various capacities including as a musician.