Steve Elliott was born in Quantico, Virginia. After serving a four-year active duty tour in the Marine Corps and extensive travel experiences overseas, he received his B.F.A. from the University of Kansas and his M.F.A. from the University of Maryland. His large-scale sculptures and mixed-media works have been included in more than eighty exhibitions and collaborations in twenty-six states nationwide, including ARC Gallery (Chicago, IL), 516 ARTS (Albuquerque, NM), Mid America Arts Alliance (Kansas City, MO), the Sioux City Art Center (Sioux City, IA) and the Manoa Art Gallery in Honolulu, Hawaii. Steve is the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Wayne State College in Nebraska, where he teaches courses in the Department of Art and Design, and serves as the Director of the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery.