Curriculum Vitae

Steve Polston   ǀ

Indianapolis, Ind. 46205


TEACHING EXPERIENCE    Adjunct instructor – IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE,  Indianapolis, Ind., Shelbyville, Ind., Franklin, Ind. and Avon, Ind. campuses, 2017-present; Adjunct faculty, Art History; ARTH110 (Art Appreciation)

Adjunct instructor – INDIANA UNIVERSITY,  Richmond, Ind., 1988-1989; Adjunct faculty, Journalism; instructed working journalists on law, ethics, reporting, writing, editing and design of campus newspaper

Co-instructor – FRANKLIN COLLEGE OF INDIANA, Hometown, Winter Term 1987

EXHIBITION  Monuments of the City, a fine-art landscape project for Bona Thompson Memorial Center, Indianapolis (March 2016 – April 2016)

GRANTS  Indiana Arts Commission 2016 Indiana Bicentennial Arts in the Parks grant

Indiana Arts Commission 2017 Arts in the Parks grant

EMPLOYMENT  Freelance photographer, editorial and design consultant – Clients include: Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis; EmberWood Center; Christ Church Cathedral; Church of The Advent; Waycross Conference Center; DJ Case & Associates

Senior editor – OUTDOOR INDIANA magazine, 1995- 2004; Directed and approved work of seven graphic artists, photographers and  writers; provided photography for news items and feature stories for bi-monthly magazine; spokesman for agency on natural resources and historic sites management

Spokesperson – INDIANA STATE MUSEUM, Indianapolis, Ind., 1992-1995; Media relations coordinator, promoted exhibitions

EDUCATION ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, San Francisco; MFA Photography (December 2015); President’s Honor List

Mentor: David Bowman, Minneapolis

FRANKLIN COLLEGE OF INDIANA, Franklin, Ind.; BA Journalism (1987); Pulitzer Prize nominee for work with investigative team; Chupp Award for Graduating Senior Showing Most Promise for a Career in Journalism

MEMBERSHIP Society for Photographic Education, Midwest Region

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

SELECTED CREDITS Book cover, Nubby – Nancy Paul (ISBN – 13: 978-0989438803); Book cover, Keeping my Sister – Nancy Paul, (ISBN – 098943883X); Book interior photos, Wicked Indianapolis – Andrew Stoner, (ISBN – 1609492056, 9781609492052); Book interior photos, Stone, Steel and Spirit Indiana State Museum, (ISBN – 1578601622, 9781578601622); Book interior photos – Notorious 92, Indiana’s Most Heinous Murders in All 92 Counties – Andrew  Stoner, (ISBN – 13 – 9781600080241, ISBN – 10: 1600080243)