Steve Hurd is a Los Angeles artist that works from found source materials translating them into paintings that bring up and discuss social/political issues relevant to the world we live in. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1979 and later came to Los Angeles where he studied with Chris Burden, Paul McCarthy, and Mike Kelley at UCLA. There he received a Masters of Fine Arts in the New Genre Department in 1988. He has shown individually at Galerie Vedovi, Brussels; Jack Tilton Gallery, New York; Dan Bernier Gallery, Los Angeles; and Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles. He’s also the recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship in 2005, the Los Angeles Artist Fellowship Laboratory, and the City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship, both in 2012.