Stephen Knudsen

Stephen Knudsen

Stephen Knudsen

  • B.S., Pacific Lutheran University
  • M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
First year at SCAD:

"Working in an environment where people with vastly different views still truly listen to one other and help each other."


Developed and published a new painter's color wheel, "The Knudsen Dual Wheel," now used in many universities across the country; helped develop, a website dedicated to the history of Modern art and criticism; 20-year exhibition record showing internationally

Awards, recognition and honors

SCAD Dean's List; SCAD Presidential Fellowship; chosen as SECAC lecturer; developed an eLearning graduate course and included10 original essays on narrative painting


SECAC, board member of a nonprofit foundation helping destitute children

Publications and presentations

Published essays by Knudsen are accessible via

SECAC conference. Lecture: "The Art of Critique," 2011


  • "Michael Scoggins: Drawing Attention to his Art," Professional Artist Magazine, 2011
  • "Student Made Textbooks: How to Boost Learning and Enthusiasm in the Classroom," Art Calendar Magazine, September 2009
  • "The Fourth Dimension Of Color and the Knudsen Dual Color Wheel," Art Calendar Magazine, March 2010

Previous Positions

Nineteen years of teaching graduate and undergraduate painting at university level; widely exhibited internationally, including New York, Beijing, Atlanta, London, Savannah; extensive publication record with 16 essays/articles

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • PNTG 101 Painting Basics for the Non-major
  • PNTG 210 Color and the Painted Image
  • PNTG 310 Life Painting
  • PNTG 410 Advanced Life Painting
  • PNTG 758 Painting Studio III