Steve Bliss is an artist, educator, and arts administrator whose photographs, digital collages and various works on paper are among the holdings of a variety of museums and private collections throughout the country and overseas. Receiving a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of New Hampshire in 1977 and an M.F.A. in Photography from Ohio University in 1982, Steve was, that same year, appointed to a resident faculty position at the Maine Photographic Workshops and subsequently taught at several different institutions including the Kansas City Art Institute, Hartwick College, Western Connecticut State University and S.U.N.Y., Purchase.
In 1992 Steve accepted a position as professor of photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design, in 2001 he became chair of the department. He was appointed Dean of Communication Arts at SCAD in 2005, and was subsequently named Dean of Fine Arts in 2008. Steve served two terms as a board member of the Society for Photographic Education from 2000 through 2008 and continues to be involved with SPE. The evolution of his personal work has been driven by a binary love of creating evocative imagery and investigating multiple techniques in depth. He has received a number of grants and awards including those from the Georgia Arts Council, Polaroid Corporation, the Southern Arts Federation and NEA, Steve has further influenced the medium as a juror and advisor for photographic arts entities as diverse as PDN and ASMP.