Steven Tabbutt



Steven Tabbutt was born in Maine and spent the majority of his childhood on military bases in North & South Carolina. He graduated with a BFA in Illustration (minor in Painting) from the Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia, in 2002. He received his MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts, New York, in 2006.

Steven has exhibited work with galleries nationally and internationally, in such cities as New York, Paris, London, and Tokyo including regular exhibitions with the Yukiko Kawase Gallery; his piece “Landlocked Blues” was chosen for Yukiko Kawase’s London Art Fair Year07 catalog cover and featured in Miser&Now. His first solo show opened in Paris at the Yukiko Kawase Gallery in June 2009 and was featured in Artension magazine’s 47th issue (see links page).

Steven’s illustration is represented by Morgan Gaynin Inc. Some of his clients include:

The New York Times, Scholastic, The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian Art Museum, Playboy, Texas Monthly, Conference Board Review, Launch Agency, Mortgage Banking magazine, Out, Hour Detroit magazine, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy® Awards 2007 & 2008), Breakaway magazine, Mucca Design, Wired UK, Rizzoli Publishing, Abelson-Taylor, and Design Press.

Some of Steven’s awards and honors include:

New York Society of Illustrators Annuals 50, 52, 53, & 54 and Traveling Shows 50, 52, & 54 (Silver medal 54); Los Angeles Society of Illustrators Annual 48  (two bronze medals, two merits) and 49; New American Paintings issue 86; Studio Visit magazine, vol. 4, 5, 7, & 8; HarperCollins’ Big Book of Illustration Ideas 2; MaoMaos’ Illustration Portraits; Communication Arts Illustration Annual 49 & 51; American Illustration 25 through 28; Creative Quarterly issue 15 (Gold, Silver, and two Merits in Fine Art; two Merits in Illustration), 16 (silver & three merits), and 19; Spectrum 13, 14, 17 (Gold medal, Comics), 18; Bluecanvas magazine; CMYK; Inkult 9: Leuzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2009/2010 and 2011/2012; Artension 47; SILA 41; Juxtapoz exhibition “Submission”; Applied Arts 2001, 2002, & 2010; 3x3 ProShow 4, 5, 6, 7, & 9, directory, student annual 2 & 3 (gold, silver, bronze, and merit awards), magazine issue 7 & 11, showcase, gallery, new talent website, Creative Convocation Promotion (gold medal piece used as cover); Creativity magazine new talent contest finalist; new talent section; SOI 1999 Student Scholarship Annual Show; SCAD panel discussion guest lecturer; Savannah College of Art and Design’s Distinguished Alumni Award; speaker at 3X3’s Nuts & Bolts conference 2010.