Mark Stemwedel is a Senior Lecturer in the Studio Art Program at South Dakota State University. He has taught courses in painting, drawing, color theory, art appreciation, and design foundations since 2008. Stemwedel holds an MFA from the University of South Dakota in Painting and a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University in Visual Art.

Born and raised in South Dakota, Stemwedel’s paintings are inspired and informed by the everyday world around him. The paintings depict the familiar views of the everyday, capturing little aesthetic moments in the mundane. His work has been exhibited extensively within the region, and he continues to expand his reach to a broader audience. His paintings have been included in exhibits at the Washington Pavilion, IPSO Gallery, and Exposure Gallery in Sioux Falls, SD. His work has also been exhibited at the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings, SD, and numerous national juried exhibitions. Stemwedel is also a past recipient of a South Dakota Arts Council Artist Development Grant.