Eric Steen lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Through socially engaged projects, his work explores how people's ideals influence the way they live their lives. He currently runs a homebrewery called Slow Beers. He has exhibited work and facilitated events in galleries and public venues including: The Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art in Scotland, Apexart in New York, NY; Klondike Institute for Art and Culture in the Yukon Territory, Canada; PICA Time Based Arts Festival in Portland, OR; Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, MI; California College of Arts in San Francisco, CA; Portland City Hall, Portland Art Museum, Open Engagement, Igloo Gallery, Disjecta, and Worksound Gallery in Portland, OR; Schneider Art Museum in Ashland, OR. As a supplement to his work, Eric runs beerandscifi.com. His work was published in Paul Butler's book, Lateral Learning, through Vantage Art Projects. Eric presented at the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) Conference about implementing social practice into the Foundations classroom.