Steven Tabbutt

Having spent most of his childhood in North and South Carolina on military bases, Steven Tabbutt remained down South at Savannah College of Art and Design for his BFA before heading up North to SVA for his Masters in 2006. Right from the outset, Steven amassed an amazing number of awards.

While his illustration career is receiving accolades, Steven is also building a strong following in the gallery world. His exhibitions have been hung in New York and London, and regularly, with the Yukiko Kawase Gallery, in Paris. In addition, Steven has lectured at the first Annual 3X3 Nuts & Bolts Conference and art schools including SVA, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and SCAD. He currently teaches illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Steven has a clear vision about his work: “My current work combines classical painting with graphic mark making to create a fantasy reality with logic and rules all its own. I draw influences from lexicons of history, folklore, and fairy tales, and mine the invented histories and characters of past work for self-referential cues”.



“Cliff” American Illustration 35, 2016

“Wasp” Illustrative Berlin, 2013, Silver Medal

“Infest” Society of Illustrators New York 54, 2012, Silver Medal

“Sub-Creation” Society of Illustrators Los Angeles 49, 2011