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artist , educator

Stephen Kiser, American artist, educator. Fellow Rotary, Brazil, 1970; Arts fellow for Contemporary Native American Artist, Educational Foundation American, 1996.


Kiser, Stephen was born on February 4, 1944 in Koloa, Hawaii, United States. Son of Mary A. Kiser.


Certified, Brooks Institute Photography, 1965. Bachelor, San Jose State University, 1976. Master of Arts, San Jose State University, 1978.


Freelance photojournalist, 1964-1966, 72-74. Photographer Pace Publications, Los Angeles and New York City, 1966-1968. Executive and artistic director Tidewater Young Performers, Norfolk, Virginia, 1968-1969.

Owner Steve Kiser Productions, Orange, California, 1970-1972. Coordinator director Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, San Francisco, 1976-1978. Owner Steve Kiser Studios, Palo Alto, since 1995.

Associate professor Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, 1974—2000. Professor City College San Francisco, since 1995. Trustee, vice president American Indian Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, since 1988.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibiting artist with numerous one man and group shows, since 1970.


Event coordinator California Winter Special Olympics, Momouth, California, 1975-1980. Vice president Hands Across the Water, United States/Indonesia, 1984-1993. Advisor Leadership Mid-Peninsula, 1995.

With United States Navy, 1968-1969. Member American Society Media. Photographers, International Sculpture Association, Society for Photographic Education, College Art Association, Hale Naua III.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: exploring new places and concepts.


Married Kathleen A. Cahill, January 14, 1973. Children: Lisa, Kari.

Mary A. Kiser Kiser

Kathleen A. Cahill

Kari Kiser

Lisa Kiser