Steve Wanna is a multi-disciplinary sound and visual artist whose work includes music, sound design for dance collaborations, sculpture, installation, photography, and works for mixed media. Born and raised in Lebanon, he immigrated to the United States with his family as a teenager, eventually receiving a doctorate in Music Composition from the University of Maryland. Wanna draws inspiration from science, philosophy, poetry and the ordinary beauty of the everyday. His work centers on themes of impermanence, memory, and time, especially as they intersect with the phenomenon of emergence, which he explores through fields as diverse as systems theory and Buddhism. Wanna’s visual work has been presented at numerous venues and galleries including Touchstone Gallery, IA&A at Hillyer, The Athenaeum, DC Arts Center, and Fisher Gallery. He has been reviewed in publications such as The Washington Post and East City Arts. In 2019 he was the recipient of a two-year fellowship from the Touchstone Gallery in Washington D.C. In 2022, his sound and sculpture installation titled The Sea is Vast will be part of a group exhibition on tour in several museums across the country. He will also participate in the Venice Biennale with another sound sculpture.