S. Norton Pease's multilayered figurative portrayals synthesize different traditions and genres, while playing with perceptions of identity and social order. His paintings are an accumulation of various stylistic influences which Norton uses to address political and social issues. Having engaged in subjects such as the aftermath of Katrina, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and day-to-day life with family, the work roots itself in life experiences and his understanding through illustrative means. Norton tends to use vintage children's books as source material which transforms into new meaning through contemporary context.

Norton Pease has worked with numerous artists including Nancy Rubins, James Nares and Frank Stella through preparatory work as well as being a consultant. Currently, he is Professor of Art and Graphic Design as well as the Chair of the College of Education, Arts & Sciences, and Nursing at Montana State University - Northern.


Present - 10

Chair, College of Education Arts & Sciences, and Nursing| Montana State University - Northern

Present - 02

Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor| Montana state university - northern


MFA, Painting | Washington University, St. Louis


BFA, Painting| Iowa State University


District XI Addy Awards: Silver | Seattle, WA
Montana Addy Awards: one Gold, five Silver | Great Falls, MT
Second Place + honorable mention | Santa Cruz Mountain Art Center
Wahlert Scholarship | Washington University, St. Louis
Department Scholarship | Washington University, St. Louis
Teaching Fellowship | Washington University, St. Louis
Janice Peterson Anderson Award in Design | Iowa State University
(awarded to one of 6,000+ students within the School of Design)