Jun 6, 2010

Pat Steir, "Last Summer"

Pat Steir
Last Summer, 2008
mixed media and collage
14.5"x20.5" (unframed)

Value: $1,000
Steir received her BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where she later earned an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts Degree. She is an abstract painter, printmaker, and conceptual artist, with a foundation in graphics and illustration (her background is evident in her work characterized by grids, tonal charts, and painterly marks). She has taught at Parsons School of Design, Princeton University, Hunter College, and California Institute of the Arts. Steir was the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants (Individual Artist’s grant and an Art in Public Spaces grant), and both a Guggenheim grant and Fellowship. Her professional experience includes work as Art Director at Harper & Row and as a board member for feminist magazines "Printed Matter" and "Heresies". She was honored by the American Women’s Economic Development Corporation with their Salute to Women in the Business of Art award. Steir exhibits nationally and internationally, and currently lives and works in both Amsterdam and New York.