Pat Steir

Pat Steir (Pratt, BFA 1962,) has enjoyed a thirty-plus year career as one of America’s foremost contemporary painters.  Her work has been featured in one-person exhibitions throughout the country in venues such as Xavier Fourcade, Inc and Cheim and Read in New York, Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, IL and Harley Baldwin Gallery in Aspen, Colorado, The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and The Brooklyn Museum of Art in Brooklyn, NY, The Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines, Iowa, the Los Angeles County Museum in Los Angeles, California, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, New York, and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

Steir’s work is recognized internationally, with solo shows at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Musee D’Art Modern, Lyon, France, Musee d’art Contemporain, Lyon, France  Magasin – Centre National D’Art, Contemporain de Grenoble France, Bern Kunstmuseum , Bern, Switzerland, Centre d’art Contemporain Palais Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland,  Galerie Franck and Schulte in Berlin, Galerie Piece Unique in Paris, and Galleria Alessandra Bonomo in Rome, Galerie Barbara Farber in Amsterdam, Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden, Quartier Art Centre, Centre d’art Contemporain de Quimper, France, Galeria Nazionale D’arte Moderna, Rome, Italy, Galerie Eric Franck, Geneva, Switzerland and Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England, and the Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland.

Her work is represented in the collections of numerous institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Tate Gallery in London, The Hirshorn Museum, Washington, DC, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, The Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, New York, The Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis, and The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

Steir was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt in 1991 and a Boston University School for the Arts Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001.   A Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Pat Steir has been hailed as the post-war American artist “who has most thoroughly investigated, as well as radically redefined, the different modes possible in painting”.*

*John Yau, “Dazzling Water, Dazzling Light”, essay from Pat Steir, Dazzling Water, Dazzling Light, University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2000.

  1. Courtesy of Pat Steir
  2. Courtesy of Janet Froelich
  3. Heresies #2 Cover, by Pat Steir