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William Steiger

BIOGRAPHY












"William Steiger’s paintings allow his imagination and our collective memory to merge to shape “reality.” Steiger’s subjects are bridges, towering structures, and flying machines from the first half of the 20th century. He often paints these magnificent constructions that once epitomized progress and technology, as well as landscapes from an aerial perspective."
- Hitomi Iwasaki, Associate Curator Queens Museum of Art, May 2002

Operating in a style that can be described as hard-edged, flat and objective, American artist William Steiger has carved an important space as a painter of items from a collective library of visual recognition. Abstracted from their human environment, Steiger’s artwork is geometrically and socially engaging; like an architectural blueprint where a viewer can project their own narrative onto the image, evoking a moment of pause in an era of rapid modernization.

William Steiger received his M.F.A in painting from Yale University in 1989. His works have been shown extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia, including recent solo exhibitions in New York and Tokyo. His work is included in numerous private and public collections such as American University, Bank of America and the International Collage Center.
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Born 1962 in Summit, NJ
Lives and works in New York City


EDUCATION

1989
Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT, MFA in Painting

1986
University of California, Santa Cruz, Graduate Program in Art

1984
University of California, Santa Cruz, BA in Art


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY


2015
Flight, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Explorations & Surveys, Pace Prints, New York, NY


2013
Lucky, Margaret Thatcher Projects, NY
Window Seat, Koki Arts, Tokyo, Japan

2012
In Plain View, Gallery Ihn, Seoul, Korea

2011
Manufactory, Margaret Thatcher Projects, NY
Rolling Stock, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
Nickel Plate, Pace Prints, New York, NY

2010
Viewing Room, Margaret Thatcher Projects, NY
Whirl, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Tracks-Recent Drawings, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008
Transport, Margaret Thatcher Projects, NY
Destination, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
Sugarloaves, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2007
Junction: Paintings 1997-2007, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006
Under A Telephone Pole, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2005
Dreamland, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2004
Land : Mark, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2003
New Paintings, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Signal, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
130 ft high, 65 thou gal, 1/2 mile deep, Queens Museum of Art Bulova Center, New York, NY
Rudolph Projects, Houston, TX
Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2000
Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1999
Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

1998
Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1996
Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York, NY
Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1994
Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York, NY
Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1992
Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York, NY

1991
Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1990
Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York, NY
John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Hot Spots, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2014
Turn Up the Heat, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2013
NEW YEAR 2013, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2012
Inaugural Exhibition, Koki Arts, Tokyo, Japan

2011
White Hot, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Remix: International Collage Center, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Memory is a Metaphor, Kenice Barnes Fine Arts, Larchmont, NY
From A to Z, Pace Prints, New York, NY
New Editions, Pace Prints, New York, NY

2010
From Sea to Shining Sea, Margaret Thatcher Projects, NY

2009
40th Anniversary Exhibition, Pace Prints, New York, NY
Sunny Side Up, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2008
Re-Mix, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2007
New Editions, Pace Prints, New York, NY
Summer Exhibition 2007, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Surf & Turf, Kenise Barnes Fine Arts
Drawing Conclusions, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX

2006
Beyond the Sensability, Gallery Ihn, Seoul, Korea

2005
Summer Sensation, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2004
Landscapes, Galerie S65, Cologne, Germany
ArtHouse, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
ART...CHITECTURE, Evo Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. Curated by Bobbie Foshay-Miller

2003
Tickled Pink, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2002
Breathing Room, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
LandEscape, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Lisa Hatchadoorian.
In Your Time, Percy Miller Gallery, London, U.K.
Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
Theme, Source, Resource: Contemporary Landscape Painting, D.u.m.b.o.
Arts Center DAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Robert Poplack.

2001
Two by Two for Aids and Arts, Rachofsky House, Dallas, TX

2000
Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
Stark Narratives, Gallery Korea, New York, NY

1999
City Hall, San Francisco, CA
Contemporary Realism, One Bush Street, San Francisco, CA

1998
What's on the Wall, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY  
New Work, Rudolph Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX

1997
10th Anniversary Show, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Relocating Landscape: East and West, Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ

1996
Summer Show, Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York, NY
Summer Pursuits, Elma & Milton Gilbert Pavilion, Riverdale, NY

1995
New York Selections, Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY

1994
Art Chicago, Condeso/Lawler Gallery, Chicago, IL

1993
Landscapes, Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York, NY

1992
Art of Our Times, Woodcliff, NJ
Contemporary Landscape Painting, Gallery Concord, Concord, CA

1991
ELAAC Entree Libre a l1Art Contemporain, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The Industrial Landscape, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

1990
New York Selections, Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
Landscapes, Munson Gallery, New Haven, CT

1987
Contemporary California Landscapes, Gallery 30, San Mateo, CA

1986
Fields of Vision, Civic Art Museum, Walnut Creek, CA
Valley United Arts Festival, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
The New Regional Painters, curated by Judith Quenvold, Oakland, CA

1985
Landscapes, curated by Terry St.John,Eloise Smith Gallery,Santa Cruz,CA
Glastonbury Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1984
Santa Cruz County Art Museum, Santa Cruz, CA


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012 
MK News, Review - In Plain View, Hyang Hui Lee, June 


2011
Vine, Richard, The Artist of Absence, Transport, Hudson Hills Press, New York
Gaillard, Christopher, Transport, Transport, Hudson Hills Press, New York
Michaud, Hans, Review – Manufactury, White Hot Magazine, August
Fisher, Matt, Plausible Reveries, Artlog, March

2010
Kopeiken Gallery to Open Exhibition of William Steiger, ArtDaily, April

2008
Michaud, Hans, Transport, White Hot Magazine, December
Capps, Kriston, William Steiger at Holly Johnson, Dallas Morning News, November
Davis, Jennifer Elaine, William Steiger: Destination, Dallas Observer, October 14
William Steiger’s Destination, Pegasus News, October 13

2007
Artner, Alan, Reviews – William Steiger, Chicago Tribune, July
Hawkins, Margaret, Steiger Gets Maximum Impact from Minimalist Landscapes, Chicago Sun Times, June

2006
Ferguson, Bruce W., William Steiger: Blind White, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Feaster, Felicia, Take Me Back, Atlanta Creative Loafing, November

2005
Kuntz, Melissa, William Steiger at Margaret Thatcher, Art in America, May
Jasquette, Julia, and Joie Rosen, Heavenly: Or a Slice of White, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York, NY
Hershenson, Roberta, Art Review, The New York Times, March 20th

2004
First Impression, Art on Paper, September-October
Cohen, David, William Steiger – Land : Mark, NY Sun, November 11th
Clover, Samuel T., Art to Start With, NY Post, October 30th

2003
The Kennett Paper, R.B. Strauss, March 27th      
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Edward J. Sozanski, March 21st       

2002
The New York Times, Contemporary Views, From Doctors and Others, Dominick Lombardi, January 27, 2002
The New York Sun, Wheels of Color, Amanda Gordon, October 8, 2002
The New York Times, Art Listings, Ken Johnson, November 1, 2002

2001
ARTnews, Paradise Lost? Artists Reinvent the Landscape, Hilarie M. Sheets, March

2000
Tema Celeste, Micaela Giovannotti, November
The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Recommended, March
Atlanta Creative Loafing, Felicia Feaster, March

1999
San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook, David Wiegand, July
San Francisco Examiner, Edvins Beitiks, July
Aufbau, Miriam Zißler, October
NY Arts, Daniel Rothbart, January
New York Contemporary Art Report, Reviews, January 

1998
ArtPapers, Jerry Cullum, May/June
New Art Examiner, Jason Forrest, April

1997
The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Jerry Cullum, November
The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Recommended, November
Chelsea Clinton News, Heidi Calkins, December

1996
REVIEW ART, Robert Morgan, December
Catalog essay: Terry St. John, by Pavel Machotka, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
NY Soho Art Magazine, Christopher Chambers, December

1994
Catalog essay: William Steiger, by Robert C. Morgan, Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York, NY and Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco,CA
Promenade, Gallery Hopping, March

1993
Art of California, Kathryn Runbeck, June

1992
Artforum International, Jenifer Borum, October

1991
The Journal of Art, Economics, December
San Jose Mercury News, Dorothy Burkhart, July

1990
Cover Art Magazine, K.K. Kozik, October
The Middletown Press, Bernard Hanson, January
New Haven Independent, Christopher Arnott, January
New Haven Register, Maxine Olderman, January
New Haven Arts, Raymond Smith, January

Awards

1995
Art in Embassies Program, Washington, DC

1990
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award
Basil H. Alkazzi Travel Award: London, England

1989
Phelps Burdan Memorial Award for Distinction in Painting, Yale University

Selected Collections
Savannah College of Art and Design Galleries
Pfizer Corporation
Bank of America
Bank of Montreal
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA
Cupps Finacial
Hana Bank
Horim Museum
International Collage Center
American University
Amy Lau Design
Swiss Re:
Microsoft Corporation
The Progressive Corporation
Wellington Management
Altria Group, Inc (formerly Philip Morris)
Silicon Valley Bank
AXA (formerly Equitable)
Exxon Corporation
Geoffry Beene
Dufner Heighes Design