Pat Steir

Pat Steir, born 1940 in Newark, New Jersey, works in paint, printmaking and installation art.

Her work revels in both chance and skill, capturing the subtle patterns within the randomness of nature. She is a recipient of the Guggenheim Artist’s Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist’s Grant.  She received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Art from Pratt Institute, as well as an Alumni Honoree from both Pratt Institute and Boston University.

Rooted in writing and literature, Steir worked as an editor for Semiotext magazine and was a founding board member of both the  Printed Matter bookshop, New York City, and the landmark feminist journal, Heresies.  Her work is included in major public collections around the world, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art; MoMA; The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; The San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; The Tate Gallery, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.  As described by Art in America about her work, “This is painting in a grand tradition.”

She lives and works in New York City and Vermont.


Recent and upcoming exhibitions

Dominique Lévy, London, England
Solo exhibition
November 9, 2016 – January 28, 2017

Pace Prints, 32 East 57th Street, New York, NY, USA
Solo exhibition
April 7 – May 7, 2016

Cheim & Read, New York City
Solo exhibition
February 20 − March 29, 2014

Selected publications

Pat Steir
Winter Paintings
Published by: Cheim & Read, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9817655-7-0

Doris von Drathen
Pat Steir: Paintings
Published by: Edizioni Charta, 2007
ISBN: 978-88-8158-648-6

Information on shows at the gallery