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.