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Alfred Steiner
updated: 09/29/2013
website: www.alfredsteiner.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Five Grotesque Heads
Crab
Cat Devouring Bird
Back Off (Yosemite Sam)
Stag (Browning Logo)
Calvin Pissing
Smurf
Mickey
Woody
Betty
Substantially Similar (After Koons)
Erased Schulnik
Predation of Ovis ares
Anti-paparazzi Shirt
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  anatomy, biomorphic, consumer culture, fantasy, kitsch, illustration, surreal, cartoon
 
 
Five Grotesque Heads by Alfred Steiner
Five Grotesque Heads
Watercolor on Arches 140 lb. hot press paper
2013
62 " x  42 " 
Crab by Alfred Steiner
Crab
Watercolor on Arches 300 lb. hot press paper
2013
30 " x  22 " 
Cat Devouring Bird by Alfred Steiner
Cat Devouring Bird
Watercolor on Arches 140 lb. hot press paper
2013
60.5 " x  42.25 " 
Back Off (Yosemite Sam) by Alfred Steiner
Back Off (Yosemite Sam)
Watercolor on paper
2011
22 " x  30 " 
Stag (Browning Logo) by Alfred Steiner
Stag (Browning Logo)
Watercolor on paper
2011
30 " x  22 " 
Calvin Pissing by Alfred Steiner
Calvin Pissing
Watercolor on paper
2011
30 " x  22 " 
Smurf by Alfred Steiner
Smurf
Watercolor on paper
2011
30 " x  22 " 
Mickey by Alfred Steiner
Mickey
Watercolor on paper
2011
30 " x  22 " 
Woody by Alfred Steiner
Woody
Watercolor on paper
2011
30 " x  22 " 
Betty by Alfred Steiner
Betty
Watercolor on paper
2011
30 " x  22 " 
Substantially Similar (After Koons) by Alfred Steiner
Substantially Similar (After Koons)
Mixed media on paper
2010
30.5 " x  23.625 " 
Erased Schulnik by Alfred Steiner
Erased Schulnik
Allison Schulnik painting and gypsum-based powder composite with water-based binder
2010
10.5 " x  10.5 "  x 2 " 
Predation of Ovis ares by Alfred Steiner
Predation of Ovis ares
Felt
2007
35" x  32.5"  x 22" 
Anti-paparazzi Shirt by Alfred Steiner
Anti-paparazzi Shirt
3M Scotchlite reflective material
2007
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
I spent my elementary school years in rural Ohio, in a big pile of animal parts.  My best friend's dad had a VCR with only three VHS tapes, one of which was The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  It was my favorite, and not just because the fictional events took place on the day I was born.  There's a scene in it where one of the nubile victims stumbles into a room strewn with bones—mostly animal—at once terrifying and rustic in the yellow Texas sun.  Not to be outdone, my friend and I discovered a boneyard ourselves while roaming a nearby farm, harvesting a few cow skulls that we cleaned with bleach.  There was also this fur dealer who lived in a hovel, just past the creek.  In our only encounter, I watched this man enthusiastically carve out the heart of a fox and hand it to me.  (I had asked for the organ to use in a third-grade science project.)  But even that experience didn't prepare me to find a severed blue eye staring back at me from the mailbox.  Lowering the door of the box, I found the milky, apple-sized sphere suspended in a jar of formaldehyde.  Turns out this horse eyeball was a gift from our veterinarian, who had already noticed my peculiar predilection.  Pressing my memory for other seminal experiences involving animal entrails, I come up empty.  But I do remember my friend telling me that his dad had a fourth videotape.  Adult cartoons.

Artist Bio / CV

Born


1973    Cincinnati, Ohio

Education


1998     Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1995     Miami University, Oxford, OH

Solo Exhibitions

2013    Contrariwise, 101/exhibit, Los Angeles, CA

2012    Bleeding Afro, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009    Spatial Perversions, The New School, New York, NY
2009    Postcards from the Edge, Metro Pictures, New York, NY
2008    Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
2008    Silver Shed Miami, Pool Art Fair, Miami, FL
2008    Avatar Atavistic, Vaudeville Park, New York, NY
2008    It's Not Easy, Exit Art, New York, NY
2008    Surreal Naiveté, M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, NY
2008    Digital with Monument, Silver Shed, New York, NY
2008    Works on Paper Benefit, Cuchifritos Gallery / Project Space, New York, NY
2007    purspace, New York, NY
2006    The Way of All Flesh, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY
2006    Salon de Expace, AG Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Press


2006    “Goings on About Town:  Galleries–Chelsea:  ‘The Way of All Flesh,’” The New Yorker, December 25, 2006 & January 1, 2007.


1997    Scott Rothkopf, “Breaking the Mold:  VES Show at the Carpenter Exhibits Sophisticated Student Work,” The Harvard Crimson, December 12, 1997.