Artist Statement

Nancy Steinson

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, I came to New York to work as assistant to the student advisor at International House. I received a B.A. Degree in political science at the University of Louisville. Dedicated to human rights issues as a Southerner, but equally seduced by the arts, I studied sculpture under Peter Agostini at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. I later received an M.A. Degree in Art Education from Columbia University Teachers’ College.

Although my earliest work was representational, I became an abstractionist under the impact of Constantin Brancusi, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson. Small ovular and curvilinear forms gave way to more liberating, purely geometric structures that were free to move out of a central core in order to express movement, direction, space and scale. I work almost exclusively, except in works on paper, with curved planar forms and linear straight edges which suggest a more organic approach to form as opposed to the industrial purity of early minimalism. My materials are for the most part welded steel and bronze and I am drawn to both their particular energies.

Education

University of Louisville, Kentucky (B.A.)
Museum Of Fine Arts School, Boston, MA
Columbia University School of The Arts, New York
Columbia University Teachers College, New York (M.A.) 

Commissions

1983 Ackerly Memorial Garden, Norton Hospital, Louisville, KY
1974 Bingham Child Guidance Clinic, Louisville, KY

One Person Exhibitions

2007 Fairleigh Dickinson University Gallery, Teaneck, NJ
2001 Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
1997 Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York, Installation Project
1993 Skulpturgarten Kapelle, Benken, Switzerland
1990 Swearingen Gallery, Louisville, KY
1989 Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
1980 Gallery 91, Brooklyn, NY

Two and Three-Person Invitationals

1999 Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
1994 Begegnung am See, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Lachen, Switzerland
1990 Brooklyn Memorial Arch, Sculpture Exhibition, Mariella Bisson, Curator
1989 AMMO Gallery, Ned Small, Curator, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 Arroyo Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
2007 River Stone Arts, Haverstraw, NY
68 Jay Street Gallery, Steven West, curator, New York, NY
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Anita Shapolsky Foundation, Jim Thorpe, PA
2005 Sulkin/Secant Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Foragers Gallery, Installation, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Alumni Show, Red Hook, Brooklyn
2004 Sutherland & ATL Galleries, Louisville, KY
2003 Byrdcliffe Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Nancy Azara, curator, Woodstock, NY
“New York Cross Cut,” Gallery One Twenty Eight, New York, NY, in Linz, Austria
2002 Rotunda Gallery, “Try This,” Brooklyn, NY
BWAC 20th Anniversary Outdoors Sculpture Show, Fulton Ferry State Park, Brooklyn, NY
Aurora Gallery, “On the Tracks,” NYC Sculptors, Chelsea, NY
Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT
Rotunda Gallery Auction & Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Elaine Benson Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Bridgehampton, Long Island, NY
“Milestone for Peace,” Museum of Rabin’s Center for Peace, Jerusalem, Israel
2000 Elaine Benson Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Bridgehampton, Long Island, NY
Beadleston Gallery, “Twentieth Century Steel Sculpture,” New York, NY
ATL Gallery, Louisville, KY
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
1999 The American Gallery, New York, NY
Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
Sutherland Gallery, Bardstown, KY
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
1998 The American Gallery, New York, NY
Wainscott Gallery, Wainscott, Long Island, NY
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
ATL Gallery, Louisville, KY
1997 Wainscott Gallery, Wainscott, L.I.
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
Long Island University, Lisa Caldwell, curator
1996 Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
Wainscott Gallery, Wainscott, L.I.
1995 Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT
BACA Downtown Gallery, “Women Role Models: Heroes & Antiheroes,” Brooklyn, NY
1994 Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
One Main Street, BWAC Collaborative Installation, Vesela Sretenovic, curator
Long Island University, Collaborative Project/Installation
Marine-Midland Bank, Ron Shipmon, curator, New York, NY
Sutherland Gallery, Bardstown, KY
1993 Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
Krasdale Corporation Gallery, Bronx, NY
1992 Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
Art Network, “Art in Dimension,” Atlanta, GA
Vermont Council on the Arts, “SculptureFest,” Charlet Davenport, curator, Woodstock, VT
“One Main Street” BWAC Window Installation, Brooklyn, NY
         A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Long Island University, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Yolande Trincere, curator
Ron Shipmon Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
New Waterfront Museum, Jack Siman, curator, Brooklyn, NY
HBO Gallery, Daria Rigney, curator, New York, NY
1989 “One Main Street Windows,” BWAC, Mariella Bisson, curator, Brooklyn, NY
Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
1985 AMMO Gallery, Joseph Masheck, curator
1984 Brooklyn Museum, Richard Waller, curator
1983 University of Kentucky, Harry Rand, curator
1980 Dartmouth College, Regional Exhibition, Arthur Blumenthal, curator, Hanover, NH

Selected Juried Exhibitions

1996 Brooklyn Arts Council, Curator, Laurel Shute, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Brooklyn Arts Council, “Women Role Models, Heroes and Anti-Heroes,” Brooklyn, NY
1984-1994 Brooklyn Waterfront Artists’ Coalition Spring Festivals
1992 Resnick Gallery, Long Island University, Neddi Heller, curator, Brooklyn, NY
The Right Bank Gallery, Marsha Hanley and Laurel Shute, curators, Brooklyn, NY
1988 AMMO Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, NY
1987 New Waterfront Museum, BWAC, Mariella Bisson, curator, Brooklyn, NY
1985 BWAC, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Fulton Ferry State Park
Mayor’s Office, “Welcome Back to Brooklyn” Festival, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
BACA Downtown Cultural Center, Greta Gunderson, curator
1978 Gallery 91, Brooklyn, NY
1974 The Hudson River Museum, semi-finalist, juried exhibition for Yonkers Parks Dept.
1970 Museum, Inc., A Project of Living Artists, New York, NY

Publications/Reviews

2001 ART NEWS, Lily Wei, April
2000 SCULPTURE Magazine, Mark Daniel Cohen, January
ART NEWS, Lily Wei, April
1998 ARTI International, Monroe Denton, May, June, July Issue
PRIDE 98 Magazine, Adrienne Johnson, June
REVIEW, Mark Daniel Cohen, January 15
1996 THE EAST HAMPTON STAR, Rose C.S. Slivka, Sept. 26
1994 THE PHOENIX, Kurt Gottschalk, July 18
THE DAILY NEWS, Nick Charles, June 10
THE PHOENIX, Tom McKnight, March 31
BROOKLYN JOURNAL OF ARTS AND URBAN AFFAIRS, David Grinstead, April
ALU-VAL, Artist Profile, ALUSUISSE Corporation Magazine, Sierre, Switzerland, Fall Issue
1993 INTERN, ALUSUISSE-LONZA Corporation Magazine, Zurich, Switzerland, Nr. 92, October
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Vivian Raynor, March 1993
S.O.S. INT’L cooperation with BRAT, Arts Organization, Inc., New York, NY
Robin Kahn, Editor, Mimi Somerby, Publisher.
1992 IMAGES/ART-NEW YORK, Manhattan Cable TV Documentary, February, New York, NY
1991 THE NEW YORK TIMES, Michael Brenson, July
“CROSSINGS,” Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Magazine, Limited Edition,
BWAC Publications, Brooklyn, NY, April (Collections of MOMA, Whitney Museum,
Printed Matter (DIA Foundation), Franklin Furnace, San Francisco Museum
of Modern Art, High Museum Atlanta, GA, Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany,
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam)
1990 ART TODAY, Arts Video News Service, October, New York, NY
THE LOUISVILLE COURIER JOURNAL, October
THE PHOENIX, Brooklyn, New York, NY, May
1989 ART FORUM, Lois Nesbitt, May
KENTUCKY CENTER FOR THE ARTS Magazine, Artist Profile, Louisville, KY, Sept.
THE PHOENIX, Brooklyn, NY, May
1980 THE LOUISVILLE COURIER JOURNAL, Sarah Lansdell, October

Grants

1994 Long Island University, Materials Grant, Brooklyn, NY
1993 Skulpturgarten Kapelle, Travel Grant, Benken, Switzerland
1991 Artists Space, New York, NY
1990 Prospect Park Alliance, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Collections

Alliance Bernstein Investment Corp., New York, NY
Alliance Capital Management Corp., Tampa, FL
Norton Hospital, Louisville, KY
Alusuisse Aluminium, S.A., Sierre, Switzerland
Robert Frankel Collection, Pittsburgh, PA
Drs. Lois & Morton Marcus Collection, New York, NY
Municipal Corporation of Lachen, Switzerland
Bruno Glaus Collection, Benken, Switzerland
Christian Anderegg Collection, Benken, Switzerland
Angelos & Charlotte Camillos, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY

Alex & Lorraine Oliver, New York, NY
Anita Shapolsky, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
Barbara Hufham, Esq., Harper & Row, New York, NY
WBTL Architects & Planners, New York, NY
Anne Early Sutherland, Sutherland Gallery, Bardstown, KY
Vesela Sretenovic, curator, Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Linda & Charles Clark, Palo Alto, CA
Terry Walters Art Consultants, Summit, NJ
Monroe Denton, Ph.D., Brooklyn, NY
Marianne & Snowden Rowe, Cincinnati, OH
Clyde Warner, AIA, Louisville, KY
Liz Rudey, Art Dept. Long Island Univ., Brooklyn, NY  

Nancy Steinson

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, I came to New York to work as assistant to the student advisor at International House. I received a B.A. Degree in political science at the University of Louisville. Dedicated to human rights issues as a Southerner, but equally seduced by the arts, I studied sculpture under Peter Agostini at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. I later received an M.A. Degree in Art Education from Columbia University Teachers’ College.

Although my earliest work was representational, I became an abstractionist under the impact of Constantin Brancusi, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson. Small ovular and curvilinear forms gave way to more liberating, purely geometric structures that were free to move out of a central core in order to express movement, direction, space and scale. I work almost exclusively, except in works on paper, with curved planar forms and linear straight edges which suggest a more organic approach to form as opposed to the industrial purity of early minimalism. My materials are for the most part welded steel and bronze and I am drawn to both their particular energies.

Education

University of Louisville, Kentucky (B.A.)
Museum Of Fine Arts School, Boston, MA
Columbia University School of The Arts, New York
Columbia University Teachers College, New York (M.A.) 

Commissions

1983 Ackerly Memorial Garden, Norton Hospital, Louisville, KY
1974 Bingham Child Guidance Clinic, Louisville, KY

One Person Exhibitions

2007 Fairleigh Dickinson University Gallery, Teaneck, NJ
2001 Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
1997 Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York, Installation Project
1993 Skulpturgarten Kapelle, Benken, Switzerland
1990 Swearingen Gallery, Louisville, KY
1989 Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
1980 Gallery 91, Brooklyn, NY

Two and Three-Person Invitationals

1999 Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
1994 Begegnung am See, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Lachen, Switzerland
1990 Brooklyn Memorial Arch, Sculpture Exhibition, Mariella Bisson, Curator
1989 AMMO Gallery, Ned Small, Curator, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 Arroyo Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
2007 River Stone Arts, Haverstraw, NY
68 Jay Street Gallery, Steven West, curator, New York, NY
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Anita Shapolsky Foundation, Jim Thorpe, PA
2005 Sulkin/Secant Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Foragers Gallery, Installation, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Alumni Show, Red Hook, Brooklyn
2004 Sutherland & ATL Galleries, Louisville, KY
2003 Byrdcliffe Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Nancy Azara, curator, Woodstock, NY
“New York Cross Cut,” Gallery One Twenty Eight, New York, NY, in Linz, Austria
2002 Rotunda Gallery, “Try This,” Brooklyn, NY
BWAC 20th Anniversary Outdoors Sculpture Show, Fulton Ferry State Park, Brooklyn, NY
Aurora Gallery, “On the Tracks,” NYC Sculptors, Chelsea, NY
Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT
Rotunda Gallery Auction & Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Elaine Benson Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Bridgehampton, Long Island, NY
“Milestone for Peace,” Museum of Rabin’s Center for Peace, Jerusalem, Israel
2000 Elaine Benson Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Bridgehampton, Long Island, NY
Beadleston Gallery, “Twentieth Century Steel Sculpture,” New York, NY
ATL Gallery, Louisville, KY
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
1999 The American Gallery, New York, NY
Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
Sutherland Gallery, Bardstown, KY
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
1998 The American Gallery, New York, NY
Wainscott Gallery, Wainscott, Long Island, NY
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
ATL Gallery, Louisville, KY
1997 Wainscott Gallery, Wainscott, L.I.
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
Long Island University, Lisa Caldwell, curator
1996 Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
Wainscott Gallery, Wainscott, L.I.
1995 Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT
BACA Downtown Gallery, “Women Role Models: Heroes & Antiheroes,” Brooklyn, NY
1994 Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
One Main Street, BWAC Collaborative Installation, Vesela Sretenovic, curator
Long Island University, Collaborative Project/Installation
Marine-Midland Bank, Ron Shipmon, curator, New York, NY
Sutherland Gallery, Bardstown, KY
1993 Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
Krasdale Corporation Gallery, Bronx, NY
1992 Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
Art Network, “Art in Dimension,” Atlanta, GA
Vermont Council on the Arts, “SculptureFest,” Charlet Davenport, curator, Woodstock, VT
“One Main Street” BWAC Window Installation, Brooklyn, NY
         A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Long Island University, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Yolande Trincere, curator
Ron Shipmon Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
New Waterfront Museum, Jack Siman, curator, Brooklyn, NY
HBO Gallery, Daria Rigney, curator, New York, NY
1989 “One Main Street Windows,” BWAC, Mariella Bisson, curator, Brooklyn, NY
Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
1985 AMMO Gallery, Joseph Masheck, curator
1984 Brooklyn Museum, Richard Waller, curator
1983 University of Kentucky, Harry Rand, curator
1980 Dartmouth College, Regional Exhibition, Arthur Blumenthal, curator, Hanover, NH

Selected Juried Exhibitions

1996 Brooklyn Arts Council, Curator, Laurel Shute, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Brooklyn Arts Council, “Women Role Models, Heroes and Anti-Heroes,” Brooklyn, NY
1984-1994 Brooklyn Waterfront Artists’ Coalition Spring Festivals
1992 Resnick Gallery, Long Island University, Neddi Heller, curator, Brooklyn, NY
The Right Bank Gallery, Marsha Hanley and Laurel Shute, curators, Brooklyn, NY
1988 AMMO Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, NY
1987 New Waterfront Museum, BWAC, Mariella Bisson, curator, Brooklyn, NY
1985 BWAC, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Fulton Ferry State Park
Mayor’s Office, “Welcome Back to Brooklyn” Festival, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
BACA Downtown Cultural Center, Greta Gunderson, curator
1978 Gallery 91, Brooklyn, NY
1974 The Hudson River Museum, semi-finalist, juried exhibition for Yonkers Parks Dept.
1970 Museum, Inc., A Project of Living Artists, New York, NY

Publications/Reviews

2001 ART NEWS, Lily Wei, April
2000 SCULPTURE Magazine, Mark Daniel Cohen, January
ART NEWS, Lily Wei, April
1998 ARTI International, Monroe Denton, May, June, July Issue
PRIDE 98 Magazine, Adrienne Johnson, June
REVIEW, Mark Daniel Cohen, January 15
1996 THE EAST HAMPTON STAR, Rose C.S. Slivka, Sept. 26
1994 THE PHOENIX, Kurt Gottschalk, July 18
THE DAILY NEWS, Nick Charles, June 10
THE PHOENIX, Tom McKnight, March 31
BROOKLYN JOURNAL OF ARTS AND URBAN AFFAIRS, David Grinstead, April
ALU-VAL, Artist Profile, ALUSUISSE Corporation Magazine, Sierre, Switzerland, Fall Issue
1993 INTERN, ALUSUISSE-LONZA Corporation Magazine, Zurich, Switzerland, Nr. 92, October
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Vivian Raynor, March 1993
S.O.S. INT’L cooperation with BRAT, Arts Organization, Inc., New York, NY
Robin Kahn, Editor, Mimi Somerby, Publisher.
1992 IMAGES/ART-NEW YORK, Manhattan Cable TV Documentary, February, New York, NY
1991 THE NEW YORK TIMES, Michael Brenson, July
“CROSSINGS,” Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Magazine, Limited Edition,
BWAC Publications, Brooklyn, NY, April (Collections of MOMA, Whitney Museum,
Printed Matter (DIA Foundation), Franklin Furnace, San Francisco Museum
of Modern Art, High Museum Atlanta, GA, Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany,
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam)
1990 ART TODAY, Arts Video News Service, October, New York, NY
THE LOUISVILLE COURIER JOURNAL, October
THE PHOENIX, Brooklyn, New York, NY, May
1989 ART FORUM, Lois Nesbitt, May
KENTUCKY CENTER FOR THE ARTS Magazine, Artist Profile, Louisville, KY, Sept.
THE PHOENIX, Brooklyn, NY, May
1980 THE LOUISVILLE COURIER JOURNAL, Sarah Lansdell, October

Grants

1994 Long Island University, Materials Grant, Brooklyn, NY
1993 Skulpturgarten Kapelle, Travel Grant, Benken, Switzerland
1991 Artists Space, New York, NY
1990 Prospect Park Alliance, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Collections

Alliance Bernstein Investment Corp., New York, NY
Alliance Capital Management Corp., Tampa, FL
Norton Hospital, Louisville, KY
Alusuisse Aluminium, S.A., Sierre, Switzerland
Robert Frankel Collection, Pittsburgh, PA
Drs. Lois & Morton Marcus Collection, New York, NY
Municipal Corporation of Lachen, Switzerland
Bruno Glaus Collection, Benken, Switzerland
Christian Anderegg Collection, Benken, Switzerland
Angelos & Charlotte Camillos, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY

Alex & Lorraine Oliver, New York, NY
Anita Shapolsky, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
Barbara Hufham, Esq., Harper & Row, New York, NY
WBTL Architects & Planners, New York, NY
Anne Early Sutherland, Sutherland Gallery, Bardstown, KY
Vesela Sretenovic, curator, Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Linda & Charles Clark, Palo Alto, CA
Terry Walters Art Consultants, Summit, NJ
Monroe Denton, Ph.D., Brooklyn, NY
Marianne & Snowden Rowe, Cincinnati, OH
Clyde Warner, AIA, Louisville, KY
Liz Rudey, Art Dept. Long Island Univ., Brooklyn, NY