BIOGRAPHY

Steven Alexander is an American artist who makes abstract paintings characterized by luminous color, sensuous surfaces and iconic configurations. His works are composed as sensate visual events that embody potential states of being. They invite meditative encounters with the viewer's perception and imagination.

Born in 1953 in west Texas, Alexander spent his early years observing the vast skies and flat expanses of the southwest plains. He moved to New York in 1975, completing an MFA in painting at Columbia University, where he studied with Richard Pousette-Dart and Dore Ashton.

A member of the American Abstract Artists group in New York, he has been awarded grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Belin Foundation, a studio residency at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, and numerous public commissions. His work has been widely exhibited and collected throughout the United States and abroad.

Alexander has been visiting artist at Parsons School for Design and Bowdoin College, artist-in-residence at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy, and is currently Professor of Visual Arts at Marywood University. He maintains a home and studio in the hills of eastern Pennsylvania.

Born 1953

EDUCATION

1977
Columbia University, New York, MFA

1975
Austin College, Sherman, Texas, BA 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
Spanierman Modern, Miami, Chroma Consciousness

2018
Spanierman Modern, New York, Call & Response

2017
The Curator Gallery, New York, Places To Be: New Paintings
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, Efforts of Affection: A Decade of Painting

2016
David Findlay Jr Gallery, New York, Recent Paintings

2015
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, Manifest

2013
David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, Slave to Love
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, Terraplane

2012
David Findlay Jr Gallery, New York, Recent Paintings 

2010
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, Brooks Run to the Ocean... 
Morpeth Contemporary Gallery, Hopewell, NJ, Paintings
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Dallas, Vibrolux       

2007
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, World At Large

2006
Test Pattern Gallery, Scranton, Echo Systems

2004
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, Terra Sutra

2002
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, As What Is

2001
Mahady Contemporary Gallery, Marywood University, Scranton, The Belkin Project
Gremillion Gallery, Austin, Andalucia

2000
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, Notes From Toscana

1999
AFA Gallery, Scranton, Recent Paintings

1997
Suraci Gallery, Marywood University, Scranton, Figure Paintings

1995
King's College, Wilkes Barre, Paintings

1994
Roxx Gallery, Baltimore, Paintings

1992
Amdur Gallery, Austin, Recent Paintings

1986
Waterfront Studio, Brooklyn, Collages

1978
P.S. 1, Long Island City, Monks, Crows & Pilgrims, studio installation

1977
Columbia University Campus Sites, New York, 3 Outdoor Situations
 
TWO & THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019
Spanierman Modern, Miami, Color, Pattern, Texture, Shape: Steven Alexander, Louise P. Sloane, Heidi Spector

2016
ICON Contemporary, Brunswick, ME, Laura Duerwald & Steven Alexander

2014
David Findlay Jr Gallery, New York, Steven Alexander, Barbara Grad, Logan Grider

2013
David Findlay Jr Gallery, New York, Steven Alexander, Logan Grider, Robert Reed

2011
Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, Steven Alexander & Taro Suzuki: Paintings

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY, 2020 Vision
Spanierman Modern Miami, Abstract Allegories
GCC Arte Contemporaneo, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, Gran Inauguracion
Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn, Digital: AAA Prints 2012-2019

2019
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Small World
Texas Contemporary 2019, Houston, Spanierman Modern, New York/Miami
Seattle Art Fair, Spanierman Modern, New York/Miami
Art On Paper New York 2019, Spanierman Modern, New York/Miami
Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, Maine, Flux
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, Chroma

2018
Art Miami, Spanierman Modern, New York/Miami
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, Shapers
Sponder Gallery, Boca Raton, Think Pink II
Spanierman Modern, Miami, Inaugural Group
Seattle Art Fair, Spanierman Modern, New York
Art On Paper New York 2018, Spanierman Modern, New York
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Juxtaposition
Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME, 2018 Season Opener
The Curator Gallery, New York, Louder Than Bombs (Curated by Douglas Witmer)
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, Sponder Gallery, Boca Raton/Miami

2017
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, Summer Group
Art Palm Beach, Sponder Gallery, Boca Raton/Miami
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, Sponder Gallery, Boca Raton/Miami

2016  
The Curator Gallery, New York, Artists of the Year
Glassell Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Painting Color (Curated by Susan Bonfils)
Art Concept: Miami, Sponder Gallery, Boca Raton/Miami
Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, Chromatic Space (Curated by Jonathan Lippincott)
Boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg, Germany, Fiction (Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones)
Divisible, Dayton, OH, Louder Than Bombs (Curated by Douglas Witmer)
1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery, New York, The Onward of Art (Curated by Karen Wilkin)
Abrons Arts Center, New York, Visible Histories (Curated by Max Weintraub)
David Findlay Jr Gallery, New York, Selections
Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, Sideshow Nation IV - Thru the Rabbit Hole

2015
The Curator Gallery, New York, Some Assembly Required (Curated by Mark Wethli)
Dallas Art Fair, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe
Art Wynwood/Miami, David Findlay Jr Gallery, New York
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, Paperazzi 4
Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, Sideshow Nation III: Circle the Wagons

2014
David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, Holiday Group Show
Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, To Leo, A Tribute from the American Abstract Artists
David Findlay Jr Gallery, New York, SummerSet 2014
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, Paperazzi 3
Art Wynwood/Miami, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe
Dallas Art Fair, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe
Art Miami, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe

2013  
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, Paperazzi 2

2012
David Findlay Jr Gallery, New York, SummerSet 2012
Gremillion & Co Fine Art, Houston, 20 Artists
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, Paperazzi

2011
David Findlay Jr Fine Art, New York, SummerSet
Crane Arts Center, Philadelphia, American Abstract Artists: Abstraction∞
McKenzie Fine Art, New York, Plane Speaking
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, Paper 2011
R&F Gallery, Kingston, NY, Conversations

2010
Salao de Artes, Galeria Murilo Castro, São Paulo, Brazil
Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, As You Like It - Part II
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, Paper Works
David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, Op, Pop & Geo Again
Gallery OneTwentyEight, New York, Geometric Themes and Variations
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, Works On Paper

2009
Denise Bibro Platform, New York, Blogpix (Curated by Joanne Mattera)
Gallery OneTwentyEight, New York, Geometrics II
Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, Project Room
Pocket Utopia, Brooklyn, 246 Editions

2007
SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy, Invitational

2006
Scope/Miami International Art Fair, Heidi Cho Gallery, New York
Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, summer group

2004
Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, summer group

2003
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, Forty

2001
Institute for International Education, New York, invitational

1999
Gremillion Gallery, Austin, Inaugural Exhibition

1998
Everhart Museum, Scranton, Art X 12

1996
The Painting Center, New York, National Juried Show

1994
Takasaki Art Center College, Takasaki, Japan, Strength In Diversity

1993
Inman Gallery, Houston, Small Works Invitational

1992
Janus Gallery, Santa Fe, gallery group
D-Art Visual Arts Center, Dallas, 1992 Critic's Choice

1991
Sena Galleries, Santa Fe, Summer Invitational

1990
Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Austin Annual

1989  
Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Austin Annual

1975
Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Tarrant County Annual

1974
Oklahoma Art Museum, Oklahoma City, Eight State Biennial
Art Museum of South Texas, Port Arthur, Five State Annual

AWARDS & HONORS

2015
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

2014
American Abstract Artists, New York, Elected Member

2013
Liberty Mutual Building, Boston, Commission

2012
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Austin, Commission

2010
Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Discipline Field, Marywood University

2009
Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Artist-In-Residence

2008
Hines Building, New York, Commission
MD Anderson Medical Center, Houston, Commission

2002
Mercedes Benz Corporation, USA, Commission

2000
Belin Foundation Grant for Painting

1984
P.S. 122, New York, Summer Studio Residency

1977-78
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, Studio Residency

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Burns & Levinson, Boston
Compaq Computer Corporation, Houston
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Austin
Hines Interests, New York
Liberty Mutual, Boston
Mercedes Benz Corporation, USA
MD Anderson Medical Center, Houston
MoffettNathanson Research, New York
Mountain View College, Dallas
Preferred Capital, Tahoe City
Trammell Crow, Dallas
United Airlines, Houston
United Airlines, Newark
And numerous private collections throughout the US and abroad