Pat Steir

Malerin, USA

Die US-amerikanische Künstlerin Pat Steir gilt bereits seit den 70er Jahren als Schlüsselfigur in der Kunstwelt. Berühmt wurde sie durch ihre Wasserfälle, die das prägende Bildmotiv Ihrer Arbeit darstellt. Die von Steir verwendete Technik ist so einfach wie genial: Sie nutzt die Schwerkraft aus in dem sie Farben die Leinwand herunterlaufen lässt. Dadurch entstehen Farbverläufe die wie ein Wasserfall anmuten. Diese Bilder haben es in die bekanntesten Kunstsammlungen der Welt gebracht und wurden bereits in mehr als 150 Einzelausstellungen gezeigt.

Auszeichnungen (Auswahl)


1973 und 1976 National Endowment for the Arts
1982 Guggenheim-Stipendium
2001 Distinguished Alumni Award Boston University
2006 Wahl zum Mitglied (NA) der National Academy of Design
2008 Pratt Institute Alumni Achievement Award
2016 Wahl zum Mitglied der American Academy of Arts and Letters





Pat Steir Exhibitions in 2013:
Blue River, National Academy Museum, New York, NY, USA
Museo Academia San Carlos, Mexico City, Mexico, USA
Self Portrait and The Nearly Endless Line, Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA


Another Nearly Endless Line, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

The Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

Cheim & Read, New York, NY


Ochi Fine Art, Ketchum, ID
Galerie Jaeger Bucher, Paris, France
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
Pat Steir: Water & Stone, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Pat Steir: Drawing Out of Line, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


Paintings on Painting, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


Pat Steir: Recent Prints, Pace Prints, New York, NY
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Pat Steir: Prints and Paintings, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Expansion – Résonance, Galerie Jaeger Bucher, Paris, France
Pretty Ugly, Maccarone Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings‘ Edge, Parks Exhibition Center at Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA


Cheim & Read, New York, NY
Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FL
Audacity in Art: Selected Works from Central Florida Collections, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
Solos: 20th Anniversary Exhibitions: Part Two, Ringling Museum of Art, Selby Gallery, Sarasota, FL


Pat Steir: Gravity and Levity, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO (solo)
Small Paintings from the Studio of Pat Steir, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo)
High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1965 – 75, Independent Curators International, New York, NY
Women Only! In Their Studios, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
Gray to Black, Danese Gallery, New York, NY
The 181th Annual, National Academy, New York, NY
At Home: Recent Acquisitions, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Twice Drawn, Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
More And Less: Post-Minimal Prints and Drawings, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Moons and Mirages, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


Pat Steir: New Paintings, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Alessandro Bonomo, Rome, Italy
Cheim & Read, New York, NY
Pat Steir: Drawings, Cook Fine Art, New York, NY
Pace Prints Gallery, New York, NY
25 years Baumgartner Gallery Part 2, Baumgartner Gallery, New York, NY
BLOOMING: A Summer Garden for the Picking, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Paint, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Graphics by 20th Century Masters From the Cochran Collection, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
Contemporary Woman Artists, University Art Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN


Intimate Collaboration: Twenty Five Years of Teaberry Press, Samek Art Gallery, Lewisburg, PA
Twelve From Cheim & Read, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Abstractions, Cook Fine Art, New York, NY
Presence, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
New Additions: Prints For An American Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Contemporary Art And Furniture Design In Dialogue, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, NY
Pièce Unique, FIAC 2004, Paris, France


The Invisible Thread: Buddhist Spirit in Contemporary Art Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Snug Harbor, NY
Breathless, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
Roads Taken: 20th Century Prints and Drawings From The Collection, University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA
Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Simple Marks, Cheim & Read, New York, NY
Larger Than Life, Woman Artists Making it Big, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Lewitt’s Lewitt’s, Collection of Carol and Sol Lewitt, New Britain, CT
Galleria Nationale Moderne Borghese, Rome, Italy
Hand – Painted Monotypes, Pace Prints Gallery, New York, NY
Pat Steir: The Rhythm of Silence, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Pat Steir: Waterfall Paintings, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID


Zenroxy, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
Sky River Group, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Wall Street Rising – Art Downtown, New York, NY
The Sea, the sea…, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller at Art Upstairs (with Graham Leader), East Hampton, NY
New York Renaissance: Masterworks of the Whitney Collection, Palazzo Reale, Rome, Italy
Modernism & Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Looking East: Brice Marden, Michael Mazur, Pat Steir, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA
University Art Museum, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA
Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
Cheim & Read, New York, NY


Contemporary Arts Museum, Honolulu, HI
Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
Waterfall Des Reves, Piece Unique, Paris, France
Sweet Suite, Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
Distant Horizon, Galleria Bonomo, Bari, Italy
Pat Steir: Recent Prints, Sherman Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA
University Art Museum, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Some Paintings, Bill Jensen, Harriet Korman, Beatriz Milhazes, Stephen Mueller, Pat Steir, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Liquid Propeties, Cheim & Read, New York, NY
The First 10 Years: Selected Works from the Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Modernism & Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian’s American Art, Washington, DC


Pat Steir and Betty Woodman: A Conversation, Art Resources Transfer (ART), New York, NY
Bill Jensen, Barry Le Va, Pat Steir: New York, Danese Gallery, New York, NY
Leigh and Mary Block Art Museum, Northwestern Univ, Chicago, IL
Lyman Allyn Museum of Art at Connecticut College, New London, CT
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Selby Gallery, Ringling School, Sarasota, FL
Chase Bank Installation, MA College of Art, Boston, MA
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Norton Museum, Sarasota, FL
United States Chancery, Moscow, Russia, Permanent installation of five panels in the Grand Entrance Embassy Suites Hotel, Battery Park City, New York, Permanent installation of two large scale wall drawings for the Public Art Fund


Harley Baldwin, Aspen, CO
Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Albright – Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Piece Unique, Paris, France
Double – Sided Painting, Piece Unique, Paris, France
5 Easy Pieces, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY


Long Island City, NY wall painting installation curated by Klaus Biesenbach
New Work Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, DC
Recent Paintings, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Likity Split, installation, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Ghost Moon, Mountain Water, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY


Pat Steir: Waves and Waterfalls 1982-1992, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY


Pat Steir: Paintings 1985-1995, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland


From Beyond the Pale: Pat Steir: A Painting Project, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland


Pat Steir, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY


Centre National d’art Contemporain de Grenoble, France


Paintings, USF Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


Pat Steir: Neue Wasserfallbilder, TransArt Exhibitions, Cologne, Germany
Pat Steir Prints 1976 – 1988, Cabinet des estampes, Musée d’art et d’Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland


1987 – 1988
Drawing Now: Pat Steir, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Pat Steir: Paintings and Drawings, Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland


Pat Steir: Paintings, 1981-84, Rijkmuseum Vincent Van Gogh, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Concentrations 14: Pat Steir, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI
University Gallery of Fine Art, Columbus, OH


Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
New Drawings, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Pat Steir Prints / Printmaking, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Pat Steir, The Breughel Series (A Vanitas Of Style), The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY


Arbitrary Order: Paintings by Pat Steir, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Form Illusion Myth: ‚The Prints and Drawings of Pat Steir, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS


Galerie Farideh Cadot, Paris, France


Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH


Graham Gallery, New York, NY


Bienville Gallery, New Orleans, LA


Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, NY