Competition: US & Canada
A.L. Steiner utilizes constructions of photography, video, installation, collage, collaboration, performance, writing, activism and curatorial work as seductive tropes channeled through the sensibility of a skeptical queer ecofeminist androgyne. Steiner is a serial collaborator, co-curator of the curatorial initiative that foregrounds lesbian-feminist art known as Ridykeulous, and co-founder of Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), an advocacy organization focused on sustainable economic practices between artists and institutions. Her work has been featured recently at the Henry Art Gallery, Centre de la photographie Genève, St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston and Whitney Museum of American Art, and in permanent collections such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Hammer Museum, Marieluise Hessel Collection of Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and Museum of Modern Art. Steiner is based in Brooklyn, NY and is Senior Critic in Film/Video at Yale University’s School of Art in New Haven, CT. She is the recipient of the Art Matters Foundation Grant, Tiffany Foundation Award, Berlin Prize, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award and Presidential Visiting Fellowship in Visual Arts at Yale University. She is represented by Deborah Schamoni Galerie.
Photo Credit: Matthew Leifheit