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Education
2008-2010
Queens College, MFA
Sculpture and Video
Queens, New York

2002-2005
Ohio University, BFA
Painting
Athens, Ohio

Awards
2013 | Open Projector Night Finalist, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2011 | Beautiful Decay Featured Artist - Best of 2010 series
2010 | Joan Mitchell MFA Grant Nominee
2008 | POV Gallery Print Contest Winner
2005 | Robert Glidden Presidential Purchase Award

Solo Exhibitions
2012 | Cosmic Sands, Elephant Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 | Acid Black Eagle Red, Klapper Gallery, Queens College, NY

Group Exhibitions
2011 | Currents 2011: International New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM
2011 | Crosscurrents, New York Studio Gallery, New York, New York
2011 | CAA New York Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College Gallery, New York, NY
2010 | Verses from the Abstract, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Queens, NY
2009 | Top Show, The Puffin Room, New York, NY
2009 | Old School, Jack The Pelican Presents, New York, NY
2008 | Walk-ins Welcome, Umbrella Arts, New York, NY

Related
2014 | X Magazine, Collaborative book project, Made In Fukishima, Fukashima, Japan
2014 | Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
2011 | Brooklyn Review, Issue 28, (Image and text), New York, NY
2011 | Bomb Magazine, Word Choice: Questions of Apropos, (Image). New York, NY
2011 | The 9th Day, published art review for: Artist for Artist, New York, NY
2009 | Catalogue Essay: Scholars, Explorers, Priests: How the Renaissance
gave us the Modern World
, Godwin-Ternbach Museum, New York, NY

 

  COLLECTIONS

 

 

Autumn Beck, Exhibitions Department Atelier 4, Los Angeles
Anneliis Beadnell, Founder of Artist for Artist, New York
Bari Watkins, Dean of Ohio University Lancaster, Ohio

 

  PRESS   Observing William Steinman’s paintings and sculptures is the equivalent of trying to stay perfectly still inside a hurricane of motion. He constantly plays with adaptation and reconstruction within an environment of deconstruction. Using found materials, store bought objects, comic books, and finishing them off with industrial glue, the end result is what he likes to accurately describe as “the dark side of Pop.”
Beautiful Decay

His deconstruction of comic books through his devout appreciation for the source material is evident in much of his work. His line style is erratic, moving as much as he has traveled, before settling in a position poised to dart again. His reinterpretations of popular culture embraces the memories forced upon us through marketing and seeks to play with the emotions and principles those images envoke despite the nostalgia.
Z Is For Zombies

I love the color and texture of William's work. There is an intensity w/ a raw, sexual undercurrent that is especially nice. His comic flesh grouping is my favorite, hands down. The presence of bright color is just right. Nice balance. William was heavily influenced by graffiti growing up, which later evolved into a passion for pop and contemporary art. I am continually excited by artists who have started out on the street w/ no reference of graffiti in their current work. It's refreshing, dynamic and different. Not to mention, considering how popular graffiti and street art are in today's atmosphere, above all bold.
My Love For You Is A Stampede Of Horses

I'm ridiculously excited to finally share with you the work of the William Steinman. His work is finally done being photographed, and after a day of being banished to my computer until it was done, we're launching his portfolio site at WilliamSteinman.com. Shown here are my 3 favorite pieces."
For Me, For You