Steven Assael

Steven Assael

Born 1957 in New York City....


EDUCATION:                       

1975-79                        Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1977                              Independent Study in Europe, Pratt Scholarship

 

 

TEACHING:                       

 1985-Present            School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

{C}[if !supportLists]1991-92                                  [endif]Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1999                          Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1997-Present            New York Academy Graduate School, New York, NY

AWARDS:                       

1980 and 1990            Elizabeth T. Greenshields Grant, Montreal, Ontario

1977                                    Charles Romans Award

                                    National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1975                                    Pratt Institute Full Scholarship, Brooklyn, NY

 

 

SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS: 

2011

Steven Assael: Drawings and Paintings, Hite Art Institute, Cressman Center for Visual Art, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

 Uncovered, New York Academy of Art at Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barthelemy, French West Indies

 ACOPAL at the National Arts Club, New York, NY

2010

Steven Assael: Illusions of Reality, Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL

 Collector’s Show & Sale, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

2009

Steven Assael: Paintings & Drawings, Carol Gallery Craven, Vineyard Haven, MA

 Steven Assael: New Paintings & Drawings, Forum Gallery, New York,

        NY

 Steven Assael: Drawings Forum Gallery, New York, NY

2007

Steven Assael: Drawings, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

Steven Assael, Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL

2005

Steven Assael: New Paintings & Drawings, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles,

       CA

2004

Steven Assael: Drawings & Paintings, Cress Gallery of Art, University

      of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

 

Steven Assael: 20th Century Figurative Master, Lowe Gallery, Atlanta,

    GA

2002

Steven Assael: Paintings, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

2001

Steven Assael: Drawings from 1996-2001, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

 

Steven Assael, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

2000

Steven Assael: Drawings, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

Steven Assael Paintings and Drawings, North Carolina State University

    at Chapel Hill, NC

1999

Steven Assael: A Decade of Painting and Drawing, Frye Art Museum,

    Seattle, WA (catalogue)

1998-89

New Paintings and Drawings by Steven Assael, Forum Gallery, New

    York, NY (catalogue)

1997

New Drawings, More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1996

New Paintings and Drawings, Tatistcheff & Co., Inc., New York, NY

    (catalogue)

1995

Paintings and Drawings, Payne Gallery of Moravian College, Bethlehem,

     PA

1994

Paintings and Drawings, Tatistcheff & Co., Inc., New York, NY

1991

Steven Assael: Recent Paintings and Works on Paper, Gray Art Center,

     East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

1990

Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1989

Staempfli Gallery, New York, NY

1987

Staempfli Gallery, New York, NY

1980

National Arts Club, Gregg Gallery, New York, NY

                       

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

 

 

2012

Resolve, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

Five Decades: Art and Artists of Forum Gallery 1962-2012, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

Perception of Self, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

2011

Expressing the Figure: Drawings from Life, Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery, St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY

 

Dark Water, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

Vantage Point, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

2010

2010 Collector’s Show & Sale, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

Re-Presenting the Nude, EVOKE Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2009

Summer Selections, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

2008

The Figure Revealed: Contemporary American Figurative Paintings and 

     Drawings, Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI

 

Drawings, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007-08

Visions: Selections from the James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary          

     Drawings, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL; Arkansas Arts Center,  

     Little Rock, AR.

 

Object Project, Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN; Greenville County

     Museum of Art, Greenville, SC; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK;

     Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN; Museum of  Outdoor Art,

     Englewood, CO.

2007

The Fine Art of Drawing: Modern & Contemporary Works on Paper, Forum

     Gallery, New York

 

Fall 2007 Group Exhibition, eDavid Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

 

Body and Soul: Exploration to Expression, Osilas Gallery, Concordia

     College, Bronxville, NY

 

FACE: Scavenging Identity, Zone Chelsea Center for the Arts, New York, 

     NY

 

The Storm, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

 

Figure It! The Human Factor in Contemporary Art, The Clay Center for the

     Arts and Sciences, Charleston, WV

2006-7

New Old Masters/ Nowi Dawni Mistrzowie, National Museum, Gdansk,

      Poland

2006

Creative Imaginings: The Howard A. and Judith Tullman Collection,

      Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

 

Luster of Silver: Contemporary Metalpoint Drawings, Telfair Museum of

      Art, Savannah, GA

 

Salon 2006 Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

 

The Art of Representation: Figures, Alva deMars Megan Chapel Art Center,

      Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

2005

2005 Collector’s Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

 

Figurative Impulse, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

New Old Masters, Naples Art Museum, Naples, FL

 

Then as Now, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA

 

Enduring Roles and Realism: Building on the Murray Collection,    

     Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA

2004

Commissioned/Non-Commissioned, Chung-Cheng Gallery, St. John’s 

     University, Queens, NY

 

Drawings VII, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

Masters and Mavericks, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

Invitational Exhibition, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

2003

MFA Faculty Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

 

Collector’s Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

 

Realism Now, Boise State University, Boise, ID

 

Facing Reality: The Seavest Collection of Contemporary         Realism,

      Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

 

Contemporary Works on Paper, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

 

Magic Realism: A New Generation, Sangre de Christo Arts Center, Pueblo,

      CO

 

Transforming the Commonplace: Masters of Contemporary Realism,

      Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

 

Grand Opening Exhibition, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

Modern and Contemporary Portraits, Curated by Townsend Wolfe, Forum

      Gallery, New York, NY

2002

Representations: The Art of Drawing, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore

      College, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

A Decade of American Contemporary Figurative Drawing, Frye Art

      Museum, Seattle, WA

 

Carol Craven Gallery, West Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

2001-02

Magic Vision, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

2001

About Face, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

 

Identities: Contemporary Portraiture, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts,

       Summit, NJ

 

Tulsa Collects, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK

 

National Drawing Invitational, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

2000

Re-presenting Representation, Corning Gallery at Steuben, New York, NY

 

Drawings by 20th Century and Contemporary Masters, Forum Gallery,

       New York, NY

 

Drawing V, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999

New Realism for a New Millennium, Memorial Art Gallery, University of

       Rochester, NY

 

Fine Art Faculty Exhibition, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

 

Indomitable Spirits: The Figure at the End of the Century, Art Institute of

       Southern California, Laguna Beach, CA

1998

Collector’s Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK

 

It’s Still Life, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

 

Realism Knows No Bounds, Van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

73rd Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

 

The Figurative Impulse, Miami Dade Community College,       Kendall Campus

       Art Gallery, Miami, FL

1997

Drawn From the Faculty, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

 

Dramatic Realism: The New Baroque, Southern Alleghenies Museum of

       Art, Loretto, PA

1996

American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture,

       American Academy, New York, NY

 

New York State Biennial, New York State Museum, Albany, NY

 

Reality Bytes, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design Kansas City,

       MO (catalogue)

 

Invitational Figurative Group Exhibition, More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

Holiday Exhibition, Laura Craig Galleries, Scranton, PA

1995

SPECTRUM, Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN

 

Collector’s Show, The Arkansas Arts Center,   Little Rock, AK

 

Summer Group Exhibition, Tatistcheff & Co., Inc., New York, NY

 

Live/Work, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

 

Summer Exhibition, Park Avenue Atrium, New York, NY

 

Realism ‘95, Vision and Poetry, Fletcher Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

Collecting with Richard Brown Baker, Yale University Art Gallery, New

       Haven, CT

1994

Realism(s), The Murray Collection, Scranton, PA

 

Getting Romantic Again, Tatistcheff & Co., Inc., New York, NY

 

Summer Gallery Group Exhibition, Tatistcheff & Co., Inc., New York, NY

 

169th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

 

Drawings: Steven Assael/Adam Schnitzer, Tatistcheff/Rogers, Santa

       Monica, CA

 

Collection of Remak Ramsay, The Century Association, New York, NY

1993

Re-Representing Representation, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY

 

Summer Group Exhibition, Lewin Gallery, New York, NY

 

Inside Washington’s Galleries, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, 

       D.C.

 

Collectors Show, Drawing Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, AK

 

Contemporary Realism, Staempfli Gallery, New York, NY

 

Heroism: Contemporary Images, Peconic Gallery, Suffolk       Community

        College, Riverhead, NY

 

Art of Drawing, Staempfli Gallery, New York, NY

 

Silverpoint Etcetera: Contemporary American Metalpoint Drawings, The

      Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK

1992

Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

 

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME

1991

Three Directions, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University,

      Greenville, NC

 

Expressive Visions and Exquisite Images: Two Aspects of Art of the

      Richard Brown Baker Collection, Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Oakland

      University, Rochester, MI

 

New  Horizons in American Realism, Flint Institute of Art, MI

 

Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL

 

Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

1990

Art of Fantasy, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

 

Art of Drawing, Staempfli Gallery, New York, NY

 

Love and Charity: The Tradition of Caritas in Contemporary Painting,

        Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY; Traveling to: Roanoke Museum

        of Fine Arts, Roanoke, VA; Dowd Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY at Cortland,            

        NY; The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ; Roland Gibson Gallery, SUNY 

        at Potsdam, NY

 

Fendrick at Foster, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire Artspace, Raleigh,

        NC

 

Gender: Out of the Garden, Barbara Fendrick Gallery, New York, NY;

        Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

 

Revelation and Devotion, Sherry French Gallery, NY; Traveling to: Triton

        Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA; Art Gallery at Gustavus Adolphus

        College, St. Peter, MN; Valparaiso University Museum of Art,

        Valparaiso, IN; Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY

 

Gallery Painters, Staempfli Gallery, New York, NY

 

National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1989

Memory and Artifact: Romanticism Revisited, Barbara Fendrick Gallery,

         NY; Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1983

New Realism, Mullaly Matisse Gallery, New York, NY

1981

Emerging Young Artists, Nardian Gallery, New York, NY

1980

Young Realists, Harbor Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

1978-9

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

 

 

SELECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:

 

            The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

            The Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY

            The Art Institute of Chicago

Mr. Richard Brown Baker

Mr. John Bolton

Mr. and Mrs. Jacques Busquet

Celestial Seasonings Corporation, Boulder, CO

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Danziger

Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

The Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN

Jalane and Richard Davidson

The Juliet Museum of Art, Avampato Discovery Museum for the Arts & Sciences

K & B Corporation, New Orleans, LA

            Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Kansas City, MO

Kumada Corporation, Kobe, Japan

Mr. Steve Martin

Dr. Thomas A. Mathews

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Messinger

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY           

            The Murray Collection

Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Segal

Mr. and Mrs. Toshio Takashima

Mr. and Mrs. James Thompson           

The Howard A. and Judith Tullman Collection

            Walt Disney Corporation, Burbank, CA           

           

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

Dantzic, Cynthia Maris.  100 New York Painters, Schiffer Press, Atglen, PA, 2006, page 30.

“Steven Assael at Ann Nathan Gallery,” American Arts Quarterly, Winter 2006.

Bass, Ruth.  “When a Rose is a Rose,” ArtNews, February, 1996.

CBS, “Sunday Morning” Television Show, “A Look at a Modern Master,” April 4,   

            1999.

Codrington, Andrea.  “Figuratively Speaking,” Art and Auction, June, 1996.

Gehman, Geoff.  “Spiritual Treasure Chest,” Morning Call, January, 1996.

 “Goings on About Town,” New Yorker, November 12, 1990, p. 22.

Hagen, Charles.  “In Connecticut, a Collector’s Eclecticism,” The New York Times,             Friday, July 14, 1995.

Henry, Gerritt.  “Steven Assael at Staempfli,” Art in America, January, 1990.

“Steven Assael at Forum,” Art in America, May, 1999.

Jaeger, William.  “Biennial Exhibit of Extremes,” Times Union, May 5, 1996.

Karnel, Pepe.  “Depicting Multiculturalism,” New York Times, September, 1995.

Lipson, Farin. “Portraits in Courage, Art and Poetry of Heroism,” Newsday, March,

              1992

Mann, James.  “Steven Assael, Challenge of Realism,” American Arts Quarterly,

               Vol. XIII, No. 1, 1996.

Newman, Sasha M., Collecting with Richard Brown Baker, Yale University Art             Gallery, New Haven, CT, 1995.

Raven, Arlene.  Steven Assael: Selected Drawings, Linden Hill Art Books

“Steven Assael: Revealing Light,” The World & I, August, 1999, pp. 122-127.

Welzenbach, Michael, “Dramas in Dark Detail: The Paintings of Steven Assael,” The             Washington Post, Saturday, May 19, 1990, p. C2.

Wilson, Janet, “Romantic Realism,” The Washington Post, SaturdEndFragment


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