Kurt Steger, ‘Urban Structure 13’, 2016, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Kurt Steger, ‘Urban Structure 13’, 2016, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

My work explores issues of environment, psychology, and ancestry. I create sculptures that appear to have been excavated from a past civilization, and this permits me to portray an alternative view of the contemporary world. Everything that I construct - architectural structures, timeless weapons, ritual objects, and ceremonial sites - is devised to deepen our connection with nature. They are my attempts to understand the human condition and how we may best face environmental disruptions in the age of global warming.

Public Art Commissions

2010 The Elders, Public Commission Traffic Circle, Grass Valley, CA
2008 Emergence, Public Commission Reichmuth Park, Sacramento, CA
2006 Reflections, Public Commission Sacramento City Hall, Sacramento, CA

Selected Exhibitions

RECLAIMED: a solo show, ArtHelix, Brooklyn, NY
FLUX Art Fair, with ODETTA Gallery, Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem, NY (April-May)
Solo show at ODETTA Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY (July)

Structures: a group show curated by Keith Schweitzer, Manny Cantor Center, NY, NY

Lodge, City Drift, Portland, ME
Lodge, ArtHelix, Brooklyn, NY

Aftermath, Artifact, New York, NY
Sculpture and Recent Works, Les Yeux de Monde, Charlottesville, VA

Burden Boat Project, Smithsonian Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
Silent Nature, Olin Hall, Roanoke College, Salem, VA

From the Forest Floor, Selden Gallery, Norfolk, VA

Primal States and Portals, Perspectives Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Burden Boat Project, Perspectives Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Mixed Response SDFA Gallery at The Jacksonville Center for the Arts Floyd, VA

Confluence of Form, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH
Resurface, Quicksilver Mine Company, Forestville, CA

Rise & Fall, Site-specific installation, Gallery 131, Grass Valley, CA
(R)evolution, Gallery 555, Oakland Museum of California at City Center, Oakland, CA

Wingspan, Site-specific work, Foresight Foundation, Haines Gallery, Nevada City, CA

Weight of Time, Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA

Mixed Media Sculpture, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA

Sculpture, Sagato Garo Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Mixed Mediums, Northern California Center of the Arts, Grass Valley, CA

Walking Stick Project, Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA
Zen At Hand, The Artful Eye, Healdsburg, CA

Water and Wood, The Quicksilver Mine Company, Sebastopol, CA
Ancestral Witness, Arts Guild of Sonoma, Sonoma, CA

Altars To The Earth, Ren Brown Collection, Bodega Bay, CA

Hyperallergic, "Conjuring a Piece of the Earth By Its Outline", Susan Silas LINK
Review: ObjectSubjectMatters (art blog), Kurt Steger: Reclaimed LINK
The New Criterion LINK
Droste Effect LINK
Review: "A Genuine Urge to Behold: 'Meltdown' by Kurt Steger", Etty Yaniv, Arts in Bushwick LINK
911 Interview of Burden Boat Ceremony at The Smithsonian. Video, 2011 LINK
Interview "Silent Nature" at Roanoke College solo exhibition. Video, 2011 VIDEO
Grass Valley Traffic Circle Sculpture. Video 2010 LINK
Burden Boat Project at Virginia Tech. Video 2009 LINK
Sacramento Bee, June 2003 PDF
Artweek, March 2001 PDF
artMuse, February 2001 PDF
Sonoma County Independent, July 1997 PDF

About Kurt Steger

American, b. 1960, based in New York, NY, United States