Green Abyss

About Pat Steir

Though her early work was loosely allied with Conceptual Art and Minimalism, Pat Steir's poured “Waterfall” paintings of the 1980s gained her acclaim. Profoundly influenced by Chinese painting traditions and techniques—especially the marks of the eighth- and ninth-century Yi-pin “ink-splashing” painters—mentorships from John Cage and Agnes Martin, and the harmony between man and nature espoused by Taoist philosophy, Steir considers elemental forces active participants in her work, intentionally removing herself from the action and allowing gravity, time, and the environment to determine the work’s result.

American, b. 1940, Newark, New Jersey, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

Pat Steir, Pace Prints, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

John Zurier and Friends, Crown Point Press, San Francisco
Summer Choices: A Group Exhibition, Crown Point Press, San Francisco
Winter Group Show, Crown Point Press, San Francisco
Summer Choices, Crown Point Press, San Francisco