Ellen Steinfeld

About icon *About the Artist* Sculpture icon Sculpture Paintings icon Painting Mixed media icon Mixed media
Watercolor icon Watercolor Wall relief icon Wall relief Stained glass icon Stained glass

Ellen with unpainted Hope behind her At three years of age, I found my calling as an artist. My palette now involves paint, wood, glass and steel instead of crayons. My art is always evolving; playing around with different sizes and mediums is a challenge that I embrace. Along with a degree in painting and design from Carnegie Mellon University, I have a teaching background as well as an extensive exhibition record. My work has been in over 30 solo exhibitions and over 95 group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the country. I have received several grants and fellowships and have completed many large-scale commissions, such as a 17' steel sculpture for a major hospital.

My work is included in the permanent collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York State Museum Albany, the Castellani Museum, the Burchfield-Penney Museum, Washington State Art in Public Places Collection, State of Florida Art in Public Buildings Collection, Absolut Vodka, and IBM, among many others.

My fascination with nature and the idea of art as a way to reconstruct the world around us is reflected in my work. I am interested in interweaving shapes and colors with imaginary organic forms, combining spatial relationships and exploring the microscopic.

Installations and Commissions

Upstate Cancer Center, large exterior steel sculpture, Syracuse, NY
Upstate Cancer Center, four interior works, Syracuse, NY
Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden, Chautauqua, NY
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, five mixed media works
Visual and Performing Arts Center, Daemen College, large exterior steel sculpture
Hamburg, NY, competitive commission for large exterior steel sculpture
Florida Art in State Buildings Program, commission, two 4'x8' mixed media works
Christ Church, commission to design 16 large stained glass windows, Detroit, MI
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, commission for a 17'x8'x8' steel sculpture
Washington State Arts Commission, 2002, 2000, 98, 96, 95, 94, 90, Art in Public Places Collection
Wolfson Children's Hospital, Wall Relief 4'x6'x5", main lobby, Jacksonville, FL
Absolut Vodka, painting commissioned to represent New York State
Mirage Hotel, eight large works, Las Vegas, NV
Embassy Suites Hotel, Wall Relief 5'x22'x6', San Diego, CA
Buffalo General Hospital, Wall Relief 6'x20'x10' Installed in the main lobby, Buffalo, NY

Selected Museum and Public Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
New York State Museum, Albany, NY
Absolut Vodka, Carillon Importers, Teaneck, NJ
Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, NY
Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure Univ., NY
Marshall Erdman & Associates, Madison, WI
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA
Florida Art in State Buildings Collection
Washington State Arts Commission, Art in Public Places Collections
McKenna, Conner and Cuneo, Washington, DC
McKutchen, Dole, Brown and Eversen, San Jose, CA
IBM, Tampa, FL
M & T Bank, NYC Absolut New York
Kemper Insurance, Chicago, IL
Chemical Bank, NYC
Rich Products, Buffalo, NY
Amoco, Denver, CO
Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
McKutchen, Dole, Brown and Eversen, Washington, DC
Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY
Buscaglia-Castellani, Lewiston, NY
Henderson Bros., NYC
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Grand Cayman Islands
Home Life Insurance Co., NYC
Marine Midland Bank, Wilmington, DE
Softbank, Buffalo, NY
Brumer, Cohen & Logan, Miami, FL
MONY, Teaneck, NJ
Mark IV Corporation, Buffalo, NY
Alexander and Alexander, Atlanta, GA
Pringle/Dixon/Pringle, Atlanta, GA
Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, MO
Embassy Suites Hotel, San Diego, CA
Detroit Piston's Palace, Detroit, MI
St. Bonaventure University, NY
Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Inc. Collegeville, PA
Wegman Associates, Atlanta, GA
Michigan Blue Cross, Detroit, MI
Centeon, King of Prussia, PA
Adams Mark Hotel, Buffalo, NY
Rochester Community Savings Bank, Rochester, NY
Citicorp, Amherst, NY
Coopers and Lybrand, Southfield, MI
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
Nixon/Peabody, Rochester, NY
Wolf, Block, Schorr, Philadelphia, PA Hunk O Buffalo Love
MONY, Teaneck, NJ
Brumer, Cohen and Logan, Miami, FL

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, 2013
Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure Univ., NY, 2013
Chautauqua Institute, steel sculptures, Chautauqua, NY, 2010
Burchfield Nature & Arts Center, West Seneca, NY, 2007
Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure Univ., NY, 2006-7
Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, NY, 2004
Buffalo International Airport, Buffalo, NY, 2003-4
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, 1996
Albert White Gallery, Toronto, CA 1996
Dawson Gallery, Rochester, NY 1993
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY, 1991
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY, 1989
Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY, 1988
Eve Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1987
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY, 1987
Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY, 1986
Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY, 1985
Hokin/Kaufman Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1984-85
Zaner Gallery, Rochester, NY, 1984
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY, 1984
Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY, 1982
Eric Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1982
Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY 1981,1980
Kenan Art Center, Lockport, NY, 1980
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, 1978


Artpark, Edges II Sculpture Award, Lewiston, NY
Video Production Grant, funded by New York State Council on the Arts
Graphis Press 6, International Graphis Annual Book Award
Award for Three Dimensional Art, Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, NY
First Place, Parsons Gallery, Art Quest, New York, NY
New York State Council on the Arts, Visual Artist Project Fellowship
CAPS Fellowship, funded by the NYS Council on the Arts and the NEA

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