Steven Alexander is an American artist who makes abstract paintings characterized by luminous color, sensuous surfaces and iconic configurations. His works are composed as sensate visual events that embody potential states of being. They present uncomplicated color situations that mirror the viewer, alluding to rhythms, tensions and dualities of the body and the psyche, and inviting meditative encounters with one's perception and imagination.
Born in 1953 in west Texas, Alexander spent his early years observing the vast skies and flat expanses of the southwest plains. He moved to New York in 1975, completing an MFA in painting at Columbia University, where he studied with Richard Pousette-Dart and Dore Ashton.
An elected member of the venerable American Abstract Artists group, he has been awarded grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Belin Foundation, studio residencies at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and Studio Art Centers International, and many public commissions.
Alexander's work has been featured in more than 100 national and international exhibitions, most recently in one-person shows at Spanierman Modern in New York, David Findlay Jr Gallery in New York, David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe, and Gremillion & Co. Fine Art in Houston, as well as in numerous curated group exhibitions and art fairs worldwide.
He maintains a home and studio in the hills of eastern Pennsylvania.