STEVEN ASSAEL

BORN: New York, NY, 1957

EDUCATION:

1975-79 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1977 Independent Study in Europe, Pratt Scholarship

TEACHING:

1985-Present School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1991-92 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1999-Present 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:

2015-16 Steven Assael: New Paintings and Drawings, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Steven Assael: A Collection of Paintings and Works on Paper, CASS Contemporary, Tampa, FL
Steven Assael: New Drawings, Forum Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
2013 Steven Assael: New Drawings, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
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
2008 The Old Hat Club, High School of Art and Design, 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:

2017 About Face, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY
American Realism: A Survey, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY
Forum Gallery Celebrates 55 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2016 20/21 – VISIONARY ARTISTS OF THE 21ST CENTURY, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Consecrated Reality, Florence Academy of Art at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
Now and Then: Drawings from the 19th Century to the Present, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2015 Nature Unbound, Forum Gallery, NY
Silverpoint Exhibition, Art Students League, NY, NY
N U D E, Eleventh Street Arts, LIC, NY
2014 September Opening, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Way of the Flesh Part II, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA
Wives, Daughters and Lovers, Forum Gallery, NY
Representing the Nude, EVOKE Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
National Arts Club, Gregg Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton, CT
Nocturnes, The National Arts Club, New York, NY
Diverse Visions of Reality, Diego Salazar Gallery, New York
Singular Vision, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Face to Face: Artist Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr., Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
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
The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Jackson, Robert C. “Behind the Easel: The Unique Voices of 20 Contemporary Representational Painters” (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 1 edition (October 29, 2014)
McCann, Margaret. “The Figure: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture” (Skira Rizzoli September 23, 2014)
“Steven Assael Paintings”, 2010: Linden Hill Art Books, published on the occasion of the exhibition Steven Assael: Illusions of Reality, organized by the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL.
Burgess, Anna F. “Seven Bridges Collection: The First Fifteen Years 1993-2008″ (Seven Bridges Foundation (2009)
Kuspit, Donald. “New Old Masters Great Exhibition of Contemporary Art Nowi Dawni Mistrzowie” (MNG National Museum in Gdansk (2006), pages 28-29.
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, Saturday, June 1, 1991.