Visiting Artist: A.L. Steiner

Visiting Artist: A.L. Steiner

Friday, March 19, 2010 - 09:03

A.L. Steiner is a Brooklyn-based artist who uses constructions of photography, video, collage, installation, collaboration, performance, writing and curatorial work as seductive tropes channeled through the sensibility of a cynical queer eco-feminist androgyne.

"Ms. Steiner is, like Nan Goldin, Terry Richardson or Ryan McGinley an astute photographer of intimacy.  Unlike them she avoids any connotation of exploitation, intrusion, self-indulgence or sensationalism.  Her images are utterly straightforward about their true content, which is nothing more or less than equality."         - Roberta Smith, NY Times

Steiner is a collective member of Chicks on Speed ("Creating under all difficult circumstances"), the co-curator of Ridykeulous ("Confusing the world, one post at a time."), a co-organizer of Working Artists and the Greater Economy [W.A.G.E.] - "working to draw attention to economic inequalities that exist in the arts, and resolve them..." and collaborates with numerous visual and performing artists.  Steiner is a visiting faculty at UCLA and The School of Visual Arts.  Her solo and collaborative work has been exhibited internationally and is represented by Taxter & Spengemann.

Wednesday, April 7th
12:00 - 2:00pm
Room 160 ART Building
Building #721 on campus map

Pushing the Lens: Conceptual Practices in Photography
An ongoing series of lectures by a diverse set of artists who use photography to investigate subjects ranging from identity to history; ethnography and cataloguing; collecting, consuming and desire. They are disparate in their approaches but each photographer plays with the boundaries of the medium to different ends.  Each artist will share their experience for the benefit of aspiring artists studying at UCI, but their art practices will demonstrate how contemporary photography and the humanities or the sciences can collide.