Ellen Steinfeld

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Ellen Steinfeld is a nationally recognized Western New York painter, sculptor, multi-media artist, lecturer and teacher. She is primarily known for her paintings in acrylic, watercolor and mixed media, as well as interior and exterior sculptures and installations which include paint, wood, steel and stained glass.

Steinfeld graduated with a degree in painting and design from Carnegie Mellon University and earned a graduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  She has received numerous large-scale public and private commissions including a colorful 18’ high steel sculpture located in the garden of Roswell Park Cancer Institute and 16 large stained-glass windows for Christ Church in Detroit. Works in various media have been selected and incorporated into public spaces including schools, hotels, hospitals, museums, airports, stadiums and corporate collections.  Her work was selected to represent New York State for the Absolut Statehood Campaign, which helped raise millions of dollars for AIDS research.

Steinfeld’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States and Canada. Her works are in the collections the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State, Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, New York State Museum in Albany, State of Florida Art Public Buildings Collection, and Washington State Art Public Places Collection, among many others. She is a recipient of state and national awards and fellowships from New York State CAPS Fellows Program and the New York State Council on the Arts. Steinfeld has been a visiting artist, lecturer and teacher at several colleges and universities including Buffalo State College, has been the subject of two documentary films. [1]


Artist Statement:

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. 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.

For a complete listing of extensive exhibitions, awards, commissions and collections, visit the artist’s website.

Artist’s website: ellensteinfeld.com

(Source: the artist’s website; and burchfieldpenney.org, [1])