BIO
Kurt Steger makes art that is of service, intended for healing our inner nature. Part woodworker, part ritual guide, Steger believes that it is our job on this earth to step into our brilliance and his job as an artist to facilitate that with objects and images. 

Steger’s sculptures address the interdependent relationship between man and his environment. His interest in psychology, shamanism, and the healing properties of art and nature are present throughout his work. Steger’s work includes an environmental sculpture filling the two atriums of the City Hall in Sacramento, California, a public commission to create a massive traffic circle sculpture in Grass Valley, California, and in 2011 he conducted a shamanic ceremony with his Burden Boat Project at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., honoring the 10 year anniversary of 9/11. He has been sculpting for over three decades and has his work in private, public and museum collections, both nationally and internationally. In 2017 he received a NYFA Foundation Grant. He is originally from California and has recently moved from Brooklyn to the Hudson Valley with his wife, the artist Meg Hitchcock. He is in now in the process of developing their property with furniture, studios, woodworking classes, and sculpture gardens with an emphasis on environmentally based art.

AWARDS
2017 NYFA Fellowship Grant

PUBLIC ART COMISSIONS
2010 The Elders, Public Commission Traffic Circle, Grass Valley, CA
2008 Emergence, Public Commission Reichmuth Park, Sacramento, CA
2006 Reflections, Public Commission Sacramento City Hall, Sacramento, CA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


2019
Environmental Structures: Garrison Art Center, Garrison NY (solo show)

2018
Aftermath: Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT (two-person show, January)
Define Gravity: Sculpture in the Ahmanson Collection, Irvine, CA (curated by John Silvis)
On Another Note: The Intersection of Art and Music: Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT (curated by Alva Greenberg)

2017
Meltdown: Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
Pending: Governor's Island Art Fair, New York, NY
Pending: An installation at ODETTA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (during Armory Week)

2016
Scribing the Void: ODETTA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (solo show)
Scribing the Void: Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (solo show)
RECLAIMED: ArtHelix, Brooklyn, NY (solo show)
FLUX Art Fair: with ODETTA Gallery, Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem, NY
New Works: Randall Scott Projects, Baltimore, MD (solo show)

2015
Structures: a group show curated by Keith Schweitzer, Manny Cantor Center, NY, NY

2014
Lodge, City Drift, Portland, ME
Lodge, ArtHelix, Brooklyn, NY

2012
Aftermath, Artifact, New York, NY
Sculpture and Recent Works, Les Yeux de Monde, Charlottesville, VA

2011
Burden Boat Project, Smithsonian Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
Silent Nature, Olin Hall, Roanoke College, Salem, VA

2010
From the Forest Floor, Selden Gallery, Norfolk, VA

2009
Primal States and Portals, Perspectives Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA  
Burden Boat Project, Perspectives Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

2008
Mixed Response SDFA Gallery at The Jacksonville Center for the Arts Floyd, VA

2006
Confluence of Form, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH
Resurface, Quicksilver Mine Company, Forestville, CA

2005
Rise & Fall, Site-specific installation, Gallery 131, Grass Valley, CA
(R)evolution, Gallery 555, Oakland Museum of California at City Center, Oakland, CA

2003
Wingspan, Site-specific work, Foresight Foundation, Haines Gallery, Nevada City, CA

2002
Weight of Time, Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA

2001
Mixed Media Sculpture, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA

1999
Sculpture, Sagato Garo Gallery, Sacramento, CA

1998
Mixed Mediums, Northern California Center of the Arts, Grass Valley, CA

1997
Walking Stick Project, Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA
Zen At Hand, The Artful Eye, Healdsburg, CA
 
1996
Water and Wood, The Quicksilver Mine Company, Sebastopol, CA
Ancestral Witness, Arts Guild of Sonoma, Sonoma, CA

1995
Altars To The Earth, Ren Brown Collection, Bodega Bay, CA