Steven Alexander creates abstract paintings characterized by luminous color, sensuous surfaces and iconic configurations. Steven’s work explores relations that reside in the constant flux of sensory events. He is interested in the interaction between the painting and the viewer's imagination, and in the painting's potential to generate unspecified mobile meaning.
His work has been exhibited and collected extensively throughout the United States and abroad. He holds an MFA in painting from Columbia University, where he studied with Richard Pousette-Dart and Dore Ashton, and a BA from Austin College, studying with Vernon Fisher. A member of the American Abstract Artists group, his awards include a studio residency at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, and a Belin Foundation grant for painting, as well as numerous public commissions including major works for the Hines Building in New York, the Liberty Mutual Building in Boston, and the MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston. He has been Artist-in-Residence at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy, and Visiting Artist at Parsons the New School for Design, and is currently Professor of Visual Arts at Marywood University. He maintains a home and studio in the hills of eastern Pennsylvania.