- About -
Gregory Steinsieck is a master sculptor whose work is entrenched in our narrative traditions. His mixed media sculptures in clay, wood, found objects and other materials talk to us: Some whisper about the world around us, behind us, and in front of us. Others shout with wild abandon, alerting us to the conflicts that exist in ourselves. Every sculpture is a story that communes us with the truths of our humanity - of modernity; of our contemporary art domain.
Clay is my favourite medium for its alchemical process as well as for its receptivity to every mark and compression used to drive or tickle it into fullness. My goal is to find ephemeral feelings and ideas in the juicy lie that is the MaskForm.
Ridged, marked, patterned clay can look like it looks back at you. I have found forms that convey woe, rage, distain, enthusiasm, restraint, alertness, skepticism. But, these responses are internal thus a conversation or dialogue begins.
The works presented extend the dialogue by embodiment; the Fused Beings exist in our gravity, they vibrate in our procession. By uniting disparate and suggestive stuff, assemblage challenges, nudges us to feel persona, to plumb a human presence.
These sculptures explore thought & feeling about our humanity; our passion and devotion to difficult and complex goals, purposes that call us to immerse ourselves, our whole being.
The dancer becomes the music, embodies it. The choreographer becomes an evolution of dance. Scientists enter vast and detailed bodies of knowledge to fuel an evolving understanding, a constant discovery. The cooperation and struggle of our love and work make us FUSED BEINGS, always becoming.
This work is made to celebrate fusion, alchemy, evolving by becoming the knower, immersed in the unknown. It looks at you looking, feeling for huge connections. Can we hear & see the connections?
Jan - Feb 2019 - Newton City Hall - Newton Open Studios Winter 2019 Juried Show
Nov-Dec 2018 - Wedeman Gallery, Lasell College, MA - Newton Art Association’s James King Bonnar Show
June-Sept 2018 - Newton Upper Falls Greenway, MA - Beyond Boundaries - Site responsive Sculpture Exhibit juried by Studios Without Walls
April-May 2018 - Boston ArtWeek 2018 - Dialogue with a Master Sculptor
April 2018 - Steinsieck Gallery, MA - Newton Open Studios
Nov 2017 - Newton City Hall, MA – Reading the Face Exhibition – 3 Artists
Oct 2017 - Steinsieck Gallery, MA – Solo Sculpture Garden Exhibit
April 2017 - Steinsieck Gallery, MA - Newton Open Studios
March 2017 - Wayland Library, MA – Hidden in Plain Sight – Group Show
Jan 2017/Dec 2016 - New TV Gallery, Newton, MA – Juror Award Winners
Dec 2016 - Aurora.2A Gallery, Roslindale, MA – A Pop Up Art Gallery
Nov 2016 - Newton City Hall, MA – Fall Juried Show
May 2016 - New TV Gallery, Newton, MA – Bouncing off the Walls - Juried
April 2016 - Steinsieck Gallery, MA - Newton Open Studios
Select Activities - 1990’s
1997 - RISD, Providence, RI
1996 - Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY
1995 - Nonfoux & Zurich, Switzerland – Artist Collaborations with Toots Zynsky & Lino Taliapietra
1996, 1994, 1993 - Newton, MA – Artist Collaborations with Alfred DeCredico
Nov 1995 - Sanske Gallery, Chicago, IL – SOFA– Group Show
Jan 1993 - Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA – Group Show
Jan 1992 - RISD, Providence, RI – Visiting Artist/Critic
1992, 1991- Maimonides School, Brookline, MA – Artist in Residence
Solo Sculpture Shows - 1980’s
April 1988 - Macy Gallery, Columbia University, NYC
May 1986 - Eastern Oklahoma Eye Clinic, Tahlequah, OK
Oct 1985 - North Eastern Oklahoma State University, OK
July 1985; June 1984 - Fort Smith Art Center, AR
March 1985 - Arte Galleries, Houston, TX
March 1983 - Belnap Mill, Laconia, NH
Group Shows - 1980’s
Aug 1986 - Galeria Sigala, Taos, NM
Mar 1986; Sept 1985 - Boyd-Levinsion Galleries, Dallas, TX
1998 – Teachers College, Columbia University, NY - Doctor of Art Education
1972 – Maryland Institute College of Art, MD – Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture
1970 – RISD, Providence, RI – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture
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