Steven Siegel

© Steven Siegel


Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY MFA 1978

Hampshire College Amherst, MA BA 1976

University of Colorado, Boulder 1971


Grants, Awards:

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation grant in support of residency at Grounds for Sculpture   2006

New York Foundation for the Arts - Visual Artist Fellowship Award   2001

Gunk Foundation  for support of Poet's Walk Project, Red Hook, NY   2000

ArtsLink Collaborative Projects Award 1999 for support of work at the Assistance Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia   May,   2000

The Martin and Doris Rosen Award, Appalachian State University   1998

American Scandinavian Foundation Arts Fund Grant in support of project for TICKON, Denmark,   1996-97

Connemara Conservancy Artist's Grant   1994-95

Dutchess County Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship   1992-93

New York Foundation for the Arts sponsorship of The Hutton Project   1981

NEA Building Arts Grant   1980

Pratt Grants   1977-78

Ford Foundation   1977

Public Art Commissions:

Meran Flowers (the cake)  Meran, Italy     2015

CarbonPaper     New Acton Nishi   Canberra Australia      2011 - 2013

Under Cottonwood   Salina, Kansas   2012

Rinker Hall School of Construction, University of Florida, Gainesville   2003 

Thornton Creek Environmental Learning Center, Seattle, WA   1999     design team 

Jory    Oregon State University, Corvallis 1999 - commission for the Forest Ecosystem Research Laboratory

Hood  North Park Blocks Portland, OR 1993 for The City of Portland

Commissions, Site Sculpture, Installations: 

Hill and Valley   Lincoln, Montana   2014   Blackfoot Pathways, Sculpture in the Wild

The Struggle is....    Neustadt A.D. Donau, Germany  2014  commissioned by Bayernoil Neustadt

Under Cottonwood   Salina, Kansas   2012

Let's fan out  Woodson Art Museum    Wausau, WI  2011   

Beach Blocks  Sirolo, Italy, temporary installation for Aliveshoes 2009

Big with Rift   DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts 2009

Bridge 2   Arte Sella, Italy 2009

Valero's Hidden Gem   Arte Sella, Italy  Commissioned by Tetra Pak Corporation  2009

Pak Pak   Modena, Italy, Commissioned by Tetra Pak Corporation 2009

Like a rock, from a tree?   Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, Gong-Ju, Korea 2008

This one is flat    Sentier Art2 Mirabel, Canada 2008

It goes under    University of Wyoming Museum of Art, Laramie 2008

Large Bowl    Bad Gogging, Germany 2007

Grass Paper Glass     Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, 2006 

To See Jennie Smile     North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, 2006 

Stories of Katrina, Nest,    Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA 2005

Did God Make a Worm?     Ingolstadt, Germany 2005

Oak    Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, Gong-Ju, South Korea, 2004

Chemin d'Art, Saint Flour, France, 2004

Freight and Barrel    Three Rivers Art Festival, Pittsburgh, 2004

Mitochondria    Buffalo Bayou Artpark, Houston, TX, 2003

Scale    Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA 2002

Like a hive, like an egg    Arte Sella - Borgo Valsugana, Italy, 2002 

Odd one    Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, NC, 2001

Collection     Fresh Kills Exhibition Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art - Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY, 2001

A fox lives here too    Poet's Walk , Red Hook, NY, 2001

Carbon String    Neuberger National Biennial of Public Art, SUNY, Purchase, 2001

Thirds    Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art Ridgefield, CT January, 2001

Very Slow    1999 The Fields - Art /OMI Omi, NY

Can't   1999 Convergence XII Arts Festival, Providence, RI

facing; love 30    1999 Stone Quarry Hill Sculpture Park Casenovia, NY

one,two,three of 'em    1997-98 Sculpture in the Forest, Grizedale, Cumbria, England

Labyrinth II    1998 John Michael Kohler Art Center Sheboygan, WI

Vertical    1997 Forest City Annual Portland, Maine

Squeeze    Tranekaer International Center for Art and Nature, Langeland, Denmark, 1997

Hemisphere    Erie, PA for Erie County Dept. Planning/Recycling Earth Day celebration, 1997

Repose    City Gallery East, Atlanta, 1997

Hive    Mayfair Arts Festival Allentown, PA, 1995

Round    Connemara Conservancy Plano, TX, 1995

Bridge    Hesta Properties Charlotte, NC, 1993 corporate commission Holocene,

Duren International Exhibition of Paper Art , Leopold Hoesch Museum, Duren, Germany, 1992

Holocene, Charlotte    RSVP Bechtler Gallery Charlotte, North Carolina, 1992

New Geology #4    Arts Festival of Atlanta Site Sculpture Atlanta, GA, 1991

New Geology #2    Milan, NY, 1990

New Geology #1    Snug Harbor Sculpture Festival Staten Island, NY, 1990

Colorado Fence    Telluride, Colorado 1983, private commission

University Projects:

Two of 'em    Penn State Berks 2009

E-virus    Stanford University 2006

Tilt 2005    Kent State University, Kent, OH 2005

Bromeliade    University of Floria, Gainesville 2003

Can Can    Bowling Green University 2002

Some Cans    Western Carolina University 2002

Bale    University of Virginia 2001 

Warm Up    SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY 2001 

Study    James Madison University 2001

Pretty Fast    1999 University of Alabama, Birmingham

Squeeze 2     1998 Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Tilt    1997 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Sculpture Tour

Spine    State University of California, Bakersfield 1997

Cake    Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 1994

Holocene    New Paltz State University of New York New Paltz, NY 1992

Solo Exhibitions - Studio Work:

Steven Siegel, Biography 95-49   Marlborough Gallery, NY November 26, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Le Musee D'art Contemporain Des Laurentides  Saint-Jerome Quebec  June 19-September 4, 2011 

 Steven Siegel, Biography   Marlborough Chelsea, New York    January 27- February 26  2011

Wonderful Life Multi gallery exhibition at Freyberger Gallery, Alright College and Gogggleworks, Reading, PA   2010 

Wonderful Life  Turchin Center for the Visual Arts    Boone, NC  2009

Selections from Wonderful Life, Montalvo Gallery, Saratoga, CA   2006 

Selections from Wonderful Life, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ   2006

Secondary Functions, University of Florida, Gainesville   2003

Abington Art Center Jenkintown, PA   2002

Davis and Hall Gallery Hudson, NY  May,  2001 

125 Maiden Lane NY, NY   September,  2000

Works on and of Paper    Marist College Art Gallery Poughkeepsie, NY   1995

Breezy Hill Clinton, NY    1994 

Extending the Landscape   Barrett House Galleries Poughkeepsie, NY   1993

Richmond Center Art Gallery Windsor, CT 1993

Unison Arts and Learning Center New Paltz, New York 1992

Earth Time and Events: The Art of Steven Siegel  Wave Hill, Bronx, NY 1988

Hampshire College Amherst, MA 1986

Drew University Madison, NJ 1981 

Soho Center for the Visual Arts 114 Prince St. New York, NY 1979



Selected Group Shows - Studio Work: 

Conference of the Birds  Cynthia Reeves Projects   Mana Contemporary  Jersey City, NJ 2012

Currents, Art and the Environment  Courthouse Galleries,  Portsmouth, VA  2011

Transformed   Contemporary Art Center of Virginia Virginia Beach, VA   2008

Reduce/Reuse/Reexamine   Wave Hill, Bronx, NY   2004

EXO Kleinart Art Center Woodstock, NY 2002

Sculpture Garden 2001 - 2002 Unison Arts Center, New Paltz, NY

Recycled/Reclaimed/Reconstituted  Bowman and Penelec Galleries - Allegheny College Meadville, PA   February, 2001

Davis and Hall Gallery, Hudson, NY 2000 Sculpture courtyard

"Storied Land: Landscape/Narrative/Art" Stone Quarry Hill Sculpture Park Casenovia, NY summer 1999 

Materials, Substance, Form: to last or not to last   Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY  1999

The American Institute of Architects, Portland, OR   The Great Garbage Binge Art Show  1999

Kendall Art and Design  Location: A Survey of Hudson Valley Artists, Hudson, NY  1999

Kendall Art and Design   Collage Hudson, NY  1998

Berkshire Art Association   Painting and Sculpture   Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA  1996

Unison Arts Center Retrospective Exhibitions, New Paltz, NY November  1996

Great Garbage Binge   Bozeman, MT  1996

 Kansas City, Missouri 1995

Plans, Proposals, Models and Documentation  University of Virginia  1992

Art-Eco: Contemporary Art and the Environment  College Art Gallery State University of New York, New Paltz  1992

River Voices   Paramount Center for the Arts Peekskill, NY  1992 

National Works on Paper 92 Stedman Art Gallery Rutgers University Camden, NJ 1992

Exhibition of Finalists' Proposals for Atrium Sculpture, Scottsdale Center for the Arts Scottsdale, AZ 1989

Hampshire College  1985

The Drawing Center Fifth Anniversary Show 137 Greene Street NY  1982

Eight Sensibilities  Thorpe Intermedia Gallery Sparkill, NY  1982 

62X12  The Drawing Center NYC  1980 

Gates and Fences Thorpe Intermedia Gallery   Harriman State Park, NY  1979


Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, N.J. 2006 

Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA 2004

Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA 2002

Western Carolina University, Cullowee 2002

Art OMI, Omi, NY 1999

The Grizedale Society, Sculpture in the Forest - Cumbria, UK - 1997 and1998

Tranekaer International Center for Art and

Nature, Langleland, Denmark 1997

Artist in Residence Harriman State Park, NY 1979 - America the Beautiful Fund




Reviews, Publications

Grande, John  Nature Mirror  Random Tree Editions   Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Mahoney, Brian K It's About Time  American Craft magazine April/May 2015

Mahoney, Brian K  On the Cover, Chronogram  Chronogram magazine  January 2015

Parks, John, A.  Universal Principles of Art  Rockport Publishers 2014 

McInally, Mike  Think Too Much: Newspapers in artwork offer surprising treat     Albany (OR) Democrat-Herald  10/12/2014

Olspur  Katalog zur Ausstellung Olspur  quf dem Belande der Bayernoil  2014  

Goukassian, Elena  Carbon   Sculpture Magazine January/February 2014

Donse, Steph 

Twylene Moyer/Glenn Harper  The New Earthwork  ISC Press  2011

Abileah, Ilania   Biography by Steven Siegel   Main Street,  Laurentians, Canada June 2011

Le Guen, Francoise  Une immense murale au Musee cet ete  Journal Le Nord, Canada June 1011

Baker,  Allese Thomson    Critic's Picks  Artforum  February 2011  (see under Reviews)  

Perreault, John   The Sculptor from Planet X   Artopia   February 15, 2011   ( see under Reviews)

Boettger, Suzaan   Of our Time  catalogue essay for Steven Siegel, Biography    Marlborough Chelsea 2011

Fabricius, Karl  2011    

Like a hive, like an egg?  Art in Public 177  Redaktion van Uffelen  Stuttgart, Germany  2011

Conway Morris, Roderick  An Italian Valley Where Nature Meets Art    New York Times  August 6, 2010


Commissions Sculpture Magazine, April, 2010 

Grande, John We are the Landscape; A Conversation with Steven Siegel, Sculpture Magazine, March 2010

Schira, Ron It's a Wonderful Life, Reading Eagle, Reading, PA, 1/24/2010 

Rugg, Judith Exploring Site-Specific Art, pages 71-74, I.B. Tauris and Co. Ltd., London 2010

Richmond, Susan Edwards Paper, Earth: An Installation with Steven Siegel, Wild Apples Fall/Winter 2010

Wonderful Life; Works by Steven Siegel, Catalog with essays by John Perreault, Gary Walker, Hank Foreman Turchin Center for the Visual Arts  2009

Kirby, Kathy Natural Art Star Press, Muncie, IN 9/14/2008

Gyongy, Adrienne Sustainable Art: Trash Transformed Prattfolio Spring 2008 

Song, Young Imm Kang    Public Art: New Ways of Approaching Environmental Issues: The Art of Steven Siegel.  International Journal of the Arts in Society, vol. 2, no.3, page 85-92, 2007

Merckling, Catherine Eco-Art UFR Arts Universite Marc Bloch Strasbourg, France 2006 

Grounds for Sculpture, catalog, 2006

Orion Magazine, November, 2006

Hynes, Katie, The Signal College of New Jersey, September 20, 2006 

Van Dongen, Susan, The Princeton Packet, Cover Story, October 6-15, 2006

Limme, Neyse, lamona Magazine, Barcelona, Spain, Steven Siegel Basura Ancestral Fall, 2006

Rider, Jason Artist ties nature to culture, Oklahoma Daily, March 23, 2006

Weintraub, Linda Cycle-Logical Art, Recycling Matters for Eco-Art, 2006

Sculpture Magazine Itinerary, 2005

Kent State University Brochure for Tilt, 2005

Catalog Kunstverein Ingolstadt, Germany, 2005 

Thomas, Mary Cover Story Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 4, 2004

Schneider, Carrie The Art of Recycling Pittsburg City Paper, June 2, 2004

Leonard, Mary Tying Knots of Wow and Wonder Sculptor Steven Siegel, About Town of Dutchess and Columbia Counties, Winter 2003

Phillips, Patricia Wandering Through Time: The Sculpture of Steven Siegel, Sculpture Magazine, October 2003

Artist Infuses Students with 'can-do' spirit Clarion News Bowing Green, OH 9/11, 2002

Pop Art Sentinal Tribune WoodCounty, OH 9/13/02 

The Truth is In our Trash ARCHAEOLOGY January/February 2002

Johnson, Ken A landfill in the Eyes of Artists Who Beheld It New York Times February 1, 2002 

Sharnoff, Elena Large Accumulations of Small Things Non Satis Scire - the Hampshire College Alumni Magazine 2001 

Fresh Kills NY Arts September 2001

Zimmer, William A Smaller, More Accessible Biennial New York Times June 24, 2001

Gouveia, Georgette Avant Garden Journal News May 29, 2001

Princinthal, Nancy Art on Paper July - August 2001

Cassai, Mary Hudson Gallery features earth-centered sculptures Kingston Daily Freeman June 8, 2001

Jaeger, William When location is everything Albany Times Union June 3, 2001

Keeffe, Eileen Environmental Art highlights Poet's Walk Gazette Advertiser, Rhinebeck, NY May 31, 2001

Clarke, Jessica A Wordy Piece of Art The Daily News-Record Harrisonburg, VA April 3, 2001

Worthington, Becca Rendering Rubbish Into Art The Breeze Harrisonburg, VA April 2, 2001

Zimmer, William On Paper, a Show That Measures Up New York Times March 18, 2001

Merkling, Frank Katonah, Aldrich shows shine in separate ways Danbury News-Times Weekend February 2, 2001

Ryumina, Elena Moscow Times May 19, 2000

Scrupe, Mara Environment, Audience, and Public Art in the New World (Order) Sculpture Magazine March, 2000

Bolender, Karin Into the Holocene: The Art of Steven Siegel Dutchess Magazine, February 2000

Watersheds - the newsletter of Art, Culture Nature, an association for the study of the arts and the environment, spring 2000

Kimmelman, Michael The Hudson Valley, Inside Out New York Times 7/30/99

Siegel sculpture at ART/OMI uses recycled Register-Star newspapers The Register Star, Hudson, NY July 1999

Cummings, Kelliann International art on view at ART/OMI The Independent, Hillsdale, NY July 1999

Lis, Kerri Siegel Recycles newspaper into art Cazenovia Republican June 1999

Germano, Paul Nature Tells Stories at Stone Quarry Syracuse Newspaper May 1999

Netsky, Ron The art endurance test City newspaper, Rochester NY, April 1999

Commissions Sculpture Magazine March 1999 

Twelfth Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition Catalog 1998 John Perreault, juror

Western Michigan University 1997-98 Sculpture Tour Catalog 1997

Mah, Linda S. Artist builds outdoor sculpture from wood and paper Kalamazoo Gazette September 221, 1997

Greenleaf, Ken The Annual: Art Among the Oaks Maine Sunday Telegram 9/7/97

The Artistry of Discards The New York State Solid Waste Examiner Spring 97

Byrd, Cathy All Natural Creative Loafing Atlanta, GA April 12, 1997 

Cullum, Jerry Recyclers create a whole new life from secondhand The Atlanta Journal Constitution April 11, 1997

Natural Presence, The Art of Paul Hitopolus and Steven Siegel City Gallery East, Atlanta, GA April 1997 brochure

Knight, Rhonda Visiting Artists add to campus perspective The Runner, California State University at Bakersfield March 5, 1997 

Great Garbage Binge Art Show catalog Emerson Cultural Center Bozeman, MT1996

Bass, Shermakaye Mother Nature is one tough critic The Dallas Morning News 3/23/95

Harnish, Anne Commissions Sculpture Magazine January 1995

Jacobson, Marjory Art for Work Harvard Business School Press 1993

Nicholas/Forster Portland Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, Portland 1993 

Godfrey, Michael/Kessler,Jane Strata Nike magazine Munich special #6 sculpture 1993

Gragg, Randy ...sculpture looms... The Oregonian Portland, OR 8/5/93

Smith, Doug Don't Trash This Art Charlotte Observer 4/22/93

Flynn, Anne Artist digs Deep Into Landscapes Union-News Springfield, MA 2/17/93

Smart, Paul Waste land Huguenot Herald New Paltz, NY 11/5/92

Patterson, Tom Carillon's newest art will ring your chimes. Charlotte Observer 5/17/92

Von Christiane Dorr Funf Tonnen Papier unter dem Rasen Duren Stadt und Land Duren, Germany 4/14/92

Baxter, Robert In Camden, A bazaar of bizarre art works South Jersey Courier-Post 1/12/92

Raynor, Vivian Sculpture Show in the Open New York Times 9/16/90

Brenson, Michael The State of the City as Sculptors See It New York Times 7/27/90

SCULPTURE magazine March/April 1989

Feinberg, Jean E. Earth Time and Events: The Art of Steven Siegel 1988

Wave Hill The Drawing Center Fifth Anniversary Show catalog 1982

Raynor, Vivian Diverse Sensibilities New York Times 2/1/81




SUNY Fredonia   Fedonia, NY 2015

Bard College   Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 2014

Swain School    Allentown, PA  2012

Rubin Musem of Art  New York, NY   2012

Reading Museum Reading, PA 2010 

Evolutionary Studies Program (EVOS) SUNY Binghamton 2009

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts 2009

Minneapolis College of Art and Design 2009

Living Lightly Festival Muncie, IN 2008

Bard College Annandale on Hudson, NY 2008

SUNY, New Paltz 2006

Grounds for Sculpture, 2006

The College of New Jersey, 2006

North Carolina Museum of Art, 2006

University of Oklahoma, 2006

Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA 2005

San Jose State University 2005

Robert Smithson Symposium, Kent State University, Ohio 2005

Future Tenant Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004

In my mind a mere image Harn Museum, University of Florida 2003 

University of Houston 2002 

Abington Art Center Jenkintown, PA 2002

Bowling Green State University, OH 2002

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee 2002

Union College 2002 

Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2001

State University of New York, Fredonia 2001

University of Virginia Department of Architecture 2000

Pro Arte St. Petersburg, Russia 2000 

Nizhny Center for Contemporary Art, Nizhny-Novgorod Russia 2000

Zverev Center for Contemporary Art Moscow, Russian Federation 2000

Samuel Barker Lecture Series University of Alabama, Birmingham 1999

An Artist's Peek at Deep Time; What is a Landscape, Anyway? Casenovia College, Casenovia, NY 1999

Visiting Artist Series Syracuse University 1999

Rock, Scissors, Paper, and Wood Grizedale Society, Cumbria, UK 1998 

Visiting Artist Series Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 1998

Close Encounters With the Arts, Visiting Artist Series Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo 1997

Guest Artist Langlands Kuntsthojskole, Bagentop, Denmark 1997

Emory University, Atlanta 1997 

Visiting Artist Series State University of California, Bakersfield 1997

Visiting Artist Series Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 1994

Barrett House Galleries Poughkeepsie, NY 1993 

State University of New York, New Paltz 1992 

RSVP Lecture Series Bechtler Gallery Charlotte, NC 1992 

Arts Festival of Atlanta Atlanta, GA 1991 


Swain School   Allentown, PA  2012

Western Carolina University visiting artist Cullowee, NC 2010

Appalachian State University visiting artist Boone, NC 2009

Minneapolis College of Art and Design visiting artist 2009

Ball State U. Muncie, IN visiting artist 2008

SUNY New Paltz visiting artist 2007

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO 2006 

Western Carolina Universtiy, Cullowee visiting artist 2002

Wampler Visiting Professorship in Art James Madison University 2001

Nizhny Center for Contemporary Art, Nizhny-Novgorod Russia workshop 2000

Zverev Center for Contemporary Art Moscow, Russian Federation 2000

Collaborative sculpture project with students from the Moscow Center for Contemporary Art Studies

Appalachian State University 1998 visiting artist 

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 1997 visiting artist

State University of California, Bakersfield 1997 visiting artist 

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 1994 visiting artist

Drew University 1979 taught sculpture and drawing