Gregory Steel, Biography

Gregory Steel (b. 1954, Art Center Hospital, Detroit, MI.) focuses on transitional states and contemplative possibilities of Being. Steel's work explores tentative relationships with the modern world; his sculptures provide a respite from the onslaught of the media and the pressures to conform. Steel earned his B.F.A. from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, and his M.F.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Steel also holds a Ph. D in philosophy, aesthetics, and critical theory from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in Visual Arts, Portland, ME. Peter Frank has selected his work for inclusion in the October International show at Amory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL. Steel's work has also been seen at After the Pedestal, Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio; Art Expo New York, Pier 94, New York, NY; KaatsBaan Cultural Center, Tivoli, NY; the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Art Center; outdoor sculpture exhibit. Also, sculptural work has recently been exhibited at the Swope Museum, 79th Wabash Valley Exhibition, Terra Haute, IN, the Museum of Greater Lafayette, Indiana Now Exhibition, Lafayette, IN. Steel's solo shows include Galerie Penumbra in Indianapolis, IN, Barcelona, Spain, and Bay City, Michigan. His work has also been presented in China, Berlin, Basel, Switzerland, Venice, Italy, Shanghai, and Japan. Steel currently lives and works in Kokomo, Indiana.