Merrill Steiger | USA

Twilight Zone. 48″ x 60″. Acrylic on Canvas

Merrill Steiger lives and works in NYC and Woodstock. Steiger’s Art reflects her travels, spiritual practice and collage composition. She developed color fragmentation juxtaposing strong colors and hard-edged shapes. Back from Mexico, Merrill painted abstract architectural images relating the art of an ancient culture into her own art, also visited spiritual Power Spots charged with positive energy, contacting the art of Aboriginal Australians, indigenous Africa or Asia traditions in Cambodia, Vietnam, India, the Himalayas and Japan, making collages influenced by origami and Japanese colors. Influenced by bodybuilding, she painted abstracted nudes. The meditation inspired the series Zen Dot Energy reflecting India’s circles and chakras. Her series Unseen Universes of organic forms had landscape imagery with changes of scale from microscopic to cosmic a journey through the inner space of one’s own consciousness. Worlds Collide, incorporated anthropological references to previous series, petroglyphs, Zen rock gardens, Buddha statues, and mandalas. Dreamland had references to Cappadocia and Turkey. GNH, Gross National Happiness, inspired by countries solemn and/or spiritual in nature, reflected the peace and joy of spiritual self-exploration. Her 2016 series Sci-Fi, has a monochromatic study of light, shadow, and space, depicting a large fantastical imagery merging pioneering space traveling with early black and white photography. Her images are inspired by the first human views of outer space from the surface of the moon. She exhibited at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA; Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO; La Guardia Community College, Queens; Connecticut University, Stamford, CT; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and Utica College, Utica, NY, and at museums, art fairs, galleries, public or private collections: BDNY, NY, NY; Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD; Tubac Center of the Arts, 19, AZ; Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair Brooklyn, NY; Hoyt Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Certificate of Excellence Merit Award, New Castle, PA; SHIM, Invitational 3, Brooklyn, NY; Florida State University Museum of Fine arts, Annual Tallahassee International Juried Competition, Tallahassee, FL; Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY; Metro Montage XV, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA; SIPMA Contemporary, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA; Cosmos: Imagining the Universe, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Dowell, MD; Gallery Gala 17, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY. Merrill Steiger was represented by Contemporary Art Projects USA at RED DOT 2017, during Art Basel Miami Week.

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