Catinca Tabacaru NYC/Harare Collective

Justin Orvis Steimer

Justin Orvis Steimer,
union square (7.4.16.44.16), 2016
pure pigment, acrylic, and ink on boat sail
50 × 84 in

Justin Orvis Steimer,
knew beginnings, 2016
pure pigment, acrylic and ink on boat sail
68 × 52 in

Justin Orvis Steimer, Piacere, 2015
pigment, oil, acrylic and ink on 1940’s boat sail
52 × 68 in

Justin Orvis Steimer
carnival, 2015
pigment, oil, acrylic and ink on 1940’s boat sail
52 × 68 in

Justin Orvis Steimer, palazzo mora, 2015
pigment, oil, acrylic and ink on 1940’s boat sail
52 × 68 in

Justin Orvis Steimer
yapci, 2015
oil, acrylic and ink on linen
29 × 23.5 in

Justin Orvis Steimer
rachel, 2015
oil, acrylic and ink on polyester shirt
28 × 21 in

Justin Orvis Steimer
something about a triangle, 2014
oil and acrylic on boat sail
52 × 68 in

Justin Orvis Steimer
march 2016, 2016
pure pigment, acrylic, wood dye and ink on paper
22.5 × 18 in

Justin Orvis Steimer
feb #2, 2015
water color, pure pigment, and ink on paper
22 × 22 in

Justin Orvis Steimer
march #2, 2015
water color, pure pigment, and ink on paper
22 × 22 in

JUSTIN ORVIS STEIMER (b. 1981, Colorado, USA)
Justin Orvis Steimer’s work has been developed as a series of responses to invisible sources that have been excluded from scientific versions of reality. With freehand lines and forms he transposes space, time, sound and presence to offer a channeled truth. He makes canvases from materials found in the places he renders, or given to him by the subjects of his portraits; the pre-existing color, texture and geometry affecting the finished result.

He often collaborates with practitioners from different fields such as musicians, astronomers, shamen, or other artists who contribute to determine the identity of each work.

Steimer earned his BFA in painting from the University of Colorado in 2004. He made his museum debut in 2016 at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. Steimer is a co-founder of the CTG Collective.

BORN 1981 IN COLORADO, USA
LIVES AND WORKS IN BROOKLYN, NY

EDUCATION

2004

BFA University of Colorado at Boulder

MUSEUM & INSTITUTIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2016

Zig Zag Zim, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare; Curator: Catinca Tabacaru


2015

New Wave, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY; Curator: Holly Shen

Personal Structures, European Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy

SOLO & TWO-ARTIST EXHIBITIONS

2018

The Watchers (with Terrence Musekiwa), 50 Golborne, London

2017

The Guardian and The Builder (with Terrence Musekiwa), Catinca Tabacaru, Harare

2016

cave paintings of a homo galactian, Catinca Tabacaru, New York
 (solo)

2014

have you ever wondered what a soul looks like?, Catinca Tabacaru, New York (solo)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

At Night, You Dance, Barbé Urbain, Ghent, Belgium (upcoming)

2018

CTG-R: Zimbabwe 2018, CTG Harare, Zimbabwe

2017

TERRA NOVA, Catinca Tabacaru, New York

2016

Zig Zag Zim, Catinca Tabacaru, New York

2015

Devotion, Catinca Tabacaru, New York; Curators: William Corwin and Catinca Tabacaru

2014

The Collection Plus New Artists, Eastmen Gallery, Hasselt, Belgium
It Begins On Paper, Catinca Tabacaru, New York

2013

39th Mill Valley Film Festival, San Francisco
Here Now, Pop Up Gallery, New York; Curator: Nathan Evans

Ever Ours, Beethoven Festival: LOVE, Chicago; Curator: Catinca Tabacaru

2012

Beethoven Festival: REVOLUTION, National Pastime Theater, Chicago; Curator: Catinca Tabacaru
Visions Did Appear, PS Project Space, New York; Curator: Catinca Tabacaru
G-train Salon, Brooklyn, NY

2011

Carbon, New York, NY
Justin Orvis Steimer, The Schoolhouse, Brooklyn, NY

SITE-SPECIFIC & PUBLIC WORKS

2017

Eaux Claires, Wisconsin, USA

2016

gatekeepers of the north, Pool’s Island, Canada

2013

Love, Two North Riverside Plaza, Chicago

2012

Revolution, National Pastime Theater, Chicago

RESIDENCIES

2018

CTG-R: Zimbabwe, Harare
Jalovik Art Colony, Serbia

2017

CTG-R: Zimbabwe, Harare

2016

CTG-R: Newfoundland, Canada

2015

CTG-R: Zimbabwe, Harare

2012

Beethoven Festival, Chicago

Justin Orvis Steimer in Whitewall Magazine
“The series continues Steimer’s exploration of the spirit, translating energy into an ever-evolving vocabulary.”
10.6.2016