Timeline

Steven Assael was born in New York, New York in 1957. He attended Pratt Institute and presently teaches at The School of Visual Arts in New York. Mr. Assael balances naturalism with a romanticism that permeates the figures and surroundings of his paintings and drawings. The focus of his work is the human figure, either individually or in a group, rendered in glowing relief by gentle beams of warm and cool light. Steven Assael’s classical talents are as rare as they are essential to the diverse art world of the late Twentieth Century.

Assael has had several solo shows nationally in recent months, including the Columbus Museum of Art, Cress Gallery of Art at the University of Tennessee, Lowe Gallery in Atlanta, and Forum Gallery in Los Angeles. In 1999, a retrospective one-person exhibition was held at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Washington. Steven Assael’s work has also been exhibited at The Arkansas Arts Center, (AR), The New York Academy of Art, (NY), The Arnot Art Museum in (NY) and is represented in the public collections of The Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga, (TN), The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design (MO), and most recently, The Columbus Museum of Art (Columbus, OH).

Exhibitions

2005
Steven Assael: New Work, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL (October 2005) (solo)
2005
Steven Assael: New Paintings and Drawings, Forum Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2001
Steven Assael: Paintings, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2000
Drawings V, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2000
Small and Mighty II, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999
New Realism for a New Millennium, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, NY
1999
Fine Art Faculty Exhibition, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1999
Steven Assael: A Decade of Painting and Drawing, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA (solo)
1998–1999
New Paintings and Drawings by Steven Assael, Forum Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1998
1998 Collector's Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
1998
It's Still Life, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
1997
Drawn From the Faculty, New York Academy of Art, NY
1997
New Drawings, More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
1996
New Paintings and Drawings, Tatistcheff & Co., Inc., New York, NY (solo)
1996
1996 American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, New York, NY
1996
Reality Bytes, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Kansas City, MO
1996
Holiday Exhibition, Laura Craig Galleries, Scranton, PA
1995
Paintings and Drawings, Payne Gallery of Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA (solo)
1994
Paintings and Drawings, Tatistcheff & Co., Inc., New York, NY (solo)
1991
Steven Assael: Recent Paintings and Works on Paper, Gray Art Center, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (solo)
1990
Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C. (solo)
1989
Staempfli Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1987
Staempfli Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1980
National Arts Club, Gregg Gallery, New York, NY (solo)