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Shirley Steele

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Lives in
Austin, TX


Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Art Students League, NYC

Representing galleries


SHIRLEY STEELE creates art to explore ideas about the human mind and its offspring, technology and language. Steele uses a variable combination of computer animations that she writes, prints taken from the animations, and traditional painting media.

In her mixed-media paintings, gestural paint strokes and computer animation combine to explore a central tension of the information age, the human/machine relationship. Paint and programming join in a playful and reflective dialogue between hand and computer, between the irrational and the rational.

Steele's artistic practice is informed by her passion for science/technology and its intersection with contemporary art.  A graduate of both the University of Texas at Dallas (Ph.D., Brain & Language) and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (painting and printmaking), she makes art by combining technological skills with traditional arts technique.

Recent Exhibits

Shirley Steele participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2014 Hand & Machine (mixed-media paintings)
Ceres Gallery
Apr, 2014 Electric Fields-Madrid animation
MediaLab Prado Madrid digital facade
Jan, 2014 30th Anniversary Exhibition
Ceres Gallery
Dec, 2013 Prints and video, Projects Gallery
Aqua Art Miami
Oct, 2013 Interface (mixed-media paintings)
Burrison Gallery Philadelphia
Sep, 2013 Prints and video, Projects Gallery
Houston Fine Art Fair
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