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Shirley Steele

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20140824153208-interface_06-ohm
Ohm, 2013 Acrylic & Inkjet on Mylar 30" X 30" © Shirley Steele
20140824153737-interface_12-cardinal
Cardinal, 2013 Acrylic & Inkjet on Mylar 30" X 30" © Shirley Steele
20140824153900-interface_16-convergence
Convergence, 2013 Acrylic & Inkjet on Mylar 30" X 30" © Shirley Steele
20140824153807-interface_04-harmonics
Harmonics, 2013 Acrylic & Inkjet on Mylar 25" X 25" © Shirley Steele
20140824153721-interface_10-turing
Turing, 2013 Acrylic & Inkjet on Mylar 30" X 30" © Shirley Steele
20140824153934-interface_05-ryman
Ryman, 2013 Acrylic & Inkjet on Mylar 25" X 25" © Shirley Steele
20140824153821-interface_08-nabokov
Nabokov, 2013 Acrylic & Inkjet on Mylar 25" X 25" © Shirley Steele
20140824153836-interface_11-monhegan
Monhegan, 2013 Acrylic & Inkjet on Mylar 30" X 30" © Shirley Steele
20140824153700-interface_03-overtones
Overtones, 2013 Acrylic & Inkjet on Mylar 25" X 25" © Shirley Steele
20140824153848-interface_13-vortex
Vortex, 2013 Acrylic & Inkjet on Mylar 30" X 30" © Shirley Steele
20140824153636-interface_07-charybdis
Charybdis, 2013 Acrylic & Inkjet on Mylar 30" X 30" © Shirley Steele
20140824153230-interface_02-amplitudes
Amplitudes, 2013 Acrylic & Inkjet on Mylar 25" X 25" © Shirley Steele
20140824153945-interface_09-emily
Emily, 2013 Acrylic & Inkjet on Mylar 25" X 25" © Shirley Steele
20140824153913-interface_17-orbitals
Global, 2013 Acrylic & Inkjet on Mylar 25" X 25" © Shirley Steele
20140824153922-interface_01-spectrum
Spectrum, 2013 Acrylic & Inkjet on Mylar 25" X 25" © Shirley Steele
20140824154005-interface_15-intervals
Intervals, 2013 Acrylic & Inkjet on Mylar 30" X 30" © Shirley Steele
20140824153957-interface_14-whitman
Whitman, 2013 Acrylic & Inkjet on Mylar 30" X 30" © Shirley Steele
20140824190851-dvd_cover_copy
Electric Fields (Video), 2013 Video Variable © Shirley Steele
20140907222848-hand
Cardinal Acrylic and Inkjet on Mylar 30 X 30" © Courtesy of the artist & The Ceres Gallery
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Austin, TX
Schools
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
The Art Students League of New York
Representing galleries
Statement

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.