Artist Registry

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1973 Cincinnati, Ohio


1998 J.D., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

1995 B.A. Philosophy, B.S. Mathematics, Miami University, Oxford, OH

1991 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Ice and High Mountains/Futures Past, Seattle Art Fair, Seattle WA, 101/Exhibit

2016 Metes and Bounds, Gallery Protocol, Gainesville, FL

2016 LV DIY, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY

2015 Anything Goes, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014 Likelihood of Confusion, Joshua Liner, New York, NY

2014 VOLTA NY, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen Denmark

2013 Contrariwise, 101/Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Bleeding Afro, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Selected Group Exhibitions


Sitting Still, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY

Department of Art Faculty & Alumni Exhibition, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Summer Breaks, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

The Cannonball Run, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Season Opening, Accesso Galleria, Pietrasanta, Italy

Birds of America, 101/Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA

FUSE, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA

GOAT: A Tribute to Muhammad Ali, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY


Why I Want to Fuck Donald Trump, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Alfred Steiner)

Season Opening, Accesso Galleria, Pietrasanta, Italy

Paul Brainard: Roasted, Lodge Gallery, New York, NY

Introspective, Bravin Lee Programs, New York, NY

The Angel of History, Station Independent Projects, New York, NY (curated by David Gibson)


Whizzer, Black Ball Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Gimme Gimme Gimme, Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (curated by Todd Pavlisko)

Open Sessions 5, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

Name it by Trying to Name It, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

The Copenhagen Interpretation, Gallery Poulsen at the Lodge Gallery, New York, NY


Your Favorite Artist’s Favorite Artist, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

Exquisite Corpse, Mass Gallery, Austin, TX (curated by Amir Fallah)


The Wild Bunch, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Direct Address, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

Nudes, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA (curated by The World’s Best Ever)

Group Show Vol. 4, Gildar Gallery, Denver, CO

Department of Art Faculty & Alumni Exhibition, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH


En Plein Air, Stux Gallery, New York, NY

The Space Between, The National Arts Club, New York, NY (curated by Jenny Mushkin Goldman)

Beyond Bling, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY

Season Opener!, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

The Late Summer Group Show 2012, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Summer Group Show 2012, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

Group Show 4, 101/Exhibit, Miami, FL

Day Job, Philip Feldman Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

The Brucennial, New York, NY (curated by Vito Schnabel & The Bruce High Quality Foundation)

Day Job, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA

Drawn Together, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Guilty / (Not) Guilty, Norte Maar, Brooklyn New York (curated by Sarah Schmerler)


Drawing Gifts 2011, 8th Annual Benefit Auction for The Drawing Center, New York, NY

Bitches Brew – New Art from New York (Part II), Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

A Line of Souls and a Few Words from the Holy, Fortress to Solitude, Brooklyn, NY


Day Job, The Drawing Center, New York, NY (curated by Nina Katchadourian)

36 Hours in Basel, Unternehmen Mitte, Basel, Switzerland (curated by Artist Accomplices)

Fruhstuck Kommt, Golden Pudle Club, Hamburg, Germany (curated by Patrick Meagher)

The Brucennial, New York, NY (curated by Vito Schnabel and The Bruce High Quality Foundation)


The Portrait Show, Fortress to Solitude, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Guillermo Creus)

Invisible Dog, No Longer Empty, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Manon Slome and Asher Remy Toledo)

Regime Change, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA

Spatial Perversions, The New School, New York, NY (curated by the Skybridge Curatorial Project)


Avatar Atavistic, Vaudeville Park, New York, NY (curated by Andrew Prayzner)

It's Not Easy, Exit Art, New York, NY (curated by Herb Tam and Lauren Rosati)

Surreal Naiveté, Miyako Yoshinaga, New York, NY

Digital with Monument, Silver Shed, New York, NY (curated by Patrick Meagher)

Works on Paper Benefit, Cuchifritos Gallery / Project Space, New York, NY


The Way of All Flesh, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY

Selected Press


Nicole Disser, “Our 19 Fav Moments of Sprang Brayke 2016,” Bedford and Bowery, Mar. 7.

Daniela Mayer, “3 Installations to See at SPRING/BREAK Art Show,” Art Versed, Mar. 5.

Emily Manning, “5 Things You Can't Miss at SPRING/BREAK, NYC's Buzziest Art Fair,” i-D, Mar. 1.

C. Munro, “These 5 Inspired Installations Make SPRING/BREAK Art Show,” ArtNet News, Mar. 1.


Caro, “Painter Alfred Steiner Mixes Unseemly Images with Pop Culture Icons,”, Jun. 22.

Nanna Claudius Bergø, 3 Picks, Kopenhagen Magasin, May 12.

R. Pincus, “Retroreflective Clothes Combat Paparazzi and Trigger-Happy Friends,”, Feb. 12.


Tanley Wong, “Openings: Alfred Steiner - ‘Likelihood of Confusion,’” Arrested Motion, Nov. 4.

David Graver, “Alfred Steiner’s ‘Likelihood of Confusion’ Exhibition,” Cool Hunting, Oct. 31.

Chloe Dewberry, “Can You Guess which Logo This Is?,” Opening Ceremony, Oct. 17.

Joe McGauley, “The Surrealist Pop Art of Alfred Steiner, Supercompressor, Oct 15.

Benjamin Sutton, “The Imagination Runs Wild at VOLTA NY 2014,” Artnet News, Mar. 7.

Jonah Samson, “Volta Art Fair 2014, Three must-see booths,” Cool Hunting, Mar. 7.

AF Henrik Øster-Jorgensen, “Ikke noget konceptuelt fis,” Kultur & TV, Jan. 21.

Christoph Rambow, “Iconotropism,” Lodown Magazine, Issue No. 94, Jan./Feb. 2015, pp. 122-126.


A. Moret, “Reviews, Alfred Steiner, ‘Contrariwise’ at 101/Exhibit,” art ltd., Nov./Dec.

Lisbeth Bonde, “Arcimboldo fra det 21.arhundrede,” Magasinet Kunst, Nr. 4, 2013-22. Argang.


Daniel Maidman, “Figures and Gaps,” The Huffington Post, Dec. 12.

Hrag Vartanian, “Get Ready for the Flood of 3D Printed Objects,” Hyperallergic, Dec. 10.

Sarah Hassan, “Guilty/(NOT) Guilty at Norte Maar,” ARTWRIT, Jan.

Sergio Sarmiento, “Is This Copyright Infringement of an Artist’s Painting?,” Clancco, Jan. 11.

Hrag Vartanian, “When Paintings Are Easily Reproduced,” Hyperallergic, Jan. 11.


Bill Morris, “Is Copyright a Guardian Angel or a Killer of Creativity? A Conversation with Alfred Steiner,” The Millions, Mar. 23.

Brent Burket, “The Brucennial: Piece By Piece,” Hyperallergic, Mar. 17.

“Right Brain Stimulus,” The Harvard Law Record, Mar. 11.

“Goings on About Town:  Galleries–Chelsea:  ‘The Way of All Flesh,’” The New Yorker, 25 Dec. 2006 & 1 Jan. 2007.

Scott Rothkopf, “Breaking the Mold:  VES Show at the Carpenter Exhibits Sophisticated Student Work,” The Harvard Crimson, Dec.12, 1997.

Lectures and Panels

“Collaging Careers: From Philosophy to Law and Art,” Miami University, Oxford, OH, Apr. 22, 2016.

“LV DIY,” Fordham Law School, New York, NY, Apr. 14, 2016.

New York University Tandon School of Engineering, New York, NY, Dec. 3, 2015.

“Blanch v. Koons & Cariou v. Prince,” Fordham School of Law, New York, NY, Feb. 14, 2013.

“This is Not a Legal Lecture,” Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, New York, NY, Mar. 2, 2012.

“This is Not a Legal Lecture,” Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA, Oct. 12, 2011.

“VLA Art & Law Residency Symposium,” New York, NY, Aug. 25, 2010.

“Intellectual Property in the Age of Digital Reproduction,” Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY, Apr. 14, 2010.

“Copyright and Contemporary Art:  Ships Passing in the Night,” Vassar College, Apr. 12, 2010.

“Is the Concept of Artistic Merit Obsolete in Contemporary Art?,”  Miyako Yoshinaga, New York, NY, Jun. 11, 2009.


A Few Observations on Copyright and Art, Landslide Magazine, a publication of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, January-February 2013.

Selected Collections

West Collection, Philadelphia, PA


The Drawing Center, Open Sessions (2014-2016)