Ellen Steinfeld is a sculptor, a painter and has worked in several different media. She graduated with a degree in painting and design from Carnegie Mellon University and earned a graduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She has received numerous large-scale public and private commissions including an 18’ steel sculpture for the atrium of Roswell Park Cancer Institute and a commission to design 16 large stained glass windows for Christ Church in Detroit. Works in various media have been selected and incorporated into public spaces including schools, hotels, hospitals, museums, airports, stadiums and corporate collections. Her work was selected to represent New York State for the Absolut Statehood Campaign, which helped raise millions of dollars for AIDS research.
Steinfeld’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in over 22 solo exhibitions and included in over 88 group exhibitions in the United States and Canada. Works are in the permanent collections the Albright-Knox Art Galley, the Castellani Museum, the Burchfield-Penney Museum, Washington State Art in Public Places Collection and the State of Florida Art in Public Buildings Collection, the New York State Art Museum, Albany, among many others. She is a recipient of fellowships from New York State CAPS, the New York State Council on the Arts and has won many national awards. Steinfeld has been a visiting artist, lecturer and teacher at several universities and subject of two documentary films.
Her upcoming exhibition, "Suspended Motion: Sculptures and Watercolors by Ellen Steinfeld" will be on view Friday, February 8–Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.