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Based out of Seattle, WA, Joseph Steininger is an artist and innovator. Using intricately detailed and hand-cut stencils applied with spray paint, his personal work is influenced by street art culture and printmaking. Using the traditional and time-honored forms of fine art, his pieces are remarkably complex and masterfully represent this contemporary medium.
Though spray paint is still seen by many to be a medium incapable of creating fine art, Joseph aims to bridge the gap between those pre-conceived notions of what can and cannot be fine art. By using the contemporary medium of spray paint mixed with more traditional subject matters, the artist forces the viewers to expand their assumptions about spray paint’s place in the fine art world. The artist creates his work by meticulously hand-cutting intricately detailed stencils. The stencils are then layered in a particular way to create a distinct body of work which displays his mastery of the craft.
December, 2011: Bamboo Gallery, Portland, OR, solo exhibition
March, 2012: Vera Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, group exhibition
June - August 2013: Centennial Center Gallery, Kent, WA, Summer juried exhibition. Awarded: “Purchase Award”- for the city of Kent, WA’s Public Art Collection, “Exhibition Award”, and voted "People's Choice", group exhibition
April – May 2014: Centennial Center Gallery, Kent, WA, solo exhibition
June – August 2014: Centennial Center Gallery, Kent, WA, Summer juried exhibition, group exhibition
August 2014, Arts & Industry Juried Exhibition Presented by the Port of Portland, Portland, OR, Awarded: “3 rd Place”, group exhibition
September 2014, le Arte della Festa Italiana, Seattle, WA, Awarded: 1st Place Juried Award, group exhibition
June, - September 2015, Centennial Center Gallery, Kent, WA, group exhibition. Awarded: “Purchase Award” - for the city of Kent, WA’s Public Art Collection
August 2015, "The Art of Trade", Gallery 903, Portland, OR, group exhibition.
November-December 2015, NW Woodworkers Gallery, Seattle, WA, solo exhibition
January 2017-January 2018, “Portland by the Layer”, Portland International Airport, Portland, OR, solo exhibition
April 2017- May 2017, “Slash and Burn”, Sammamish Arts Commission, Sammamish, WA, group exhibition
April 2018, “Miniature Treasures”, MIVAL Callery, Mercer Island, WA, group exhibition
June 2018 - August 2018, Centennial Center Gallery, Kent, WA, group exhibition. “Purchase Award”- for the city of Kent, WA’s Public Art Collection
December 2018-February 2019, “Slash and Burb”, Green River Community College Gallery, Auburn, WA, group show
February 2019, “Introductions”, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA, group show
April-June 2020, “In Context”, JRinehart Gallery, Seattle, WA, solo exhibition