The Art Students League’s League at Large program is proud to present MYTHOS at The Painting Center from January 3-28, 2023. Guest Curated by Clintel Steed, the group exhibition explores visual artists as storytellers. Bringing together work by seventeen artists who study at the League, the exhibition features a variety of disciplines in works inspired by classical mythology, legend, and global folklore. Tackling themes of love, discovery, and metamorphosis, MYTHOS shows how the tales that define our past can also populate our present.
Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Clintel Steed (b. 1977) lives and works between New York City and a small monastery in a discreet location on sacred land in upstate New York. Steed earned his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received praise and accolades for his vigorous and inexhaustible pursuit of painting. Steed earned his MFA from Indiana University. There, his work blossomed. Immediately afterwards, Steed moved to Harlem to continue his life’s work of painting. While working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Steed pursued and completed a degree in Advanced Studies at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, andSculpture. Steed’s work has been exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Most recent solo exhibitions include, Behind the Hood at Mark Borghi, Sag Harbor, NY (2021); Allegory of Now at M+B, Los Angeles(2020); Compendium Part II, Mark Borghi Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY(2019); and Clintel Steed: Paintings at John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY(2018). Steed’s work was also recently in the following group exhibitions, Incise, Echo and Repeat at The Clemente Center, NY (2019); New Narrative Now at Michael David & Company, NY (2019); Emoji Show at Klaus von Nichtsagend Gallery, NY (2018). Steed’s work is held in both private and public collections in the United States.
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Tomoko Takeda, Gentleman, 2020
Victoria Carter, Boundary Stones, 2021
Judy Fox, Land of the Giraffes, 2021
Cynthia Riddell, Fairies in the Night, 2020
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