STEVEN SORMAN

 

EDUCATION

BFA, Painting, University of Minnesota, 1971

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

 

Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

 

SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 

2016 "outside in, inside out," Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2015 Ft. Wayne Museum of Art

2012 Delgado Street Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

Found Gallery, Norfolk, CT

2009 “New Work,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI

2008 Marsh Gallery, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN

2007 Craig Flinner Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006 Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

2005 “Thirty Two Prints in Thirty Two Years,” Smith Anderson Editions, Palo Alto, CA

Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneappolis, MD

Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, CT

2004 "New Works On Paper," Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2002 Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI

Deborah Davis Fine Art, Hudson, NY

“Recent Paintings,” Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

2001 “Steven Sorman: New Work,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

2000 Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO

1999 “Steven Sorman: Recent Print Work,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

1998 “Steven Sorman: New Prints from Tyler Graphics,” The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

Tyler Graphics, Mt. Kisco, NY

Wetterling Teo Gallery, Singapore

1997 “Recent Paintings & Drawings,” Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

“Recent Works on Paper,” Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

1996 “Then as Now,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Steven Sorman: These Days,” Klein Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

Connecticut College, New London, CN

1995 “Works on Paper,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

1994 Robert Thomson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Tyler Graphics, Mt. Kisco, NY

1993 Joel Kessler Gallery, Miami, FL

Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

University of Iowa, Museum of Art, Des Moines, IA

1992 Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL

Michael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, FL

1991 Robert Thomson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Steensland Gallery, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, travels to Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN, and Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Macalester College,

St. Paul, MN

Tyler Graphics, Mt. Kisco, NY

Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL

1990 Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

Heland Wetterling Galleries, Stockholm, Sweden

Eva Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1989 Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

Thorden Wetterling Galleries, Goteborg, Sweden

Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, New York, NY

University of Missouri- Kansas City Gallery of Art, Kansas City, MO

1988 Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, New York, NY

Michael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Cantor-Lemberg Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1987 Thorden Wetterling Galleries, Stockholm, Sweden

Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

Scott Hansen Gallery, York, NY

1986 Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Robert Thomson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Thorden Smith Fine Arts, Fort Wayne, IN

1985 Thorden Wetterling Galleries, Stockholm, Sweden

Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

G.H. Dalsheimer Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Cantor-Lemberg Gallery, Detroit, MI

Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

A.P. Giannini Gallery, Bank of America, San Francisco, CA

Sette Publishing, Tempe, AZ

1984 Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Robert Thomson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA

Getler/Pall/Saper Gallery, New York, NY

Eva Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Thomas Smith Fine Arts, Ft. Wayne, IN

1983 Barbara Balkin Gallery, Chicago, IL

Robert Thomson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA

Getler Pall Gallery, New York, NY

Eve Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1982 Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

Cantor-Lemberg Gallery, Detroit, MI

1981 University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

Timothy Burns Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Signet Arts, St. Louis, MO

Getler/Pall Gallery, New York, NY

1980 Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA

1979 Kathryn Markel Gallery

Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL

1978 Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL

Glen Hanson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1977 Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Mead Gallery of Art, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass

Fendrick Gallery, Washington D.C.

Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY

Keihle Gallery, St. Cloud College, MN

1976 Hanson Cowles Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1975 Fendrick Gallery, Washington D.C.

1971 Coffman Gallery, University of Minnesota

1970 Coffman Gallery, University of Minnesota

 

 

RECENT SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016 Behind the scenes, Tyler Graphics at work, The National Gallery of Australia

2015 “Works on Paper,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2014 “Intimate,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2012 “RED,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2011 “SILVER,” 25th Anniversary Show, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2010 “Art Chicago 2010,” Atrium Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008 “Choose One,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Small Works,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2006 “Paper, Paper,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Selections,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Vermillion Editions Limited: Prints, Multiples, Artist’s Books, 1977-1992, Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN

Hot Off the Press: prints from 2006 from New York Printers and Publishers, The Groiler Club, NY

2005 “Holiday Group Show,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“With Spirit,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Looking Back and Moving Forward: success in making,” Katherine Nash Galley, University of Minnesota

“Print Matters: The Kenneth E. Tyler Gift,” Tate Liverpool, Tate Modern

“Works on Paper,” Debora Davis Fine Art, Hudson, NY

“The Art of the Screenprint,” The Detroit Institute of Art, MI

2004 “Printed Matter,” Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, CT

2003 “Atrium at the Plaza,” St. Louis, MO

“The Print,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Atrium Gallery at HOK, St. Louis, MO

“Art Palm Beach,” Atrium Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

2002 “Scale It,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Art Palm Beach,” Atrium Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

177th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design

Steven Sorman, Stephen Talasnik, New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT

Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

2001 “Impressionion to Forum,” Singapore Art Museum

2000 “Recycled Paper III,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

175th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, Washington, D.C.

List Collection, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

“Visiting,” Michael Martin Galleries, San Francisco, CA

1999 “Recycled Paper II,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Forms That Speak,” Center for Contemporary Art and Tyler Graphics Archive Collection, Fukushima, Japan

“23rd International Biennial of Graphic Arts,” Ljubljana, Slovenia

1998 “Recycled Paper,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Smith Anderson and the Art of Collaborative Printmaking,” Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington D.C.

“Multiplicity,” Vanderbilt University, Nashville

1997 “Noonday Club,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“A Thought Intercepted,” California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa

“Singular Impressions (The Monotype in America),” National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

“Printed Abstraction: Prints from Tyler Graphics Archive Collection, Center for Contemporary Art and Tyler Graphics Archive Collection, Fukushima, Japan

1996 Carolyn Ruff Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Lemberg Gallery, Detroit, MI

“Beyond Print,” Lasalle, SIA College of the Arts, Singapore

1995 “Scene at a Place and Time,” The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA

“Printmaking in America: Collaborative Prints & Presses 1960-1990,”

Zimmerli Art Museum

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

“USA Within Limits,” Galeria Millan, Sao Paola, Brazil

1993 “Contemporary Classics - the Illustrated Book Redefined,” Minnesota Center for

Book Arts, MN

“20th Annual Biennial of Graphic Art,” Ljubljana

1992 “Decade,” Robert Thomson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

“Contemporary Uses of Wax and Encaustic, Palo Alto Cultural Center, CA

“Innovation in Collaborative Printmaking: Kenneth Tyler 1963-1992,” Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan

“Contemporary American Art Exhibition,” Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Japan

1991 “Alternative Situations for Contemporary Printmaking,” The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA

“Small Drawings,” Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL

“The Second Bhrat Bhavan International Biennial of Prints,” Roopankar Museum of

Fine Arts, Bhopol, India

“The Painted Monotype,” Gleria Joan Prats, New York, NY

“The 5th International Biennial Print Exhibit,” Taipei, R.O.C.

“Hockney, LaNoue, Sorman,” Bobbie Greenfield Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

1990 “Mind and Matter: New American Abstraction,” organized by International Art Projects, a division of the World Print Council, Traveled to Seoul, Korea; Wellington & Newlson, New Zealand; Manila, Philippines; Tapei, Taiwan; Hong Kong; Kuala Lampur, Malaysia; and Singapore

“Contemporary Illustrated Books: Word and Image, 1967-1988,” organized by Independent Curators, Inc. Traveled to Newlson - Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; and the University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA

“Prints of the 80’s,” Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY

“Echo Press; A Decade of Printmaking,” Indiana University Art Museum,

Bloomington, IN

“The Painted Monotype,” Micael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Echo Press at Dolan Maxwell,” Philadelphia, PA

“Portraits of Literature,” Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA

“42nd Annual Academy -- Institute Purchase Exhibition,” American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters

 

 

SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

 

The Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Aschenbach Foundation, Museums of San Francisco, CA

The Australian National Gallery

Center for Contemporary Graphic Art and Collection, Fukushima, Japan

Tyler Graphics Archive

Des Moines Art Center, IA

M.H. De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

The Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN

Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN

McGill University Rare Book Library, Montreal, Canada

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN

Minnesota Public Library

Rutgers Print Archive

Stanford University Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Milwaukee Art Museum, WI

Princeton University, The Art Museum

Smith College Museum of Art

Washington University Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

New York Public Library

The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Power Museum of Art, Sydney, Australia

The Australian National Gallery, Canberra

St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO

Stedlijk Museum, Amsterdam

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

Walker Art Center

Weisman Museum, University of Minnesota

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Whitney Museum of American Art

Palm Springs Desert Museum

Mary & Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Singapore Art Museum

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Tate Gallery, London, UK

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

The Smithsonian Museum of American Art

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

The Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE

The Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Baltimore Museum of Art, MD

 

 

SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

 

A.G. Edwards

Amerada Hess

American Telephone & Telegraph

Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersol

The Bank of America

Chase Manhattan Bank

Chemical Bank

Continental Illinois

Coopers & Lybrand

Dai Nippon

Gelco Corporation

General Mills

Goldman Sachs Company

Hallmark

Honeywell

Hospital Corporation of America

IBM Corporation

International Paper Company

Kutak, Rock & Huie

Lehman Brothers, Kuhn & Loeb

Mastercard International Inc.

Mellon Bank

William Mercer, Inc.

Minneapolis First Bank Systems

Norwest Banks

Northwestern National Life Insurance

O’Hare Hyatt

Owens Corning

Piper Jaffray

Prudential Insurance

The Cleveland Clinics

The Springhill Foundation

The St. Paul Companies

Standard Federal Bank

Webb Publishing

WCCO-TV

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

 

1991 Merit Award, 2nd Bhrat Bhavan International Biennial of Prints

1982 Rockefeller Foundation/American Center Artist-in Residence, Paris, France

1980 Merit Award, World Print III

1979 Bush Foundations

Minnesota State Arts Board

 

COMMISSIONS

 

First Bank Place, Minneapolis, MN

Honeywell

Prudential Insurance

Hyatt Regency, O’Hare International

The Springhill Foundation

WCCO Television, Minneapolis, MN

IBM Corporation

The St. Paul Companies

Cleveland Clinics, Cleveland, OH

First Bank Place, Mpls

The Cleveland Museum of Art Print Club

Lincoln Center, List Print Collection

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2015 Kinsman, Jane. Workshop the Kenneth Collection Canberra

2000 Devon, Marjorie. Tamarind Forty Years. Albuquerque, NM

1997 Moser, Joann. Singular Impressions, The Monotype in America. Washington, DC

1995 Hanson, Trudy, Mickenberg, David, Moer, Joann, and Walker, Barry, Printmaking in America/ Collaborative Prints and Presses, 1960-1990.

1992 Toale, Bernard. Basic Printmaking Techniques. Worcester.

1990 Ross, John; Romano, Clare; Ross, Tim. The Complete Printmaker. New York.

1988 Gilmour, Pat. Lasting Impressions: Lithography as Art. Canberra.

1987 Hampl, Patricia; Sorman, Steven. Spillville. Minneapolis.

Tyler Graphics Catalogue Raisonne. New York

Walker Art Center, Tyler Graphics: the Extended Image. New York

1986 Gilmour, Pat. Ken Tyler Master Printer. New York.

1981 Deschamps, Madeleine. La Peinture Americaine. Paris.

Field, Richard. Prints: History of an Art. Geneva.

 

 

CATALOGUES

 

Print Matters. The Kenneth E Tyler Gift, The Tate Modern.

2009 (t)here, The Works of Steven Sorman, Grand Valley State University, MI

1998 Steven Sorman: Inside Weather, Tyler Graphics, NY.

1996 Beyond Print, La Salle SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.

1995 Center for Contemporary Graphic Art and Tyler Graphics Archive Collection, Fukushima, Japan.

1994 Scene at a Place and Time, The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA

1993 Contemporary Classics The Illustrated Book Redefined, Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

20th International Biennial of Graphic Art, Ljubljana.

1992 Contemporary American Art Exhibition, Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Japan.

Innovation in Collaborative Printmaking: Kenneth Tyler 1963-1992, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan.

Utopia/Dystopia, The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA

1991 Up to Now, Paintings by Steven Sorman, 1974-1990, St. Olaf College.

The 5th International Biennial Print Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum.

Art for Children’s Survival, UNICEF Benefit Auction, Sotheby’s, NY.

1990 Echo Press; A Decade of Printmaking, Indiana University Art Museum,

Bloomington, IN.

Mind and Matter: New American Abstraction, International Art Projects, a division of World Print Council.

Steven Sorman, Heland Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm

1989 The 1980’s: Prints form the Collection of Joshua P. Smith, The National Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Contemporary Illustrated Books: Word and Image, 1967-1988, Independent Curators, Inc. New York.

The Combination Print 1980’s, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts

Steven Sorman, Wetterling Gallery, Goteborg

Ken Tyler--25 Glorious Years, Heland Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm

First Impressions, Walker Art Centert

1988 Art of the 80’s, Montclaire Museum and Chemical Bank

1987 Steven Sorman, Thorden Wetterling Gallery.

1986 Recent Graphics form American Print Shops, Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL.

Public and Private: American Prints Today, The Brooklyn Museum, New York.

V Biennial Americana de Artes Graficas, Museum of Modern Art, Cali, Columbia.

Steven Sorman, Dolan Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

1985 The Atelier in America - Collaboration Between Printer and Artist, Northern Illinois University

Tamarind: 25 Years, Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

Tamarind Impressions: Recent Lithographs, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque

Steven Sorman, Collage Prints and Monoprints, Tyler Graphics, Ltd. Bedford Village, NY.

Steven Sorman, Paintings, Monotypes, Graphics, Thorden Wetterling Galleries, Stockholm, Sweden.

Modern American Printmaking, Amerika-Haus, Hanover, West Germany.

Fifty Artists, Fifty Printers, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

1984 Prints form Tyler Graphics, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.

Bank of America, Acquisitions, San Francisco, CA.

Coopers & Lybrand, Boston, MA

Eighth British International Print Biennial, Bradford Galleries and Museums.

The Modern Art of the Print: Selections from the Lois and Michael Torf Collection, Williams College, Museum of Art in collaboration with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

General Mills Art Collection, Minneapolis, MN.

1983 The American Artist as Printer, The Brooklyn Museum, New York.

Bank of America, Acquisitions, San Francisco, CA.

1982 New American Paperworks, The World Print Council.

1981 Graphica Creativa, Alvar Aalto Museum, Finland.

Biennial Amercanan de Artes Graficas, Museum of Modern Art, Cali, Columbia.

1980 Artist and Printer, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.

World Print III, World Print Council, San Francisco, CA.

 

 

REVIEWS

2016 Friswold, Paul. "Steven Sorman: outside in, inside out." Riverfront Times. March - April 2016.

2009 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 18, 2009

2002 Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 15

2001 Review, St. Louis Post Dispatch, February 18

Journal of the Print World, Summer, 2001

1999 St. Paul Pioneer Press, December 23

1998 Review, Cincinnati Enquirer, September 4.

1997 Review, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, March 28.

Review, St. Paul Pioneer Press, October 20.

1996 “An Abstractionist’s Evolution,” Jeff Daniel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 12.

1995 “Artful Objects,” Anne T. Makeever, Where/St. Louis, August.

“Black/White Duo: Jerome Hawkins and John Hilgert, photography; Steven Sorman; Works on Paper,” Carol Ferring Shepley, St. Louis Post Dispatch, August 17.

1994 “Review,” Print Collector’s Newsletter, July-August.

“Review,” Art and Antiques, April.

“Review,” New Art Examiner, November.

1992 “Review,” Print Collector’s Newsletter, January-February.

1991 “Review,” New York Examiner, June.

1989 “If You Want the Print to Stay Paste it Down; Steven Sorman and Tyler Graphics,”

The Print Collector’s Newsletter, July - August.

“Review,” Art in America, July.

1988 “Review,” Arts Magazine, May.

“Review,” Fine Print, Fall.

1987 “Review,” Art in America, March.

“Leading into the Work, A Conversation about Making Prints,”

The Tamarind Papers, Spring.

“The Printed Word,” Twin Cities, May.

“Books,” The Minnesota Monthly, May.

“The Lyric Response,” The Hungry Mind Review, July 26.

“Review,” The New York Times Book Review, July 26.

1986 “Spillville,” Arts, Publication of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, June.

1985 “Steven Sorman: New Monoprints and Variant Editions,”

The Print Collector’s Newsletter, March-April.

“The Medium isn’t the Message,” Art News, October

1984 “Review,” Art News, March.

“Steven Sorman, Arts Magazine, February.

1983 “Steven Sorman,” Arts, Publication of Minneapolis Institute of Arts, June.

“Review,” New Art Examiner, May.

1981 “Review,” Art News, November.

1980 “Printmaking: The Medium Isn’t the Message Anymore,” Art News, March.

“Three Artists -- Three Arguments” and “Steven Sorman: An Interview,”

The Print Collector’s Newsletter, March - April.