Kate Steciw

United States 1978

Sculpture, Digital Art, Photography, Video Art, New Media Art, Collage

Kate Steciw
Kate Steciw
United States
March 26, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Kate Steciw is an American contemporary artist who uses sculpture, photography, video, and image manipulation in her artwork. Interested in the relationship between imaging and image consumption, Steciw explores the production and distribution of photography and how images stimulate human memory and desire.

Kate Steciw – Background

Kate Steciw was born Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 1978. She gained a BA in Sociology from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and an MFA with a major in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For 10 years she worked a day-job as an image retoucher at Art + Commerce and made pieces in her spare time.

Kate Steciw – Practice

Kate Steciw’s sculptures, video installations, and photographs have been associated with the post-internet movement and are inspired by events in popular culture. With 10 years of experience in image retouching, Steciw articulates and abstracts images to transgress their typical ideological associations. She often manipulates stock images of objects into digital photographic collages, removing them from their commercial context and reinterpreting the images as art objects. They interrogate the relationship between reality and virtual representation, splicing together a disparate group of objects that mirror how internet is consumed. The images, taken out of their commercial context, are reimagined as contemporary abstract mosaics. Other work by the artist incorporate mixed-media materials, such as glass beads, stickers, car ornaments, and bandages.

Kate Steciw Exhibitions

She has exhibited extensively in New York, in solo and group shows at galleries including Toomer Labzda, Higher Pictures, Horton Gallery, BAMart, Stadium and foxy production. Steciw’s first solo exhibition, Love My Way, was held at the Primary Photographic Gallery in New York City in 2011, while her first solo exhibition outside of the United States, called Live, Laugh, Love, was took place in London and was held at The Composing Rooms in 2012. She has presented her works in Naples, Italy, Brussels, Belgium, Los Angeles, CA, and Berlin, Germany, among others. Steciw’s ouvre has been featured in publications such as Interview Magazine, Art Forum, The New Yorker and Art in America. Her first book, The Strangeness of This Idea was published by Hassla in June 2010.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Soul Hackers - Kate Steciw, Yannick Val GestoLevy.Delval, Brussels, Belgiumgroup
2014Under Construction – New Positions in American PhotographyPioneer Works, Brooklyn, USAgroup
2014TBDNeumeister Bar-Am, Berlin, DEsolo
2014New Custom Wall ArtAnnarumma Gallery, Naples, Isolo
2014ShaktiBrand New Gallery, Milan, Igroup
2014What is a PhotographInternational Center for Photography, New York, NYgroup
2014Open for Business III Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin, DEgroup
2013DebaserElaine Levy Project, Brussels, Bsolo
2013ApparatusM+B Art, Los Angeles, CAgroup
2013WingdingLVL3, Chicago, ILgroup
2013Building MaterialsThe Control Room, Los Angeles, CAgroup
2013Color ShiftMixed Greens, New York, NYgroup
2013The Web is a Lonely PlaceThe Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NYgroup
20131 01Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CAgroup
2013Open for Business IICasa Maauad, Mexico City, MEXgroup
2013Open for BusinessStadium, New York, NYgroup
2012Boundless HyperToomer Labzda Gallery, New York, NYsolo
2012Live, Laugh, LoveThe Composing Rooms, London, UKsolo
2012AttachmentsThe Hole, New York, NYgroup
2012How to Eclipse the LightWilkinson Gallery, London, UKgroup
2012Business Innovations for Ubiquitous AuthorshipHigher Pictures, New York, NYgroup
2012Image ObjectFoxy Production, New York, NYgroup
2012Real TimeNudashank, Baltimore, MDgroup
2012That is the DawnGregor Staiger Gallery, Zurich, CHgroup
2012Aude Pariset, Kate Steciw and Letha WilsonToomer Labzda, New York, NYgroup
2012Matt Nichols and Kate SteciwHungry Man, San Fancisco, CAgroup
2011Love My WayPrimary Photographic Gallery, New York, NYsolo
2011Flatten ImageThe End, Brooklyn, NYgroup
2011Notes on a New Nature319 Scholes, Brooklyn, NYgroup
2011BCC 6Reference Gallery, Richmond, VAgroup
2011BAM Next Wave FestivalBrooklyn, NYgroup
2011A Small ForestKunsthalle New, Chicago, ILgroup
2011Monkey WrenchHorton Gallery, New York, NYgroup
2011Wax AppleBodega, Philadelphia, PAgroup
2011Always the Young StrangersHigher Pictures Gallery, New York, NYgroup
2010Post-Internet Survival GuideFuture Gallery, Berlin, DEgroup