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Clintel Steed: Seeing Life Through Paint




I had the pleasure of sitting down and interviewing the amazing painter Clintel Steed in person at his studio in New York City. Clintel Steed takes his inspiration for his work from his surroundings, whether it’s Utah or Harlem. His work is an exploration of moments, feelings, situations and experiences that he brings to life through art. His paintings often carry themes of the struggle of feeling divided, politics and current events.


Clintel Steed was born in 1977 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA from Indiana University, and completed Advanced Studies at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.

His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, most recently Clintel Steed: Endymion at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York; Emoji Show at Klaus von Nichtsagend, New York, and So Much, So Little, All At Once at Regina Rex, New York, and Mark Borghi in Sag Harbor, Solo Exhibition, "Behind the Hood" among others.

He is the recipient of the John Koch Award from the National Academy of Arts and Letters, and recent press includes Hyperallergic, Artcritical, and The New York Sun.

Clintel Steed lives and works in New York City and is an instructor at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture.

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