Steven Baris was born in Aberdeen Washington. He grew up on various American Indian reservations in Northern California, Montana, and Washington State, where his father worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He received a BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. He lives and teaches art in the Philadelphia area. Exhibiting widely throughout North America and Europe, his work is represented in Philadelphia by the Pentimenti Gallery and in Denver by Space Gallery.

Education
1985    Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, MFA
1978    The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, BA
1975     Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018    Jump Cut | Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2017    Mobility of Frames | DM Contemporary NYC, New York, NY
2017    The Abstracted Landscape | Pentimenti Gallery at Natuzzi Italia, Philadelphia, PA
2016    Modern Structure| Space Gallery Gallery, Denver, CO
2015    The Smoothest of All Possible Space | Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2014    Geometries of Flow | DM Contemporary NYC, New York, NY
2013    Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
2012    Stations of the Cube | Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010    Solo Series | Abington Art Center, Abington, PA
2008    Urban Compression | Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2006    The Correct Distance | Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2004    Recent Works | Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2003    Jeffrey Coploff Fine Arts, New York, NY
2003    364 Hayes Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002    Jeffrey Coploff Fine Arts, New York, NY
2001    Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2000    Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1998    Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1997    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
1996    Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1992    Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1990    Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1988    Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1986    Grande Masse des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
1985    Gallerie Taub, Philadelphia, PA
1984    Stonepress Gallery, Seattle, WA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018    Grounds for Optimism | Tremenheere Sculptural Gardens, Penzance, UK
2018    Absolute | Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany
2017    Structural Integrity | Space Gallery, Denver, CO
2017    The Enduring Reasons Why | Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, P
2017    Points of Departure: Meditation on Mapping | Mercer Gallery, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
2017    Maniac Episode 5 | Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT
2017    Three Person Exhibition | Mount Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA
2017    Doppler | Transmitter, Brooklyn, NY
2017    Art on Paper (fair) | Pentimenti Gallery, New York, NY
2016    Summer Show| DM Contemporary NYC, New York, NY
2016    Summer Flash | Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2016    Drift | Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany
2015    Abstract Strategies | Poiesis Spec, Berlin, Germany
2015    Abstract Strategies | Martina Kaiser Cologne Contemporary, Cologne, Germany
2015    Gong Big | Central Booking, New York, NY
2015    Summer Currents | Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2014    Then and Now| DM Contemporary NYC, New York, NY
2014    Three Person Exhibition | Spatial Intelligence | Odetta Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014    Doppler Shift | Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NY
2014    Group Exhibition | Galerie Schutte, Dusseldorf, Germany
2013    Maniac Episode 4 | TAS, Groningen, Netherlands
2013    International Biennial of Non Objective Art | Ciliax, France
2013    Repetitive Pattern Phobia | Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
2013    Three Person Exhibition | Suburbia Revisited | dm contemporary NYC, New York, NY
2013    On the Edge | Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2012    20 in 2012 Vision | Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2012    Maniac Episode 3: Hamburg | Kunstlerhaus Dosenfabrik, Hamburg, Germany
2012    Doppler Stop, Traveling Exhibition | Amsterdam, Berlin, Zagreb
2012    The Summer Show | dm contemporary NYC, New York, NY
2012    Lush Geometry | dm contemporary NYC, New York, NY
2012    Elemental | Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2011    Aqua Art Fair | Miami, FL, represented by Pentimenti Gallery
2011    Maniac: Manic Episode | Brickhouse Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2011    Countune International Internet Social Art Project | developed and curated by Gerd Jansen, Germany
2011    Tyler Alumni Series, Robert Storr, curator | Crane Arts Building, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA
2010    William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
2010    Spectrum | Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
2009    Garish | Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2008    Aqua Wynwood | Art Basel | Miami, FL, represented by Pentimenti Gallery
2007    Victory for Tyler: Painting 2007 | Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA
2007    Three Person Exhibition | Rice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2006    Stripes Checks Balances | Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
2006    Takeout | Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2006    Bridge Art Fair | Miami, FL, represented by Pentimenti Gallery
2006    ART212 Art Fair | New York, NY, represented by Pentimenti Gallery
2006    Order(ed) | Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA
2006    Contour: The Definitive Line | Schedlar/Minchin Fine Art, Birmingham, AL
2005    AAF Contemporary Art Fair | New York, NY, represented by Pentimenti Gallery      and Jeffrey Coploff
2005    Criss Cross | Art Forum Ute Barth, Zurich, Switzerland
2004    Selections | Levy Gallery, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2003    More | Mpercent Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2003    From That To This: Artists’ Inspirations, curated by Julie Courtney | Nexus, Philadelphia, PA
2002    Pure | Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia, PA
2002    Bold | Jeffrey Coploff Fine Arts, New York, NY
2000    Group Exhibition | BGH Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2000    Three Person Exhibition | Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
1999    Selections | Jeffrey Coploff Fine Arts, New York, NY
1998    Small | Jeffrey Coploff Fine Arts, New York, NY
1998    Group Exhibition | Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
1997    Strategies in Abstraction | Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
1997    An Extended View: Landscapes by Philadelphia Artists | Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1996    2 Up | Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
1994    Drawing 94: Explorations | Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
1994    Group Exhibition | Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1989    Currents in Abstraction | Long Island University, New York, NY
1998    Perspectives From Pennsylvania  | Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
1988    The Drawing Show: Artists Who Have Exhibited at The Drawing Center In New York | Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
1986    Selections 33 | The Drawing Center, New York, NY
1984    Four Person Exhibition | Galleria Temple, Rome, Italy

Selected Bibliography
Michael K. Corbin, ArtBookGuy.com, (interview), http://artbookguy.com/steven-baris-geometric-projections_1132.html
Richard Benari, Backstory: Steven Baris, Tilted Arc, December 7, 2013
Edith Newhall, Galleries, Philadelphia Inquirer, October 25, 2013
Maniac: Manic Episode 2, Catalogue Essay by Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Spring 2011
Victoria Donohoe, Wilmington Wonder, Part 1, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 23, 2010
Libby Rosof, The Art Blog, November 11, 2008
Anne R. Fabri, Broad Street Review, November, 22, 2008
Victoria Donohoe, Philadelphia Inquirer, November 21, 2008
Edith Newhall, On Galleries, Philadelphia Inquirer, May, 2006
Libby Rosof, The Art Blog, May 5, 2006
Home & Design, Editor’s Pick, Philadelphia Inquirer, May, 2006
R.B. Strauss, First Friday Focus, AroundPhilly.com, May 19, 2006
Libby Rosof, Order(ed), The Art Blog, May 5, 2006
Krystyna Warchol, Who’s On First (Friday), Key to Philadelphia, May 1-14, 2006
Roberta Fallon, Young at Art, Philadelphia Weekly, June 30, 2004
Roberta Fallon, Sketches, Philadelphia Weekly, April 21, 2004
Edward J. Sozanski, On Galleries, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 23, 2004
Celeste Starita, This Week in the Arts, Center City’s Weekly Press, May 5, 2004
Frank Smigiel, Catalogue Essay: Exhibition at Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art, New York, NY, 2003
Lily Faust, The New York Art World, February, 2002
Abstract Art Online, Gallery Views/Chelsea, January 26, 2002
Roberta Fallon, Sketches, Philadelphia Weekly, January 2, 2002
Edward J. Sozanski, On Galleries, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 21, 2002
Gerard Brown, You Have to Be There, Philadelphia Weekly, May 26, 1999
New American Paintings #2, Open Studio’s Press, Spring 1999
Robin Rice, The Sun’ll Cross 17th Street Tomorrow, Philadelphia City Paper, July 9-16, 1998
Edward J. Sozanski, On Galleries, Philadelphia Inquirer, January 2, 1998
Jeanne Nugent, Room for a View, Philadelphia Weekly, June 4, 1997
Robin Rice, Familiar Territory, Philadelphia City Paper, July 17, 1997
Ruth Latter, Language of Color Stretches from Rome to the Reservation,     The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, March 20, 1997
Bill Scott, Review of Exhibitions, Art in America, September, 1996
Rita Rosen, Sketches: The Art World, The Jewish Exponent, Philadelphia, January 18, 1996
Edward J. Sozanski, On Galleries, Philadelphia Inquirer, February 9, 1996
Edward J. Sozanski, On Galleries, Philadelphia Inquirer, November 27, 1992
Edward J. Sozanski, On Galleries, Philadelphia Inquirer, January 14, 1988
Edward J. Sozanski, On Galleries, Philadelphia Inquirer, January 2, 1986
Colorprint USA, catalogue, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 1983

Selected Grants + Awards
2013    Pollock-Krasner Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation
2008    Bertha C. Arnold Smith Trustees Award
2006    Agnes + Sophie Dallas Irwin Memorial Fund, Travel Grant
1997    PEW Fellowships in the Arts, Finalist
1995    Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Artist’s Fellowship
1983    Purchase Prize: Outstanding Merit, Colorprint USA, Texas Tech University

Selected Collections
Canon USA Inc., New York, NY
Capitol One, Wilmington, DE
Coventry First Insurance Company, Fort Washington, PA
The Glenmede Trust Company, Philadelphia, PA
Hay Group, Philadelphia, PA
Polsinelle Shughart Pc., Wilmington, DE
Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Philadelphia, PA
Liberty Properties, Philadelphia, PA
Progressive Insurance Company, Cleveland, OH
Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, NJ
Rosenbluth Travel, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
Statoil, Houston, TX
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Thomas Properties, Philadelphia, PA
Wilmington Trust, New York, NY


Work included in numerous private collections in North America, Europe and Australia