Bio

aspicxA. Stein
Visual Artist, Independent Curator, Arts Educator

Biography
Born in Spindale, North Carolina
 Graduated from Lafayette High School, Williamsburg, Virginia

Attended:
College of William and Mary
American University, Washington, DC.
University of Texas, Permian Basin
Instructors include Pam Price, Rick Parra, Ann Templeton, Alan Flattmann and Christine Debrosky
A. Stein lives and works in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada.

Owner, Artist in Residence:
2012- Present “A. Stein Arts Studio and Gallery” open in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Located at 1535 West Oakey, just outside the Arts District.

View by appointment only,
Please call (702) 539-3400

Curator:
2010
“Beauty in the Abstract”, Chamizal National Memorial, Borderland and Los Paisanos Galleries, September 11th through November 6th. This exhibit celebrates abstract art as created over the last 50 years in El Paso, Texas. It includes work by 20 artists and media include painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking. This is the first abstract art exhibit ever hosted by the National Park System.

Museum Exhibits:
2011 August
“Concerning Abstract Art, Part II” One-woman show of large paintings by A. Stein, West Gallery International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana El Paso, TX.
2010
El Paso Museum of Art- Artist A. Stein’s work “Manifestation: Teeming Atoll” exhibited on the 2nd floor (across from Louise Nevelson’s “Black Box”). in cooperation with EPMA’s “Artists on Art” program. She also gave a lecture on her unique style and approach to contemporary painting while contrasting it with the work “Twilight” by John Henry Twachtman ca. 1890′s.

Solo Exhibits:
2011
“Concerning Abstract Art, Part I” One-woman show of drawings and paintings by A. Stein, Crossland Gallery, 500 West Paisano El Paso, TX
2010
“Dynamic Disorder: New Works by A. Stein”, Sasahara Gallery, October 9th- November 6th, 7100 Westwind, El Paso, Texas
2010
“Pushing Art Into the 21st. Century : Experience the Next Generation of Action Painters” City Hall, El Paso, Texas
2008
“My Body of Work” – Crossland Gallery, El Paso,Texas
Regional and National Shows, Juried:
2011
Films on Artists, Second Annual Show, Rogue Space, Chelsea NYC, juror: David Masello, Manhattan

Art Education Lectures & Reviews:
April 3, 2011
Reviewer, by invitation of the El Paso Times, of “Monet and Matisse” Exhibit, shown at the El Paso Museum of Art.

November 11th, 2010
“Pastel…The Magical Medium,” presented for the Pastel Society of El Paso, Thursday, November 11th at 1:00pm at the International Museum of Art. “Stein and Schwein”- Award winning artist A. Stein and Art History faculty member in UTEP’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Florence Schwein have teamed up to create a dynamic power point presentation that traces the use of pastels from the time of Leonardo da Vinci to the present. Pleae join us! Free and open to the public.

August 19th, 2010
El Paso Museum of Art, see “Museum Exhibits” above.
September 29th, October 2nd & 30th, 2010
Artist and Curator A. Stein spoke on “Beauty in the Abstract”, influences and practicing abstract artists in El Paso, Texas. Held at the Chamizal National Memorial.

October 23rd, 2010
A. Stein spoke about her own work in conjunction with her one-woman show “Dynamic Disorder” and the relationship her work shares with artists Jackson Pollock and Sam Francis.

Publications:
El Paso Times, Sunday Aug 7th, “A. Stein’s Farewell”
El Paso Times, April 3, 2011 “Review: El Paso Museum of Art’s side-by-side Impressionist shows are small but delightful” by A. Stein.
El Paso Inc., October 17-23, 2010 “Beauty in the Abstract” by Myrna Zanetell
El Paso Times, Sunday September 5, 2010 “Beauty in the Abstract’ by Doug Pullen.
El Paso Scene, January, 2010 “A.Stein at City Hall” by Myrna Zanetell .
El Paso Times, January 3, 2010 “El Pasoan’s Experimental works go up in City Hall” by Doug Pullen .
El Paso Inc., “What’s Up”, January 6-13, 2010 “City Hall Action: Civic Space Becomes Art Venue” by Jeniffer Nittoso . 
El Paso Scene, December, 2008 “East Coast native’s art blossoms in El Paso” by Myrna Zanetell .

Also:
January 2010, A. Stein is interviewed by Monica Gomez, “State of the Arts”, KTEP Radio.

Other:
April 2011
Interviewed for “Gender, Ethnicity in Contemporary Art”, class taught by Dr.Lee Ann Westman, University of Texas, El Paso, interviewer Maria Rubio
2011
Chosen as exclusive artist for the 2011 “Visiting Nurses Association” 2011 Calendar, “Color Sonata”
2010/12
Accepted into Pre-qualified Artist Pool for Public Art,  City of El Paso’s Museum and Cultural Affairs Department 
Demonstrations Given :
2010
 
Demonstration of Soft Pastel and Poured Acrylic technique given to the El Paso Art Association
2010
 
Demonstration on Poured Acrylic technique given to OLII, Watermedia Lifelong Learning Class at University of Texas at El Paso
2009

Pastel Society of El Paso, January’s Membership Meeting

Selected Awards
2011

“Best of The Border”, Best of Show, juror:   Bill Rakocy 
”Pastel Society of El Paso, 1st Place, juror:  Bill Rakocy
2010 

“Colors of Spring”, 2nd Place, Sunland Art Gallery, juror: Wayne Carl Huber 
”Pastel Society of El Paso”, 3rd Place, juror: Michael Chesley Johnson
2008
“Pastel Society of El Paso”, Merit Award, juror: Fred Somers
2008 

“EPAA- Western Impressions”, 3rd Place, jurors: Caroline Bunch & Bassel Wolfe
2008
“Arts International” , Jurors Award, 
Juror Bob Rohm & Lee Rommel
2007
“Pastel Society of El Paso” , Jurors Award,  Juror Bill Herring

Selected Group Exhibits :
2010

“12Buy12″, Austin Art Space, Juried by Carl McQueary 
”Sun Bowl Art Exhibit”, Juried 
”Arts International”, EPAA, Juried 
”Beauty in the Abstract”, Chamizal National Memorial 
”Plein Air Painters of El Paso”, Las Cruces, NM. 
”Texas and Neighbors”, Regional Show, Dallas, Irving Arts Center, Juried 
”Arts of March”, Rio Bravo Watercolorists, Juried 
El Paso/Southern New Mexico Juried Exhibition, Preston Contemporary Art Center, 1755 Avenida de Mercado, Mesilla, NM. March 5-28th.
2009
“Sun Bowl  Art Exhibit” , Juried
“Paint the Town Red” , Juried, Hal Marcus Gallery
Arts International”, EPAA, Juried
“Western Impressions”, Juried
“Living Under the Sun” , Chamizal National Memorial
“Abstracts, a Different View” , Sunland Art Gallery
“Pastel Society of El Paso” , 13th Annual  Juried Show
“Arts of March” , Rio Bravo Watercolorists, Juried
“Thinking El Paso” , El Paso International Museum of Art
“Pastel Society of El Paso”, Rose And Crown Gallery
2008 

“Little Women” , Invitational, Hal Marcus Gallery
“Sun Bowl  Art Exhibit” , Juried
“Arts International”, EPAA, Juried
2007
“Western Impressions”, Juried
“Flying Colors”, Crossland Gallery
“Sun Bowl  Art Exhibit” , Juried
“Black and White with a Splash of Color”,
“All you can Eat”, “Arte Pequena”, Hal Marcus Gallery
“Arts International”, Juried
“Pastel society of El Paso”, International Museum of Art 
2002
“Student Junior/ Senior Show” UTPB, Juried

Memberships
Pastel Society of El Paso
2011 – President
2009- VP in charge of Instruction 
 
El Paso Art Association
2008- VP for Exhibits 
2008 Chairperson Ethics Committee 
 
Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, Nevada 
 
Modern Council, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art 
 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC 
 
Museum of Modern Art, NYC