Daemen Acquires Ellen Steinfeld Sculpture

Ellen Steinfeld Sculpture Open to the Public at Haberman Gacioch Center


August 8, 2013



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Flux by Ellen SteinfeldDaemen College has acquired an original sculpture by renowned artist and painter Ellen Steinfeld.


Steinfeld's metalwork, "Flux," is on permanent display at Daemen, and graces the main entrance of the Haberman Gacioch Center for Visual & Performing Arts, on the Main Street border of the campus.


The sculpture is a gift of well-known western New York arts patron and Daemen College Trustee Audre Bunis.


"The arts are an essential part of life in our community," said Daemen President Gary A. Olson.


"This bold work by Ellen Steinfeld, whose art has been exhibited across the nation, is representative of our goal to magnify the place of the arts at Daemen College, and in the community." 


"Part of the vision for the Haberman Gacioch Center is to provide a public space for viewing art," noted Dr. Laura Watts Sommer, Daemen Director of Visual & Performing Arts.


"Ellen Steinfeld's sculpture, Flux, signifies our commitment to highlighting regional artists at the Center. We are thrilled to make this addition to the Daemen campus."


About Ellen Steinfeld


Ellen Steinfeld said she found her calling as an artist at three years of age. She adds that her palette now involves paint, wood, glass, and steel instead of crayons. She describes her art as always evolving, through different sizes and mediums. Steinfeld holds a degree in painting and design from Carnegie Mellon University, along with a graduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh.


In addition to a teaching background, Steinfeld has an extensive exhibition record. Her work has been displayed in over 19 solo exhibitions and over 85 group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the country. She has received several grants and fellowships and has completed many large-scale commissions, such as a 17' steel sculpture for a major hospital.


"My fascination with nature and the idea of art as a way to reconstruct the world around us is reflected in my work," Steinfeld said.


"I am interested in interweaving shapes and colors with imaginary organic forms, combining spatial relationships and exploring the microscopic."


Her most recent exhibition, "Suspended Motion: Sculptures and Watercolors by Ellen Steinfeld," was on view in Buffalo from February 8–July 28, 2013, at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center. Additionally, Steinfeld's work is included in the permanent collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York State Museum Albany, the Castellani Museum, the Burchfield-Penney Museum, Washington State Art in Public Places Collection, State of Florida Art in Public Buildings Collection, Absolut Vodka, and IBM, among many others.


Selected Museum and Public Collections


Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

New York State Museum, Albany, NY

Marshall Erdman & Associates, Madison, WI

Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA

Florida Art in State Buildings Collection

Absolut Vodka, Carillon Importers, Teaneck, NJ

Burchfield-Penney Art Center, M & T Purchase Gift, Buffalo, NY

Washington State Arts Commission, Art in Public Places Collections

McKenna, Conner and Cuneo, Washington, DC

McKutchen, Dole, Brown and Eversen, San Jose, CA

IBM, Tampa, FL

M & T Bank, NYC


Selected Solo Exhibitions


Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, 2013

Chautauqua Institute, steel sculptures, Chautauqua, NY, 2010

Burchfield Nature & Arts Center, West Seneca, NY, 2007

Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure Univ., NY, 2006-7

Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, NY, 2004

Buffalo International Airport, Buffalo, NY, 2003-4

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, 1996


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