“Justice Jackson” 2022, Collage material from the transcript of Justice Jackson’s confirmation hearing, the New York Times March 25, 2022, acrylic and pencil on canvas, 30” x 30”
“Stacey Abrams” 2022, collage material from the NYTimes and altered photographs from her career, acrylic, and pencil on canvas, 30” x 30”
“Good Trouble” 2022, collage material from altered photographs of Rep. Lewis at civil rights protests, acrylic and pencil on canvas 30” x 30”
“The Poet” 2021, collage material from Amanda Gorman’s poem “The Hill We Climb” read on January 20, 2021 at President Biden’s Inauguration, acrylic, and pencil on canvas, 30” x 30”
“Vice President Harris” 2021, collage material from The NYTimes and transcript of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris questioning Attorney General William Barr before the Senate Judiciary Committee, May 1, 2019, acrylic, gesso, and pencil on canvas, 30” x 30”
“Dissenting” 2020, collage material from Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., dissent written by Justice Ginsburg, 573 U.S. _ (2014), acrylic, and pencil on canvas, 30” x 30”
“A.O.C.” 2020, collage material from Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s House speech addressing Rep. Yoho's awful comments about her, The NYTimes and a digitally altered photograph, acrylic and pencil on canvas, 30” x 30”
“Elizabeth Warren” 2011, collage material from The Dodd Frank Act  creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which she championed, acrylic and pencil on canvas, 24” x 36”
“Wise Beyond Her Years” 2021, collage material from Greta Thunberg’s September 23, 2019 speech before the United Nations Climate Action Summit, acrylic, and pencil on canvas, 30” x 30”
“Liz Cheney” 2023, collage material from C-Span transcript of Representative Cheney’s concession speech, August 2022, Caspar Star Tribune, August 2022, Wyoming Tribune Eagle, June 2022, NYTimes August 2022, acrylic, and pencil on canvas 30” x 30”
“Rachel Maddow” 2017, collage material from The NYTimes published during the 2016 election, acrylic, and pencil on canvas, 30” x 30”
“Individual One” 2019, collage material from The Mueller Report, The Final Report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia and Collusion, acrylic, gesso, and pencil on canvas. 30” x 30”
“President Barack Obama, Obamacare” 2023, collage material from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, acrylic, pencil on paper, 40” x 30”
“First Lady Michelle Obama” 2023, collage material from altered photographs from multiple sources, acrylic, graphite powder, pencil on canvas, 30” x 30”
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Geoffrey Stein

Westport, CT

Résumé

Artist Bio

Geoffrey Stein is a recovering lawyer, who has been painting full-time since 2000. He received a Certificate in Painting from the New York Studio School in 2004 and an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2007. Stein has exhibited his artwork in museums and galleries throughout the United States and in London, Dublin, Paris, and Reykjavik. He was the Artist-in-Residence at the Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, NY from 2022-23. Stein lives and paints in New York City and Westport, CT.  


Artist Statement


In my studio practice I utilize collage as a formal element. It provides a way of putting down tone or erasing previous marks. There is a randomness in collage; the secondary meaning in the text or image becomes an important part of the finished work. Collage allows me to layer multiple images over the scaffolding of a drawing. I use materials from the subject’s world to create their likeness. This is a modern take on the renaissance trope of putting objects into a portrait to illustrate the attributes of the subject, for example books to show the subject was educated. Instead of illustrating the attributes of the subject with a symbol, as a Renaissance era painter would, I collage the portraits with materials and text from the subject’s world.

Education

2007 
The Slade School of Fine Art, MFA in Painting 

2004 - 2005 
Studied in the American University, Painting MFA 

2004
New York Studio School, Certificate in Painting 

1986 
Albany Law School, J.D.

1984-86
Albany Law Review

1982
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, B.A.

Awards

2014
The Kolaj Magazine National Collage Society Award, 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition by NCS, at Union Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006
Short list, Celeste Art Prize, London 

2004
Dean’s Prize, New York Studio School, NY 

Bibliography

2021
“Recovering Lawyer Turns to Collage” Blog post by Dan Woog, 06880 Blog, July 30, 2021

2020
“If You Want to Paint, Go Paint” Attorney at Law Magazine, February 19, 2020

2019
“Collage as a Formal Element” Artists on Art Magazine online, February, 2019

2018
“A Lifetime of Making Art, but New to Selling it Online” Amy Zipkin, New York Times, Feb 9, 2018

2017 
“From the Law Office to Painting the Stars of Late-Night TV” Paul Grondahl, Albany Law Magazine, Summer 2017

“Geoffrey Stein: Abstraction and Realism” Metal Magazine, Spring 2017

2016
“Spotlight: Geoffrey Stein ‘82: Portrait of a Portraitist” Mikhail Horowitz, Bardian Magazine, Fall 2016

“If This Art Could Vote” Huffington Post, July 23, 2016 

“Revealing the Seen and the Unseen” Elizabeth Meade Howard, Streetlight Magazine, Spring, 2016 

“'Politically Incorrect’ Taps Hot Buttons” Jennifer Landes, East Hampton Star, January 28, 2016 

2015 
“Geoffrey Stein’s Portraits Are Made Using Collage And Paint” Mutant Space, August 17, 2015 

2014 
“Geoffrey Stein, Portraits of Painting” The Art Blog, April 3, 2014

2013 
Landau, Lauren, Art Beat with Lauren Landau, WAMU, August 19, 2013, online

2012 
Vartanian, Hrag, Talk Back Tuesday, Hyperallergic Labs, December 5, 2012, online 

Hartigan, Philip A., A View From the Easel, Pt. 26, Hyperallergic.com, September 26, 2012, online 

Chayka, Kyle, Summer Fridays for Art in conjunction with Tumblr Storyboard and Artinfo, Artist feature & interview, August 24, 2012, online

2007 
“The Water Cooler” Times of London, July 23, 2007, online 

“Working Process: Drawings & Collages by Geoffrey Stein” Goodenough Gallery, essay by Adelina Vlas 

Lectures and Talks

2023
"Perspectives in Art and Law," A Conversation with Dean Horace Anderson, Haub School of Law at Pace University, White Plains, NY,  March 27, 2023.

2020 
“Geoffrey Stein: Former Lawyer Turned Portrait Painter,” interviewed on the Former Lawyer Podcast, October 26, 2020

“What’s the Story with Kim Berns,” Rye TV, July 6, 2020 

2019 
Interview on “What the Story with Kim Berns,” The Rye Record, July 15, 2019

2018 
Kim Berns and Meredith Bach, “Anything Goes with Kim Berns,” Selling Art Online, Interview, 1490 WGCH, Greenwich, CT, May 3, 2018
SIM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland, Artist Talk, January 16, 2018 

2017 
“Power to... The Art of Protest,” Flag Art Foundation, UCL Alumni Panel Discussion, June 15, 2017 

2016 
Joe Donahue “Roundtable,” Interview, WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, Albany, New York, December 12, 2016

2014 
Kim Berns and Bonnie Levison, “ Anything Goes with Kim Berns,” Second Acts, Interview, 1490 WGCH, Greenwich, CT, March 5, 2014

2012 
New York Studio School Alumni Exhibition Panel Discussion, New York Studio School, NYC

2010 
“Don’t go in there:” Painting in the Slade Life Room 2003-07, talk for conference on art education, University College London, London 

Publications

2022 
Political Portraits
, with essay “The Body Politic” by Jason Voegele

2017
New York Studio School Interviews
, held in the collection of the New York Studio School Library, NYC 

Here’s Johnny! A portrait of Johnny Carson, held in the collection of the New York Studio School Library, NYC 

Kings & Queens of Late Night, held in the collection of the New York Studio School Library, NYC 

2014
Geoffrey Stein: A Decade of Portraits
, held in the collection of the New York Studio School Library, NYC, and UConn/Stamford Art Gallery, Stamford, CT 

2009
Slade Portraits: MFA Painting 2005-07
, held in the collection of the Slade School of Fine Art Archive; University College London Library, London; and the New York Studio School Library, NYC 


Residencies

2022 
Artist in Residence, Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, White Plains, NY 2018 SÍM Residency, Reykjavík, Iceland

2015 
The London Summer Intensive, Slade School of Fine Art

2005 
Artist in Residence, Governor’s Island, NY. National Park Service Program

2004 
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT 


Public Collections

Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, White Plains, NY

New York Historical Society, NYC Texas

Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Goodenough College, London 

Exhibitions

Solo

2022
Collage portraits by Geoffrey Stein, Artist in Residence at Pace Law School, Pace Law Library, Gerber Glass Building, White Plains, NY 

2016 

Kings and Queens of Late Night, The Lionheart Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY (Catalogue) 

Seen & Unseen, Garment District Space for Public Art, NYC 

2013

Geoffrey Stein: A Decade of Portraits, UConn, Stamford Art Gallery, Stamford, CT (Catalogue) 

Irrational Exuberance, Lionheart Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY

2007

Working Process: Drawings & Collages by Geoffrey Stein, Goodenough Gallery, Mecklenburgh Square, London 

Group

2023
New Now VI
, InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2022
The Queen, Biafarin, Online exhibition

New York Studio School Alumni Show, online exhibition 

Tell Me More About Yourself, Gallery Aferro Newark, NJ 

Lost and Found, Carter Burden Gallery, NYC 

2021
New York Studio School Alumni Show, online exhibition

Our DNA, Annual Juried Exhibit, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT

Bowery Gallery Juried Exhibit 2021, The Bowery Gallery online exhibition  
Clintel Steed, Juror

Lost & Found: A Personal Vision, New York Artists Circle, online exhibition

Colour/Collage/Poetry, curated by Jo Volley, for Colour & Poetry: A Symposium, online exhibition, Slade School of Fine Art, London

Neutral Nation, Artfront Galleries, online exhibition 

2020
Art Miami @ Artsy, Cynthia Corbett Gallery

Art4Equality, Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness, The Untitled Space, NYC

I Am ..., Self Portrait Show, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT

8 x 8, FLATFILE Gallery, online exhibition

Bowery Gallery International Competition, The Bowery Gallery, online exhibition
Janice Nowinski, Juror

Carry On Creativity, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, online exhibition 

2019 
Group exhibition, Sloane Club, London, Curated by Ines Graham, Minster Gallery

Art Show/Open House, Curated by Cabell Molina, Wilton, CT

#CollageNow, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY 

2018 
Documented Humans
, Washington, DC
Jenny Wu and Michael Holt, Curators

Hide & Seek, Vivid Space SD, San Diego, CA
Rachel Rickert, Juror 

Nevertheless She Persisted, Love Art Gallery & Studio, South Norwalk, CT

Works On/Of Paper, Brick Red Gallery, New Orleans, LA 

HREIÐUR, SIM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland 

2017
Single Fare 4
, High Line Stages, New York, NY

Alternative Facts, The Road Gallery online exhibition 
Neil Jacobs, Curator

Sight Unseen, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
Alia El-Bermani, Curator

2016
The Portrait Show,
Jo Hay Open Studio, Provincetown, MA 

2015

The London Summer Intensive Exhibition, Camden Arts Centre, London 

Human Rights Art Exhibition, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

National Juried Exhibit, First Street Gallery, New York, NY
Steven Harvey, Juror

Drawn, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 

2014
Shooting Star CHASE (Children’s Hospice Assoc.), Art Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London 

23rd Annual Juried Show, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
David Cohen, Juror

Who We Aren’t, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

The Face of Portraiture, Saatchi Online, online exhibition
Rebecca Wilson, Curator

2013
Surpassing Edges, SPACEEWOMb Gallery, NYC

Drawing Perspectives, Marlboro Gallery at Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD
John Anderson, Curator 

8th International Drawing Annual, Published by Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Face to Face: New Portraits, Saatchi Online, online exhibition
Rebecca Wilson, Curator

8th Annual Human Rights Exhibit, The Cooper Center for Communication Arts, South Texas College, McAllen, TX

Nude Attitude, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL

2012
America: Now and Here, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL 
Eric Fischl, Juror

Saatchi Online Collage Showdown: Top 10, Saatchi Online, online exhibition
Wangechi Mutu, Juror

2011
New York Studio School Alumni Show, New York Studio School, New York, NY
John Newman, Juror

Juxtaposed, Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton, CT
Alyssa Monks, Juror 

British Forces Foundation Benefit, Dorchester Hotel, London

2009
Art at the Top, Empire State Building,New York, NY
corbettPROJECTS, Curator

Open City, New York Studio School, New York, NY
Sean Scully, Juror

2008
Slick Dessin, Paris, exhibiting with corbettPROJECTS

2007
Scratch, The Docklands, Dublin

SaLon Summer 2007 Show: Works by London’s Top 25 Graduates, SaLon Gallery, London

Slade MA/MFA Degree Show, The Slade School of Fine Art, London 

2006
An Exhibition of Slade School Artists Past and Present, Michael Simkins LLP, London

2005
Bowery Gallery Juried Show, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
Bill Jensen, Juror

2004
Drawing Conclusions, Maryland Federation of Art, Baltimore, MD
Jay Fisher, Juror

2003
Portraiture Salon Style, Diamantina Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Xico Greenwald, Curator

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