A.L. Steiner utilizes constructions of photography, video, installation, collage, collaboration, performance, writing, and curatorial work as seductive tropes channeled through the sensibility of a skeptical queer ecofeminist androgyne. Steiner is co-curator of Ridykeulous, cofounder of Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), a collective member of Chicks on Speed, and collaborates with numerous writers, performers, designers, activists, and artists. She is a faculty member at Bard College, Yale University, and SAIC. Steiner is based in Los Angeles and New York, and is featured in permanent collections such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Marieluise Hessel Collection of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Hammer Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. She is represented by Deborah Schamoni Gallerie in Munich and Koenig & Clinton in New York, and is the recipient of the 2015 Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award, The 2015–16 Berlin Prize and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2017 Grants to Artists award.
Image credit: A.L. Steiner, Positive Reinforcement (detail), 2009, color pigment prints