Emma Steinkraus

Emma Steinkraus makes colorful, fantastical paintings and installations about women, art history, and the more-than-human world. Her last solo show, Impossible Garden, spotlighted the contributions historical women made to natural history and scientific art through paintings and an immersive wallpaper collaged from reproductions of their work. You can learn more about that project here

Steinkraus’s work is represented by 1969 Gallery in New York, NY, and has been included in recent exhibitions at the UNTITLED Art Fair (Miami, FL), Monti 8 Gallery (Latina, Italy), Hashimoto Contemporary (Los Angeles, CA), and Deanna Evans Project (New York, NY). She has attended artist residencies at the Studios at MASS MoCA, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ox-Bow, the Wassaic Project, and the Blue Mountain Center, among many others. Recent awards include the Eliza Moore Fellowship at the Oak Spring Garden Foundation in 2020 and a Helen Frankenthaler Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center in 2022. Her work has been featured on the cover of New American Paintings and included in Burnaway, BOOOOOOOM, Art Maze Magazine, and on Juxtapoz.com. She lives and works in Lexington, Virginia.