Held in conjunction with the exhibition, Good Luck with the Sun, join us for a conversation about solar events, timekeeping, and photography with artist Krista Steinke and her musical collaborator + brother, Matt Steinke.
TalkAbout is a program that facilitates conversations with artists and the people who inspire them. This event is free and open to the public.
Krista Steinke is a lens-based artist whose work explores how the natural world impacts our lives in ways that are both obvious and more mysterious, and photography’s role in mediating that experience.
Steinke has exhibited in museums and galleries across the country, as well as internationally. Awards include a Pennsylvania Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a grant from the Puffin Foundation, an Artist Residency at Light Work, a Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and a recent fellowship in photography from the Howard Foundation. Her works are represented in public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Woodmere Museum in Philadelphia, Brauer Museum of Art, and Fidelity Investments, among others. She received a BA in Art and the Advanced Humanities from Valparaiso University, a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a MFA in Photography and Digital Imaging from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Currently, she resides in Houston and teaches classes in the Visualizations Department at Texas A&M University.
Matthew Steinke is an American artist and composer working with robotics, sculpture, and animation. His sonic narratives and musical experiments take the form of audio recordings, videos, performances, and installations. His invented instruments combine electromechanical engineering and acoustic design for both composed and improvised performances.
Over the past two decades, Steinke’s robotic installations and performances have been presented in museums, galleries, and festivals across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. His work has been featured in Wired, Artweek LA, The Village Voice, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Hackaday, and on the cover of Tape Op. Currently residing in Austin, Texas, he divides his time between music composition, performance, filmmaking, installation, acoustic research, and experimental musical instrument design.