group show: Sun

“Sun”, curated by James Eric Simpson
CASP Studio 1
opening, Friday Feb 1, 6-9pm
panel discussion on solar energy: Saturday Feb 2, 7-9pm
1010 Mac Davis Ln.
Lubbock TX, 79401

Studio 1 at CASP presents: ‘Sun’ – the third of four exhibitions to focus on vital resources of the South Plains. For this exhibition, all projects focus on harnessing the sun – as energy, as medium, and as a dialogue. ‘Sun’ brings together art objects, modular solar panel kits, and floating habitat workspaces, as a means to approach an interdisciplinary engagement with this vital resource. Participants and speakers come from varying backgrounds in engineering (Tim Dallas, TTU), visual art (Carol Flueckiger, Andrew Lawson and Krista Steinke) and architecture (Chris Taylor).

 curated by Eric Simpson, CASP Studio 1, Lubbock, TX

Spartanburg Museum

in their element
Spartanburg Museum
Nov 15.2018 – Feb 10.2019
opening reception Nov 5.2018, 5-8pm
artist talks @ 6:30pm
200 E Saint John Street, 
Spartanburg, SC

installation view, 40 Days After the Storm, 2019

installation view, 40 Days After the Storm, 2019

Humans have used symbols of earth, fire, water, and air for millennia, using them as metaphors to communicate universal ideals and truths about the world in which we live. This exhibition dives into a variety of contemporary practices that continue to express our awe, reverence, and dependence on two of the four Aristotelian elements, in unexpected and dynamic ways.

Artists in the show include:
Becky Alley
Miya Ando
Deidre Argyle
Julie Comnick
Natalie Moore
LeeAnna Repass
Aaron Thomas Roth
Kelly Wagner Steinke
Krista Steinke
Yuge Zhou

*Spartanburg Art Museum is located on the campus of the Chapman Cultural Center at 200 E Saint John Street, Spartanburg South Carolina 29306.

Currents New Media 2018

My video Sun Notations will be included in this year’s
Currents New Media Festival
Santa Fe, NM, June 8 – June 24, 2018

 video created by Krista Steinke, from the series Sun Notations

“Sun Notations is an experimental video created by animating over 50 still pinhole photographs. The original photographs capture the pathway of the sun rising and setting over time, using exposures that last one day to an entire year. Sound by Matthew Steinke. Production Assistants: Ashley Lane and Annie Sungkajun.

solo exhibition

Solo Exhibition: “Good Luck with the Sun”
Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX.
opening reception: April 28, 7-9pm.
Exhibition runs through June 7, 2018.

 pinhole images created by Krista Steinke, from the series Sun Notations

The word “luck” is often used when talking about sunny days or meteorological conditions. No matter where one is located geographically, the climate is critical to survival, and every day, we are at the mercy of what the weather delivers to us. Luck is also an important factor in Krista Steinke’s recent body of work, where trial and error, chance, and imperfection become part of her photographic inquiry. Using homemade pinhole cameras, extended multiple exposures, and other unconventional techniques, Steinke explores our greatest energy source – the sun and photography’s unique role in how we engage with the planet’s closest star. Relationships emerge between time and space, light and dark, micro and macro, and the personal and the universal.