Biography

Monika Steiner is a Bay Area based professional artist, originally from Switzerland, and received her BFA degree from Sonoma State University. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in galleries, museums, and public exhibitions. She is represented by galleries in San Francisco, Seattle, Santa Fe, New York, and Berlin.

CURRICULUM VITAE OF MONIKA STEINER

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Born 1972, Bern, Switzerland
She resides in San Francisco, California, and Bern, Switzerland

EDUCATION

2005 Bachelor, Fine Art, Magna Cum Laude, Major Painting, Sonoma State University, CA, USA
2000 Goldsmith, Interlaken, Switzerland
1994 Bachelor, Art, Teaching Credential, University of Bern, Switzerland

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions
(selected)

2016 San Francisco Zen Center, Public Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
2015 Museum Park, Public Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
Geras-Tousignant Gallery, Reveal, San Francisco, CA
2014 Gallerie Kunstreich, Bern, Switzerland
Lireille Gallery, Oakland, CA
Cathy Baum & Associates, A sense of Balance, San Francisco, CA
Museum Park, 275 Battery, 301 Brannan, Public exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
2013 Anne Reed Gallery, The Timeless, Ketchum, ID
Geras-Tousignant Gallery, Vortex, San Francisco, CA
2012 San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, The Fifth Dimension, San Luis Obispo, CA
2011 Janine Bean Gallery, Two Person Exhibit, Berlin, Germany
Tercera Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Museum Park, Public exhibition, San Francisco, CA
Muse Gallery, Correlations, Columbus, OH
2010 SAM, Seattle Art Museum Taste Rest. / SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
Micaela Gallery, B. Feldman, M. Steiner, N. Otto, San Francisco, CA
SOMA Grand, ENZO, San Francisco, CA
Apothiki Gallery, Intangible Reflections, Paros, Greece
2009 Maturango Museum, EQUINOX, Ridgecrest, CA
Consulate General of Switzerland, LUCID, San Francisco, CA
Geras-Tousignant Gallery, Off the wall, San Francisco, CA
Merced Multicultural Arts Center, The Space between Thoughts, CA
2008 Museum of Boenigen, RETURN, Switzerland
City Hall, NOW, Santa Rosa, CA
Marji Gallery, Sculptures, Santa Fe, NM
425 Market, Meditacion, Curator Jan Casey, San Francisco, CA
2007 Geras- Tousignant Gallery, LINES & FORMS, San Francisco, CA
The Wine Emporium, UNFOLDING, Sebastopol, CA
Trium Group, Curator Jan Casey, San Francisco, CA
2006 Bank of America Building, Plaza Gallery, CONFLUENCE, Curator Jan Casey, San Francisco, CA
Geras-Tousignant Galler, PHOTOGRAPHY & SCULPTURE, San Francisco, CA
50 California, FUSION, San Francisco, CA
Convention Plaza, Curator Jan Casey, San Francisco, CA
2005 Geras-Tousignant Gallery, SYMBIOSIS, San Francisco, CA
2004 Swissnex, Swiss Consulate, TRANSFORMATION, San Francisco, CA

Group Exhibitions
(selected)

2017 Triton Museum, Statewide Painting Competition & Exhibition, Santa Clara, CA
2016 Museum of Craft and Design, Beyond the Pour II, The Creative Process, San Francisco, CA
Mission Bay, “Unfolding, An Abstract Emotion” San Francisco, CA
Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Annual Art Trunk Show, San Francisco, CA
Misho Gallery and Swiss Consulate of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2015 Calvin Charles Gallery, Group Show, Scottsdale, AZ
Geras-Tousignant Gallery, Group Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Annual Art Trunk Show, San Francisco, CA
2014 SAM Seattle Art Museum Gallery, In the Collection, Seattle, WA
Triton Museum, Statewide Painting Competition & Exhibition, Santa Clara, CA
Calvin Charles Gallery, Small works, Scottsdale, AZ
Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Annual Art Trunk Show, Mill Valley, CA
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, VA, Second Time Around: The Hubcap Art,
ARC Gallery, Impulse, San Francisco, CA
2013 Geras-Tousignant Gallery, Gorgeous little things, San Francisco, CA
Misho Gallery and Swiss consulate of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2012 Triton Museum, Statewide Painting Competition & Exhibition, Santa Clara, CA
SAM, Seattle Art Museum gallery, Journeys, Seattle, WA
Graton Gallery, 6th Annual Invitational Show, Graton CA
2011 San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, “California Sculpture SLAMt, CA
Turtle Bay Museum, West Coast Biennial, Redding, CA
Sylvia White Gallery, Annual Juried Show, Ventura, CA
SB Fine Art, Group Show, Mill Valley, CA
Lark Gallery, Artistic Voyage, Yorba Linda, CA
Heroes & Hearts, SFGH Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Assi Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 SAM, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Summer Introductions, Seattle, WA
Lark Gallery, Reaching Inside, Honorable Mention, Long Beach, CA
ARC Gallery, Four Squared, San Francisco, CA
A Muse Gallery, No Boundaries, intl. Art Exhibit, Columbus, OH
Marji Gallery, Spring Show, Santa Fe, NM
Lark Gallery, Artistic Voyage, Yerba Linda, CA
Geras-Tousignant Gallery, Art Walk 2010, San Francisco, CA
2009 Triton Museum, Indoor sculpture exhibition, Santa Clara, CA
ASTO Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Micaela Gallery, Winter Salon, San Francisco, CA
Phantom Gallery, Hidden Treasures, Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA
Erickson Fine Art, 12 Year Anniversary, Healdsburg, CA
Geras- Tousignant Gallery, The Grid, San Francisco, CA
Millennium Tower Icons of Design, Curator Deborah Allyce-Miller, San Francisco, CA
20th Anniversary Gala, Alliance Francaise Gallery, Boston, MA
MCBG Sculpture Gallery, Juried Show, Mendocino, CA
Gallery Route One, Juried Show, PT Reyes, CA
Bay Area Council Exhibition, Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, CA
2008 A Muse Gallery, 10 Year Anniversary, Columbus, OH
Geras-Tousignant Gallery, Group Show, San Francisco, CA
Gallery Route One, Juried Show, PT Reyes, CA
2007 Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, TRACES, Marin, CA
Art Works Downtown, Sculpture, The Third Dimension, Juried Exhibition, San Rafael, CA
Falkirk Bay Area, Juried Exhibition, San Rafael, CA
Geras-Tousignant Gallery, Group Show, San Francisco, CA
Geras-Tousignant Gallery, Oceana, San Francisco, CA
2006 Geras-Tousignant Gallery, Group Show, San Francisco, CA
2005 Sonoma State University, Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, CA
Geras-Tousignant Gallery, Sky, San Francisco, CA
In the Abstract, All-Media Juried Exhibit, Sebastopol, CA
North bay Artworks, Fall Showcase, Novato, CA
2004 Sonoma State University, Visualizing Democracy, Juried Show, CA
Geras-Tousignant Gallery, Miniature, San Francisco, CA
Sonoma State University, Juried Student Exhibition, CA

AWARDS & SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

2016 “Heroes & Hearts” and “Hearts after Dark” at AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA
2015 Depiction Wine, selected for creating a limited edition label for their inaugural 2012 release of the Cabernet Sauvignon
Women’s History Month, Billboard, Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood, LA
Heroes & Hearts, selected for large public sculpture commission, SF General, Hospital Foundation, CA
Artavita, Certificate of Excellence 2015, Santa Barbara, CA
2013 San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, Heart sculpture selected for display at the new SF visitor center in San Francisco, CA
2012 Triton Museum, Honorable Mention, Statewide Painting Competition & Exhibition, Santa Clara, CA
Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monika_Steiner
2011 Heroes & Hearts, selected for large public sculpture commission, SF General,
Hospital Foundation, CA
2012 Berlin Film Festival, paintings selected for the Movie “Five ways to kill a man”
2010 Artist in Residence, Apothiki Gallery, Paros, Greece
Honorable Mention, “Reaching Inside” Long Beach Galleries, CA
2009 First Place, Lark Gallery, online competition, LA
2004 Swiss Talents, Swissnex, San Francisco, CA

MAJOR COLLECTIONS

Trump Hotel, Panama City, Panama
JW Marriott Hotel Ankara, in Ankara, Turkey
The Ashlyn Deyer Foundation
Maturango Museum, Permanent Collection, Ridgecrest, CA
Susan Landauer, Chief Curator of San Jose Museum of Art, CA
The Deputy Consul General of Switzerland Mr. Francesco Ottolini
Ron Gutman, Founder / CEO of HealthTap, TEDx SiliconValley, Palo Alto, CA
H. Buchs, Curator of Museum of Boenigen, Switzerland
Keller & Heckman LLP, San Francisco, CA
Pascal Mamin, Director of RUAG, Switzerland
Gina Locurio, executive producer, Umlaut Films, San Francisco, CA
John Jaber, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley, San Francisco, CA
John and Erin Lowenberg, San Francisco, CA
Robert and Karie Williams, Novato, CA
Stefan Schneeberger, CEO, PWS, Switzerland
Annemarie Buchs, Boenigen, Switzerland
Ursula & Stefan Schneeberger, CEO, HCT Shaping Systems, Switzerland
Christine and Paul Tantsis, Australia
American Ag Credit,  Corporate HQ Santa Rosa, CA

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

2013 Professional Practices Lecture, Sonoma State University, CA
The “Living Library project”, Santa Rosa Junior College, CA
2011 Stanford University, TEDx Conference, Silicon Valley, CA
Lecture, Sonoma State University, CA
2010 Apothiki Gallery, Artist Residency, Paros, Greece
2009 Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest, CA
2004 Swissnex, Swiss Consulate, San Francisco, CA