My teaching experience encompasses both studio classes and art history. On the college and post-graduate level, I have taught drawing, etching, and introduction to contemporary art, modern art history, and the history of Renaissance art. I have also trained museum lecturers and docents on the Internet as an art medium, and conducted training sessions on various software for colleagues in my workplace. I maintain an arbitrary timeline of history to track relationships of events and ideas as they arise in my teaching or other work. It will always be a work in progress.
Kari E. Steeves
Areas of Professional Expertise
  • Teacher of sculpture, installation, drawing, etching, web design, Photoshop,
  • Teacher of modern and contemporary art history and theory and Renaissance art history
  • Artist
  • Web consultant, including design, site architecture, building, and content development




MFA in Painting, Hunter College of the City University of New York

1989 BA in Humanities, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
1998 Exchange program, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
1984 Certificat de language, Cours d'ete, Universite de Dijon, France
Awards and Affiliations
June 1999 Thomas Apicella Memorial Fund prize, Hunter College
Spring 1998 Travel Grant, Hunter College
Fall 1988 Weathervane First Prize for Drawing, Yale University
  Member, College Art Association

Professional Experience

2002-present Instructor, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York
Teach Introduction to Contemporary Art, Art After World War II, and Art of the Renaissance for the Continuing Education Department. Course includes slide lectures, class discussions, readings, and excursions to galleries and museums.

Web Consultant, freelance
Provide consultation and production of web sites for small business, artists, and non-profit organizations, particularly those in the arts and education.


Writer and Consultant, interpretive materials and web projects, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Monitor quality of all exhibition interpretive materials, such as wall texts and brochures, including writing in collaboration with curator. Managed production of content for websites, including The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000, a site dedicated to the Museum's teen program at, an educational site to accompany the Jacob Lawrence retrospective, a site for K-12 educators and students at, and the online audio tour at


Graduate Teaching Assistant, Printmaking and Drawing, Hunter College of the City University of New York
Assisted Vincent Longo in teaching Printmaking to graduate students. Assisted Susan Crile in teaching Advanced Figure Drawing to undergraduates. Designed curricula, conducted group and one-on-one critiques, and gave technical advice and assistance.


Web Designer and Illustrator, Blue Dingo Digital, New York
Designed and built commercial Web sites as part of marketing team. Responsibilities include design, layout, and animation. The site for the American Heart Association is still viewable at Clients included Motts Apple Sauce, the Davidoff Cigar Company, Jose Cuervo Tequila, Vibe Magazine, Outback Steakhouse, Cholula Hot Sauce, and two sites for off-broadway theater productions, A Loss of Roses and My Staten Island among others.


Presentation Designer, Grybauskas Beatrice Advertising, New York
Produced presentations for new business pitches and advertising plans using Microsoft Power Point, Quark Express, Adobe Photoshop, Aldus Persuasion. Trained colleagues one-on-one in the use of computer software, in particular Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.


Curatorial/Research Assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Assisted Curator Barbara Haskell with research and curatorial organization for the catalogues and exhibitions of Agnes Martin, Burgoyne Diller, and Joseph Stella. Did research and editorial work for Yoko Ono: Arias & Objects and a twentieth century painting textbook. Organized and installed traveling exhibitions of Paul Strand, John Baldesarri, William Johnson, and two permanent collection shows. Also assisted Judith Goldman, Print Curator, with acquisitions.

Summer 1989

Intern, The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Ran tours and taught seminars on the collection to children, ages 5-15.

October 2001 Masque, The Albany Center Galleries, New York
September-October 2000

Book/Ends, The Albany Center Galleries, New York

April 2000

Martha Stewart Doesn't Live Here: Martyrdom and Transgression in 2000, Massashusetts College of Art and The Agency Online, Boston

October 1999

American Sentences, Union Hill Arts Building, Union City, New Jersey

May 1999

Master's Thesis Exhibition, Times Square Galleries, Hunter College, New York

February 1999

Gridworks, South County Art Association, Kingston, and Hera Gallery, Wakefield, Rhode Island

November 1998

Par Avion, Eleventh Floor Galleries, Hunter College, New York

February 1998

Solo Show and Participatory Performance, Gulp Galleri, internationally mobile gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

February 1998

Photo Essay Books, Eleventh Floor Galleries, Hunter College, New York

October 1997

No BIAS, Bennington, Vermont. Juror Beth Handler, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Summer 1997

Halpert Biennial, The Catherine J. Smith Gallery, Appalachian State University, part of An Appalachian Summer Festival. Juror Mark Leach, Curator, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC