Kari E. Steeves

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Areas of Professional Expertise
  • Web consultant, including design, site architecture, website development, content consultation, and project execution and management
  • Teacher of sculpture, installation, drawing, etching, web design, Photoshop, and modern and contemporary art history and theory
  • Artist

Professional Experience


Web Consultant, freelance

More projects can be found on the main page of web work.


Education Web Manager, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
A leading museum of 20th century and contemporary American art

  • Managed production of special web sites and education-related components of museum's primary site, www.whitney.org, including supervision of staff.
  • Developed and maintained all aspects of youth-targeted web site, Youth2Youth.org, now offline, including video editing, site building, design, image optimization, and content production in collaboration with teens.
  • Managed outside vendors for larger projects, including design and site architecture decisions, content production, and trafficking.
  • Supervised staff of 22 to produce The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000 web site, now offline.

Interpretive Materials Manager, and Writer October 1999-October 2002

  • Edit all texts for display within exhibitions for clarity and understandability by the general public. Wrote all texts for some exhibitions.


Web Designer and Developer , Blue Dingo Digital, New York

  • Designed and built commercial web sites as part of marketing team. Responsibilities include design, layout, and animation.
    • Clients included Motts Apple Sauce, the Davidoff Cigar Company, Jose Cuervo Tequila, Vibe Magazine, Outback Steakhouse, Cholula Hot Sauce, the American Heart Association, and two sites for off-broadway theater productions, A Loss of Roses and My Staten Island.


Graphic Designer and Presentation Designer, Grybauskas Beatrice Advertising, New York

  • Designed presentations for new business pitches and advertising plans using Quark Express, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Power Point, Aldus Persuasion. Clients included Jose Cuervo Tequila, A&E Network, and the United States Tennis Association. 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

  • Conducted research, edited, provided administrative support for curator Barbara Haskell on catalogues and scholarly books on American art history.
  • Assisted with organization and installation of exhibitions of the work of Agnes Martin, Burgoyne Diller, and Joseph Stella, and the traveling exhibitions of Paul Strand, John Baldesarri, William Johnson, and two permanent collection shows.
  • Assisted print curator Judith Goldman with acquisitions.
Teaching Experience
2002-2004 Instructor, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York
Teach Art of the Renaissance, Art After World War II, and Introduction to Contemporary Art for the Continuing Education Department. Courses include overviews of major movements and theories of the periods, class discussions, readings, and excursions to galleries and art museums.


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.

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.




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 díete, 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
Art Exhibitions
September-October, 2002 Faculty Show, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York
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

Masterís 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