Selected Recent Exhibitions                                            

2014    

Americana.  Soap Factory group exhibit, juried by Ben Heyworth. 
Walker on the Green.  Walker Art Center. Mini golf hole with Dave Denninger.
Mappa Mundi.  Silverwood Park Gallery, St. Anthony MN.  Solo exhibit.
The Here There.  Some Sum Studios/Lyon Smith Gallery.  Winona MN.  Curated by Kjelgren Alkire.
Ossuary. Traveling exhibit.  Heron School of Art and Design.  Indiana University Purdue.  Indianapolis, IN.
Summer Salon.  Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
F+C@SEVEN.  Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN


2013    

Small works.  Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
The Machine in the Ghost and other works.  Barrington Art Gallery, Gordon College. Wenham, MA.  Solo exhibit.
Kenneth Steinbach.  Circa Gallery.  Minneapolis, MN.  Solo exhibit.
Trace/Decay. Bethel University.   Minneapolis, MN.  Solo exhibit
All the Things That Go.  Staple Goods Gallery.  New Orleans, LA.  
Ossuary. Traveling exhibit.  University of Tennessee at Knoxville. TN. 
These Guys:  A Tribute To Guy Chase.  Greenville College. Greenville, IL.
Exteriors.  Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.  
Text. Prove Gallery. Duluth, MN. 


2012    

Theories of Forgetting.  St. John’s University. Collegeville, MN.  Solo exhibit.
Still There. Gallery at Fox Tax, Minneapolis, MN.  Solo exhibit.
Walking:  The New Forests of Thoreau’s America. Portals on Western program.  College of Visual Arts.  St. Paul, MN. Solo Exhibit.  
Connections, Form + Content Gallery.  Minneapolis, MN.
Work:  Curse or Calling? Gordon College, Boston, MA; Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI;  Houghton College, Houghton, NY; Wayland University, Plainview, TX.
Landscapes of the Mind.  Katherine Nash Gallery. University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. 

2011    

Everybody Knows Everything. Trinity College in Chicago, IL.  Solo exhibit.
Beautiful Dreamer. Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.  Solo exhibit.
Eco Byway.  St. John’s University. Collegeville, MN.
Interstice(s). MacLaurin Institute Art Exhibit and Symposium.  St. Paul, MN
Work:  Curse or Calling?  Bethel University Olson Gallery.  St. Paul, MN, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.
Lasting Impressions:  A Printmaker Collects.  College of Central Florida. Ocala, FL.
Summer Salon.  Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
CODEX VII. Shown at Biola College. La Mirada, California; and Judson College.  Elgin, IL.


2010    

This Time, This Space.  Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 
Whirls and Stripes.  Coffman Union Gallery, University of MN.
Faculty Show.  Bethel University.  Minneapolis, MN.
Sketchwork.  Form + Content Gallery.  Minneapolis, MN.
Work:  Curse or Calling? Evangel College, Springfield, MS.

2009    

Methods and Zahirs. Augsburg College Christensen Gallery. St. Paul, MN.  Solo exhibit.
Midwest Biennial  All Midwest Exhibition. Wisconsin Arts District, Wausau, WI.  
Winds of Inspiration  Gustavus Aldolphus College, St. Peter, MN.
Iron Pour Blood.  Invitational Exhibit with the 40th Annual Iron Pour at the University of MN.


2007    

Palimpsest. Carlton College, Northfield, MN.  Solo exhibit.
Palimpsest. College of the Ozarks. Lookout Point, MO.  Solo exhibit.
Winter Salon  Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.


2006    

Kenneth Steinbach: Recent Work. Gallery 2, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis MO. Solo exhibit
Serious Moonlight.  Cranbrook Art Academy,  Detroit, MI.
 

Selected Awards and Grants                                     

2014      Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Visual Arts.  Lilly Fellows Program in the Humanities and the Arts.
2013      Faculty Release Research Grant.  Bethel University
2012      2012  Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award.  Bethel University.
                Faculty Development Research Grant.  Bethel University.
2011        Sabbatical Leave.  Bethel University.
2011        EcoByways.  People’s Choice Award.
2009    Artists Initiative Grant.  Minnesota State Arts Board.  
                Best in Show. Midwest Biennial All Midwest Exhibition
2008     Alumni Grant.  Bethel University
                Faculty Release Research Grant.  Bethel University.
2005     Artists Initiative Grant.  Minnesota State Arts Board.  


Education                                                

M.F.A.     Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.  1986. 
                  Major:  Sculpture, Minor: Painting.
B.A.          Bethel College, St. Paul, MN.  1983. 

 

Selected Reviews and Articles                                    

Americana vs. America July 3, 2014.  Minneapolis City Pages.  Sheila Regan.
The Puzzle of America.  July 3, 2014.  Minneapolis Star Tribune.  Mary Abbe. 
Kenneth Steinbach at Circa Gallery Sept 30, 2013.  Minneapolis City Pages.  Sheila Regan.
The Artists Medium.  Sept 7, 2012.  Minnesota Monthly.  Gregory Scott.
Look Again, It's Still There.  MplsArt.  Sept. 2012.  John Megas.
Lasting Impressions:  A Printmaker Collects.  Catalog for exhibit.  2011.  Tyrus Clutter.
Walker on the Green. l'etoile.  July 24, 2014  
Southwest Journal. Art Beat.  May 23, 2014.  Dylan Thomas.
Cristopher Borrelli at Chicago Tribune.  Walker on the Green 2014
Southwest Journal.  Walker on the Green. May 23, 2014.
It Gets Sketchy at Form + Content Gallery…But It Works.  MplsArt. Dec. 2010.  John Megas.
Winds of Inspiration, Winds of  Change.  Exhibition Catalog.  2009.  Don Myers.
 

Professional Experience and Affiliations                            

              Represented by Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN since 2005.    
              Member of Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
              Member, International Sculpture Center
              The Drawing Center Viewing Program, New York

2013    Curator for Orders of Possibility group exhibit.  With Paula McCartney, Lex Thompson, and Sonja Thomsen.  Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis,               MN.
2001-present    Professor of Art:  Bethel College, St. Paul, MN  
2010    Graduate Thesis Advisor.  Minneapolis College of Art and Design.  
2004-2005    Gallery Director.  9th Street Entry Gallery.  500 North Robert St. St. Paul, MN.
2007    Organizer of the National juried Student Iraqi Memorial Proposal exhibit at the Ninth Street Gallery. St. Paul, MN.
1994-2001    Associate Professor of Art:  Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN.  
1994-2001    Gallery Founder and Gallery Director: Northwestern College Art Gallery/Denler Gallery. Curated shows included David Lefkowitz, Nancy                   Randall, multiple group shows, and others.   

Selected Lectures and Presentations

2014    Under the Rose.  Lilly Fellows Program in the Humanities and the Arts conference.
2013    Meaning and Memory. Artist talk.   Gordon College, Wenham, MA. 
              Trace Decay.  Bethel University.
              Hard data and speculative thoughts about the nature of the creative process.  Bethel University.  
              Artist discussion with Jody Williams at Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
2011     The Meaning of Materials.  Lecture. Trinity College.  Chicago, Illinois.
              Protect Me From the Poverty of My Intentions.  Closing speaker at the Interstice(s) MacLaurinCSF Art Exhibit and Symposium.
2010    Knitting performance with Oliver Herring.  Bethel University.
2007   Symposium moderator at the National juried Student Iraqi Memorial Proposal exhibit at the Ninth Street Gallery. St. Paul, Minnesota.  With Laurie               Beth Clark. 
              Art and the Nature of Gift.  Lecture.  College of the Ozarks, Lookout Point, Missouri.
              Art and the Nature of Gift II.  Carlton College, Northfield, Minnesota.

 

Selected Collections and Commissions                                

Tyrus Clutter.  Ocala, Florida
Midway Contemporary Art Minneapolis
Colleen Mullins, Minneapolis
Taylor University
Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota
Bill and Sydney Phillips.   Edina, Minnesota
Jody and Kevin Nyenhuis.  Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota
Theresa Eilertson. Bloomington, Minnesota
Marit Kucera. St. Paul, Minnesota
Minnesota Children’s Museum.  St. Paul, Minnesota.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Macmillan Jr. Palm Springs California.
Allan and Jeanine Brown.  Shoreview, Minnesota.
George and Gretchen Robinson, Shoreview, Minnesota.
Mr. and Mrs. John Wetzel. Golden Valley, Minnesota.
Dale Johnson.  St. Paul, Minnesota.
Brian and Eileen De Vries.  Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Michael Lenzen.  Minneapolis. Minnesota.
R. Tim Miller.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Brad Opland.  Chicago, Illinois.
John Pittman.  St. Paul, Minnesota.
Christopher and Kelly Nelson. Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minnesota.

More than 25 other individual and institutional collections in Minnesota, Michigan, California, and the Midwest.