Kate Steiger developed her original technique of mixed media painting while a student at the Rhode Island School of Design. After graduating with a degree in Fine Arts, Steiger worked in New York City for a few years before moving to Washington, DC. She went on to have over twenty one-person shows in the Washington area. In November 2003, two paintings by Steiger were selected for the juried benefit exhibit, " Art for Art's Sake" at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Steiger's work is included in many corporate and private collections, including The National Institutes of Health, Hilton Hotels, Stanford Medical Center, Purina Corporation, and Pacific Medical Center. She has done frequent workshops and been a guest lecturer. She has been represented by galleries and art consultants throughout the United States and has participated in the Department of State's Art in the Embassy Program.
In 2007, Kate relocated to Edmonds, Washington, where she continued to refine her "buried collage" technique. The Seattle Times described Kate's work as "a beautiful amalgamation of memory and imagination".
Steiger currently lives in White Plains, New York. Her most recent paintings incorporate wood block prints. In collaboration with her husband, Jerry Mikszewski, Kate Steiger is creating three dimensional vessels and sculptural pieces.
Kate Steiger met her husband, Jerry, in Providence, RI. Although a biology major, he had a great appreciation for art and enjoyed taking classes in building sculptural shapes. After retiring from a career in Neurology in 2020, Jerry decided to collaborate with Kate on some three dimensional vessels.
Jerry developed a technique of reinforced paper mache, and constructs large bowls and vases which Kate then decorates with mixed media paint and papers, sealing these vessels with a gloss polymer medium.
" I really feel when it comes to this new collaboration, two heads are better than one. Jerry creates a strong,light, and graceful form, perfect for my painterly process. Artistically we complement each other. We are proud of these pieces, coming from two hearts and two heads - uniting our histories with layers of meaning. " ---Kate Steiger
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