Steven Assael holds a BFA from Pratt Institute. He has taught at Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts and has been a Senior Critic at the New York Academy of Art since 1997. He is the recipient of an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, the Charles Roman Award and an ED Foundation Grant. His work has been exhibited throughout the US, including solo exhibitions at the Naples Museum of Art, the Frye Art Museum (Seattle) and the University of Tennessee, and group shows at the Flint Institute of Art (Michigan), the Kemper Museum (Kansas City), the Yale University Art Gallery, the Queens Museum of Art, and the New York State Museum at Albany. His work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hunter Museum of Art (Chattanooga), the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design (Kansas City), and the Columbus Museum of Art. In 2000 Lindenhill Books published Steven Assael: Selected Drawings. He is represented by the Forum Gallery in New York.