Stacey Steers is known for her process-driven, labor-intensive animated films composed of thousands of handmade works on paper. Her recent work employs images appropriated from early cinematic sources, from which she constructs original, experimental narratives. In these projects she investigates the nature of longing and how it provokes and mediates experience. Steers’ animated short films have been presented internationally and have received numerous awards. Her films have been included in the Sundance Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival and the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and have screened at venues such as the National Gallery of Art and MoMA. In 2017, her film Edge of Alchemy will be presented at the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival.
More recently, Steers has expanded her work to include collaborative installations that join invented, three-dimensional production elements with film loops, creating a new context for experiencing her films. Steers’ installation work has been exhibited at venues such as the Corcoran Gallery, the Denver Art Museum and the Hamburger Kunsthalle in Hamburg, Germany. Steers is a recipient of major grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, Creative Capital and the American Film Institute. She was the focus of a major retrospective at the 2015 Annecy International Festival of Animation in Annecy, France and received the Brakhage Vision Award at the 2012 Denver International Film Festival. Steers lives and works in Boulder, Colorado and has exhibited with Catharine Clark Gallery since 2013.