Alfred Steiner was born in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA) in 1973; he lives and works in New York City.
Steiner is a self-taught artist. Before studying law at Harvard University, he studied philosophy and mathematics at Miami University (Ohio, USA). He had a 15-year career as a copyright and trademark lawyer in New York City and now is a full-time artist. His law career has had a strong influence on his art.
Steiner’s watercolours reference images from pop culture including logos and cartoon characters. He breaks down the images into basic shapes. From there he reconstructs the images using photos of essentially anything: from food, insects, toys, pills, reptiles to sexual organs and sex toys. The finished result however still allows the viewer to remember the original image.
Steiner has shown extensively in the United States, especially in New York City and Los Angeles.