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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Woodmere Art Museum
Johnson & Johnson Corporate Collection
Fidelity Investments
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Light Work Fine Print Collection
Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission
The Brauer Museum of Art
Engine Performance
Floss Barber Design, Inc
numerous private collections


2016    Puffin Foundation, Grant Award in Photography
2016     Fotofilmic Shortlisted Artist, Winter edition
2013     Clarence John Laughlin Award, Finalist, The New Orleans Photo Alliance
2012     Promise Award, Sustainable Art Foundation
2009     Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Photography
2008     Artist-in-Residence Fellowship, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
2008     Purchase Award, Photography 27, curated by Michael Mazzeo, Peer Gallery
2007     Image Award, CENTER, Santa FE
2007     Critical Mass Top 50 and Book Award Finalist, Photolucida, OR
2004     United University Professional Grant, SUNY, NY
2000     Henry Walter’s Traveling Fellowship, Juried by Holland Cotter, NY Times, art critic


2015     Serious Play: Krista Steinke and Sherman Finch, LSCC Gallery, Houston, TX
2014     Second Nature: Krista Steinke and David Politzer, (curated by Becky Finley) Sam Houston State University, TX
2012     *Purgatory Road, Fine Arts Atrium Gallery, Duchesne Academy, (a participating space of 2012 Fotofest), Houston, TX
2011     Backyards, BB Guns and Nursery Rhymes, Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2008     *Backyards, BB Guns and Nursery Rhymes, SRO Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
2007     *Backyards, BB Guns and Nursery Rhymes, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
2006     *Backyards, BB Guns and Nursery Rhymes, Communications Hall Gallery, NCC, Bethlehem, PA
2002     New Works by Krista Steinke, Rainbow Gallery, Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, New York
2000     *Works by Krista Steinke, Engine Performance, Baltimore, MD.
2000     *Specimens, Fox Gallery, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD.


2015     The Land Mark Show (curated by Grace Kook-Anderson), Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
2015     A Second Look, Forsythe Gallery, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
2015     Envisioning the Impossible (curated by Kim Cook), Box13, Houston, TX
2015     Perspectives Photography Exhibition, Longview Museum of Art, TX
2014     Contemporary Photographers:  Vision and Method in the 21st Century (curated by Chris Schmidt), The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, VA
2014     The Apocalyptic, Truman State University Art Gallery, Kansas
2013     Fear and Loathing, (curated by Katherine Ware, New Mexico Museum of Art), Art Photo Index
2013     Invitational Area Artists Biennial, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
2012     Centennial Exhibition, Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington, DE
2012     Philadelphia Women Photographers, Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2011    The Airport Show, Atlanta Jackson-Hartfeild International Airport (Atlanta Celebrates Photography), GA
2010     Fresh Start, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2009     Photo Miami, represented by Light Work, Permanent Collection/Artist in Residence Program
2009     52 Editions, Gregori Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2009     Suspension of Disbelief: A Digital Photography Exhibition on Social Commentary, Salena Gallery, Long Island University, NY
2009     As It Happens: Artists-in-Residence at Light Work, Light Work, Syracuse, NY and Lubin House, NY
2008     Slide Show, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Palm Springs Art Museum, CA
2008     Collectible, Wall Space, Seattle, WA
2008    The Elusive Surrounding, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2008     Child’s Play, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2007     Photo Forum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2007     From Sun Pictures to MegaPixels, Williamsburg Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
2007     Presence, Center for Psychological Studies, New York, NY
2007     Fellowship Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, TX
2007     Photo 07, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2006     Dangerous Visions, Peninsula Museum of Art, Belmont, CA
2006     New Media/New Work, Art Intertactive Gallery, Boston, MA
2005     Torrid, Sharidin Art Gallery, Kutztown University, PA
2005     Shelter, Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
2004     In America Now, Don O’Melvney Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2004     The NANO-SHOW, Nexus Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
2004     Document, TIXE Gallery, New York, NY
2003     Unwearables, Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, PA
2000     Maryland Artists 2000, Govenor’s Mansion, Annapolis, MD
2000     Sci Art: Extensions of Being, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
2000     On Site, School of the Visual Arts, New York, NY


Mess With Texas (curated by Peter Lucas), Film Screening, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX  
Community Supported Art Project (participating artist), Fresh Arts, Houston, TX
Princesses, Slideluck Warsaw, Old Gallery (Stara Galeria), 8 Zamkowy Sq, Warsaw, Poland
Slideluck Lehigh Valley II, Artsquest Performing Arts Center, (part of Invision Photo Festival), Bethlehem, PA
Arts on Division, public art event, Sommerville, NJ
Slideluck Potshow Cleveland, 78 Street Studios, Cleveland, Ohio
New Media Caucus Performance Event, University of the Streets, NYC
30 Second Spot: New Media Caucus Event, School of the Visual Arts, NY, NY
60 Seconds of Play, curated by Avantika Bawa, sponsored by Drain Magazine: Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA; Forum
Gallery Cranbrook, MI; Indie Showcase, Cox communications; Sarai Media Lab, New Delhi, India; Tilt Gallery
The New Screen Television Broadcasting, An Alternative TV Arts Channel, Orlando, FL
One Minute Video Screening, Jersey City Art Museum, Jersey City, NJ
Video Series, curated by Madeleine Gallagher and Bettina Johae, Goliath Art Space, New York, NY
1800 Frames Video Screening, CWW Gallery, Newark, NJ
New Museum of Art Film Festival, Detroit, MI,
Gender in Motion 2005 WCA Video Screening, Digital Arts and Entertainment Lab, GSU, Atlanta, GA,
The Tank Presents: Selections from The Reel Venus Film Festival, The Tank, New York, NY
Out of The Loop Film/Video Screening, Barbes Performance Space, Brooklyn, NY
South-Side Film Festival, Official Selection Short Film, Bethlehem, PA
2004 Reel Venus Film Festival, Symphony Space, New York, NY
Artist-made Karaoke, ARTSCAPE, Baltimore, MD


Square Magazine, featured artists, summer 2016
Lenscratch, The States Project: Texas, curated  by Adam Neese, July 2016
Oxford American Magazine, featured image, spring 2016
Feature Shoot, “Photographer Beautifully Captures Growth and Decay Through Sheets of Plexglass Filters” by Kayla Chobotiuk, May 26, 2015

Oxford American Magazine, cover image, fall 2014
Feature Shoot, “Krista Steinke’s Eerie Photos of Kids Inspired by Nursery Rhymes” by Amanda Gorence, Dec. 20, 2013
Light Leaked, “Interview with Krista Steinke”, by Ashley Kauschinger, spring 2013
F-stop Magazine, Group Exhibition/ Open-theme edition, Issue #58 April – May 2013
Le Journal de la Photographie, “Portfolio: Krista Steinke, Purgatory Road”, December 6, 2012
Enchantment, exhibition catalogue, Plates to Pixels/Diffusion Magazine, 2012
Feature Shoot, “Photo du jour: Natural Specimens Represent the Myriad Stages of Life and Death”, by Alison Zavos, November 30, 2012
Ultimate Memorial, “Duchesne Academy hosts FotoFest exhibit”, by Miranda Irvin, March 29, 2012
Participating Spaces, Fotofest 2012 Biennial, Catalogue, TX
TLR, An International Journal of Contemporary Writing, winter, 2011, vol. 55 issue
Philadelphia Inquirer, “Galleries: Drawings, paintings, photos, and an homage” by Edith Newhall, May 1, 2011
Philadelphia Inquirer, “The Solo Show is the Focus” by Edith Newhall, Jan 30th, 2011
30 Second Spot: 2011 New Media Caucus DVD Catalogue
Monthly Photography, South Korea, August 2010
CONTACT 2009 Annual, essay by David Jacobs, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
EXIT Magazine, “Once Upon a Time”, issue # 33, titled spring 2009
Philadelphia City Paper, “First Friday Focus,”, March 28, 2008
“1,000 Words: Stories Behind the Pictures”, interview with Lisa Hunter, The Intrepid Art Collector June 2008
“Photographer of the Week”, www.photolucida.org, June 2008
The 2007 Photo Review Journal, October 2007
“Exhibit plays on sinister childhood fantasies” by David King, The Hawk, St. Joe’s University News, September 2007
SHOTS Magazine: 97, autumn 2007
Santa Fe Magazine, “Review Santa Fe”, spring 2007
Photo Forum’s Best of Photography 2007 Annual
CIRCA Magazine Postcard, August/September 2007
SPOT Magazine, Featured Artist Portfolio, summer 2007
Philadelphia City Paper, “Photo 07” May 2007
The Morning Call, “Photographer probes the dark side of children’s play,” by Geoff Gehman, Dec. 2006
“Art Happenings”, Artmatters, Dec. 2006
New Media/New Work, Exhibition Catalogue, Gail Rubini, 2006
The Morning Call, “A Torrid Theme” by Geoff Gehman, Feb. 23, 2005
Allentown Chronicle, “Hot Art Warms Cold Month” by Stacy Wescoe, Feb. 2005
Plos Medicine, A Library of Science Publication, cover artist, Feb. 2005
The Morning Call, “Sheltered, A Tornado of Creations by 20 Artists” by Geoff Gehman, Jan. 13, 2005
The Morning Call, “Unwearables’ exhibit…” by Geoff Gehman, Jan 22, 2004
www.nyartsmagazine.com by Mina Cheon, Nov. 2003, Vol. 8, No 9
Sci Art, Extensions of Being Exhibition Catalogue, Maryland Foundation for the Arts and Maryland Art Place
A Philosophical Disease, 1998, cover photo, Routledge Publishing
Crossing Boundaries, 1998, cover art, Routledge Publishing


Texas A&M, Instructional Assistant Professor, present
Moravian College, Associate Professor, 2003-2013
Ursinus College, Adjunct Photography Instructor, 2004-2005
Mansfield University, Adjunct Photography and New Media Instructor, spring 2003
State University of New York, Brockport, Adjunct Photography Instructor and Lab Manager, 2002-2003
Goucher College, Adjunct Photography Instructor, 2000
Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Video and Electronic Media Instructor, 2000-2001
Baltimore School of the Arts, Studio Art and Photography Instructor and Lab Manager, 1998-2000


2015     Serious Play, artist talk, LSCC Art Gallery, TX
2014     Second Nature, artist talk, Sam Houston State University, TX
2014     Pecha Kucha 20×20, presentation, Bryan, TX
2013     SPE South Central Regional Conference, Imagemaker presentation, College of the Mainland, TX
2012     Duchesne Academy, guest artist lecture, Houston, TX,
2011     Panel Moderator, Spectrum: Contemporary Issues in Photography and Academia, PA
2010     Faculty Research Luncheon Series, artist presentation, Moravian College, PA
2010     Duchesne Academy, guest artist lecture, Houston, TX
2008     New York State Summer School of the Arts: Media Arts Program, visiting artist presentation,NY
2007     Kutztown University, visiting artist presentation, PA
2007     University of Houston, visiting artist presentation, TX
2006     Northampton Community College, exhibiting artist presentation, PA
2003     Moravian College, visiting artist presentation, PA
2003     Edinboro University, visiting artist presentation, PA
2003     SUNY Stony Brook, visiting artist presentation, NY
2002     University of Rochester, visiting artist presentation, NY
2002     Maryland Institute, College of Art, traveling fellowship presentation, MA
2002     Panel Moderator: “Y2K Solution: Emerging Art in 21st Century”, Maryland Institute, College of Art, MA


2016     Curator: You are Here: Texas Photographers Respond to the Texas Landscape, Fotofest Participating Space, Duchesne Academy, Houston, and Wright Gallery, Texas A&M University, TX
2015     Curator: Supernova: A multi-media group exhibition that explores the relationship between Art and Science (featuring current students and recent graduates of the Visualization Program at Texas A&M), Fresh Arts Gallery, Houston, TX
2014     Curator: Finders and Keepers: Contemporary Still Life Photography through the Lens of Five Female Photographers, Fotofest Participating Space, Duchesne Academy, Houston, TX
2013     Curator: Finders and Keepers: 6 Locale Female Photographers, curator, (sponsored by Artsquest & Invision Photo Festival), Moravian College
2013-15 Juror: Sustainable Arts Foundation Visual Artist Fellowships
2012     Executive Planning Committee Member: InVision Photo Festival, sponsored by Artsquest, Bethlehem, PA
2011     Curator/Panel Moderator: Spectrum, Works from Photography Professors of the Valley, Patty Effe Gallery, Moravian
College, sponsored by Artsquest, Bethlehem, PA
2009     Curator: Re-Generate, Re-Image, Re-Focus, New Directions in Photography, Payne Gallery, Moravian College
2009     Exhibition Co-coordinator: Hand-Picked, Ken Jones Gallery, Easton, PA
2008     Juror: Seven Deadly Sins, WIRED GALLERY, Bethlehem, PA
2003-13 Coordinator: Annual Student Video Festival, Moravian College
2000     Co-coordinator: Y2K Solution, Creative Moves into the 21st Century, MICA, FOX Gallery
2000     Art and Reading Specialist: Baltimore Public Schools Program, MA
1996-98 Communications Assistant: The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


Masters of Fine Art, Photography and Digital Imaging
Maryland Institute, College of Art

Bachelors of Fine Art, Studio Art
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Bachelors of Art/ Advanced Degree in the Humanities
Valparaiso University