steve ausbury

United States
Brooklyn, NY
born 1964 Peoples Republic of Queens
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Steve Ausbury is an artist living in Flatbush, Brooklyn. His current practice can be described as pattern poetry – an ancient discipline sitting at the intersection between writing and visual art. Here are a couple of samples for FAAN.

In the past he produced (with composer, Anthony Burr) "Biospheria: an environmental opera" based on the strange phenomenon of Biosphere 2. A site-based, participatory work Biospheria was produced in La Jolla, California in 2001 and as a series of ancillary installations and videos produced and exhibited through 2004.

Steve’s performance work has included "Mir is Here" in collaboration with Irina Danilova at Franklin Furnace and "Principal Dances of Cleveland, OH" performed at The Cleveland Performance Art Festival and in Mexico City. He has also danced with choreographer, Deborah Hay in "Music," in Austin, TX in 2002. Other work has been screened, performed and exhibited at Four Walls, The New Museum, The Kitchen, The International Center of Photography, 303 Gallery, Barnsdall Artpark, Grey Art Gallery, Cinematexas, the Cannes Film Festival. His visual artwork is also in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum and the Brooklyn Museum.

2007 “Go to the Splat Factory,” Broderick Fine Art, Freehold, NY
1999 “Reading Room,” Herbert Marcuse Gallery, University of California, San Diego, CA

2007 “Beyond Self,” Muroff Kotler Gallery, Ulster County Community College, Stone Ridge, NY
Group Show, Babylon Fine Arts, Housatonic, MA
2006 Group Show, Broderick Fine Art, Freehold, NY
“Night of a Thousand Drawings,” Artists Space, NY, NY
“Glossolalia,” Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
2005 “Situational Prosthetics,” New Langton Arts, SF, CA
2002 “Reactions,” ExitArt, NY, NY
2000 “Overture,” Sushi Performance and Visual Art, San Diego, CA (w/Anthony Burr & Rachel Mayeri)
1999 “Spaced Out: Southern California Vernacular,” Herbert Marcuse Gallery and throughout the University of California, San Diego campus, La Jolla, California (artist/curator)
Flat files, Works on Paper, LA, CA
1997 Group Show, Kentler International Drawing Space, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
Flat files, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1992 “The Commodity Image,” International Center of Photography, NY, NY
Project Space, 303 Gallery, NY, NY
“The Art Mall: A Social Space,” The New Museum, NY, NY
1991 “Toys Are U.S.” (w/ Todd Alden) Key Gallery, Richmond, VA
1989 Window Display, (w/ Tom Hardy) Grey Art Gallery, NY, NY
1988 Group Show, Whitney Independent Study Program, NY, NY
1987 Group Show, Four Walls Gallery, Hoboken, NJ,

SELECTED FILM/VIDEOGRAPHY - Writer, Director, Editor
2000 “Introduction To Biospheria," single channel video art; co-creator
1999 “Flaming Hearts, ” co-writer; feature length screenplay; optioned by Stone Creek Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA, 1998; re-optioned 1999; public reading at Barnsdall Art Park, LA, CA, 1999
1996 “The Mood Swingers, ” writer, director; 35mm short film
1995 “Cult Life, ” writer, director; video and 16mm short
1993 “The Debt, ” screenwriter; 35MM short film; Winner, Prix Canal Plus, Cannes Film Festival

2006 “fan, gloves, glasses, glass,” performance; choreographed by Erin Ming Lee, performed at Chashama Window Space, NY, NY
2002 “Music,” performer; choreographed by Deborah Hay, Austin, TX
2001 “War Paths,” performance, Union Square, NY, NY
“Biospheria, An Environmental Opera,” director, choreographer, co-writer, co-producer; (music by Anthony Burr) UCSD, La Jolla, CA, March; Site-based opera based on the strange phenomenon of Biosphere 2.
2000 “Principal Dances Of Mexico City,” performance, El Zocolo, Mexico City (with Maris Bustamante), August
1999 “Principal Dances Of Cleveland, Ohio,” performance; Cleveland International Performance Festival, Cleveland, OH; featured artist
“Mir Is Here,” performance; web-based performance as part of The Future is the Present, sponsored by Franklin Furnace (with Irina Danilova)
“That Magic Moment,” performance; 5th Avenue and 59th Street, NY, NY (with Sandra Yin)
“Mir Is Here,” performance; Herald Square, NY, NY (with Irina Danilova)
1997 “The Man On To Whom Thursday, July 17th Stuck Fast,” performance; NY, NY

Artworks adopted from this artist:
Drawing 9 x 12 inches
damaged spiral
Drawing 11 x 14 inches