Sabina Streeter is a contemporary artist who draws with a passionate ecumenical vision that transcends political, social and economic boundaries. She specializes in mixed media portraits based in classical traditions. Her subjects include an extraordinarily diverse range of contemporary and historical figures.
Streeter enlarges reality, then quickly cuts to the emotional with an unblinking clarity of detail that dramatizes issues of class, popular culture, and universal longing. Streeter’s gestural drawing technique does not permit corrections or overlaboring - underlining the sense of speed and fluency in her work.
As Alanna Heiss, founder of MoMA PS1, observes, "Sabina's work has a unique conceptual content and an aura of cool detachment that is ironic without being jaded or exaggerated. If I had to choose one living artist to distill my likeness on canvas, it would be her.”
Sabina Streeter was born in Munich, Germany to a family of writers and architects. She currently maintains studios in Munich and Sag Harbor, New York. Streeter’s work is in public and private collections throughout the US and Europe.
Photograph by Tanya Malott, 2014.