Sabina Streeter is a contemporary artist who draws with a passionate ecumenical vision that transcends political, social, and economic boundaries. As Alanna Heiss, the director of P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center 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."
Ms. Streeter specializes in individual and small group portraits whose form and content are inspired by a classical tradition reinterpreted through her own eclectic experience. She enlarges reality, then cuts to the emotional quick with an unblinking clarity of detail that dramatizes issues of craft, class, popular culture, and universal longing. Her extraordinarily diverse subjects have included American bluebloods, European aristocrats, filmmakers, high school students, socialites, musicians, artists, and historic figures. Ms. Streeter was born in Munich, Germany, to a family of writers, film directors and architects. She currently maintains studios in Munich and Sag Harbor, New York.