Steir has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Art from the Pratt Institute. Her works have appeared in numerous exhibitions throughout the world in cities such as Paris, Amsterdam, New York, Washington, D.C., and Geneva. She has taught at the Parsons School of Design, Princeton University, and California Institute of the Arts, and was a founding board member of the Printed Matter bookshop, New York City, and “Heresies” magazine. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum, the Hirshorn Museum, the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the National Gallery of Art, and the Musee d?art et Archaeologie are among the numerous public collections where her works are represented. Steir is considered one of the most accomplished contemporary painters of our time. In this work from her “Waterfall” series, the blurring of abstraction with reality is realized by the artist?s ability to meld the two together. Steir makes it clear that she believes abstraction and reality are really the same thing. According to Steir, the only difference between the two is how one chooses to view them.