EDUCATION
 Masters in Teaching, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, 1997
 Bachelor of Arts, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1980
 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017


 “31st Biennial Exhibition of the Creative Crafts Council”, Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, Maryland, April – May 2017
“Alchemical Vessels 2017” Joan Hisaoka Art Gallery, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Washington DC, March – May 2017
“Domestic Pursuits: McNamara, Nash, Steel”, Blackrock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD March – April 2017
“Hillary Steel: Textiles: Traditional Craft/Contemporary Art” artspace, Richmond, VA, January-February 2017
Ambassador’s Residence in Mexico, U.S. Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, Mexico City, 2016 - current

2016

PASSAGE: Textiles by Hillary Steel”, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA, April 21 – June 4, 2016
"Objects, Drawings, Translations"; 10th Textile Biennial”, Snyderman Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, March – April 2016

2015 - 2011

 SPUN”, Etui Gallery, Larchmont, New York, October 2015
 National Fiber Directions, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas, March – May 2015
  Re-Made and Recycled”, Washington Art Works/CAN, Rockville, Maryland, 2015
 Excite: Local Cloth”, Mary Cornwell Gallery, Haywood Community College Clyde, NC, Oct - Dec 2014
 Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works”, NEW ARTS PROGRAM, Kutztown, PA, 2014 and 2012
 9th International Fiber Biennial, Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2014
 United Variations, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, Maryland, 2013
 Instructor’s Exhibition, Penland School Gallery, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina, 2012
 Pushing the Limits, artspace Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 2012
 8th International Fiber Biennial, Snyderman Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2012
 ASSEMBLED, Betty Mae Kramer Gallery, Arts and Humanities Council of Silver Spring, Maryland, 2012
 Solo Exhibition, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, Maryland, 2011
 Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibit, University of Maryland, University College, 2011
 Good Work, Oak Knit Studio Galleries, Brooklyn, New York, 2011
 
2010 and earlier

Sustainable Tradition, Responsible Innovation, North American Cultural Center, San Jose, Costa Rica
Continuity and Innovation, House of Culture, San Jose, Costa Rica
 VI Euro-Americana Visual Arts Exposition, Campeche, Mexico, 2009
Craft USA,’08, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut, 2008
Fiberart International, Mint Museum of Crafts and Design, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2008
WovenWorks, Fitton Center for the Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio, 2008
 Weave and Resist, Ybor Campus, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida, 2008
6th International Fiber Biennial, Snyderman/Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2008
Solo Exhibition, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville,
Maryland, 2007
Fiberart International 2007, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 5th International Fiber Biennial, Snyderman Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006
WovenWorks, Fitton Center for the Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio, 2006
 Ambassador’s Residence in Tirana, U.S. Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, Tirana, Albania, 2005 – 2008
Shibori Modern, World Quilt Carnival, Nagoya, Japan, 2005
Fiber Biennial 2004, Snyderman Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2004
Ambassador’s Residence in Bangkok, U.S. Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, Bangkok, Thailand, 2002 - 2004
 Fiberart International 2003, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 Survey Fiber 2002, Snyderman Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002
 Solo Exhibition, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, Maryland, 2002
 Ambassador’s Residence in Bucharest, U.S. Dept. of State, Art in Embassies Program, Bucharest, Romania, 1999 – 2001
 Fiberart International 2001, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 From Maryland to Bucharest and Back, Conference Center of the U of Maryland, Adelphi, Maryland, 2001
 Surface, Strength, Structure: Pertaining to Line, Snyderman Works Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2000
7th International Exchange Exhibition of Textile Design,” Taegu, South Korea, 1999
Survey of American Fiber," U.S. Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, Taipei, Taiwan, 1996 – 1999
 Fiberart International 1999, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1999
 2nd Taegu International Textile Design Competition,” Teagu, South Korea, 1998