Steven Orner was born in the United States and has been painting for over thirty years. He holds a Bachlor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Masters in Fine Arts from Yale University School of Art. Steven now lives in Montreal, where he continues to paint and teach. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including grants from Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts. Steven has exhibited in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Paris and Berlin.