Steve Ellis is a painter and sculptor working in New York City's Lower East Side and the Catskills in upstate NY. His representational technique uses pop culture iconography to explore various issues emerging from contemporary consumerism. Often his work favors the depiction of dangerous and damaged goods. His series have investigated transitory beauty of American popular culture, featuring consumer detritus such as torn magazines, broken high‐heeled shoes, crashed cars and cigarette lighters. Ellis has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally. These include showings at American Fine Arts, Cuchifritos, Clampart, The Hole, The Gershwin Hotel and the Lexington Armory. Ellis’ works are held in private collections in Tokyo, Rome, Australia, Seoul, Moscow, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, New York, and London.