Ulric Steiner
grew up in Switzerland, a multicultural tapestry of art, agriculture and industry. His majestic mountains were exchanged for equally awe-inspiring oceans, which eventually brought him to live in the raw beauty of Australia more than 30 years ago. He has had exhibitions at Soho Gallery Wooloomooloo, Wentworth Galleries Sydney, Mangung Galleries, Melbourne, Sydney’s Alliance Francaise as well as regularly exhibiting in the Arcadian Artists’ Open Studios in November and the Swiss-Oz Art Exhibition. His art is shown internationally in Switzerland, France, England, Japan and the USA.

The influence of his artisanal Swiss background and Asian art, particularly from Japan is apparent in his delicate, often whimsical contemporary and figurative sculptures. Pragmatic, imaginative and highly skilled, Ulric works mostly in Stainless Steel to create sculptures both public and domestic. He synthesises a variety of physical phenomena, including the exquisite natural environment surrounding his outer Sydney studio together with international architectural references.

“I enjoy contemplating the reflection of the real world in my stainless steel pieces and seeing how this connects the works to their surrounding environment. I am also captivated by the interplay of texture, pattern and colour that can be achieved by the use of heat and various acids on stainless steel.

I take great pleasure in being versatile, flexible and reliable with my work and am delighted with small personal commissions as well as public artworks. Please contact me if you would like to discuss the purchase or commissioning of a work.”

  • The Hilton's San Francisco Bar and Grill, Sydney - wall sculptures in stainless steel and enamel

  • The Sheraton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur - metal and glass mobile 12 metres high - underwater tropical theme Celestial Urns and wall sculptures (co. Chris Kenyon, Robert Wynne)

  • The City Tattersalls' Club: forged iron gate and lamps

  • North Shore Private Hospital - Alabaster Gilded Screen - 4.2m x 3.0m -600kg

  • Ronald McDonald House - Westmead Children's Hospital - Tree of Life - forged iron - vert de gris

  • Les Deux Athletes - Communal Hall, Cormoret Switzerland, stainless steel sculpture

  • Mirvac Building - North Sydney - 'Energy Flow' - stainless steel tubing on granite base

  • Lang Walker Apartment - Woolooomooloo - 4 abstract pieces - stainless steel/granite

  • St Vincent's Private Hospital - 'Human Landscape - 2 abstract stainless steel pieces.