Lives and works in Zurich
Born in 1962 in Steinhausen, Switzerland
Graduated in art at the Jan Hubertus School in Baden, Switzerland (1984-1989)
Graduated in art history at the University of Zurich, MA UZH (1982-1989)
Studied at the Brera University of Fine Arts of Milan (1985-1986)
Postgraduate studies in printing techniques (esp. lithography)
at the University of Fine Arts of Budapest (1994-1995)
Grant from Casa nell'arte (CH); Haverdal Residency (SE); Heinrich Böll Cottage, Residency, Achill Island (IE); Artist in Residence, Schoenthal Foundation (CH); IX. Pleinair, Museum Otto Niemeyer-Holstein, Usedom (D); Grants from the Canton of Zug and STEO Foundation, Zurich; Studio Stipend of Matias Spescha, Peyriac de Mer (F); State Scholarship (Switzerland-Hungary); Artest Stipend, Bratislava; Stipend from the BINZ39 Foundation, Zurich
Work cycles have been a guiding principle of Myrtha Steiner´s art for many years. A single theme is questioned, worked out and pursued over the course of several months, even years.
The concentrated tension and intense presence of her images result from this prolonged dedication to a thematic focus.