Steven Sorman was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in 1971. He is best known for his multimedia, complex paintings, drawings, and prints. His work is in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; The Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, both in New York City; the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, among others. Sorman won the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Merit World Print III Award in 1980, the Rockefeller Foundation American Center Artist in Residence in Paris in 1982, and the 2nd Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Prints Merit Award in 1991 (Bhopal, India). Since 1994, he has lived and worked in Ancram, New York.