Steven Bindernagel was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1978. He received his BFA in painting from the Columbus College of Art and Design and his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has exhibited in the US and internationally most notably with CRG Gallery and Beta Pictoris Gallery. He currently lives in New York City and is represented by Maybaum Gallery in San Francisco.

His works can be found in the permanent public collections of the Birmingham Museum of Art and Ron and Ann Pizzuti among other notable private collections.