steve stratis is an award-winning designer and entrepreneur who is known for his ability to evoke powerful emotions with his abstract work. His mesmerizing sculptures have won a number of high-end awards in numerous international art and design competitions, and he has exhibited his work in prestigious museums and galleries across the world.
His sculptures, which are mostly based on the color blue, explore the nature of the universe and its many mysteries. They are intended to elicit a myriad of interpretations from viewers and to engage on a personal level with each individual, transcending traditional boundaries of representation. In the recent Blue Art Exhibition held at Artist Space Gallery, his captivating pieces titled “Liquescent” and “Tides of Blu” were a top pick in both the Best of Show category and People’s Choice.
In a career spanning more than 20 years, he has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and has starred in several television shows. He is an alumnus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he was a member of the women’s soccer team and a track and field athlete. The mezzanine suite in the Rothman Center at FDU bears his name in honor of his steadfast support of the college’s athletics program.
He is currently a partner in the New York City office of the law firm K&L Gates LLP. His practice includes corporate, commercial and employment matters, bankruptcy, and entertainment and art law. In addition, he serves as an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law, teaching constitutional law and American government.
Stratis is of Greek and Polish descent and was born in Brooklyn, New York. She is the eldest daughter of John and Alice Stratigias, and she has two sisters named Christie and Melissa. She is also the sister of WWE Hall of Famer Lita.
She began her WWE wrestling career in 1996 and was booked as a face character. She was involved in a feud with Lita that culminated at the 1998 Royal Rumble, where she defeated Lita and Jazz to win her fourth Women’s Championship match but would lose it to Jazz on the following Raw episode. Stratus would later regain the title on December 6, defeating Lita, who had been slapped by a babyface Kane after losing to her at the Bra and Panties tag team challenge.
In 2000, she was drafted to the SmackDown brand and won the Survivor Series elimination match against Mickie James, but lost the title to Lita in her next match at New Year’s Revolution. Stratus won the championship again at Bad Blood in 2001, but would drop it to Lita on the next Raw episode.
In October 2018, Stratus made her return to the ring at the first annual Evolution pay-per-view, teaming with her sister Hall of Famer Lita to win a tag team match against Alicia Fox and Mickie James. On the January 22 episode of Raw, she was honored as part of a segment honoring the 25 most influential female stars of the company’s history, including the Bella Twins, Kelly Kelly, Torrie Wilson, Maria Kanellis and sister Hall of Famer Jacqueline.