“My never-ending quest to make something interesting to look at is aided by the principle of Improvisation, a love of Gesture, investigations of Self, of Space, and a search for the Divine.”
Born in 1972 and raised in West Orange, NJ, Steve Zolin earned his BFA cum laud at Washington University in 1994 and won an MFA Fellowship at Florida State University, graduating in 2005. Between degrees he spent nine years in Santa Fe, New Mexico enmeshed in the art scene there. Married to photographer Robin Noble-Zolin, he now resides in Manhattan where he exhibits regularly.
Zolin was chosen as a featured solo artist at the (E)merge Art Fair in DC in 2012. His work has also been seen at the 24th International Juried Show at the Visual Arts Center of NJ, curated by Susan Kismaric of the Museum of Modern Art, NY. Zolin has exhibited widely including exhibitions in New York, Florida, Santa Fe, and Toronto. His most recent solo installation, sponsored by Chashama and The National Endowment for the Arts, explored space, gesture, and movement, and was entitled “Unstraightness.” Career highlights include a 15’ mural for Senator Joseph Lieberman’s home synagogue in Connecticut, and a 35’ musical mural for the main band room of Santa Fe High School. Zolin has executed numerous other commissions including 13’ and 16’ paintings for restaurants in Santa Fe, a 60’ backdrop of Emerald City for a theatrical production of the Wizard of Oz, and three large mobiles for Florida State University. His work is also represented in numerous private collections.