Gallery Exhibit by Steven Elbert
Join us for Steven Elbert’s exhibit during regular Visitor’s Center Hours, M-F 9:00-4:00, Sat 10:00-2:00, Sun 12:00-3:00.
Please join us for an Opening Reception on July 28th from 2:00-4:00. Light snacks and drinks provided.
The vast majority of work in this exhibition was created in the last 4-5 years, and a significant number of pieces were done in the last 2 years as a result of his travels to Italy.
I have always had an urge to portray the experiences of my life, whether in a mood of contemplation or while moving about in the world. This exhibition represents my interpretation and perceptions I have had while visiting or living in various places while working and touring. I often stop to sketch and photograph what I see and expand it into other art forms when there is time. This artistic record may include drawings, photographs, paintings and prints, which can occur while underway, upon my return, or even years thereafter.
I work in the mediums of Drawing, Painting, Photography and Printmaking, and have produced a consistent body of work through time. My art explores the connection between the built and the natural world, expressing my interest in the Surreal and the Ironic. I often use strong forms and symbols such as bridges and stairs to make reference to larger truths.
A Look at my Past
As an Architect I have had a life-long involvement in drawing, painting, photography, and printmaking. Parallel to my career in Architecture, I have also been active as a teacher of Design, Drawing, Printmaking and Photography at the following institutions:
Columbus College of Art & Design
Columbus State Community College
Graduate School of Design, North Carolina State University
Technische Universitåt, Vienna, Austria
Salzburg College, Salzburg, Austria
A 10-year Exhibition Record
2018 Ohio Watercolor Society 40th Annual Exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art
2018 Ohio Art League, Columbus, OH, Fall Juried Exhibition- Watercolor
2018 Zanesville Museum of Art, 73rd Annual Exhibition- Watercolor
2018 Bryn Du Annual Exhibition, Granville, Ohio- Watercolor
2017 Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, “Sketch” Exhibition- Architectural Perspective Study in Pencil
2017 Ohio Governor’s Residence and Office- Photo Silkscreen Print
2017 Manifest International Photography Publication INPHA6- 2 Photographs
2017 Ohio Watercolor Society 40th Annual Exhibition at Columbus Museum of Art
2017 Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, “Drawn” Exhibition- Architectural Perspective Studies in Pencil
2016 Ohio Arts Council 10th Annual Juried Show- Watercolor
2016 Ohio Art League Thumbox Exhibition- 2 oil paintings
2016 Rockford Art Museum, Rockford Midwestern 74th Biennial- Watercolor
2016 Indianapolis Art Center, “Art from the Heartland” exhibition- Watercolor
2016 Zanesville Museum of Art, 72nd Annual Exhibition- Watercolor
2015 Butler Institute of American Art, 79th annual midyear show: Watercolor, Phil Desind Award for Realist Painting
2015 Ohio Art League Fall Juried Exhibition- Watercolor
2015 Columbus, Ohio- Upper Arlington Municipal Gallery: “Beyond Photography,” a curated exhibition, set of 5 watercolors emulating photography
2014 Zanesville Museum of Art, 70th Annual Exhibition- Watercolor, Best of Show award
2014 Ohio Art League, Spring Juried Exhibition, McConnel Center for the Arts, Columbus- Photograph, First Place Award
2014 Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, “Neither Here nor There”- photograph
2013 Ohio Arts Council / Ohio Art League, Riffe Gallery, Columbus- 4 photographs
2012 Ohio Art League, Spring Juried Exhibition, Grant Library, Columbus- photograph
2011 Zanesville Museum of Art, 67th Annual Exhibition- photograph
2011 Ohio Art League, Fall Juried Exhibition, Mt. Vernon, Ohio- photograph
2011 6th Annual Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry, Grant Library, Columbus- watercolor
2009 Ohio Art League, Spring Juried Exhibition, OSU Urban Art Space, Columbus- photograph
2009 Butler Institute of American Art, 73rd National Midyear Show, Youngstown- photograph