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 has exhibited widely in New York, New Jersey, Santa Fe, Toronto, and Florida. He recently completed a commission by the New York City Parks Department for a 28’ mural in Manhattan’s First Park. Zolin has shown multiple years at Scope New York, and was a featured solo artist at the 2012 (E)merge Art Fair in Washington, DC. His work was in the 24th International Juried Show at the Visual Arts Center of NJ, curated by Susan Kismaric of the Museum of Modern Art, NY.  His most recent installation, sponsored by Chashama and The National Endowment for the Arts, explored space, gesture, and movement, and was entitled “Unstraightness.” Other highlights include solo exhibitions at the Clifton Arts Center and Barn Theatre, as well as murals for Senator Joseph Lieberman’s home synagogue in Connecticut and for Santa Fe Public Schools.

The idea that the fabric of space is curved, and that the invisible machinery of the universe that whirls around us could be conveyed through art, funnels through my gestural drawing style and infuses all of my subjects.