|“God is an intelligible sphere whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” This notion, asserted by the 12th Century theologian Alain de Lille, presages singularities and infinite curvature as the nature of reality. These ideas underpin my ongoing artistic quest to evoke a sense of the Universe’s invisible machinery through whirling gesture, undulating forms, and overlapping curved perspective. Sometimes I layer objects or human drama upon the stage of reality; while this masks the true subject of the art, it can also produce unexpected discoveries.|
Artist Steve Zolin (b.1972-) 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, NM enmeshed in the art scene there. Shortly after receiving his MFA he returned to his home state of New Jersey and settled for a time in Clifton. Married to photographer Robin Noble-Zolin, he now resides in Manhattan.
Zolin’s art has 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 nationally and internationally. Career highlights include a 13’ mural for Senator Joseph Lieberman’s home synagogue, and a 35’ musical mural for Santa Fe High School. Zolin has executed numerous other commissions including 13’ and 16’ paintings for Santa Fe restaurants, a 60’ backdrop of Emerald City, and colossal mobiles for FSU. His work is also represented in many private collections.