STEVEN WEINBERG

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“My art has always been about a way to gain control over my environment…. Through the process of making objects I am able to set parameters and make sense of space whereas my day-to-day life borders on unmanageable chaos. I find peace in the process of making art juxtaposed to the uncertainty of everyday living. It is within this dichotomy that I achieve a sense of balance, of organization, even if it is fleeting, and unsustainable. I manage to achieve harmony within a world that has spun out of control.”

Steven Weinberg is an innovator and leader in the world of cast glass. Much of the technology for casting glass did not exist when he started out so he designed and invented techniques and machinery that he and many other artists in the field of glass now use today. Steven's work is represented around the world in the permanent collections of over thirty museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museedes Arts Decoratifs, Palais du Louvre in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the LA County Museum in Los Angeles.

Education

 

     1979 M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

     1976 B.F.A., The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY 

Selected Honors

 

     1985 Honorary Prize, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, World Glass Now Exhibition, Sapporo, Japan

     1984 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

     1980 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

     1978 Award Winner, Young Americans: Clay/Glass, American Craft Museum, New York City, NY

 

Selected Public Collections

American Craft Museum, New York City, NY

The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI

George Washington Museum of Art, George Washington University, DC

High Museum, Atlanta, GA

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

Huntington Athenaeum, Hartford, CT

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign IL

Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI

Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC

Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland

Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Paris, France

Musee du Verre de Sars-Poteries, France

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Norton Museum of Art, W. Palm Beach, Fl

National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

Patrick Lannon Foundation, Palm Beach, FL

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence, RI

Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC

State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii

St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI