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Steven Dolbin

19 Montgomery Avenue
Shippensburg, PA 17257, U.S.A.
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Email: smdolb@ship.edu

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The Genesis of my Personal Work

Through my sculptural works I strive to create potent entities that exist on and transform our personal landscape, whether that be the gallery floor or the terra firma under our feet.

In the making of my work I seek to understand my life experience and creative compulsion. I have found much insight from my exploration of humanities bond with the land. The breadth of my work deals with the spiritual dialogue humans once had with the physical landscape and the more economic/ resource oriented relationship that has come to dominate the present. Through my work of the past decade, I have tried to reveal some of the more enigmatic properties that exist in our kinship with our environment. I strive to connect my viewers with universal and intuitive feelings that are often dismissed. I try to accomplish this with works that recall ancient monuments and relics, yet are directly tied to the technology that has changed our planet's surface and helped to form our present culture. Material gleaned from our present day surroundings has played an important role in my work. The incorporation of mortal, synthetic, and natural materials into my work has proven essential to my expression. For me these elements not only reflect our intrusion into geologic time but harken to our present urban existence.

Steve Dolbin
 

RESUME

EDUCATION

  • Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 1989
    • MFA in Sculpture with Honors
  • Art Students League of New York, NY,NY Ind. Studies 1986
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Phila, PA Ind. Studies 1985
  • Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, Teach. Cert. Art Ed. 1984
  • Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA BA 1983

 

Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA

  • Assistant Professor, Art Department
  • Sculpture, Independent studies in sculpture
  • Art History, Three Dimensional Design

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA

  • Adjunct Professor, College of Fine Arts
  • Design Concepts Studio I and II
    • (Two and Three Dimensional Design Studies)

Amherst College, Amherst, MA

  • Visiting Faculty, Department of Fine Arts
  • Senior independent studies in sculpture
  • Intermediate studies in sculpture

eUniversity of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

  • 1995-96 Full-time Visiting Professor, Department of Art
  • Advanced Metal Working, Advanced Wood Working
  • Form and Ideas, (Senior Studio /Critical Studies)
  • Graduate Student Advisement
  • 1989-95 Adjunct Professor, Department of Art
  • Art Appreciation, Sculpture, Design, Drawing and Critical Studies

Curry College, Milton, MA

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Art
  • Foundation Sculpture and 3D Design

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

  • Graduate Assistant,Department of Graduate Fine Arts
  • Teaching Assistant Graduate Studios
  • Technical Assistant Wood, Metal and Plastic Studios

 

O.K Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
Chris Rucker Fine Art, New York, NY
Toil Studio Galleries, Brooklyn, NY
Canal Gallery, Holyoke, MA

EXHIBITIONS

  • New Century Artists Gallery,"Parallel Reflections : A Vision of Recovery And Remembrance. The World Trade Center Site"New York , NY 2003
  • Faculty Exhibition, Kaufman Gallery, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA 2002
  • Housatonic Museum, "Weir Farm Fellows Exhibition" Bridgeport, CT 2002
  • The Washington Square Building, Washington, DC 2002
  • Faculty Exhibition, Kaufman Gallery, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA 2001
  • Burlington County College,"Outdoor Sculpture 2001-2002", Pemberton, NJ 2001
  • Three Rivers Arts Festival, Juried Visual Arts Exhibition,Pittsburgh, PA 2001
  • New Space Gallery, "Connecticut Retrospective", MCC, Manchester, CT 2000
  • Faculty Exhibition, Kaufman Gallery, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA 2000
  • Outdoor Works 2000 Exhibition, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA 2000
  • "Steve Dolbin, Selections from the Decade" Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 1999
  • "Frith, Way Between The Worlds" Canal Gallery, Holyoke, MA 1999
  • The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 1998
  • Brooklyn Bridge Sculpture Installation, Empire-Fulton State Park, Brooklyn, NY 1997
  • Toil Studios, Third Biennial Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY, 1997
  • Pearl Street Gallery, Hartford, CT, 1996
  • Frances Colburn Gallery, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 1995
  • University of Tennessee Sculpture Tour, Knoxville, TN 1994-95
  • William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 1994
  • Art of the Northeast U.S.A, Silvermine Art Guild, New Canaan, CT 1994
  • Epiphany of Trespass, Performance, Heathrow International Airport, UK 1993
  • Epiphany of Trespass, Performance II, Dolbenmaen, Wales, UK 1993
  • "R.A.W Selections" Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT 1992
  • Dispatch from Ozymandias, Performance, Metropolitan Museum of Art 1992
  • Pindar Gallery, New York, NY 1992
  • Art Center of Northern New Jersey, NJ 1992
  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, CT 1992
  • Triplex Gallery, The City University of New York, NY, NY 1991
  • The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA 1991
  • The Carlson Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT 1991
  • The Northport Galleries, Huntington, NY 1990
  • The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT 1990
  • The Puck Building Gallery, New York, NY 1989

REVIEWS & ARTICLES

  • Article, Harrisburg Patriot News, "Art Show Offers Vision for Ground Zero" Patricia Mateya, 2002
  • Article, Connecticut Post, "Weir Farm A Mecca for Artists" Rita Lazzaroni, 2002
  • Exhibition Catalog,Housatonic Museum, Weir Farm Artists Exhibition, Bridgeport, CT 2002
  • Review, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, "Three Rivers Arts Festival Sculpture Exhibition"Mary Thomas, 2001
  • Exhibition Catalog, Burlington County College Sculpture Exhibition, Pemberton, NJ
  • Article, The News Chronicle, Jane Morgan, 2001
  • Article, The Sentinel, "Ship Drops The Anchor" Tracy Panzer, 2001
  • Article, The News Chronicle, "Creating Anchor is His Way of Supporting His Community" Tracy Panzer, 2001
  • Review, Holyoke Sun, "Frith Exhibit Opens At Canal Gallery" John Brister, 1999
  • Harrisburg Patriot News, "Sculptor Puts Feelings for University In Stone"Patricia Roland-Mateya 1999
  • News Chronicle, "Sculptor Donates Petroglyph To S.U" Seth Martin 1999
  • Review, New York Times, "Sculpture That Adds Interest to the Urban Terrain" Roberta Smith 1997
  • Brooklyn Paper Publications, "On The Waterfront: A Sculpture Show" Alec MacGillis 1997
  • Article, Sculpture Magazine, "Artist-Organized Outdoor Sculpture Exhibitions" Jane Ingram Allen 1997
  • Student Work Published, "Design Principles and Problems" Text Book Paul Zelanski, Mary Pat Fisher Second Edition 1995
  • The Hartford Courant, "The Year In Art" Jude Schwendenwien 1995
  • Review, The New York Times, "Winning Work, Silvermine Art Guild" Vivian Raynor 1994
  • Review, The New York Times, "Artists Otherworldly and Up-and-Coming" Vivian Raynor 1993
  • Review, The Hartford Courant Jude Schwendenwien 1993
  • The Hartford Advocate, "Gallery Watch" Susan Wadsworth 1992
  • Exhibition Catalog, Berkshire Museum, Juried Exhibition, Pittsfield, MA 1991
  • Review, The Bridgeport Post, Phyllis Boros 1991
  • Article, The Bridgeport Post, "When Life Imitates Art" Ken Dixon 1991
  • Review, The New York Times, "Visual Ambiguity in Organic Shapes" Helen Harrison 1990
  • Article, The Hartford Courant, "Neighbors: People, Places and Their Stories" Albert Dickson 1990

 

 

 

 

 

COMPETITIONS

  • Selected for "The Weir Farm Heritage Trust" New London, CT 20001
  • Selected for "Marquis Who's Who," Millennial Edition 2000, 1999
  • Selected for "The Rosen Competition," Appalachian State University, 1998
  • Recipient of Federal Rehabilitation Grant "Elliott Station Project," 1993
  • Recipient of Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 1991
  • Bridgeport Arts Council, Sculpture Achievement Award, 1990
  • Scholarship for the Advancement of Art Education, Rhode Island School of Design, 1987
  • Selected for International Art Education Seminar, London, UK 1986
  • Permanent Collection, John Hopkins University, 1983
  • Purchase Prize Award, Association of Pennsylvania University Faculty, 1981

COMMISSIONS

  • The Weir Farm Heritage Trust and The Federal Park Service, New London, CT 2000-20001.
  • Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 1998
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 1994
  • Berllanderi Studios, Ragland, Gwent, Wales, UK 1993
  • Cardiff Bay Art Trust, Cardiff, Wales, UK 1993
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 1992
  • Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA 1992
  • Received Commission, University Foundation and Elsie Swenson, Outdoor Sculpture Project
  • Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA 2000
  • "Touchstone" The Seth Grove Stadium, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg , PA 1999
  • The Decker Agency, Glastonbury, CT 1997
  • The Anthony Wedo Estate, Chaddsford,PA 1997
  • Mid-Atlantic Restaurant Systems, Phila,PA 1996
  • The Michael and Ilene Dignen Estate, Westchester, PA 1996

OTHER

  • Industrial design and crafts consultant (Lam & Partners Design Group)
  • Owner "Elliott Station Studio" Sculpture and Design Studio
  • Computer experience in Mac and PC (Word Perfect, Claris, Microsoft Windows)
  • Photoshop, Corel Draw, Infini-D, Quicken
  • In-depth experience with traditional, non-traditional materials and plastics.