(Brooklyn, NY, 1954 - )
Steven Weinberg received a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. A two-time recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Weinberg is noted for his expertise in casting and cutting glass. Many of his sculptures are cast as geometric forms—cubes and cones being recurrent shapes—which he reconfigures by cutting, polishing and sand blasting. The artist states, “My art has always been 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 unimaginable 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.” Weinberg’s work is included in public collections throughout the world, including the Musée des Arts Decoratifs at the Palais du Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
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