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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Steven Elbert

Home 2491 Sherwood Road County: Franklin
Columbus Ohio 43209 United States
Work Phone: 6143381973 Website:


I paint on site and in the studio, I use sketches from life and Memory, and I employ both reference photographs and imaginary elements. I am not a Landscape nor a travel painter, or one who is enamored with the picturesque. I have always had an interest in buildings, structures and ruins, but my interest is not limited to the buildings per se as much as the physical and psychological context in which they exist. The context can be the relationship to the landscape in which they are located, dramatic atmospheric conditions of light and sky, symbolic elements such as stairs and bridges, juxtaposition of elements such as sculpture, stylistic references to other artists and the suggestion of ideas. Cityscapes are therefore as interesting to me as Landscapes. It is most important to me to depict feelings of calm or desolation, a sense of the sacred and profane, a feeling of optimism or pessimism, and a sense of order or imbalance.

Artist Statement

Steven Elbert is an Architect with a life-long involvement in Design, Drawing, Painting, Photography, and Printmaking. Parallel to his career in Architecture, he has been active as a teacher at the following institutions:

Columbus College of Art & Design- Interior Design, Drawing, and Painting

Columbus State Community College- Design and Computer Rendering

Graduate School of Design, North Carolina State University- Photography and Printmaking

Technische Universitåt, Vienna, Austria- Photography and Printmaking

Salzburg College, Salzburg, Austria- Photography and Printmaking

Selective Exhibition Record

2020 Solo Exhibition, Columbus Cultural Art Center- “A Sense of Structure,” 45 mixed media pieces

2019 Solo Exhibition, DePorres Gallery, Ohio Dominican University- “Singular Perceptions,” 60 Paintings

2019 Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati- “Aquachrome” exhibition

2019 Solo Exhibition, German Village Meeting Haus, Columbus OH- “Places / Perceptions,” 56 paintings

2018 Zanesville Museum 73rd Annual Exhibition- Watercolor

2018 International Photography Annual (INPHA 6)- published collection of Photographs

2018 Bryn Du Annual Exhibition, Granville, OH- Watercolor

2017 Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Juried Exhibition “Drawn”- Multiple point perspective process drawings

2016 Ohio Arts Council 10th Annual Juried Show- Watercolor

2016 Rockford Art Museum, Rockford Midwestern 74th Biennial- Watercolor

2016 Indianapolis Art Center, “Art from the Heartland” exhibition- Watercolor

2016 Zanesville Museum of Art, 72nd Annual Exhibition- Watercolor

2015 Butler Institute of American Art, 79th annual midyear show: Watercolor, Phil Desind Award for Realist Painting

2015 Columbus, Ohio- Upper Arlington Municipal Gallery: “Beyond Photography,” a curated exhibition, set of 5 watercolors emulating photography

2014 Zanesville Museum of Art, 70th Annual Exhibition- Watercolor, Best of Show award

2014 Ohio Art League, Spring Juried Exhibition, McConnel Center for the Arts, Columbus- Photograph, First Place Award

2014 Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, “Neither Here nor There”- photograph

2013 Ohio Arts Council / Ohio Art League, Riffe Gallery, Columbus- 4 photographs

2009 Butler Institute of American Art, 73rd National Midyear Show, Youngstown- photograph


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