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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Steven Riggs

artist, painter, designer Steven Riggs, artist
Home 477 Half Avenue, Half Ave Half Ave 477 Half Avenue, Half Ave County: Pickaway
Circleville Ohio 43113 United States
Home OH 43113 United States
Home Phone: 6144488073 Birthday: December 23, 1962 Website: Steven Riggs, artist Website: Steven Riggs, artist


Steven Riggs is a professional artist working mainly in oils on canvas utilizing Old World Techniques in a classical manner. 

Steven is known for his striking portraits and captivating oil paintings. His career spans 40 years. He also teaches. Steven has taught extensively at The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio and The Groveport Cultural Arts Center among other varies arts establishments. 

Steven has exhibited in solo exhibits at THE COLUMBUS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, Gallery 834, Multiple Short North Gallery Hop locations and galleries throughout Ohio. His work is in many corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, Africa and Spain.

Artist Statement

My work  is an integral part of who I am and how I view the world around me. To me, art is an element of thought and education as well as communication. I strive for the exemplary in every piece I complete, from the execution of a child in graphite all the way to a large canvas in oil. 

I feel my work is contextually dependent on elements of the past, inclusive of Greek Mythology, History and my personal past. I always desire to use my work as an educational and inspirational tool. I am always willing and quite fond of speaking to children and adults about art, creativity and the creative process. 

My desire is to see interaction with others as an equally important part of each piece I create. Art to me is about the work of art, the viewer and the viewer’s response, and the space in between where the interaction  happens.