Photo by Greg Gorman.

1979           Tulane University, B.S. Mathematics


Solo Exhibitions & Installations

2019          Desert Botanical Gardens and sculpture placement at Phoenix Art Museum.
                  Visiting artist at ASU School of Ceramics.

2018          Allentown Museum of Art outdoor solo exhibition
                  Exposed Roots at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail, CO,
                  traveling exhibition that originated at the USBG in 2015

2016-17     Southern Roots year long solo exhibition at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and
                   sculpture placement at the Frist Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
                   Jing’An Sculpture Park, Sixth Annual Jing’An International Sculpture Project (JISP),
                   48 Tobin monumental works sited at various high profile locations around Shanghai

2015          Exposed: The Secret Life of Roots, United States Botanic Garden, Washington D.C.

2014          Vanitas, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona (2014-2015)

                 Out of this World: Works by Steve Tobin, Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

2013          Roots on 7, Morrison Gallery, Kent, Connecticut

2012          Steve Tobinʼs Natural History, Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts

                  Aerial Roots, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey

2011          Touching Earth & Sky, Minneapolis Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota

2010         Steelroots, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York

                 Steelroots, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois

                 Steelroots, Allentown Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania

2009         Steelroots, City of Calgary, Canada; Permanent public installation

                 Steelroots, City of Chicago, Illinois; Public installation

2008         Steelroots, Frost Art Museum, Florida International University; Miami

                 Weeds in the Garden, Fordhook Farms/Burpee Seed Gardens; Doylestown, Pennsylvania

                 Steelroots, Kouros Gallery; New York, New York

2007         Steelroots, “40 Years of Public Art Anniversary,” City of New York; Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, catalog

                 Cocoons, Philadelphia International Airport; installation

                 Steelroots, Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, California

2006         Steve Tobin Paintings, OK Harris Gallery; New York, New York

                 Exploded Earth, American Museum of Ceramic Art; Pomona, California

                 Steelroots, Kouros Sculpture Center; Ridgefield, Connecticut

2005         Trinity Root, 9.11 memorial, Wall Street & Broadway; New York, New York permanent

                 Steve Tobin Paintings, The Banana Factory; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

                 Earth Bronzes and New Nature, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens; Boothbay, Maine

2004         Roots, Laumeier Sculpture Park; St. Louis, Missouri, installation

                 Roots, Lincoln Park; Chicago, Illinois, installation

2003         Lantern House, Portland Museum of Art; Portland, Maine

                 Earth Bronzes, College of the Atlantic; Bar Harbor, Maine

                 Earth Bronzes, Florida International University; Miami, Florida, permanent

2002         Tobinʼs Naked Earth, George C. Page Museum, La Brea Tar Pits; Los Angeles, California (2002-2003)

                 Tobinʼs Naked Earth, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History; LosAngeles, California (2002-2003)

                 Lantern House, George Eastman House; Rochester, New York

2001         Earth Bronzes, Lehigh University; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (2001-2003)

                 Earth Bronze Trilogy – Part I, Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2000         Earth Bronzes, American Museum of Natural History; New York, New York (2000-2001)

                 African Termite Mounds, Montefiore Park; West Harlem, New York (2000-2001)

1999         Cocoons, Corning Museum of Glass, Sculpture Gallery; Corning, New York (1999-2001)

1998         Earth Bronzes, Fuller Museum of Art; Brockton, Massachusets, catalog

                 Earth Bronzes, OK Harris Gallery; New York, New York, catalog

                 Earth Bronzes, artetindustriess; New York, New York, catalog

1997         Broadway River, New York University,Broadway Windows; New York, New York

1996         Matzoh House, Gallery B.A.I.; New York, New York

1995         Steve Tobin: Reconstructions, Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Urinus College; Collegeville, Pennsylvania, catalog

                 Peyton Wright Gallery; Santa Fe, New Mexico

                 Bentley Gallery; Scottsdale, Arizona

1994         Sanske Gallery; Zurich, Switzerland

                 Habatat Gallery; Boca Raton, Florida

1993         Steve Tobin at Retretti, Retretti Art Center; Punkaharju, Finland, catalog


Group Exhibitions & Installations

2008         Retrospective of Permanent Collection, Opening of Museum of Art & Design; New York, New York

2007         Shattering Glass: New Perspectives, The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, catalog

2005         Earth Bronzes, Spring/Summer 2005 Exhibitions, Grounds for Sculpture; Trenton, New Jersey, catalog (2005-2007)

                 El Bosque (The Forest), Federico Silva Sculpture Museum Park; San Luis Potosi, Mexico, travelling exhibition, catalog

2000         Roots, Vancouver International Sculpture Project; Vancouver, Canada, catalog

                 Exploded Clay with Glass Riverbed, Americans in Venice Exhibition, American Craft Museum; New York, New York, catalog


Selected Permanent Collections

National September Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center

Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

American Center, Helsinki, Finland

Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

American Glass Museum, Millville, NJ

Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME

Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO

Frost Art Museum, FIU, FL

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Coca-Cola Corporation, Atlanta, GA

Finair, Helskinki, Finland

Gratz College, Philadelphia, PA

King Faisal’s Palace, Saudi Arabia

Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL

Musee des Arts Décoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinis College, Collegeville, PA

Retretti Museum; Punkaharju, Finland

State Museum, Harrisburg, PA

Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

Stephane Janssen Collection, Santa Fe, NM

The White House, Washington, D.C.

List of Media

Smithsonian magazine, feature story, June 2004

Newsweek, feature, November 2000

National Geographic magazine, feature, August 2005

The Philadelphia Inquirer, feature, November 2000

Town & Country magazine, feature, special travel issue, April 2010

New York Metro, feature, September 2005

NY Newsday, image with caption, September 2005

Chicago Tribune, feature, April 2010

Chicago Daily Herald, feature, April 2010

New York Times, feature (Roberta Smith), July 2001

Celebrated Living magazine (for American Airlines premium class passengers), feature, Summer 2010

People magazine, feature, June 1998

Sculpture magazine, feature, March 2001

New York Times, feature (Kelly Crow), November 2000

Philadelphia Inquirer, feature, July 2005

Natural History magazine (AMNH), photo with caption, May 2001

Huffington Post, feature, April 2013

Glass magazine, cover story, Winter 1996

Los Angeles Times, feature, October 2002

The New York Sun, photo with caption, September 2005

The Morning Call, feature, 1996

The Philadelphia Inquirer, feature, May 1998

Chicago Tribune, feature, May 2004

Ceramics Monthly, cover story, March 2001

The Philadelphia Inquirer, feature, November 2000

Chicago Tribune, feature, April 2010

The Battery Park City Broadsheet, photo with caption, September 2005

South County Times, St. Louis, feature, April 2004

The New York Sun, photo with caption, October 2007

New York Times, feature, December 2007

Chicago Sun Times, photo with caption, May 2004

Chicago Herald, feature, April 2010

The Philadelphia Inquirer, feature, July 2014

Landscape Architecture magazine, feature, April 2004

New York Times, feature (Sewell Chan), 2006

New York Daily News, feature, September 2005

New York Daily News, photo with caption, September 2005

The Battery Park City Broadsheet, photo with caption, September 2005

CNN, 3 part special feature on Trinity Root, September 2005

New York One, feature, September 2005

Art in America, review, September 1998

Gallery Guide, cover story, Summer 1998

Christian Science Monitor, feature, October 2002

Art in America, review, June/July 2006

New York Times, feature (Randy Kennedy), July 2005

The Boston Globe, feature, January 1998

Sculpture magazine, image with caption, December 2005

New York Times, feature (James Barron), April 2017

Inside magazine, feature, Spring 1997

Lifescapes West Coast Art + Design, feature, May 2006

Chicago Tribune, feature, April 2010, feature, March 2011

Gallery Guide, feature, 2006

Philadelphia magazine, feature, March 1999

Chicago Sun-Times, feature, April 2010

The Living Church, cover story, September 2005

The Riverside Press-Enterprise (SoCal), feature, October 2002

The New York Post, feature, November 2007

The Times of Princeton, NJ, front page, August 2011

Artnews, review, November 2011

Life in Naples magazine, feature, November 2011

Naples Daily News, feature, November 2011

On View magazine, feature, November 2011

Happenings magazine, cover story, November 2011

New York Times, feature (James Barron) April 2017

artnetnews, feature, April 2017

NY Daily News, feature, April 2017

The Daily Mail, feature, April 2017

Artforum, feature, April 2017

Sculpture magazine, feature, Summer 2017

Wall Street Journal, feature, August 2015

Wall Street Journal, feature, December 2015

New York Times, feature (James Barron), July 2016