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Locations of Work

Selected Solo Exhibitions & Installations

January 2024 to February 2025 Steve Tobin: “Earth to Sky”, Imua Discovery Garden, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii

November 30, 2023 to January 20, 2024 Steve Tobin’s “Everything Grows”, Shanghai Station 1907, Shanghai, China

2023 Steve Tobin’s Intertwined, Houston Botanical Garden, Houston, Texas

2022 Steve Tobin: Rooted, San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas

2020 – 2021 Steve Tobin: Nature Underground, Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, Florida

2020 Alter Root, Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania

2019 – 2020 Steve Tobin: Roots, Sculpturesite Gallery, Glen Ellen, Callifornia

2018 Steelwaters, 5th Shanghai Jing’An International Sculpture Project, Shanghai, China

2016 – PRESENT San José Museum of Art, San José, California, Installation

Steve Tobin: Cocoon Awakenings, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania

2016 – 2017 Steve Tobin: Southern Roots, Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, Nashville, Tennessee

Steelroots, 4th Shanghai Jing’An International Sculpture Project, Shanghai, China

2015 – 2016 Exposed: The Secret Life of Roots, United States Botanic Gardens, Washington, D.C.

2014 – 2016 Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs, California, Installation

2014 Out of this World: Works by Steve Tobin, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Steve Tobin:Roots, Museum of Art-DeLand, DeLand, Florida 

2013 Roots on 7, Morrison Gallery, Kent, Connecticut

2012 Steve Tobin’s Natural History, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida

Aerial Roots, States, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey (catalogue)

Exposed Roots, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail, Colorado

Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida

2011 Steve Tobin’s Natural History, Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida

Touching Earth & Sky, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, University of Minnesota, Chaska Minnesota

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

Steelroots,The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois

Steelroots, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania

2009 Steelroots, Calgary, Canada, Permanent Public Installation

Steelroots, Chicago, Illinois, Public Installation

2008 Steelroots, The Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Weeds in the Garden, Fordhook Farm of the W. Atlee Burpee Company, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Installation

Steelroots, Kouros Gallery, New York, New York

2007 Steelroots, Brooklyn,40 Years of Art in the Parks, New York Department of Parks and Recreation, 

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York (catalogue) 

Coocoons,  Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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 and Broadway, New York, New York, Installation

Moved to Trinity Retreat Center, West Cornwall, Connecticut, 2015

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, Permanent Installation 

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

Earth Bronzes, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, Permanent Installation 

2002 – 2003 Naked Earth, George C. Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, California; 

ancillary exhibition, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California

Lantern House, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York

2001 – 2002 Earth Bronzes, Lehigh University Art Galleries and Museum, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

2001 Earth Bronze Trilogy, Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Canada, Vancouver

Lantern House, Marco Polo Gallery, 49th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

1999 – 2001 Earth Bronzes, American Museum of Natural History,  New York, New York;

ancillary exhibition, African Termite Mounds, Montefiore Square, West Harlem, New York

Cocoons, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York

1998 Earth Bronzes, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts.

Traveled to OK Harris Gallery, New York, New York (catalogue)

Termite Hills, Art et Industrie, New York, New York (catalogue) 

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, Ursinus College, 

Collegeville, Pennsylvania (catalog)

Steve Tobin: Reconstructions, Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico 

Steve Tobin: Reconstructions, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

1994 Sanske Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland

Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida

1993 Steve Tobin at Retretti, Retretti Art Centre, Punkaharju, Finland (catalogue)

1992 Carpe Diem Gallery,  Paris, France 

Waterglass, American Craft Museum (Museum of Arts and Design), New York, New York, Installation

1991 Lehigh University Art Museum, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida

1990 Cocoons, Judy Youens Gallery, Houston, Texas

Steve Tobin, Sanske Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland

1989 Cocoons, Holsten Galleries, Palm Beach, Florida

1988 Steve Tobin: The Glass Garden, Moore College of Art and Design, Levy Gallery for the Arts, 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1987 Dream Glass, Axis Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Glass for Tea Ceremony, Tazawa Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

1986 Wheaton Ware, LaVaggi Gallery, New York, New York

Glasscapes, Glass Gallery, New York, New York

1985 David Bernstein Gallery, Boston Massachusetts

Manhattan Bowls, Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1982 Glass Sculpture, Gallery 10, New York, New York

1980 Glass Portraits, Hanson Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

Glasscapes, Spring Street Enamels Gallery, New York, New York

1979 Sculptured Glass, Bienville Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

Selected Group Exhibitions & Installations

2014 Vanitas, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

2012 Uncommon Ground III, Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton, New York

Burning Man festival, Black Rock Desert, Nevada, large burning installation

2009 The 5th World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, South Korea.

2008 Retrospective of the Permanent Collection, inaugural exhibition in the Museum of Art and Design 

(formerly American Craft Museum), Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York

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

2005 – 2007 Earth Bronzes, Spring/Summer 2005 Exhibitions, Grounds for Sculpture, Trenton, New Jersey (catalogue)

El Bosque / The Forest, Museo Federico Silva Sculpture Park, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Traveled throughout Mexico and the United States (catalogue)

2000 Roots, Vancouver International Sculpture Project, Vancouver, Canada (catalogue)

Traveled to Kirkland, Washington

Exploded Clay with Glass Riverbed, Americans in Venice Exhibition, American Craft Museum 

(Museum of Arts and Design), New York, New York (catalogue)

1994 Alene Lapides Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Waterworks, Palm Beach Community College Museum of Art, Lake Worth, Florida

Robert Morris Gallery, New York, New York

1993 From Our Vault, Wustum Museum,  Racine, Wisconsin

1991 Friends of Birdyland, Carpe Diem Gallery, Paris, France

La verre, Espace Duchamp-Villon, Rouen, France

1990 Glass Doesn’t Grow in the Forest, St. Augustine Chapel, Brussels, Belgium

1989 Glass America, Heller Gallery, New York, New York (also 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993) 

1986 Southern Studio Glass, Traveled to Kingsport, Tennessee, Asheville, North Carolina, 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Tokyo, Japan

1984 Pilchuck Glass, Travor Sutton Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1983 Southern Glass, Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts, Roanoke, Virginia

1981 National Art Glass, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1980 Liquid Color, Elizabeth Fortner Gallery, San Francisco, California

Selected Museum & Public Collections

America Center, Finland, Helsinki 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

American Museum of Glass, Millville, New Jersey

Boca Raton Museum of Art, Mizner Park, Boca Raton, Florida 

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

City of Calgary, Canada

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine

Coca-Cola Corporation Collection, Atlanta Georgia

CSC Global, Wilmington, Delaware

Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Fordhook Farms, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida

Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, Naples, Florida

Gratz College, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 

Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey

James A. Michener Museum of Art, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Jing’An International Sculpture Project, Shanghai, China 

Karl Stirner Arts Trail, Easton, Pennsylvania 

King Faisal’s Palace, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Lehigh University Museum of Art, Lehigh, Pennsylvania

Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Florida 

Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland

Museum of American Glass, Millville, New Jersey

Museum of Art and Design (MAD), New York, New York

National September 11th Memorial & Museum, New York, New York

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana

Osaka Japan Public Art Installation

Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Retretti Art Centre, Punkajarju, Finland 

The Sculpture Foundation Collection

Stephane Janssen Collection, Phoenix, Arizona, Santa Fe, New Mexico  

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

The White House Permanent Art Collection, Washington, D.C.