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BORN/ : May 3, 1943, Chicago, IL

EDUCATION / Formation : University of Illinois, B.S.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS / Expositions Personnelles
1969 Amherst College, Amherst, MA
1971 Contemporary Arts Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK
1972 University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
1974 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1975 Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA
1976 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1979 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY (catalog)
1981 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1981 Lapukhine Nayduch Gallery, Boston, MA
1982 Tomasulo Gallery, Union College, Cranford, NJ, Dec. 3-24
1983 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, April 2-23
1985 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT, Sept. 26 - Nov. 25
1986 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, Feb. 8 - March 1
1987 Habatat Gallery, Chicago, IL, October 9-31
1989 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, February 4-25
1989 Kurland/Summers Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, May
1991 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, February 2-23
1992 Kurland/Summers Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, April 30-July 3
1994 Ville de Hauterives, Drome, June 24 - Sept 10
1996 Galerie L, Hamburg Germany, May 23 - June 29
1996 Heller Gallery, New York, New York - December
1998 Espace Louis Feuillade, Lunel, France, June 5-28
2003 Habatat Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
2005 Sandra Ainsely Gallery, Toronto Canada ,April-May
2015 Fort Wayne Museum of Art (with Robert Schefman)
Fort Wayne, IN, June 27 - Sept 13
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS/ Expositions de groupe
1967 Gallery 222, Philadelphia, PA
1967 Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1968 Smith College, Northampton, MA
1968 Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1969 Eastern Estates Exhibition, Springfield, MA
1969 Ile-Ife Black Humanitarian Center, Philadelphia, PA
1969 New York University, School of Education, New York, NY
1970 American Craftsmen’s Council Exhibition, Bennington, VT
1974 "New Directions in Printmaking," Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
1976 "The Presence and the Absence in Realism," Brainerd Hall
Gallery, State University College, Potsdam, NY
1976 American Academy, Rome, Italy
1976-78

"Aspects of Realism," Traveling Exhibition Sponsored by Rothman’s of Pall Mall Canada, Ltd.: (14 museums throughout Canada)

1977 Hanson-Cowles Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1977 "Off the Beaten Path," Brainerd Hall Gallery, State University College, Potsdam, NY, (catalog)
1977 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1978 "Art & the Automobile," Flint Institute of Art, Flint, MI
1978 "Painting and Sculpture Today, 1978," Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN,
1979 "Auto Icons," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1979 "Uncommon Visions," Rochester Memorial Art Museum, NY
1979 "Narrative Realism," The Art Association of Newport, RI
1979 International Sculpture Fair, New York, NY
1981 Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI
1981 Columbus Ohio Art Museum, Columbus, OH
1981 "Shidoni 7th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Show," Shidoni Foundry,Tesuque, NM, June - September
1981-82 "Diners," Jose Cardet Gallery, Coral Gables, FL, Dec. 6-Jan. 7
1982 New York State Museum at Albany, Albany, NY
1982 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, April 24 - June 6
1983 Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, October
1984 "New Glass Seen," Anderson Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, April 6 - May 23 (Catalog)
1985 Kurland/Summers Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985 National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, May - Sept
1986 "Glass America 1986," Heller Gallery, New York, NY
1986 "Glass is the Medium," Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
1987 "Glass America 1987," Heller Gallery, New York, NY
1987 Chicago International New Art Forms Exposition, Chicago, IL
1987 "The New Aesthetic," Habatat Gallery, Miami, FL
1988 "Large Projects," Sarah Squeri Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
1988 "16th International," Habatat Gallery, Detroit, MI
1988 Chicago International New Art Forms Exposition, Chicago, IL
1988 "A Generation in Glass Sculpture," Florida State University Museum, Tallahassee, FL
1988 "20th Anniversary (15 in SoHo)-Artists & Movements From Our First Two Decades," Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, Nov. 5-26
1989 "Tools; Instruments; Implements; Utensils," San Francisco International Airport, CA, April 17 - September 5, (catalog)
1989 "17th Glass International," Habatat Gallery, Detroit, MI
1989 "Survey of World Glass," Habatat Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
1989 Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1990 "Pygmalion-The Female Form in Sculpture," Phyllis Rothman Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ,
(catalog)
1992 "The Mailbox Show," The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Detroit, MI, Nov. 5-19 (catalog)
1993 "Sculpteurs de Lumières", Galerie Salamandre, Nimes, France
1993 Grounds For Sculpture Spring/Summer Exhibition, Hamilton, NJ, May 22 - September 30
1993 "Verre et Vins," Salle Polyvalente, Claret, France, June 26 - July 4
1993 Espace St. Louis, Sète, France
1994 "Verre et Vitrail Contemporain", l'Espace tête d'or de Villeurbanne-Lyon, France
1994 "Panorama du Verre Contemporain", Le Prieure du Borget du Lac May
1994 "1er Salon International des Vins et Spiritueux du Sud" Parc des Expositions de Montpellier May
1994 Les Rencontres de Mende, "Le Temps", November, Mende, France (catalog)
1995 "Glass America" Heller Gallery, January 1995, New York
1995 "Verre Métis/Terre Mêlées", Février 1995, Hôtel de Région (Languedoc Roussillon) Montpellier, France
1996 Galerie Nick, Aubais, France
1996 Musée Toulouse Lautrec, Albi, France
1996 "Project Uni Dufour", Musée d’Art et Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland
1997 "Meubles pour s’assoir" Chai du Terral, St. Jean de Vedas, France
1997 Galerie Nick, Aubais, France
1998 Aperto Vitro, Venice, Italy
1998 Sanske Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
1999 Echange : Agropolis Museum, Montpellier, France
2000 SOFA Chicago with Sanske Gallery
2001 29th International Habatat Gallery, Pontiac, Michigan
2001 Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2001 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie HD NICK, Aubais, France
2002 30th International Exhibition, Habatat Gallery
2002 SOFA Chicago with Habatat Gallery
2003 31st International Exhibition, Habatat Gallery
2003 SOFA Chicago with Habatat Gallery

2003

Le Verre Luminescence de l'art Bondy, St. Jean de Monts Allonnes (France), Galerie Nils Bartling- Delmenhorst (Germany)
2003 "Têtes à Têtes": Figures Humaines. Musée de Design et D'Arts Appliqués Contemporain, Lausanne, Switzerland
2003 International Exhibition, Habatat Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida
2004 Sofa Chicago with Habatat Gallery
2004 International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida
2004 32nd International Exhibition, Habatat Gallery
2005 26 From the world of glass, Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, Michigan, Oct 16, 2005-Jan 8, 2006
2005 33rd International Exhibition, Habatat Gallery, Michigan
2006 34th International Exhibition, Habatat Gallery, Michigan
2007 35th International Exhibition, Habatat Gallery, Michigan
2007 Palm Beach 3 with Habatat Gallery (Michigan)
2007 Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art
Midland Center for the Arts -Midland, Michigan
2007 25th International, Habatat Gallery -Boca Raton, Fla.
2007 Galerie Place des Arts - Montpellier, France
2008 36th International Exhibition, Habatat Gallery (MI)
2008 SOFA Chicago with Habatat Gallery (MI)
2009 37th International Exhibition, Habatat Gallery (MI)
2009 Flint Institute of Art - Flint, Michigan
2010 38th International Exhibition, Habatat Gallery (MI)
2010 Art Palm Beach with Habatat Gallery (MI)
2010 SOFA Chicago with Habatat Gallery (MI)
2011 Art Palm Beach with Habatat Gallery (MI)
2011 Gallery Biba, Palm Beach, Fla.
2011 39th International Exhibition, Habatat Gallery (MI)
2011 SOFA Chicago with Habatat Gallery (MI)
2012 Art Palm Beach with Habatat Gallery (MI)
2012 40th International Exhibition, Habatat Gallery, Michigan
2012 SOFA Chicago with Habatat Gallery (MI)
2013 Art Palm Beach with Habatat Gallery (MI)
2013 41st International Exhibition, Habatat Gallery, Michigan
2013 SOFA Chicago with Habatat Gallery (MI)
2014 Art Palm Beach with Habatat Gallery (MI)
2014 42nd International Exhibition, Habatat Gallery, Michigan
2014 SOFA Chicago with Habatat Gallery (MI)
2015 Art Palm Beach with Habatat Gallery (MI)
2015 43rd International Exhibition, Habatat Gallery, Michigan
2015 SOFA Chicago with Habatat Gallery (MI)
2016 Art Palm Beach with Habatat Gallery (MI)
2016 44th International Exhibition, Habatat Gallery (MI)
2016 SOFA Chicago with Habatat Gallery (MI)
2017 Art Palm Beach with Habatat Gallery (MI)
2017 Longboat Key Art Center, Sarasota (FL)
 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
1976 Glasser, Penelope. "Aspects of Realism at Stratford,"Art Magazine, Summer, p.24
1977 "Goings on About Town," The New Yorker, Jan. 3, pp. 7-8
1977 Zimmer, William. "Steven Linn," Arts Magazine, Feb., pp.37-38
1979 Lubell, Ellen. "Passage to Indian Birds," Soho Weekly News, March 22, p.29
1979 "New From Kenworth," Overdrive Magazine, April, pp.81-82
1979 "This ‘Model’ is Life-Size," Road King Magazine, Vol.16, No.2, Summer, p.29
1979 "Goings On About Town," The New Yorker, February 12, p.11
1979 "Galleries," Newport This Week, Vol.6, No.16, Aug. 17-30, p.36
1979 Sozanski, Edward. "Narratives Boldly STATED Preface UntoldStories," The Providence Sunday Journal, Aug. 19, Sec.H, p.1
1979 Baker, Kenneth. "The Painted Story, Narrative Realism at Newport," The Boston Phoenix, September, Sec.III, p.12
1980 Tucker, Virginia. "This Kenworth Doesn’t Use Diesel," January/February, p.13
1981 Manning, Joe. "Wallenda Tribute Adds Balance to Show," Milwaukee Sentinel, May 2, p.5
1981 Meister, Catherine. "Circus Authority Saw Roots of Art, Exhibit 13 Years Ago," Milwaukee Sentinel, May 6, p.5
1981 Pels, Marsha S. "Steve Linn; Shadow Boxing Within Narrative Realism," Arts Magazine, March, pp.99-100
1981 Joslyn, Jay. "Circus Spotlighted in Center Ring of Art Exhibit," Milwaukee Sentinel, May 1
1981 Yoskowitz, Robert. Arts Magazine, September, p.31
1981 Braff, Phyllis. "From the Studio," The East Hampton Star, July 30
1981 Taylor, Robert. "Sculptors at Opposite Ends of Spectrum," Boston Sunday Globe, December 30, p.A-32
1982 "Wood," Rampike Magazine, Spring
1984 Donnell-Kotrozo, Carol. "Material Illusion: On the Issue of Ersatz Objects," Arts Magazine, March, pp. 88-91
1985 Heller, Douglas. "New Glass Scene," Glass Arts Society Journal, 1984-1985, pp.117-119
1985 "Munson Display in Hall of Fame," Yankees Magazine, Vol.6, No.3, June, p.10
1985 Melody, Tom. "Artist’s Work Fitting Tribute to Munson," Akron Beacon Journal, May 5, Section D, pp.1-2
1986 Freudenheim, Betty. "Trend in Art Glass: Other Materials," The New York Times, January 9, Section C. p.7
1986 Duffy, Linda. "State-of-the-Art-Director Runs Museum," Tallahassee Democrat/Sun, March 23, Section G, pp.1,6
1987 Siegel, Roslyn. "The Art of Glass Explored at Show," The New York Times, January 15, Section C, p.7
1989 American Craft Magazine, August-September, p.87
1989 Art Today Magazine, Summer, cover, p.3
1990 Vivien Raynor "ART; Works With Shadings of Pygmalion", The New York Times. January 1990.
1990 WNYF, New York Firefighter Magazine, March, backcover
1991 "Art/Work," Personal Journal, Vol. 70, No. 5, May, p.144 ill.
1991 Gertmenian, Rebecca. "Linn: Narrator of Realism Salutes Builders of Dreams," Pasadena Weekly, November 22, p.7.
1992 Kapitanoff, Nancy. "Works Pay Tribute to Special Leaders," Los Angeles Times, May 24, p.67 ill.
1992 "Metal/Mixed Media," American Craft Magazine, Oct. - Nov., p.72.
1993 "Steve Linn à la Salamandre à Nîmes", CALADES, p.20 May 1993
1993 "La Maison du Verre", MIDI LIBRE, November 2,
1993 Raymond ROUSSET, "Sur le Chemin des Verriers", MIDI LIBRE, February 4
1994 Nicolas SIRSIRON, "La Galerie de Didier Nick à Aubais", La Revue de la Ceramique et du Verre, p.51 March/April
1994 Ariane GRENON, "Aller à Lyon Pour Voir le Verre", Courrier des Métiers D’Art, p 13, May
1994 Carole ANDRÉANI, "L’Art Contémporain du Verre Interbiénnale des Métiers D’Art", Revue de la Ceramique et du Verre, p 60, No.76 May-June
1994 Loic TANNANT, "Un Art Visionnaire", Le Dauphin p6 27 June
1994 Lise OTT, "Steve Linn", La Revue de la Ceramique et du Verre, p 53, No.78 Sept-October 1994
 
BOOKS/LIVRES
1978 Seeman, Helene Zucker and Siegfried, Alanna. SoHo, Neal Schuman, New York
1978 Krantz, Les. The New York Review of Art, The Krantz Co., NY
1988 Krantz, Les. The New York Art Review, American References Inc.,Chicago, IL, p.130
1976 Goldsmith, Benedict. "The Presence and the Absence in Realism," Brainerd Hall Gallery, State University College, Potsdam, NY
1976-78 Chase, Linda. "`U.S.A.’, Aspects of Realism," Rothman’s of Pall Mall Canada, Ltd., June 1976 - January 1978
1978 Yassin, Robert. "Painting and Sculpture Today," Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, June 15 - July 30
1979 Cooper, Marve H. "Narrative Realism," The Art Association of Newport, RI, August 18 - September 16
1979 Chambers, Bruce W. "Uncommon Visions," Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, NY, May 4 - June 24
1981 "Center Ring - The Artist, Two Centuries of Circus Art,"Milwaukee Art Museum, WI, May 7 - June 28
1988 Santiago, Dwight. "A Generation in Glass Sculpture," Florida StateUniversity, Tallahassee, FL
1989 Hampson, Ferdinand. Glass State of the Art II, Elliot Johnson
1989 "Expressions en Verre," Collection du Musee des Arts Decoratifs de la Ville de Lausanne, Switzerland, pp.42, 82
1993 Verre Contemporain- Verrières-le-Buisson,p.10 December 1993
1994 Verre Contemporain et Vitrail- Salon de Verre et Vitrail,Villeurbanne-Lyon p.36 February 1994
1994 Hauterives (Drôme pays du facteur Cheval) Exposition: Steve Linn
1998 Steve Linn Sculpture Exposition Lunel, France
2004 Sculpture Reference by Arthur Williams, Illustrated.
Sculpture Books Publishing
2005 Sculpture, Glass, and American Museums. Martha Drexler Lynn
2005 Teapots, Makers and Collectors. Dona Meilach
2006 L'Art du Verre Contemporain
MUDAC - Lausanne, Switzerland
2009 Blown Away: International Glass of the 21st Century, Flint Institute of Arts
2009 Contemporary Kiln-Formed Glass: A World Survey by Keith Cummings - A&C Black Publishers, London
2010 Creative Glass by Danijela Kracun and Charles McFadden, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
2012 Studio Glass in America: a 50 Year Journey by Ferdinand Hampson, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA
2015 Steve Linn - Documentary Sculpture. Introduction by Ferdinand Hampson, Essay by Robert Seidman. Publisher, Habatat Gallery
2016 Glass Art - Barbara Purchia and Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA
 
TELEVISION, VIDEO & FILM
1986 P.M. Magazine, Segment on "Glass is the Medium," exhibition atNewport Art Museum, Newport, RI
1988 Steve Linn: Evolution of an Artist, American Video Channels
1992 "A League of Their Own" Sculpture included in The Hall of Fame scenes
1997 Steve Linn by Heloise Alvim
 
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS/ Collections Publiques
Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
Bayly Art Museum, University Of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Ile-Ife Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA
National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California
Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ
New York City Fire Museum, New York, NY
Commune de Hauterives, Drôme, France
Verrerie Ouvrière d’Albi, Albi, France
Museum of Art and History, Anchorage, Alaska
National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Long Beach Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
Flint Institute of Art, Flint, MI
Clark University, Worcester, MA
 
SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS/ Collections Privées
Landco Corporation, Oklahoma City, OK
Electra-Asylum Records, New York, NY
M. Hall & Company, Fort Worth, TX
Jack Resnick and Sons, New York, NY
William and Gael Crimmins, Middletown, RI
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Levin, Cincinnati, OH
Sidney and Faye Morse, Tuscon, AZ
Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, NJ
Sam Karpman, Boca Raton, FLA
Dr. & Mrs. Stanley Levy, Detroit, MI
Nassau West Corporate Center, Reckson Associates, Mitchel Field, L.I., NY
Susan and Louis Meisel, Outdoor Sculpture Garden, Sagaponack, L.I., NY
Myron & Joyce Leban, Detroit, MI
Dr. Michael Aronoff, New York, NY
Gerald & Sheila Freeman, Chicago, IL
Mr. &. Mrs. Milford Nemer, Detroit, MI
Electro-Rent Corp., Van Nuys, CA
Dan Greenberg & Susan Steinhauser, Los Angeles, CA
Corning-France, Bagneux sur Loing, France
Marc Ware, Los Angeles, CA
Jean & Dominique Vaché, Clapiers, France
Tom and Carol Mapes, Orinda, CA
Mr. et Mme. Chauzit, Perols, France
Marc & Anne-Marie Starr, Sea Cliff, New York
John D.B. Lewis, New York, New York
Bijouterie Barrière, Montpellier, France
Francesco Tonnati-Giacommetti, Latisana, Italy
Château Capion, Gignac, France
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wasserstein, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Dr. Laurence Poureyron, Montpellier, France
Susan and Michael Kartzmer, West Nyack, N.Y.
Irvin J. Borowsky, Philadelphia, P.A.
Hal and Myra Weiss, Bloomfield Hills Michigan
Mr. and Mrs. Sussman, Miami, Florida
Craig Gass, Dana Point, California
Harvey and Cheryl Lapin, Northbrook, Ill
Nancy and Bradley Stein, Miama, FLA
John B. Simpson, Buffalo, N.Y.
Barbara and Dennis Dubois, Dallas, Tx.
Debbie and Harold Classen, Detroit, Michigan
Emily and Howard Bromberg, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Ferd and Kathy Hampson - Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Adrian and Birgit Bührer - Gignac, France
Ed and Carol Kaplan, Highland Park Illinois
Ellen and Mark Greenberger, Cincinnati, Ohio
Jo-Ann Casuto, Cincinnati, Ohio
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hart, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Frances Dirks, Brooklyn, New York
Sandra and Bernie Meyer - Chicago, Illinois and Highland Beach, Fla.
Steve and Marsha Funk - Palm Beach, Fla.
Carol and Paul Miller - Delray Beach Fla.
Larry and Marlene Eisenberg - Austin, Texas
Bill and Ellen Hamilton, Toledo Ohio
Jack and Leba Cooperstone, Montreal, Canada
Malou Majerus, Luxembourg
Regina and Corey Hampson, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Bart and Linda Cirker, Manhasset, NY
Aurielle and Michael Wilderman, Tenafly, NJ

AWARDS AND GRANTS/

1965 Ford Foundation Design Fellow
1975 Prix de Rome
1980 MacDowell Colony Grant
1987 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
 
TEACHING/
1968 Smith College, Northampton Massachussettes
1971-74 University of California, Santa Cruz
1988 Pratt Institute, New York
2001-
2015
CERFAV- Centre European Recherche & Formation Arts du Verre
Vannes Le Châtel, France