About the Artist

Steven Weiss works as a sculptor and draftsman in many of the traditional sculpting and drawing media. The themes he treats relate to the human condition and are executed either in a realistic or abstract figurative style. He received an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and during that time was one of two students selected to study, on a scholarship, at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Prior to beginning his MFA, he studied at the Art Students League in New York City.

After teaching in the sculpture and illustration departments at the Philadelphia College of Art for several years, Weiss taught sculpture and drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts for twenty-three years, leaving in 2011 to focus on his own work. During his time at the Academy, he was chairman of the Sculpture Department for three years. His classes included anatomy (two-dimensional and three-dimensional), figure sculpture, cast drawing, and drawing seminars. He also served as a critic in the advanced students' private studios.

Weiss has exhibited in numerous shows in New York City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia and his work is represented in private collections in those places as well as in Washington, D.C. He won the Award for Excellence and Purchase Prize in 2002 for a drawing shown in the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Annual Exhibition. In 2006, he contributed work to a site-specific installation created in a cooperative effort between scientists and artists in Princeton, N.J. called "Quark Park."

Weiss's work has appeared in American Artist Drawing magazine, including a drawing in the Fall 2004 issue and an article, "Modeling With Light," in the Spring 2005 issue. His article, "Inside the Artist's Studio: Combining New and Old Techniques" about the development of a large drawing he recently completed, is in the Summer 2013 issue.

Weiss lives in Princeton, N.J. with his wife. They have four children.

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