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About Steven Robiner

EDUCATION
University of Southern California: Master of Fine Arts, 1990
University of Rochester: BA Film, University of Rochester, 1986
University of Rochester: BA Computer Science/AI, University of Rochester, 1985

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
Commissioned series for The Ridge Estate, Koh Samui Thailand, 2015
Solo Show, Carpe Diem Gallery, Koh Samui, Thailand, April, 2009 & 2010
Juried, Center for Fine Art Photography: “Our Environment”, Colorado, USA, November 2008
Solo Permanent Installation, Trend Fashion Lounge, Koh Samui Thailand, 2008
Group Installation, Kush, Koh Samui Thailand, 2008
Invitational, Bandara Art Exhibition, Koh Samui, Thailand, 2007-2008
Invitational, Eclectica, Ocean Gallery, Venice, CA, 2006
Juried, Projekt30 International Exhibition, 2005
Juried, International Fine Art Photography Exhibition, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Ft. Collins, CO, USA 2005
Juried, AHA Call to the Arts / Summit V, Pomona, CA, 2005
Invited, Abbott Kinney Festival, Los Angeles, CA, 2004
Juried, SKGallery, Venice, CA, 2003
Curated, Crazy Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2003
SIGGRAPH @ EZTV CyberSpace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2003

ART HONORS:
* “Blue Sphere Flow” Winner of YDP “Blue” Contest by Duncan Miller Gallery, 2015
* Downtown Beach chosen as one of 27 works out of 2600 entries selected for the International Center for Fine Arts Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, 2005
* We Would selected for publication in VESAGE (2005) printed by Ballistic Media, Mylor Australia
* We Would - 2nd Place Winner Jury Award, AHA Call to the Arts / Summit V, 2005
* Candy Flip - 3rd Place Winner Jury Award, AHA Call to the Arts / Summit V, 2005
* Freedom & Safety - Honorable Mention Jury Award, AHA Call to the Arts / Summit V, 2005
Numerous awards for moving visual art and website design

ART AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS
Nautre Flows artworks published as a featured story in the Samui Journal, January 2009
Downtown Beach - chosen as one of 27 works out of 2600 entries selected for the International Center for Fine Arts Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, 2005
Downtown Beach - selected for publication in CameraArts Magazine (2006)
We Would - selected for publication in VESAGE (2005), Published by Ballistic Media, Australia
We Would - Second Place Winner Jury Award, AHA Call to the Arts / Summit V, 2005
Candy Flip – Third Place Winner Jury Award, AHA Call to the Arts / Summit V, 2005
Freedom & Safety – Honorable Mention Jury Award, AHA Call to the Arts / Summit V, 2005
Downtown Beach – First Prize in the Los Angeles Reader News Magazine Surreal Photo Contest, 1992

SELECTED FILMMAKING CREDITS
Damned If You Do (Producer & Visual Effects Supervisor) Staring David Alan Grier, 2000
My Brother the Pig (Visual Effects Supervisor / VFX Producer) Staring Scarlet Johansen, 1999
Race for Atlantis (Visual Effects Supervisor / VFX Producer)Installation at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, USA
Long Kiss Goodnight (Effects Sequences Supervisor) Staring Samuel L. Jackson & Geena Davis, 1996
Rainbow (Visual Effects Supervisor / VFX Producer) Directed by Bob Hoskins; Staring Dan Akroyd, 1994
Recon (Visual Effects Producer and Designer ) Starring Peter Gabriel; Directed by Breck Eisner, 1993
Silver Surfer (Producer & Visual Effects Supervisor / VFX Producer) Produced for Marvel, 1991

HONORS & AWARDS
First Place, Hollywood Film Festival, Cleveland Film Festival, and Marco Island Film Festivals Best Short Film Award for “DAMNED IF YOU DO,” 2000
Lead Subject of Discovery Channel’s MOVIE MAGIC interview on Digital Compositing for Film
Invited Lecturer at USC School of Cinema, Visual Effects Supervising courses, beginning 1997
Winner, ADDY Directing Award for “NEVADA BELL,” 1996
Awarded CINE Eagle and the WorldFest Prize for Visual Effects Supervision on "SILVER SURFER"; also accepted for screening at Siggraph , 1992
Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Southern California, 1991
Winner CINE Golden Eagle for directing “HELLO AND GOODBYE”, 1990
Director of Photography & Editor for “PUBLIC ENEMY,” winner of the Black Filmmaker's Hall of Fame award, Sinking Creek Film Festival Judges’ Award, and A&E Channel’s Short Subject award, 1989



STEVEN ROBINER - BIO

Steven began learning art from his mother, a painter, and photography from his father, at a very early age. By the second grade, he was drawing freehand two-point perspectives and surrealistic, dreamlike structures while also experimenting with ink blots, wood sculptures, Polaroid image distortions and pinhole cameras. After classes at the renowned Cleveland Museum of Art and years of formal training in advanced darkroom techniques, Robiner became fascinated with experimental photography.

Starting in the late 1980s, working professionally as a filmmaker and visual artist in Hollywood, Steven served as Visual Effects Supervisor on a number of major feature films and has numerous of awards for his cinematic efforts. After 16 years in that industry, he has returned to his passion, expression through personal artistic creations.

Steven’s inspirations flow from the elusive twilight between lucid dreaming and awakened perception; “those transitory moments that offer a peek into the collective subconscious where the mesh of memories, nightmares, and a distorted expectation of reality merge.”


ARTIST STATEMENT

I remember, as a young child, finding a small piece of translucent mica in a forest behind my schoolyard and looking through it with amazement. The clouds rippled wild hues, the trees cracked into rainbows -- the whole world fractured into an abstract echo of reality. Ultimately, these fascinating distortions caused me to re-examine the real world much more carefully, initially for comparison, but later as an independent source of creative inspiration.

Soon it was clear that pure nature is often just as intriguing. Though often overlooked, every part of our surroundings sing out with their own unusual, yet harmonious structures. The reverberating patterns, lyrical colors, and synchronistic textures cry out for reverence, far beyond their prima facie surface. When we awaken to a deeper sense our environment, we begin to feel the varied rhythms of life-forms and geo-forms resonating with a musical quality as complex layers of beauty blend with simple truths.

We can choose to stand apart from the playful celebration of our fractal cousins -- a perspective that often makes what's real feel surreal -- or, realizing we are a part of the universe ourselves, we can play a part in this dance, intertwining within that harmony, and becoming an integral partner with nature again.

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