Steve is a full-time artist, illustrator and educator with over 30 years professional industry experience. He has exhibited across the continental United States with his unique style of paintings and illustrations that are internationally acclaimed and recognized. Steve continues to be active in his community, whether he is displaying work at an art show, playing music at an open mic, or speaking with people in his studio.
Steve Kuzma graduated with honors from the Parsons School of Art and studied with fellowships in Italy and France. He is known for his contemporary style with impressionist brushwork, avant-garde layering techniques including watercolor, water-mixable oil and pastel to create a blissful connection to nature and spirituality. Steve uses his art to make powerful, humanistic and joyous statements for the viewer.
His work reveals the sculptural and luminous nature of paint layering that combines his love of nature and a strong spiritual sensibility. Steve is inspired and strives to create life within the painting, to gain a direct conduit into the human soul. This makes him equally versatile in several genres including landscape, seascape, floral, portrait and sports illustrations.
Steve is currently working to specially embellish, glaze and pastel infuse his prints on fine art canvas and paper. Steve's work can be seen in any of his three studios or in his gallery at the Noyes Arts Garage in Atlantic City.
Steve is available for consultation by appointment to discuss any residential or commercial installations, as well as commissions.
It's easy to purchase art by browsing the online gallery of Steve's work. Most work is available in a variety of sizes and can be custom framed specially for you. Enjoy the beauty of Steve's work by bringing his unique artistic style into your home or office, or consider giving the gift of art.
Steve has garnered several awards:
2019: Vermont Studio Center residency grant award "Autumn in Vermont"
2013: A. Gottleib award, Jackson Pollock- Krasner award grant recipient
2013: Healing Arts Programs, Atlanticare fifteen buildings,Enlightened Solutions Foundation murals and designs for buildings dedicated to help in addiction recovery in Atlantic city ,Noyes Stockton Wave Arts garage, art chosen for renovation of entire building site for the Carrier Clinic in Skillman, Cooper,
2015: New York Foundation for the Arts and Joan Mitchell Foundation Award
(A separate and complete resume, listing of awards, including numerous “Best in Show” from juried exhibitions is available).