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Steven Rudin



Born in 1972, Steven Rudin is a visual artist and psychiatrist based in New York City. His nearly realistic collage scenes are a reflection of his experience in multiple disciplines including art, linguistics, medicine, and psychiatry. Rudin holds degrees from Columbia University, Cornell University, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is a part-time instructor at the Art Students League of New York. Rudin’s philosophy, The Psychology of Collage, is a hybrid of visual art and education about emotional resilience. His work has been exhibited in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs.


Steven Rudin creates hand-cut paper collages that celebrate subjective reality with an emphasis on optimism and nostalgia. Visually, he explores the optics of depth, producing an image that is somewhere between a painting and a photograph.His inspiration comes from the fusion of portraiture, textiles, architecture, and gardens from multiple eras and different cultures.

A playful conversation between high art, design, and psychology, his multifaceted scenes are immersive experiences filled with moments of discovery.Sweeping vantage points provide the feeling of being transported into the tableaux. Flowing compositions are symbolic of the continuum between reality and imagination, between memories and dreams.

Rudin spent nearly twenty years as a psychiatrist and teacher at Columbia University before committing to art full time. His vibrant collages are a metaphor for memory and identity. Derived from his diverse experience, his philosophy about the Psychology of Collage explores how the mind consolidates memories from fragments into layers in a way that is continuously changing and highly influenced by feeling. Through exhibitions, artist talks, and hands-on workshops, he uses art as a tool to illustrate concepts that need to be felt to be understood.


Steven Rudin (b. 1972 Chicago)




1998-2002      Columbia University, Residency in Psychiatry

1994-1998      Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD

1994-1998      Cornell University, BA, Spanish Language and Linguistics

1992-1993       University of Seville, Spain, Concentration in Latin American Studies


Selected Art Education


2018                Printmaking with Richard Pantell, Art Students League of New York

2017                Emerging Artist Lab with Marc Dennis, Art Students League of New York

2014-2015       Painting from Life with Robert Cenedella, Art Students League of New York

1990-1991       Watercolor Painting, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana


Art Fellowships


June 2018-Present  Art Fellow, Jewish Art Salon, New York, NY


Solo Exhibition


Dec2018-Jan2019     Between a Painting and a Photograph, Solo Exhibition curated by Lana Urso & Co, Supported by Department of Cultural Programming, DACRA, Miami Design District


Group Exhibition


2019     When Line Meets Memory, Directed Art Modern Gallery, Miami

2019     Addicted to Art, Marseilles Hotel South Beach, Group Exhibition,

Curated by Valeray Francisco, Miami

2019     “Mostly” Monochromatic, Memory, and Meditation ,Directed Art Modern

Gallery, Miami

2019    RoséWine&Design, Capsule Exhibition of Large-Scale Works, Ligne Roset Miami Design District

2019    Scope Art Show, New York, Directed Art Modern Gallery

2019    Palm Springs Modernism Week Design Expo, Capsule Exhibition, Bruce Lurie Gallery

2019    Modernism Week Palm Springs, Mid-century Modern House Tour, Artist Showcase

2019    Ligne Roset Miami, Capsule Exhibition, Miami Design District

2019    Mount Sinai Medical Center General Pediatrics Dept. Gallery, Permanent Acquisition, New York

2018    Kimpton Anglers South Beach, Artist Showcase, Miami Art Week, Miami

2018    Valley of the Arts, Mana Wynwood, Group Exhibition, Miami

2018    Cat Art Show Los Angeles, Group Exhibition, Curated by Susan Michals, Los Angeles

2018    Wrap Around 15, Group Exhibition, Curated by Renee Riccardo, New York

2018    Miami Showhouse, Deering Estate, Artist Showcase, Curated by Aimee Lopez, Miami

2017    The Loft, LEBMash Annual Benefit and Auction on Paddle8, Group Exhibition, New York

2016    The Loft, LEBMash Annual Benefit, Group Exhibition, New York

2015    The Phillis Harriman Mason Gallery, Group Exhibition, New York


Artist Talks and Workshops


October 1-3, 2019     Psychology of Collage Intensive, Instructor, Art Students League of New York(Upcoming)

May 7, 2019               Memory and Identity, Fundamentals Collage Workshop, Instructor, Palm Springs, CA

February 20, 2019    Psychology of Collage, Guest Lecturer, New York Film Academy, New York, NY

January 16, 2019       Between a Painting and a Photograph Illuminated, Miami Design District Live Artist Talk Series, Moderator: Margery Gordon, Arts Encounters, Miami, FL

Recent Press


August2019               “Meet the Artist Who Fuses Psychiatr yand Spanish Language through his Collage Work,” Interview with Esther Liberman, PhD,www.belatina.com(InPress)

April 2019“                 Interview with Kanuck Gallery,” by Simon Espinosa, Bourdoncle

March 2019“              Psychiatrist and Visual Collage Artist Speaks with New York Film Academy,” by JulieSugarman,www.nyfa.edu

February 2019          “Greatest Hits, 50 People,” by Ruth Walker, W42ST Magazine

January 2019            “RescriptingCollages,” by Betsy Wills, www.artstormer.com

January 2019            “There’s More to Steven Rudin’s Art than Meets the Eye,” Editorial article by Ruth Walker, W42ST Magazine


Teaching, Research, and Professional Experience


2002-2017     Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York,

New York, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

2002-2017      Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital, New

York, New York, Attending Psychiatrist

2002-2006     Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Columbia University/NYSPI,

Anxiety Disorders Department, Division of Trauma Studies, New York,

New York, Research Psychiatrist


International Exchange Programs and Selected Community Service


2004   New York State Regents Scholarship for Commitment to Community Service

1998    Rural Community Medicine Subinternship, Castaner, Puerto Rico

1997    Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist

University, Hong Kong

1995    AECOM Grant for Independent Study, Quality of Life of

Continuous Infusion Pump for Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

Treatment, Research Assistant, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

1994    Seeds for Progress Community Service Initiative, Community Liason, Colonia

La Libertad, Costa Rica



Rudin,S: Expert Opinion in CBT, Case of Patrick, Differential

Psychotherapeutics, Edited by Cabaniss, D. & Holoshitz, Y.In Press(2019)

Rudin,S. Volpp, S. Marshall, R: Clinical Issues in Psychopharmacology of

PTSD. Psychological Effects ofCatastrophic Disasters. Edited by Schein, L, Muskin, P,

and Spitz, H. Hawthorn Press, Inc, 2006.


Marshall, R.D.,Rudin, S. Stress and Trauma-

related Disorders: Posttraumatic Stress Disorders and Adjustment

Disorders .In Cambridge Handbook of Effective Treatments in Psychiatry. Eds. P.

Tyrer & K. Silk, 2007.

Rudin, S. Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD.CME Accredited Audio

CD.NYU Continuing Education Lecture Series. Oakstone Publishing, 2006.

Selected Work


  • Personal

  • Art