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
June 2018-Present Art Fellow, Jewish Art Salon, New York, NY
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
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
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
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.
2019. Hand-Cut Paper Collage Tableau.
2019. Hand-Cut Paper Collage Tableau.
Waiting To Go OutInquire
2019. 47 x 60 in. LED Light Box. AP 1/1.
Bar Mitzvah NoirInquire
2018. 52 x 76 in. Archival Pigment on Matte Paper.
2018. 76 x 49 in. Archival Pigment on Matte Paper.
2018. 40 x 59 in. Archival Pigment on Matte Paper. AP 1/1.
Party in PatchogueInquire
2018. 54 x 58 in. Archival Pigment on Matte Paper.
The Five ElementsInquire
2018. 33 x 25 in. Archival Pigment on Matte Paper.
The Parent TrapInquire
2018. 50 x 76 in. Archival Pigment on Matte Paper.