Steven J. Oscherwitz holds a BA in philosophy from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and a BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he also taught. He is an inventive draftsman, having produced a large body of work, which he terms architectonic studies.
Steven has had his work exhibited in a central gallery of the Smithsonian Institution and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as internationally.
He has explored and studied the interrelated histories of philosophy, science, art, optics, and technology intensely while studying at the University of Chicago, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, and, more recently, at Stanford's Linear Accelerator. He has participated in the development of art/science integration at The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, where he has presented his art/science research on a periodic basis.
He explores the historical and conceptual evolution of the integration of art, science, and technology, philosophy of mathematics relating it to the mainstream philosophical schematics of evolving concepts of time—related to its subjectivity, objectivity, and phenomenological and post-phenomenological visualization.
“Artists cannot be artists without being thinkers. I am, if anything, a thinker first, then an artist.” - Steven Oscherwitz, Statement of Intent for IDSVA (2021)
Steven Oscherwitz, Untitled (2010)