Steven was born and raised near the North Shore of Chicago where he began drawing at age 5. In high school he met a regionally known sculptor and began his fine arts education. During that time, Steven was given a copy of Gray’s Anatomy. He became fascinated by what he saw and immediately began to draw directly from the book, changing the course of his life and starting a lifelong study of the human form.
Steven received an art scholarship to Bradley University. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with an emphasis on Bio-technical Illustration, where he worked for the Biomechanical Engineering department. His early work combining computers, art, and human motion became the genesis of Steven’s fine art, regardless of media. He would go on to draw, paint and sculpt thousands of interpretations of the human form in his own distinctive style.
Steven moved to Southern California in the 80’s to work at an Olympic research center focused on Sports Medicine and Biomechanical Engineering. He quickly recognized the promise of what computer illustration could bring to traditional graphic design techniques. Steven has produced medical images for companies around the world, illustrated four books, and completed a series of life science illustrations for the Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California.
Steven returned to school and received a Master Degree in Education with a STEAM specialization in 2016 from the University of San Diego. Steven has taught the stone carving workshops at the Laguna College of Art and Design for more than a decade. Steven also teaches biomedical illustration at Saddleback college and digital media arts for coastline community college. Steven is also a career pathways specialist for interdisciplinary STEAM programs for Coastline.
Throughout this time Steven continued to draw and sculpt, dedicating his life to the arts. His fascination with drawing the human form continues to ignite his creative talent and provides him with an endless supply of material. He continues to develop both his technical carving skills and his vision for carving human beings moving through space.
STEVEN LUSTIG FINE ART
Original Sculptures & Drawings
Steven M Lustig
20122 Moontide Circle
Huntington Beach CA 92646