Steve Ziebarth was raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan where from the age of five he knew he wanted to become an artist. Following high school, Steve enrolled at Kendall College of Art and Design and was encouraged early on by his professors to pursue a degree in Studio Art. He graduated in 1995 with academic honors and the coveted Studio Excellence Award, ranking him as the top student in the Fine Arts area.
In 1996, Steve started his graduate work at the University of Cincinnati. After the successful completion of his studies in 1998, he was asked to continue to work at the university in an adjunct position teaching drawing. At the same time, he was also invited to teach at Miami University. After a year working with both universities, he was invited to join the Art Department at Miami University in a full-time capacity, filling a newly created position as Visiting Assistant Professor. The visiting rotation concluded after two productive years when Steve took a position at Baldwin Wallace University near Cleveland, Ohio, where he continues to teach today.
Steve has placed his work in International Juried Exhibitions, in Museum Shows, and in galleries in Italy, New York City, Santa Fe, and Ontario, along with various regional institutions. He has work in numerous private collections, including overseas in London, Spain and Germany.
Steve is represented locally at River Gallery in Rocky River.