Steve Heller is a self-taught artist who is fluent in wood, metal, and car parts.
He has been building furniture, sculptures and cars for over 35 years. He recently won the New York Times Collectible Car of the Year award, was the subject of the award-winning documentary, Dinosaurs and Rocketships, was a part of the Ed “Big Daddy” Roth retrospective at the Petersen Museum, won both People’s Choice and Wow Awards at the Norman Rockwell Museum robot show, is a five-time winner of the Kingston Artist Soapbox Derby, has been featured on HGTV, and in the book Weird NY.
Collectors of his woodwork include Robert DeNiro, Alan Arkin, Steve Buscemi, Mary Stuart Masterson and Colin Farell.
He has been highlighted in magazines as diverse Architectural Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, and Hot Rod.
Steve shows at his gallery, Fabulous Furniture, in Boiceville NY & at Art & Industrie.
Never could I have imagined the fabulous life I’ve had. I am a self-taught artist, woodworker, sculptor and car builder, who can go from one medium to another without a break. I have been blessed by having great family and friends, and everyone has always encouraged my insanity. For someone like me, that’s a dream come true.
Fabulous Furniture is both my place of business and my refuge. I get to do all kinds of things here, and people stop by and love it. What a treat!
Combining all my passions has been the secret of my happiness. I love that some people know me because they’ve lived with one of my dining tables for decades, while others look out their front windows to one of my life size dinosaurs, and still others drive the cars that Mike and I design and fabricate here.
I have been written up in all kinds of magazines and newspapers, including Architectural Digest, Hot Rod Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and we are featured prominently in the book Weird New York.
In the last few years I’ve had some incredibly great things happen — I was part of the Ed “Big Daddy” Roth retrospective at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles; was asked to bring some of my creations to the Art-Car exhibit at the New York International Auto Show; my guitar, The Stratocrusier, was the hit of the 2000 Guitar Festival in Woodstock, NY — and then my custom car “The Marquis De Soto” won the NY Times Collectible Car of the Year Award! A year later, it won first in class at both the 2010 Grand National Roadster Show and the Sacramento AutoRama. Pinch me now.