Liquid Light Lab

Liquid Light Lab is the work of Steve Pavlovsky, a multi-dimensional light artist from New York City. A majority of his work utilizes liquid projection, experimental media, and hand-made organic elements first seen in the Psychedelic Light Shows of the 1960s. Following on the visual music traditions of Kandinsky, Thomas Wilfred, and The Joshua Light Show, Mr. Pavlovsky invokes the sublime and spiritual. Building upon an analog relationship to Light and Time, Pavlovsky has created Liquid Light Lab, a living, breathing, visual expression of music, nature, and the human spirit.

Concurrent with live performance and installation, Liquid Light Lab is also a vehicle for public information about Light Shows, and provides tools and guidance to other artists around the world.


Notable Collaborations Include Work With:

-The Allman Brothers 50th Anniversary at Madison Square Garden
-Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets
(Pink Floyd)
-Joshua White (Joshua Light Show)
-The New York Public Library
-HBO - Euphoria, Hollywood Premier
-SONY Trillium displays - Demo scene at all Best Buy locations
-School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
-Serpentine Galleries London
-Nature (Science Journal)
-Grateful Dead Cornell '77 Mini-Documentary
-Columbia Records / Sony Music Group
-Rhino Entertainment / Warner Music Group
-High Maintenance (HBO)
-Woodroffe Bassett Design
-Pulse Lighting
-Miami Dome (Art Basel Week)
-Dunlop / MXR Guitar Pedals
-The Butthole Surfers
-Von Zipper Eyewear (Product Collab)
-The Capitol Theater
-Austin Psych Fest (Levitation)
-Mountain Jam Music Festival
-Brooklyn Bowl
-Robot Heart
-Alex Grey's CoSM
-The Center For Holographic Arts
-CUNY Advance Science Research Center
-CCNY Planetarium
-The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
-International Interior Design Association
-Harlem Police Athletic League
-Lincoln Center American Craft Fair
-Mellow Mushroom Restaurants
-Snohetta (Architecture)

LLL has accompanied:

The Brothers (Allman Brothers)
Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)
Phil Lesh and Friends (Grateful Dead)
Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers, Dead & Co)
The 13th Floor Elevators
Joe Russo's Almost Dead
Gene Ween
The Zombies
Roky Erickson (13th Floor Elevators)
The War On Drugs
Dead Meadow
Yonder Mountain String Band
The Brian Jonestown Masacre
Primal Scream
The Horrors
The Black Angels
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Zane Kesey and his Merry Pranksters
The New Riders of the Purple Sage
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
Melvin Seals & JGB
Chali 2na of Jurassic 5
Break Science
Max Creek
Devon Allman
Kofi Baker


New York Post
Light Windows exhibition article

Rolling Stone
Interview, Joshua Light Show 50th Anniversary article

Nature (Science Journal)
Artwork used for feature story 'Cellular Phase Separation'

Blow Up (Italy)
Cover Art for 'A History of Visual Music' issue

Princeton University Chemical and Biological Engineering Department
Press Release, image used with permission

Mainichi Weekly (Japan)

CUNY Advance Science Research Center
Article on a science and art collaboration between Liquid Light Lab, the CCNY Planetarium, and CUNY's ASRC


Windowpane Tranquility at the cell 338 west 23rd St. New York City 16' x 9' rear projection. Public facing installation, part of Light Windows. LIGHT WINDOWS began in May 2020 as the pandemic shut down the world. Over 90 projects across 18 countries (including Antarctica) connected isolated artists and closed venues into public space.
May 2020

Analog Ghosts at Plaxall Gallery, LIC - 6x Kodak Carousel slide projectors, fabricated color, ripple, and mirror wheels (motorized), approximately 480 slides (some hand-tinted dating back 50 years) Runtime: variable. Curated by The Center for Holographic Arts for Space:Light
Fall 2019

You Say You Want A Revolution: Remembering the 60s
Projection installation at the New York Public Library Main Branch. On display along with the works of Bob Dylan, Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, William S. Burroughs, Tom Wolfe, R. Crumb and other countureculture luminaries.
January 15 - September 1, 2018

Transcendent Light - curation for Light Year, a monthly projection showcase on the side of the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO
February 2018