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.



-Eno (2024)
Feature in Gary Hustwit's generative Brian Eno documentary

-COSM Immersive LED Dome (2023 / 2024)
LIQUIDVERSE Audio Visual Symphony

-Brooklyn Brewery / Chris Wallace (Notorious B.I.G.) Foundation (2023)
Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop and the Life of Notorious B.I.G. | Video Installation & Live Visuals

-Franklin Institute Science Museum (2023)
Live Planetarium Projections

-Paolo Nutini (2022)
Live from Rolling Stone Studios

-(Pink Floyd) Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets (2022 / 2019)
Live Visuals and Tour Prep

-Paramount+ - The Offer (2022)
Season 1, Episode 7 - Psychedelic light show for Electric Circus scene

-FX - Atlanta (2022)
Season 3 Premiere Party

-The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch & Clair Foy
Psychedelic Sequence and Visual Art

-School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2021)
Guest Lecturer - "The Physics of Shapes"

-The Allman Brothers at Madison Square Garden (2020)
Live Analog Visuals

-SONY / Best Buy (2020)
Demo scene at all Best Buy locations nationwide

-HBO - Euphoria (2019)
Hollywood Premiere, projection installation

-Joshua White (Joshua Light Show)

-Serpentine Galleries London (2019)

-Von Zipper Eyewear (2019)
Branded Eyewear Collaboration

-Nature (Science Journal) (2019)
Artwork, feature story "Cell Biology's New Phase"

-CUNY Advance Science Research Center (2019)

-Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers, Dead & Co) (2019)
Private Party

-The New York Public Library (2018)
Projection Installation

-Art Basel Miami Dome (2018)
Full Dome Immersive Performance

-Grateful Dead Cornell '77 Documentary (2017)
Grateful Dead Movie 40th Anniversary pre-movie Featurette - Nationwide Theatrical Release

-HBO High Maintenance (2016)
Artwork and Projections - SE1, EP4 "Tick"

Accompanied Musicians:

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
The Butthole Surfers
Gene Ween
The Zombies
Roky Erickson (13th Floor Elevators)
Paolo Nutini
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
Karina Rykman
Masta Ace
The Nude Party
The War On Drugs
Dead Meadow
Weyes Blood
The Black Angels
Yonder Mountain String Band
The Brian Jonestown Masacre
Zane Kesey and his Merry Pranksters
The New Riders of the Purple Sage
Primal Scream
The Horrors
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
Melvin Seals & JGB
Chali 2na of Jurassic 5
Max Creek

Other Collaborations:

-Columbia Records / Sony Music Group Music Video
-Rhino Entertainment / Warner Music Group Music Video
-Woodroffe Bassett Design Consultation
-Pulse Lighting Consultation
-Sonos Private Party
-Dunlop / MXR Guitar Pedals Commercial Video Art
-The Butthole Surfers Visual Collaboration
-The Capitol Theater Video Art
-Austin Psych Fest (Levitation) (2012 - 2016) Live Visuals
-Mountain Jam Music Festival Live Visuals
-Brooklyn Bowl Live Visuals
-Robot Heart Live Visuals
-Alex Grey's CoSM Full Dome Projections
-Harlem Police Athletic League Children's Halloween Events


Rolling Stone
Interview, Joshua Light Show 50th Anniversary

Nature (Science Journal)
Artwork, Feature story "Cell Biology's New Phase"

New York Post
Light Windows

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

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

Mainichi Weekly (Japan)
Artist Interview

CUNY Advance Science Research Center
Article on 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