Bruce Rosenbaum

Steampunk ReImagineer
President of ModVic, LLC }

Dubbed the ‘Steampunk Guru’ by the Wall Street Journal & the ‘Steampunk Evangelist’ by WIRED Magazine, Bruce Rosenbaum has quickly become an authority on Steampunk art and design through his company, ModVic. Bruce and his wife Melanie transformed their own home into the well-known ‘Steampunk House’.

His work is most popularly and immediately recognized in The Steampunk House, his and his wife Melanie’s retro-future restored home, which has been featured on HGTV, A&E, Discovery and MTV. The Steampunk House has been profiled in Victorian Homes Magazine, Boston Magazine, Green Builder Magazine, Retro Magazine, and Gear Technology Magazine.

Bruce Rosenbaum is an artist, renovator, exhibitor, designer and curator in the Steampunk community.  Bruce’s design talents have been called on in several large commercial and hospitality oriented projects throughout Massachusetts, including The Nantucket Hotel and Resort in Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA and the Hotel Marlowe (Kimpton Hotel) in Cambridge Massachusetts.

Bruce and his design team conjured the Jules Verne Room, a Steampunk home theater experience at Audio Concepts in Boston. Bruce also “Steampunks” both spaces and objects for clients and events such as Watch City Steampunk Festival (Waltham, Massachusetts), Craftboston, and The Pier Show (NYC). His work has also appeared on NY INK, Oddities, StyleBoston, Chronicle Magazine, among others.
Bruce exhibited at and co-curated Steampunkinetics – one of the first kinetic Steampunk art exhibition and sale in the United States (AFA gallery, NYC, New York). His artwork has been on exhibition consistently throughout the Northeastern USA for over 4 years, including:

  • Springfield Museums
  • Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation
  • Wooster Street Social Club
  • The Mark Twain House
  • Shelburne Museum

Bruce has collaborated and co-exhibited with many well-known and emerging Steampunk artists and created the unofficial Steampunk artists guild, Steampuffin.
He has also been prominently featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Boston Phoenix, The Chicago Tribune, The Villager (New York), The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Christian Science Monitor. Bruce has been interviewed several times for WBUR, Boston’s NPR affiliate, been part of the Steampunk series on CNN.com, and in a review of Steampunkinetics on Huffington Post.