Dan Steeves

 

Dan Steeves is a New Brunswick based artist who has received numerous awards for his intaglio prints. Included in those awards are the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award and the Strathbutler Award for excellence in the arts. He has also been elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. His work has been exhibited in public and private exhibitions across Canada and in the United States as well as several countries throughout Asia, Europe and in Ukraine. Dan’s images are represented in the Canada Council and New Brunswick art banks and numerous other public, institutional and private collections.

Dan has published two books: ‘The Bone Fields’ and ”The Light That Lives in Darkness’. He recently released ‘The Mutability of Knowing’, a boxed folio suite of images with an accompanying essay by Andrew Steeves of the Gaspereau Press. Dan has been featured in the Devil’s Artisan 73 Journal of the Printing Arts. In this journal, Tom Smart contributed his essay ‘Dan Steeves: What Lies Unseen’, an illustrated examination of his work and career.

Dan’s solo exhibition ‘The Memory of Pain’, with guest curator Tom Smart, has been exhibited at the Confederation Centre of the Arts and is currently on exhibit at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick (2015).

Dan Steeves is Printmaking Technician and Lecturer in the Fine Arts Department at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick.

 

Biography

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014 Featured artist, Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, ON

2013 ‘The Memory of Pain’, Confederation Centre, Charlottetown, PEI
‘Tech Triple Threat’, Southern Graphics Council, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA [curated]
2012 The 4th Annual Archives Print Exhibition, Nova Scotia Archives building, Halifax, NS
2012 ‘North by Northeast: Nova Scotia Printmakers’, The Ink Shop, Ithaca, NY
‘Ornamental Branch’, Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville NB
‘New Prints’ 2012/Winter, International Print Center New York, NYC, USA (juried)
2012-2014 ‘Acquisitions 2011-2012 NB Art Bank’, Salon Irene Grant-Guerette (ARCF) Saint John NB, Restigouche Galerie, Campbellton NB, Galerie Artcadienne, Carrefour Beausoleil, Miramichi NB, Galerie Colline, Universite de Moncton, Campus d’Edmundston NB, Galerie Trecarre, Universite Sainte-Anne, Pointe-de-Eglise, NS, Centre des arts et de la culture de Dieppe NB, Centre culturel de Bouctouche NB, University NB Art Centre, Fredericton NB, Galerie d’art Berard-Jean, Centre culturel de Caraquet, NB Museum, Saint John NB (Juried, touring)
2011 RCA New Inductees Exhibition, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON
The Atlantic Art Collection: Image and Identity, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB {curated}
2011 ‘Proof’, Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB {curated}
2010 ‘Crossing a Threshold’, Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
‘The 2nd Annual Archives Print Exhibition’, Nova Scotia Archives building, Halifax, NS
2010 ‘Regard…Strathbutler 20 Years’, New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB {curated}
2010 ‘The Things That Drift Away: The Department of Fine Arts Exhibition’, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville NB
2010 ‘10 x 10 x 10’, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC {invitational}
2009 6th Novosibirsk Graphic Art Biennial, Novosibirsk, Russia, {curated}
2008 ‘Tantramar Gothic’, Station House Gallery, Whitby, ON
‘Tantramar Gothic’, Regent College, Vancouver, BC
‘Dan Steeves’, Tides Institute, and Museum, Eastport Maine, USA
‘Navigating the Familiar: The etchings of Dan Steeves’, NB Museum, Saint John, NB
2008-2012 ‘Sense of Place’, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto ON; Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON; Yukon Art Centre, Whitehorse Yukon; McIntosh Art Gallery, London, ON, Sudbury Art Gallery, Sudbury, ON; Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON, Cape Breton University Art Gallery {juried, touring}
2008 ‘Celebrating 40 years: An Anniversary of the Brunswick Art Bank’, Old Government House, Fredericton NB {touring 2008-2010}
2008 ‘Destination, Real or Imagined’, Pearson International Airport Airspace Gallery, Toronto, ON [juried]
2007 ‘The Architecture Show’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
‘The House as a Fortress’, Barrington Centre for the Arts, Gordon College, Wenham, MA, USA
‘The Still Point of the Turning World’, Peter Buckland Gallery, St. John, NB
‘Hope: an Invitational Show’, Regent College, Vancouver, BC
2006 – 2007 MAPPS International Printmaking Exhibition, The Anna Leonowens Art
Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS (Juried, Touring Exhibition)
2005 ‘A Sense of Place’, with David Blackwood and Thaddeus Holownia, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
‘New Prints 2005/Summer: Etchings’, International Print Centre, New York, NY, USA
‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’, Print Sales Gallery, Open Studio, Toronto, ON
‘The House as Fortress’, Regent College, University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, BC
2004 ‘Accumulations’, Recent work by Artists of the Fine Arts Department of
Mount Allison University, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
2003-2005 ‘Bread upon Waters’, Gallery W, Sacramento, CA, USA
2003 ‘10th Anniversary Exhibition’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
‘Water’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
‘Inksmithing’, Nova Scotia Printmakers Association Bi-Annual Exhibition, St. Francis Xavier University Art Gallery, NS
2002 September 11, 2001 Memorial Portfolio, Higgins Art Gallery, Cape Cod
Community College, Mass, USA
‘Recent Work’, Mount Allison University, Biennial Faculty Exhibition,
Owns Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
‘Recent Acquisitions’, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown,
PEI
‘2001-2002 Acquisitions Exhibitions’, NB Art Bank, Galerie d’art de l’Universite de Moncton, Moncton NB
2001 ‘Recent Work’, Moncton Art Gallery, Moncton, NB
‘Works in a Box’ Peter Buckland Gallery, Saint John, NB
‘Printmakers’ Showcase’, The Printmakers Council of PEI Arts Guild,
Charlottetown, PEI
‘Fathom Four – The Seventh Wave’, Aitken Bicentennial Exhibition Centre, Saint Johns, NB
‘Innovation on Paper’, Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, NS
‘Artists in a Floating World’, London Regional Gallery, London, ON and Dalhousie Art Gallery, in Halifax, NS
2000 Marian McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick
‘Sackville Addresses’, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
‘Those who teach, do’, Mount Allison University Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
1999- 2001 ‘Things We Put on a Hill’, Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, Nova Scotia 2000 (Solo) Touring exhibition travelling to Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum, Charlottetown, P.E.I., W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, Ontario, The Lookout Gallery, Regent College, Vancouver, BC, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB, Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste.-Marie, Ontario, Prince Rupert Art Gallery, Prince Rupert, BC, Moose Jaw Art Museum, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan,
1999 ‘Dialogue Among Cultures’, Moncton, N. B. (juried, touring exhibition)
1999 ‘Dan Steeves’, Galerie d’art Jean-Claude Bergeron, Ottawa, ON (Solo)
1998 ‘The Black and White Show’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, Ontario (Two Artists)
‘Gallery Printmakers’, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
‘Structures in the Landscape’, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB (Curated)
‘Acquisitions 1997-1998’, Galerie sans Nom, Moncton, NB (Juried) (Touring)
‘Three Printmakers’, Handworks, Saint John, NB
1997 ‘Contemporary Nova Scotia Printmakers’, Bristol England (Juried)
‘Beyond Boundaries’, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California, USA (Juried)
‘Nova Scotia Printmakers Exhibition’, Engramme, Québec City, Québec (Juried)
1996 ‘Contemporary Nova Scotia Printmakers’, Dundee Printmakers Workshop, Seagate Gallery, Dundee, Scotland (Juried)
‘Nova Scotia Printmakers Exhibition’, Anna Leonowens Art Gallery, Halifax, N.S (Juried)
‘Contemporary Nova Scotia Printmakers’, Dundee Printmakers Workshop, Seagate Gallery, Dundas, Scotland (Juried)
1995 ‘Passage’, The Lookout Gallery, Regent College, Vancouver, BC
‘The 7th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibit: 1995 ROC’, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (Juried)
‘45th North American Print Exhibition’, Duxbury Art Complex Museum, Massachusetts, USA (Juried)
1994 ‘The Bone Fields’, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto (Solo)
‘The Bone Fields’, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS (Solo)
1993 ‘The Bone Fields’, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick
‘Sight Unseen’, UNB Art Centre, Fredericton, NB
‘The 2nd Sapporo International Print Biennale’, Sapporo, Japan
‘The 6th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibit: 1993 R.O.C.’,
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
‘Third Edition: Nova Scotia Printmakers Association Juried Print Show’,
Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, NS
‘The First International Print Biennial’, Maastricht, The Netherlands (Juried)
1992 ‘Sight Unseen’, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, Touring Solo Show
‘Etchings’, Lookout Gallery, Regent College, Vancouver, BC
‘Crayon Etchings’, Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver, BC
‘Fine Arts Department Faculty and Staff Exhibition’, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
‘Struts Members’ Show’, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB
‘Selections from the Print Collection’, Inner Gallery, The Print and Drawing Gallery of Canada, Toronto, Ontario
‘The 8th International Graphic Exhibition, Instituto per La Cultura E L’Arte’
Catania, Italy (Invitational)
‘The 17th International Independent Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa’, Kanagawa Prefecture Gallery, Yokahama, Kanagawa, Japan
1991 ‘The 5th International Biennial Print Exhibit: 1991 ROC’, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan. (Juried)
‘International Exhibition of Graphic Art and Poster; 4th Block’, Kharkov State Museum, Gallery of Painter House, Kharkov, Ukraine, USSR
‘Sight Unseen’,Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB Solo Show Touring 1992. Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1990 ‘Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Collections Series: Nova Scotia Printmakers’ Association’, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS Touring 1991-1992
‘The 16th International Independent Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa’, Kanagawa Prefecture Gallery, Yokahama, Kanagawa, Japan
‘Recent Work’, Windsor Printmakers’ Forum, Windsor, ON (Solo)
‘Living Proof’, Saint Francis Xavier Art Gallery, Antigonish, NS
1989 ‘Sympathy Exhibition for Civil Liberties in China’, The Gallery of Erindale College, Erindale Campus, University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON
‘15th International Independent Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa’, Kanagawa Prefecture Gallery, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
‘Atque Ars 1854-1989-Art from Mount Allison University’, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB (Juried)
‘Medicine Hat Print Show’, Medicine Hat Cultural Centre, Medicine Hat, Alberta, and Virginia Christopher Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (Juried)
‘Short Stories’, Open Studio, Toronto, ON (Group)
‘Seventh Annual Maine/Maritime Flatwork Exhibition’, University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, Maine, U.S. (Juried)
1988 ‘Time’, Paradigm shifts, Kitchener, ON, Published in ‘Printed Matter Beyond My Time Frame, [Quarry Press, 1988] (Juried)
‘Acquisitions 87-88’, The Art Centre, The University of New Brunswick,
Fredericton, NB (Juried)
‘12th International Print Biennale’, Exhibition Hall of the Bureau for Artistic Exhibitions, Cracow, Poland; and Bureau for Artistic Exhibitions, Katowice, Poland (Juried)
‘New Work from Sackville’, Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catharines, ON (Juried)
1987 ‘New Brunswick Art Competition’, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB Toured 1987-1988 (Juried)
‘5th Annual Maine/Maritime Flatwork Exhibition’, University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, Maine, U.S. (Juried)
1986 ‘Art at Mount Allison, The Past Decade’, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
1985 ‘Third Annual Maine/Maritime Flatwork Exhibition’, University of Maine, Presque Isle, Maine, U.S. (Juried)
1984 ‘Observances’, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB (Solo)
‘New Brunswick Juried Exhibition’, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB
‘Second Annual Maine/Maritime Flatwork Exhibition’, University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, Maine (Juried)
1983 ‘Atlantic Print Exhibition’, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, Toured Atlantic Provinces 1983/1984 (Juried)
‘First Annual Maine/Maritime Flatwork Exhibition’, University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, Maine (Juried)
1982 ‘New Brunswick Printmakers’ Exhibition’, Saint John, NB

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2014 Open Studio National Printmaking Award

2013 Research and Creative Activity Committee, Mount Allison University
2011 Elected to the Royal Canadian Academy
2010 Strathbutler Award
Arts-by-Invitation Travel Grant, New Brunswick Arts Board
2008 Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
Arts-by-Invitation Travel Grant, New Brunswick Arts Board
2007 Winner, Strathbutler Award.
2006 Finalist, Strathbutler Award
2005 Marjorie Young Bell Fine Arts Award, Mount Allison University
Arts-by-Invitation Travel Grant, New Brunswick Arts Board
2003 Research and Creative Activity Committee, Mount Allison University
2002 Marjorie Young Bell Fine Arts Award, Mount Allison University for the publication of the book ‘The Light That Lives in Darkness’
2001 Marjorie Young Bell Fine Arts Award, Mount Allison University
2000 Internal SSHRC Award, Mount Allison University
1999 Marjorie Young Bell Fine Arts Award, Mount Allison University
Travel Grant, Department of Economic Development, Tourism, & Culture, Province of New Brunswick
1998 Marjorie Young Bell Fine Arts Award, Mount Allison University
Creation Grant, Department of Economic Development, Tourism, & Culture, Province of New Brunswick
1993 Marjorie Young Bell Fine Arts Award
1992 Marjorie Young Bell Fine Arts Award
Cooperation Agreement
Promotional Travel Grant, Tourism, Recreation and Heritage, Province of New Brunswick
1990 Canada Council Exhibition Award
Out of Province Solo Exhibition Award, Dept. of Historical and Cultural Resources, Province of New Brunswick
1988 Marjorie Young Bell Fine Arts Award, Mount Allison University
1986 New Brunswick Art Competition, Second Prize—Professional Status
1985 Canadian Award, Third Annual Maine/Maritime Flatwork Exhibition
1984 Solo Exhibition Award, Department of Historical and Cultural Resources, Province of New Brunswick
1981 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

‘The Memory of Pain’ Confederation Centre Art Gallery, 2013
‘Scar Tissue’, Salon, Telegraph Journal, Saint John NB, 2013
‘Scratching Beyond the Surface’ Salon, Telegraph Journal, Saint John NB, 2013
‘What Lies Unseen’, The Devils Artisan 73, December, 2013
‘The Places in Between’, Canadian Geographic, Ottawa, ON, 2011
‘crossing a threshold’, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
‘Tantramar Gothic, New work by Dan Steeves, Station Gallery Whitby ON, 2008
‘That Place by Tantramar’, The Town of Sackville, 2007
‘The Still Point of the Turning World’, Peter Buckland Gallery, 2007
‘Meetings with Maritime Poets, Interviews with Anne Compton’, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2006
‘The Enchanted House’, The Acorn Press, 2006
Trade edition, ‘The Light That Lives in Darkness’, Gaspereau Press, 2006
‘A Sense of Place: Explorations of the Landscape by David Blackwood, Thaddeus Holownia and Dan Steeves’, Abbozzo Gallery, 2005
‘The House as Fortress: the dichotomy of symbolic structure’, 2005
‘A Twenty-first Century Etching Revival’, International Print Center New York, 2005
‘Turning ordinary into extraordinary’, The Halifax Herald, August 15, 2004
‘The Light That Lives In Darkness’, Gaspereau Press, 2004
‘Gabriel’s Wing’, Gaspereau Press, 2004
‘Midgic’, Gaspereau Press, 2003
‘Gravity and Grace: Selected Writing on Contemporary Canadian Art’, Gaspereau Press, 2001
The Gaspereau Review, No 14, Winter 2001
‘Sackville addresses’, Owens Art Gallery, 2000
‘Artists in a floating world: the Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition’, 2000
The Financial Post, May 1999
Canadian Art, Spring 1999
‘Things We Put on a Hill’, 1999.
‘The Prisoner’s Dilemma, Paradox & the Prints of Dan Steeves’, Arts Atlantic, no. 63, 1999
The Gaspereau Review No. 2, Winter 1997
‘Lives that were lived’, The New Brunswick Reader, December 13, 1997
The Bone Fields, 1993
Extension, volume 2, no. 3, Spring 1993
‘Sight Unseen: Recent Work of Dan Steeves’, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Journal, vol. 9/2, 1992
‘Art that’s all about life and faith’, Christian Week, Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 22, 1991
‘Sight Unseen: Recent work by Dan Steeves’, Arts Atlantic, no. 41, 1991
‘Sight Unseen’, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB, 1991
‘AGNS Collections Series Nova Scotia Printmakers’ Association’, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Journal, vol. 8/1, 1991
‘Living Proof: Nova Scotia Printmakers’ Association’, Arts Atlantic, no. 38, 1990
Pottersfield Portfolio, vol. 11, Halifax, NS, 1989
‘Prints in the Sands of Time’, The Whig Standard Magazine, Kingston, ON November 26, 1988
‘Printed Matter Beyond My Time Frame’, Quarry Press, Kingston, ON, 1988
‘1987 New Brunswick Art Competition’, Arts Atlantic, no. 31, 1988

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Acadia University
Aliant Inc.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto
Canada Council Art Bank
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
Canadian House, Nagoya, Japan
Chernobyl Disaster Museum, Kharkov, Ukraine, USSR
Confederation Centre of the Arts
Crandell University
Estate of Hon. Richard Hatfield
Gaspereau Press
Glenworth Financial
Gordon College, Wenham, Mass
Hospital Dr Georges -L Dumont
Istituto Per La Cultura E L’Arte, Catania, Italy
Marion Nicoll Gallery, Alberta College of Art
National Bank of Canada
National Library of Canada
New Brunswick Art Bank
New Brunswick Museum
Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University
Regent College
Royal Bank
Sackville Memorial Hospital
SGCI Communications Inc.
Sheila Hugh Mackay Collection of Strathbutler Winners
Son Group
Station Gallery
Tantramar Interactive Inc.
The Moncton Hospital
Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport Maine
Toronto Reference Library
Town of Riverview
UNB Art Centre, University of New Brunswick
University of British Columbia Library
University of Calgary

Private Collections

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

2011 Elected to the Royal Canadian Academy
1995-Present Lecturer – Intaglio, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
1990-Present Lecturer—Intaglio, (part-time)
Fourth Year Faculty Advisor (Drawing and Intaglio), Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
1988-1989 Printmaking Instructor, Summer Workshop, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
1981-1986 Watercolour Painting Instructor, Summer Workshop, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
1981-present Printmaking Assistant, Fine Arts Department, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick

 

 

 

 

 

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