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Canadian artist Randall Steeves was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. He studied at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick and received an MFA from the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia. Since then he has been based in the Vancouver area. Randall has lectured and led workshops at art galleries, colleges and universities across Western Canada and has exhibited his work internationally.

SELECTED PROJECTS AND EXHIBITIONS

Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia 2017. Shape Form Colour Line: the language of abstraction – Group Exhibition.

Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia 2016. Matter and Energy – Solo Exhibition.

The Kariton Gallery, Abbotsford, British Columbia 2015. Lovers and Fighters – Group Exhibition.

Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia 2012. Randall Steeves: SOMA – Solo Exhibition.

The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, British Columbia 2011/2012. Proper Research – Solo Exhibition

Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia 2011. The Act of Painting – Randall Steeves and Elena Evanoff

47th Annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, Oregon 2010. Luminous Layers: Exploring Contemporary Encaustic – Group Exhibition, curated by Linda Womack.

The Amelie Rothschilde Gallery @ The Creative Alliance, Baltimore, Maryland 2009. Wax Actual: Contemporary Representational Painting in Encaustic – Group Exhibition, curated by Christine Sajecki and Joseph Young.

Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, Arizona 2009. Fourth Annual Encaustic Invitational – Group Exhibition. 

Caine Shulte Contemporary Art, San Francisco, California 2008. Translucent: Contemporary Works in Wax – Group Exhibition.

Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, British Columbia 2008. Show Me Everything – Solo Exhibition. 

Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, Arizona 2008.  Third annual Encaustic Invitational – Group Exhibition.

Elissa Cristall Gallery,  Vancouver, British Columbia 2008. Everything Matters – Solo Exhibition.

Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon 2007. Proper Research – Solo Exhibition.

Kwantlen Art Gallery, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC 2006. Proper Research – Solo Exhibition.

Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2006. River Variations – Solo Exhibition.

Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC 2005. River Variations – Solo Exhibition.

Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2004. The Medium of Proof – Solo Exhibition.

Artropolis, Vancouver, British Columbia 2003. 1977 T-Bird selected for inclusion in Residue – Group Exhibition curated by Pauline Conley.

Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia 2003. Evidence – Solo Exhibition.

Artropolis, Vancouver, British Columbia 2001. Proper Research selected for inclusion in Erosion – Group Exhibition curated by Bettina Matzkuhn.

Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC 2000. Arts 2000 – Juried Exhibition.

Big American Adventure, 1992-1998 – A series of encaustic paintings and digitally enhanced photographs based on travels throughout the United States and Mexico.

McPhearson Gallery, Victoria, BC 1990 – MFA Thesis Exhibition.

EDUCATION

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC 1988-1990 – Master of Fine Arts

Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB 1984-1988 – Bachelor of Fine Arts

TEACHING AND LECTURES

University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC 2006-2015. Yearly Studio Presentation – Advanced Painting/Drawing students

Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC 2012. Visiting Artist Lecture/Workshop

Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon 2007. Visiting Artist Lecture/Encaustic Master Class/Workshop

University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC 2006. Visiting Artist Lecture/Workshop

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC 2006. Visiting Artist Lecture/Workshop

Comox Valley Visual Arts Conference, North Island College, Comox, BC 2005. Guest Lecturer/Panel Discussion with Susan Bozic, Ian Carr Harris and Connie Watts

Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC 2005. Visiting Artist Lecture, Workshop

University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB 1990-1991. Modern Art History: Modernism, postmodernism, and an introduction to contemporary art practices

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC 1990. Printmaking: lithography

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC 1989. Painting and Printmaking (T.A.)

AWARDS

British Columbia Arts Council Project Assistance Grant (Level 2 award) 2008

British Columbia Arts Council Project Assistance Grant (Level 1 award) 2003

New Brunswick Cultural Development Grant 1984, 1988 and 1989

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Arc Poetry: Canada’s National Poetry Magazine, Winter 2009 issue. Featured visual artist, pages 53-60, and front and back covers (Ottawa, ON)

Conrad Wilde Gallery, Third Annual Encaustic Invitational catalogue, 2008, pages 44-45 (Tucson, Arizona)

The Nanaimo Star, Encaustic Paintings at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, Wednesday, May 14, 2008, page B5 (Nanaimo, BC)

What’s Up Yukon, The Trace of Human Presence by Tara McCarthy, December 14, 2007, page 21 (Whitehorse, Yukon)

The Comox Valley Echo, An entertaining talk by artist Randy Steeves, Friday, October 7, 2005, page B1 (Courtenay, BC)
Comox Valley Record, Things are a changin', Wednesday, August 24, 2005, page A19 (Courtenay, BC)

Where Magazine, September 2004 issue. Art, on and off the wall by Adriana Barton, pages 18-19 (Vancouver, BC)

Where Magazine, September 2003 issue. Editor’s Choice feature, 1977 T-Bird, page 17 (Vancouver, BC)

Artropolis, Celebrating Contemporary BC Visual Art catalogue, 2001, pages 42 and 59 (Vancouver, BC)

CBC Radio3 2001. Ten paintings from Science Against Modern Crime featured on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's 120seconds.com (Toronto, ON)

GALLERY/CURATORIAL

Vancouver ACCESS Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, BC 1992-1998 – Member of the original Board of Directors, Co-curator.

Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC 1993-1994 – Preparator.