Professional associations

  • 1981— Professional Artist
  • 1981— Printmaking Technician, Department of Fine Arts, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, Canada
  • 1991— Lecturer (part-time), Department of Fine Arts
  • 2011: Elected to Royal Canadian Academy

Selected solo exhibitions

  • 2017: The Space Between, A Collaboration Between Kevin Morse and Dan Steeves, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB; Saint John Arts Centre, Saint John, NB
  • 2015: The Memory of Pain, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB
  • 2013: Selected works from The Memory of Pain, Peter Buckland Gallery, Saint John, NB
  • 2013: The Memory of Pain, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PE
  • 2010: crossing a threshold, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
  • 2008: Dan Steeves: Tantramar Gothic, Regent College, Vancouver, BC
  • 2008: Dan Steeves: Tantramar Gothic, Station Gallery, Whitby, ON
  • 2008: Dan Steeves, Tides Institute and Museum, Eastport, ME, USA
  • 2008: Navigating the Familiar: The etchings of Dan Steeves, NB Museum, Saint John, NB
  • 2007: The Still Point of the Turning World, Peter Buckland Gallery, Saint John, NB
  • 2005–2007: The House as Fortress, Barrington Center for the Arts, Gordon College, Wenham, MA, USA; Regent College, UBC, Vancouver, BC
  • 2001: Recent Work, Moncton Art Gallery, Moncton, NB
  • 1999–2001: Things We Put on a Hill, Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George, BC; UNB Art Centre, Fredericton, NB; Moose Jaw Art Museum, Moose Jaw, SK; Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Saint Marie, ON; Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB; Regent College, Vancouver, BC; WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, ON; Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PE; Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, NS
  • 1999: Dan Steeves, Galerie D’Art Jean-Claude Bergeron, Ottawa, ON
  • 1995: Passage, The Lookout Gallery, Regent College, Vancouver, BC
  • 1993-1994: The Bone Fields, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto; Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax, NS; Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB
  • 1992-1993: Sight Unseen, UNB Art Centre, Fredericton, NB; Art Gallery Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS; Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
  • 1992: Etchings, Regent College, Vancouver, BC
  • 1992: Crayon Etchings, Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 1990: Recent Work, Windsor Printmakers Forum, Windsor, ON
  • 1984: Observances, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2017: Swan Song, Buckland Merrifield Gallery, Saint John, NB (curated)
  • 2017: Open Studio Print Sales Gallery at 2/edition, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON (curated)
  • 2016: Contemporary Currents: Nine New Brunswick Artists, University of Maine Art Museum, Bangor, ME, USA (curated)
  • 2015: The Boston Printmakers 2015 North American Print Biennial, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA, USA (juried)
  • 2015: 2 Solitudes, Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
  • 2015: New Prints 2015/Summer, International Print Center New York, NY, USA (curated)
  • 2015: On Your Marks…, Open Studio Print Sales Gallery, Toronto, ON (curated)
  • 2014: Nova Scotia Printmakers Association 6th Annual Member Exhibition, Chase Exhibition Room, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax, NS
  • 2014: 13 Artists The Fine Arts Department Exhibition, Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB (curated)
  • 2014: Mount Allison University Alumni Exhibition, Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, Sackville, NB (juried)
  • 2014: Featured artist, Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2014: Open Studio National Printmaking Award 2014 Shortlisted Artists, Open Studio, Toronto, ON
  • 2014–2015: VanGo!, the NB Art Bank on Tour to Anglophone Schools 2014–2015, Province of New Brunswick
  • 2013: You Can Call Me Al, Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB (curated)
  • 2013: New Prints/New Narratives: Summer 2013, International Print Center New York, NY, USA (juried)
  • 2013: 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, USA
  • 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, Université de Moncon, Campus d’Edmundston, NB; Galerie Trecarre, Université Sainte-Anne, Pointe-de-l’Église, NS; Centre des arts et de la culture de Dieppe, NB; Centre culturel de Bouctouche, Bouctouche, NB; University of New Brunswick Art Centre, Fredericton, NB; Galerie d’art Berard-Jean, Centre culturel de Caraquet, Caraquet, NB; NB Museum, Saint John, NB (Juried, touring);
  • 2012: Ornamental Branch, Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
  • 2012: North by Northeast: Nova Scotia Printmakers, The Ink Shop, Ithaca, NY, USA (juried)
  • 2012: New Prints 2012/Winter, International Print Center, New York, NY, USA (juried)
  • 2012: The 3rd Annual Archives Print Exhibition, Nova Scotia Archives building, Halifax, NS
  • 2011: RCA New Inductees Exhibition, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON
  • 2011: 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: 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 × 10 × 10, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC {invitational}
  • 2009: 6th Novosibirsk Graphic Art Biennial, Novosibirsk, Russia, {curated}
  • 2008-2012: Sense of Place, University of Toronto Art Center, Toronto, ON; Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON; Yukon Art Centre, Whitehorse, YK; 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 [juried]
  • 2007: Sense of Place, Windsor Printmaker’s Forum, Windsor, ON [juried]
  • 2007: Hope: an Invitational Show, Regent College, Vancouver, BC
  • 2006-2007: MAAPS International Printmaking Exhibition, The Anna Leonowens Art Gallery, Halifax, NS (juried, touring)
  • 2005: A Sense of Place, Explorations of the Landscape by David Blackwood, Thaddeus Holownia and Dan Steeves, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON (curated)
  • 2005: New Prints 2005/Summer: Etchings, International Print Center New York, NY, USA (juried)
  • 2005: Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Print Sales Gallery, Open Studio, Toronto, ON (four person show)
  • 2004: Accumulations: Recent work by Artists, Fine Arts Department, Mount Allison University, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
  • 2003: Inksmithing: Nova Scotia Printmakers Association Bi-Annual Exhibition, St. Francis Xavier University Art Gallery, Antigonish, NS
  • 2003: Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
  • 2003: Water, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
  • 2003: Bread Upon the Waters, Gallery W, Sacramento, California, USA {juried}
  • 2002: September 11, 2001 Memorial Portfolio, Higgins Art Gallery, Cape Cod Community College, MA, USA
  • 2002: Recent Work, Mount Allison University Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
  • 2002: Recent Acquisitions, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, PE {curated}
  • 2002: 2001-2002 Acquisitions Exhibition, NB Art Bank, Galerie d’art de l’Université de Moncton, Moncton, NB {juried, touring}
  • 2001-2002: Black, White and Grey, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB {curated}
  • 2001: Works In A Box, Peter Buckland Gallery, Saint John, NB
  • 2001: Printmakers Showcase, The Printmakers Council of PEI, Arts Guild, Charlottetown, PE
  • 2001: Fathom Four — The Seventh Wave, Aitken Bicentennial Exhibition Centre, Saint John, NB
  • 2001: Innovation on Paper, Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, NS {juried}
  • 2001: Artists in a floating world, London Regional Gallery, London, ON {curated}
  • 2001: Artists in a floating world, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS {curated}
  • 2000: Sackville Addresses, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB {curated}
  • 2000: Those who teach, do, Mount Allison University Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
  • 2000: Artists in a floating world, the Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB {curated}
  • 1999/2000: Dialogue Among Cultures, Moncton, NB (Juried) (Touring)
  • 1998: Black and White, Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, ON (Two Person)
  • 1998: Gallery Printmakers, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 1998: Structures in the Landscape, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB(Curated)
  • 1998: Acquisitions 1997-98, NB“>Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB (Juried)
  • 1998: Three Printmakers, Handworks, Saint John, NB
  • 1997: Contemporary Nova Scotia Printmakers, Bristol, UK (Juried)
  • 1997: Beyond Boundaries, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California, USA (Juried)
  • 1997: Nova Scotia Printmakers Exhibition, Engramme, Quebec City, QC (Juried)
  • 1996: Contemporary Nova Scotia Printmakers, Dundee Printmakers Workshop, Seagate Gallery, Dundee, UK (Juried)
  • 1996: Nova Scotia Printmakers Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Art Gallery, Halifax, NS (Juried)
  • 1995: The 7th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibit: 1995 ROC, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan (Juried)
  • 1995: 45th North American Print Exhibition, Duxbury Art Complex Museum, Ma, USA (Juried)
  • 1993: The 2nd Sapporo International Print Biennale, Sapporo, Japan (Juried)
  • 1993: The 6th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibit: 1993 ROC, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (Juried)
  • 1993: Third Edition: Nova Scotia Printmakers Association Juried Print Show, Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, NS (Juried)
  • 1993: The First International Print Biennial, Maastricht, NL (Juried)
  • 1992: The 8th International Graphic Exhibition, Istituto Per La Cultura E L’Arte, Catania, IT (Invitational)
  • 1992: The 17th International Independant Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa, Kanagawa Prefecture Gallery, Yokahama, Kanagawa, Japan
  • 1992: Selections from the Print Collection, Inner Galley, The Print and Drawing Gallery of Canada, Toronto, ON (Juried)
  • 1991: The 5th International Biennial Print Exhibit: 1991 ROC, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan. (Juried)
  • 1991: International Exhibition of Graphic Art and Poster “4th Block”, Kharkov State Art Museum, Gallery of Painter House, Kharkov, Ukraine, USSR
  • 1990: Art Gallery Nova Scotia Collections Series; Nova Scotia Printmakers Association, Art Gallery Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, Touring 1991-1992
  • 1990: The 16th International Independante Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa, Kanagawa Prefecture Gallery, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
  • 1990: 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
  • 1989: 15th International Independante Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa, Kanagawa Prefecture Gallery, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
  • 1989: Atque Ars 1854-1989 — Art from Mount Allison University, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB (Juried)
  • 1989: Medicine Hat Print Show, Medicine Hat Cultural Centre, Medicine Hat, AB, and Virginia Christopher Gallery, Calgary, AB (Juried)
  • 1989: Short Stories, Open Studio, Toronto, ON
  • 1989: Seventh Annual Maine/Maritime Flatwork Exhibition, University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME, USA (Juried)
  • 1988: Time, Paradigm Shifts, Kitchener, ON (Published in Printed Matter Beyond My Time Frame, [Quarry Press, 1988]) (Juried)
  • 1988: Acquisitions 87-88, The Art Centre, The University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB (Juried)
  • 1988: 12th International Print Biennale, Exhibition Hall of the Bureau for Artistic Exhibitions, Cracow, Poland; and Bureau for Artistic Exhibitions, Katowice, Poland (Juried)
  • 1988: 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)
  • 1987: Fifth Annual Maine/Maritime Flatwork Exhibition, University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME, USA (Juried)
  • 1986: Art at Mount Allison, The Past Decade, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
  • 1985: Third Annual Maine/Maritime Flatwork Exhibition, University of Maine At Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME, USA (Juried)
  • 1984: New Brunswick Juried Exhibition, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB
  • 1984: Second Annual Maine/Maritime Flatwork Exhibition, University of Maine At Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME, USA (Juried)
  • 1983: Atlantic Print Exhibition, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, Toured Atlantic Provinces 1983/84 (Juried)
  • 1983: First Annual Maine/Maritime Flatwork Exhibition, University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME, USA (Juried)
  • 1982: New Brunswick Printmakers Exhibition, Saint John, NB

Selected Awards

  • 2014: First Place Open Studio’s National Printmaking Awards
  • 2014: Marjorie Young Bell Fine Arts Award, Mount Allison University
  • 2012: Research and Creative Activity Committee, Mount Allison University
  • 2011: Elected to the Royal Canadian Academy for the Arts
  • 2010: Arts-by-Invitation Travel Grant, New Brunswick Arts Board
  • 2008: Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
  • 2008: Arts-by-Invitation Travel Grant, New Brunswick Arts Board
  • 2007: Winner, Strathbutler Award
  • 2006: Finalist, Strathbutler Award
  • 2005: 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
  • 2000: Internal SSHRC Award, Mount Allison University
  • 1999: Travel Grant, Department of Economic Development, Tourism, Culture, Province of New Brunswick
  • 1998: Creation Grant, Department of Economic Development, Tourism, Culture, Province of New Brunswick
  • 1992: Cooperation Agreement
  • 1990: Canada Council Exhibition Award
  • 1990: Out of Province Solo Exhibition Award Dept. Of Historical and Cultural Resources, Province of New Brunswick
  • 1987: New Brunswick Art Competition 2nd 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 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, MA
  • Dr Georges-L Dumont Regional Hospital
  • 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
  • Sistema New Brunswick
  • 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

Selected Publications

  • Collaboration elevates art to new space, Salon, Telegraph Journal, Saint John, NB, 2017
  • RE:collection at Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, 2017
  • Kevin Morse & Dan Steeves The Space Between, Vie des Arts, No 247, 2017
  • The Space Between, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB, 2017
  • What Lies Unseen, The Devil’s Artisan 73, Porcupine’s Quill Press, 2013
  • Dan Steeves Prints of Hope and Redemption and the Search for Self, Journal of the Print World, 2013
  • New Prints/New Narratives, International Print Center New York, 2013
  • 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
  • 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, Parodox & 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