Employment

Professional Artist

1981–present — Department of Fine Arts, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada: Printmaking Technician and Lecturer.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

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 Maine, 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, St. John, NB
2005–2007 The House as Fortress, Barrington Center for the Arts, Gordon College, Wenham, Mass, 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, Sask. Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Saint Marie, Ont; Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB; Regent College, Vancouver, BC; WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, Ont; Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI; Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, NS
1999 Dan Steeves, Galerie D’Art Jean-Claude Bergeron, Ottawa, Ont.
1995 Passage, The Lookout Gallery, Regent College, Vancouver, B.C.
1993-1994 The Bone Fields, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto; Mount Saint Vincent, Halifax, NS, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, N.B.
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, B.C.
1992 Crayon Etchings, Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1990 Recent Work, Windsor Printmakers Forum, Windsor, Ont.
1984 Observances, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, N.B.

Selected Awards

2013 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

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

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, Ont, 2011
  • “crossing a threshold”, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
  • “Tantramar Gothic, New work by Dan Steeves”, Station Gallery Whitby Ont, 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 & Whitehead, 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, N.B., 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, N.S., 1989
  • “Prints in the Sands of Time”, The Whig Standard Magazine, Kingston, Ont. November 26, 1988
  • “Printed Matter Beyond My Time Frame”, Quarry Press, Kingston, Ont., 1988
  • “1987 New Brunswick Art Competition”, Arts Atlantic, no. 31, 1988

Selected Group Exhibitions

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
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 Moncon, 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)
2012 Ornamental Branch, Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville NB
2012 New Prints 2012/Winter, International Print Center New York, NYC, USA (juried)
2011 RCA New Inductees Exhibition, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, Ont
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 x 10 x 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 Ont; Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ont; Yukon Art Centre, Whitehorse Yukon; McIntosh Art Gallery, London, Ont, Sudbury Art Gallery, Sudbury, Ont; Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ont, 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, Ont [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, Ontario. (curated)
2005 New Prints 2005/Summer: Etchings, International Print Center New York, NYC, USA (juried)
2005 Planes ,Trains and Automobiles, Print Sales Gallery, Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario (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, Ontario
2003 Water, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, Ontario
2003 Bread Upon the Waters, Gallery W, Sacramento, California, USA {juried}
2002 September 11, 2001 Memorial Portfolio, Higgins Art Gallery, Cape Cod Community College, Mass, USA
2002 Recent Work, Mount Allison University Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
2002 Recent Aquisitions, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown PEI {curated}
2002 2001-2002 Acquisitions Exhibition, NB Art Bank, Galerie d’art de l’Universite 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, PEI
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, Ont {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 Amoung Cultures, Moncton, N.B. (Juried) (Touring)
1998 Black and White, Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, Ont. (Two Person)
1998 Gallery Printmakers, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Ont.
1998 Structures in the Landscape, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, N.B.(Curated)
1998 Acquisitions 1997-98, Galerie San Nom, Moncton, N.B. (Juried)
1998 Three Printmakers, Handworks, Saint John, N.B.
1997 Contemporary Nova Scotia Printmakers, Bristol England (Juried)
1997 Beyond Boundaries, Richmond Art Center, Richmond California, USA (Juried)
1997 Nova Scotia Printmakers Exhibition, Engramme, Quebec City, Quebec (Juried)
1996 Contemporary Nova Scotia Printmakers, Dundee Printmakers Workshop, Seagate Gallery, Dundee, Scotland (Juried)
1996 Nova Scotia Printmakers Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Art Gallery, Halifax, N.S. (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, Massachusetts, 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, N.S. (Juried)
1993 The First International Print Biennial, Maastricht, The Netherlands (Juried)
1992 The 8th International Graphic Exhibition, Istituto Per La Cultura E L’Arte, Catania, Italy (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, Ont. (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, N.S. 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, N.S.
1989 Sympathy Exhibition for Civil Liberties in China, The Gallery of Erindale College, Erindale Campus, University of Toronto, Mississauga, Ont.
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, N.B. (Juried)
1989 Medicine Hat Print Show, Medicine Hat Cultural Centre, Medicine Hat, Alberta, and Virginia Christopher Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (Juried)
1989 Short Stories, Open Studio, Toronto, Ont.
1989 Seventh Annual Maine/Maritime Flatwork Exhibition, University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, Maine (Juried)
1988 Time, Paradigm Shifts, Kitchener, Ont. (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, N.B. (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, Ont. (Juried)
1987 New Brunswick Art Competition, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, N.B. Toured 1987/1988 (Juried)
1987 Fifth Annual Maine/Maritime Flatwork Exhibition, University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, Maine (Juried)
1986 Art at Mount Allison, The Past Decade, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, N.B.
1985 Third Annual Maine/Maritime Flatwork Exhibition, University of Maine At Presque Isle, Presque Isle, Maine (Juried)
1984 New Brunswick Juried Exhibition, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, N.B.
1984 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, N.S., Toured Atlantic Provinces 1983/84 (Juried)
1983 First Annual Maine/Maritime Flatwork Exhibition, University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, Maine (Juried)
1982 New Brunswick Printmakers Exhibition, Saint John, N.B.