Timeline

1968
Born in New Westminster, BC
1991
Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art c/o NASCAD
New York Studio Program
1992
BFA, Emily Carr College of Art and Design
Lives and works in Vancouver/BC, USA

Exhibitions

2013
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa/ON, Canada (solo)
2011
54th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale de Venezia, Canada Pavilion, Venice, Italy (solo)
2011
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, USA (solo)
2010
Geometric Healing, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2010
National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2010
Sur le dandysme aujourd'hui: From Shop Window Mannequin to Media Star, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, , A Coruña
2010
Fresh Hell – Carte Blanche à Adam McEwen, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2010
Kurt, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle/WA, USA
2010
Permanent Trouble - Aktuelle Kunst aus der Sammlung Kopp, KOG - Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, Germany
2009
Beg Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL, USA
2009
Conflicting Tales, Burger Collection, Berlin, Germany
2009
Art 40 Basel, Art Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland
2009
Until the End of the world, AMP Gallery, Athens, Greece
2009
Several Silences, Renaissance Society, Chicago
2009
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerpen
2009
Video A - Harry Shearer: The Silent Echo Chamber Aldrich, Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, USA
2009
All that is Solid Melts Into Air, Festival 'City Visions', Melechen, Belgium
2008
Double Album. Daniel Guzman and Steven Shearer, MUCA. University Museum of Arts and Sciences, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
2008
Double Album. Daniel Guzman and Steven Shearer, The New Museum, New York (solo)
2008
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Group Show, Zurich, Switzerland
2008
Heavy Metal. Über die unerklärbare Leichtigkeit eines Materials, Kunsthalle zu Kiel der Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, germany
2008
Listen Darling… The World is Yours, Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitão, Portugal
2008
The order of things, MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
2008
Blasted Allegories. Werke aus der Sammlung Ringier, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern
2008
Pop! goes the wease!,Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
2008
Gravity. Colección Ernesto Esposito, ARTIUM Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2008
Volume(s), Casino Luxembourg. Forum d' Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
2008
Who’s got the Big Picture?, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium
2007
Poems, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Great Britain (solo)
2007
One-artist shows, De Appel. Center for Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (solo)
2007
The Power Plant, Toronto (solo)
2007
Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London (solo)
2007
Sweet Bird Of Youth, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany
2007
Who’s got the Big Picture?, MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
2007
Out of Art, Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt - Centre d'Art, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
2007
Common Threads, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, PE, USA
2007
Oh My God!, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway
2007
Collection XVIII, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp
2006
Sobey Award Show, Museum of Fine Art, Montréal
2006
Franco Noero Gallery, Torino, Italy (solo)
2006
Thank You For The Music, Sprüth Magers Lee, London
2006
Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London
2006
Trial Balloons, MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Léon, Leon, Spain
2006
Writing in Strobe, Dicksmith Gallery, London
2006
Von Mäusen und Menschen, 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin
2006
Canada Dreaming. Zukunftsgedanken und Wunschphantasien von Künstlern des grössten Staats Amerika, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
2005
Thank You For The Music, Sprüth Magers Galerie, Munich
2005
Always crashing in the same car, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen
2005
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary/AB, Canada (solo)
2005
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2005
Interdial, MUHKA Museum, Antwerp
2005
Post no Bills, White Columns, New York
2005
Bridge Freezes Before Road, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
2005
Suburbia, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna
2005
BAWAG Foundation, Vienna
2005
Drunk vs. Stoned 2 at, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
2005
Gallery Side2, Tokyo
2005
Classified Materials: Accumulations, Archives, Artists, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
2004
Pin up: Contemporary Art and Collage, Tate Modern, London
2004
33 Person Drawing exhbition, Galleria Roma Roma Roma, Rome
2004
So Close Far Away, Bard Collge, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
2004
Art Statements, Art 35, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
2004
Baja to Vancouver, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA
2004
Re-play, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2004
CAG Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver/BC, USA (solo)
2004
Goodwater Gallery, Toronto/ON, Canada (solo)
2003
Go Johnny Go! – Die E-Gitarre – Kunst und Mythos, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
2003
Re-play, Blackwood Gallery at the University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON, USA
2003
Adolescent Actionism, Issue Project Space, (cur. By Jack Pierson), New York City, USA
2003
Seattle Art Museum, 'Baha to Vancouver, Seattle (travelling exhibition)
2003
Black Rainbow, Lucky Tackle, (cur. By Anne Collier), Oakland, New Zealand
2003
Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy
2003
Gallery Side2, Tokyo, Japan
2003
Soundtracks, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada (travelling exhibition)
2003
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, USA
2003
Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, USA
2003
F-Space, University of Southern California, USA
2003
Breathing the Water, Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich
2002
Mars Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2002
American Fine Arts Co., New York/NY, USA (solo)
2002
Rock My World: Recent Art and the Memory of Rock’n’Roll, CCAC Wattis Institute, (cur. by Ralph Rugoff), San Francisco, USA
2001
Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, USA
2001
Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver/BC, USA (solo)
2000
Swinging Lumpen, Or Gallery, Vancouver/BC, USA (solo)
2000
Message by Eviction, Illingwoth Kerr Gallery, ACAD, Gallery AB
1999
Craftmonster, Monte Clark Gallery Vancouver, BC
1999
EAST International Exhibition, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich Gallery Norwich UK
1999
The High Life, Monte Clark Gallery Vancouver, Canada
1999
American Fine Arts, Co., New York/NY, USA (solo)
1998
6: New Vancouver Modern, Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery Vancouver, BC
1996
Perspective 96, Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON
1996
The Young Contemporaries, London Regional Art and Historical Museums London, ON
1996
S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto/ON, Canada (solo)
1995
S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto/ON, Canada (solo)
1995
Protective Covering, University of Vermont Art Gallery Vermont, USA
1995
Type-Cast: Ron Terada, Julie Arnold, Steven Shearer, Charles H. Scott Gallery Vancouver, BC
1995
Dark Memories, Marc Foxx Gallery, curated by Larry Johnson Los Angeles, CA
1995
David Clarkson, Steven Shearer, Ian Wallace, SL Simpson Gallery Toronto, ON
1995
Protective Covering, University of Vermont Art Gallery Vancouver, BC
1994
Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver, BC
1994
S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto/ON, Canada (solo)
1992
Perel Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver/BC, USA (solo)
1991
Gallery 3 Vancouver, BC
1991
Atelier Gallery Vancouver, BC
1990
Atropolis 90 Vancouver, BC

Literature

2006
Guys. Insert Steven Shearer, in: Parkett, no. 76, Zurich/New York 2006, pp. 169-180
2006
Walsh, Meeka, Artist Portfolio: The Poetics of Impoverishment, in: Border Crossings. A Magazine of the Arts, no. 96, Winnipeg/CDN, February 2006, pp. 64-73
2006
Roelstraete, Dieter, Death Drives, Difference, Nothingness. Dieter Roelstraete Ponders the Work of Steven Shearer', in: A Prior Magazine, no. 12, Brussels, January/February 2006, pp. 103-135
2005
Dexter, Emma (ed.), Vitamin D. New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon, London 2005
2005
Campbell, Deborah, Steven Shearer: Bastard Offspring of the Photoconceptualists, in: Canadian Art, Toronto, vol. 22, no. 3, Fall 2005, pp. 94-97
2005
Roberts, Bill, Sounds like teen spirit, (exh. review) in: ArtReview, March 2005, p. 27
2005
Bonnet Frédéric, Artist profile, French Vogue, Paris, March 2005
2005
Brayshaw, Christopher, „Pay Attention, Mother Fuckers!“ (exh. review), January 2005
2004
CAG Contemporary Art Gallery (ed.), Steven Shearer, Vancouver: CAG Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver 2004 (exh. cat.)
2003
Kunsthalle Wien (ed.), Go Johnny Go! Die E-Gitarre – Kunst und Mythos. Wien: Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna 2003