Steven Shearer  (Canadian, 1968) 


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Steven Shearer Biography
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
Selected 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
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